Interview with the Leader of Pirate Party Finland

Interview with the Leader of Pirate Party Finland

On June 11th Pirate Party Finland (PPFI) elected a new board. After a tie between the incumbent leader (Tapani Karvinen) and the new challenger (Jonna Purojärvi) another vote was made. This time the new challenger managed to take the position to lead the party forward. Pirate Times reached out to Jonna Purojärvi with some questions. Pirate Times: Tell us a bit about yourself – your […]

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Pirate Party Finland Elects New Board

Pirate Party Finland Elects New Board

The Finnish Pirate Party (Piraattipuolue) held their general assembly 2016 in Lahti, Finland on the 11th of June. The conference room was packed with 40 enthusiastic people, and about a dozen others attending online. The crowd had spent the last 12 months collecting 5.000 signatures for entering the official party registry of Finland. The Assembly took place only days after the party renewed its official status, resulting […]

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Talsinki Pirates – PPEE and PPFI to Extend Collaboration

Talsinki Pirates – PPEE and PPFI to Extend Collaboration

Tallin and Helsinki form a “twin city” with plans to build a tunnel under the Finnish Gulf under the codename ‘Talsinki’. The Pirates of the Finnish Gulf and Estonian Pirates have started collaborating on joint projects to foster extended collaboration between PPFI and PPEE under the name ‘Talsinki Pirates’. They have scheduled their second encounter to happen in Tallin on 19-21st of May where they will meet for a series […]

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Finnish Pirates Increase Vote Over Last Election

Finnish Pirates Increase Vote Over Last Election

On Sunday 19 April 2015 the Finns went to the polls to elect a new government. The Pirates of Finland campaigned well and hard and despite  increasing their vote, it was not enough to gain a seat in Parliament. The turnout was low at 70%. However, the Finnish Pirates increased their share of the vote by more than 66% nation wide and over 70% in […]

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Pirate Party of Finland May End Up In Court For Collecting Too Many Bitcoins

Pirate Party of Finland May End Up In Court For Collecting Too Many Bitcoins

To fund their election campaign Pirate Party Finland (PPFI) is accepting bitcoins.  Finnish law states that you are allowed to collect up to 1,500 Euros annually in anonymous donations. Since there is no precedent on bitcoin donations and it’s not recognized as a currency in Finland, the police have informed the party that “they have little idea on how bitcoin donations should be handled”. The press […]

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Two Nordic Pirate Parties Change the Hands on the Helm

Two Nordic Pirate Parties Change the Hands on the Helm

Two Pirate Parties changed their “leadership” last weekend. Finland and Iceland both have a new board. This is especially significant for Finland who are facing elections next year. Finland In a close election, held on Sunday 17 August 2014, the Pirate Party of Finland elected  the 33-year-old Tapani Karvinen as new Chairman replacing Harri Kivistö by 33 votes to 29. Harri Kivistö will remain on the […]

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[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 Today we will report live about the results of […]

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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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