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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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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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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Expensive Election Campaign? Crazy Video: Priceless

Expensive Election Campaign? Crazy Video: Priceless

On the 19th of April Finland will hold their National Elections. To help the Finnish population make up their mind the nationalTV station ‘Yle’ created an election compass and made an interview with every candidate in the election. They interviewed 1,826 candidates where each candidate was given four minutes to explain their politics and ideas. The video clips from all candidates can be watched in […]

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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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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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