Since January I was busy on several levels in organizing the general assembly together with some Pirates: Jessica Zinn from Berlin (Germany), Jelena Jovanovic from Belgrade (Serbia) and former Chairman of PPI, Andrew Reitemeyer from Pongaroa (New Zealand). We were appointed from the board as the general assembly committee. I did the supervision of the preparations, setting up the event website and gathering information about […]
Last Sunday, 18 October, national elections were held in Switzerland. The pirates did well, receiving 82,635 votes in total—0.94% of ballots cast. The turnout for the election was 49.99%. Before the election took place the Pirate Party of Switzerland attempted to get them declared invalid and re-scheduled. The government in the region of Aargauer had published an election guide for the parliamentary elections but chosen […]
Despite some facts that burdened the atmosphere of the general assembly, data and numbers show that PPI continues to inspire and attract Pirates worldwide. PPI accepted 14 new members, increasing the number of Pirate Parties in PPI to 42 countries . They also accepted a further six observer members, elected a new board and voted on some statute changes.
The PPI board has now served one third of their elected time and it is a good time to summarize what they have accomplished. This might also be a good opportunity to give the board praise for accomplished tasks as well as point on things they are still behind on. With two thirds of their time left, the future reports from the board will hopefully […]