[Live] European Parliament Election Results

[Live] European Parliament Election Results

Today we will report live about the results of the EU elections. We expect the first public count to be available around 23.00 with some adjustments afterwards. Before that we will have exit polls, preliminary talk about possibilities and turnout. Contact us if you are able to help with the live-reporting! Follow here and on #votepirate

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Brussels Calling: A Significant Moment in the History of Pirate Movement

Brussels Calling: A Significant Moment in the History of Pirate Movement

The Largest International Conference in Pirate History will be held this week in Brussels! More than 300 Pirates from 22 countries, even a few from outside Europe, have registered for the founding of the European Pirate Party (PPEU). The founding will take place at the “European Internet Governance and Beyond” Conference in the European Parliament, at the heart of Europe. A historic and symbolic event, […]

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The Belgian Pirate Party Announces Candidates for the European Elections

The Belgian Pirate Party Announces Candidates for the European Elections

During the weekend of 18-19 January the Belgian Pirates, from all over the country and all its language groups, came together in Brussels. These type of meetings are organised 4 times a year by PPBE. After some debate on small statutes changes the main work for the day could begin.

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Freedom Not Fear Walk – A Personal Experience

Freedom Not Fear Walk – A Personal Experience

Freedom not Fear. Svoboda místo strachu. Freiheit statt angst. Слобода уместо страха. La liberté pas la peur. In all languages, in many countries, throughout the whole of Europe, a popular event was held in order to point out the importance of freedom in current digitized world.

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The Belgian Pirate Party between Sadness and Happiness

The Belgian Pirate Party between Sadness and Happiness

The week before the general assembly, on the 23 – 24 March 2013, a deep impact shaped the contrasts of the life of the Belgian Pirates. It was revealed, during the week that the co-founder of the Belgian Pirate Party, co-founder of Pirate Parties International as well as a very popular friend of Pirates worldwide, Jurgen Rateau, lost his life far too early at the age of 42. Too young to die.

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Croatian Pirates at the Gates of European Parliament

Croatian Pirates at the Gates of European Parliament

Are we going to be celebrating the entry of an additional Pirate MEP in the European Parliament? The answer lies in the hands of Croatian citizens and we will find out on 14 April 2013, when their first, historic EU election will be held in their country. Polls in Croatia have shown that “Piratska Stranka” (PPHR) attracts 6.4% of the voters (surpassing the limit of 5%), more than enough to elect a MEP!

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Pilot project for International Pirate Partnerships Announced

Pilot project for International Pirate Partnerships Announced

the Pirates of St. Vith, in Belgium and the Pirates of Düsseldorf are starting the first “grenzenlos Piraten-Partnerschaft” (border-less pirate partnership). The concept of partnerships, also called twinning, between two local Pirate groups in different geographical locations.

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Restructuring the Belgian Pirate Party

Restructuring the Belgian Pirate Party

On Saturday 22 December 2012 members of the Belgian Pirate Party met up for an extraordinary general assembly (EGA). This gathering was held in the Wallonian student city of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve. This location was a symbolic choice, during the communal elections of 14 October the party reached 5.16%, its best result ever. Only 14 votes shy of our first city councillor.

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Belgian Pirate Party Election Results, 14 votes short

Belgian Pirate Party Election Results, 14 votes short

The Belgians are pleased with the result from the elections. They got between 0.5% and 5.16% of the votes in the regional elections. In the region of ‘Ottignies-Louvain-le-Neuve’ they were 14 votes short of gaining a seat in the city council.

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Regional and municipal elections in Belgium

Regional and municipal elections in Belgium

Tomorrow, on the 14th October 2012 the regional and municipal elections are taking place in Belgium, which has compulsory voting for every citizen from 18 years of age. Legal sanctions still exist, but they haven’t been enforced by prosecutors since 2003.

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