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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The First PPEU Council Meeting: Moving Right Along

The First PPEU Council Meeting: Moving Right Along

This past weekend the PPEU meeting took place in Brussels. This was the first ordinary Council Meeting (General Assembly) of the organization and the main topic was the election of the new board. The founding conference for the European Pirates happened in March last year, where the first chair of the Pirate Party Europe was elected. One of the first agenda items for the Council […]

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All Pirate Party Votes in the EU Election ~800.000 Votes

All Pirate Party Votes in the EU Election ~800.000 Votes

Throughout the 15 countries that had Pirate Parties participating in the EU elections there was a total of  840.446 votes for Pirate Parties. There was one MEP elected in Germany, Julia Reda, where they reached 1.45% In Czech Republic they where extremely close (4.78%) and now have 10 days to try and turn the missing 0.22% to the barrier in their favor through their constitutional […]

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Free Public Transport in Tallinn

Free Public Transport in Tallinn

When some German pirates first started to bring up the idea of a ticket less public transport they were laughed on by politicians from other parties. What those other politicians didn’t knew at that time was that something like this isn’t so unrealistic. In Tallinn it’s nearly real by now.

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Estonian Local Election Results – Good First Showing

Estonian Local Election Results – Good First Showing

The Estonian Pirate did not achieve stunning results in the local elections but for a first appearance on the political scene they have done well having adopted a tactic that may be useful for other Pirate Parties. They joined coalitions with other parties with similar policies.

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Pirates Fighting Estonian Municipal Elections

Pirates Fighting Estonian Municipal Elections

Municipal elections in Estonia started already on 10 October 2013 using e-voting and will culminate on 20 October with traditional paper ballots and the Estonian Pirate Party is taking part. Ten Pirate candidates are running in election coalitions and one Pirate is running as an independent candidate to protest unbalanced election regulations (if elected he will immediately resign). They will be standing in the cities of Tallin , […]

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