Greek Pirates are back on the road and speed up

Greek Pirates are back on the road and speed up

April was a month of intense activity for the Pirate party of Greece. After a turbulent period with the party on the verge of disolving, Greek Pirates are not only back on the road but accelerating onto the highway. There are many reasons why PPGR have strengthened significantly over the past month. The Greek Pirates had a strong representation in Richard Stallman’s two lectures in […]

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1.500 European Local Authorities Declared TTIP Free Zones

1.500 European Local Authorities Declared TTIP Free Zones

Negotiators working on the TTIP want the job to be done quickly, before Obama’s end of presidency in USA. However, a very significant movement of local authorities are rising all around Europe against this treaty between EU-US. More than 1500 regions, municipalities, local governments and councils in European countries have already passed motions declaring themselves as TTIP/CETA/TiSA-free zones! Many of the representatives of these authorities (together with activists, NGOs […]

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DiEM25: A Manifesto Close to European Pirates

DiEM25: A Manifesto Close to European Pirates

The ‘Democracy in Europe Movement 2025′ (DiEM25) was launched by its instigator Yannis Varoufakis, the former Greek Minister of Finance, on 9 February 2016 in Berlin. DiEM25, a cross European left-wing movement, attracted Pirates’ attention because of its similarities. The movements hold similar positions on democracy, citizens’ participation on decision making, transparency, decentralization and criticizing corporate lobbyists for their influence on politics in Europe. Varoufakis, in his […]

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The Kiss Of Life For Pirate Party Greece

The Kiss Of Life For Pirate Party Greece

The 4th Congress of the Pirate Party of Greece, held in Athens last weekend, was marked by the resignations of 3 out of 7 Board members, including chairman Thanasis Gounaris. Those resignations were announced before the recent elections on September 20. PPGR continued its operation under the responsibility of an informal committee, which took the helm of the party until the congress. However, despite the recriminations […]

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Greek Pirate Party Election Results

Greek Pirate Party Election Results

The national election took place on Sunday in Greece. The election was announced shortly before it took place which gave political parties a narrow time frame to launch their campaigns. Being a new party this also meant financial and organizational difficulties for Pirate Party of Greece. The Pirates in Greece formed a coalition with “Dimokratikoi“ and “koinonia axion“. This was done in order to be able […]

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Sunday’s Elections A Big Challenge For PPGR

Sunday’s Elections A Big Challenge For PPGR

After negotiations the Pirate Party of Greece (PPGR) has decided to run for the elections on September 20. They will run with the help of a coalition formed together by two other parties, “Dimokratikoi“ and “koinonia axion“. The negotiations for a coalition and internal voting created an outcome with heated debates and disputes. Spyros Chrysanthopoulos, honorary “Captain” of PPGR and one of the main coordinators of the preparation for the elections, […]

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Sunstone, Pirate Shops and Fundraising (PPI)

Sunstone, Pirate Shops and Fundraising (PPI)

Pirate Parties International have their board meetings every two weeks. We summarize and  bring you the highlights of the meetings. Sunstone The Sunstone project, which is to set up as a Pirate Think Tank, has appointed Jelena Jovanovic to lead the fund-raising campaign and run the social media. The project can be found on www.piratethinktank.net and social media (Facebook and Twitter). Pirate Shop Collaboration PPI is exploring […]

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PPGR Would Like a Pirate MP on September 20

PPGR Would Like a Pirate MP on September 20

Elections have been announced for Greece in about three weeks. This leaves a very short time for preparation and a big monetary strain on small parties. Pirate Times interviewed Thanasis Gounaris, chairman of the Board of Pirate Party of Greece, about what the Greek pirates will do and if they will participate in the elections. Pirate Times: Will Pirate Party of Greece participate in the elections independently or […]

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Al PPGR le gustaría tener un representante el 20 de septiembre

Al PPGR le gustaría tener un representante el 20 de septiembre

Las elecciones griegas se han anunciado para dentro de unas tres semanas. Esto deja muy poco tiempo para la preparación y a la vez un gran desembolso monetario para partidos pequeños. Pirate Times entrevistó Thanasis Gounaris, presidente de la Junta del Partido Pirata de Grecia, y le preguntó si los piratas griegos van a participar en las elecciones. Pirate Times: ¿Participará el Partido Pirata de […]

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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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