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 […]
The following is a guest post by Maša Čorak. — On Monday morning, March 9 2015, our fellow pirate Bojan Kopitar has left us after a brief but aggressive fight with leukemia. With him passing away, our community has lost one effacing and phenomenal member, a pioneer-pirate in Croatia and one of the founding members of the Croatian Pirate Party. Bojan was passionate about languages […]
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 […]
During the General Assembly of Pirate Parties International (PPI), held in Paris April 2014, the delegates elected a new board. The two persons elected as co-chairpersons were Maša Čorak (from Croatia) and Koen De Voegt (from Belgium). Many of the delegates have big hopes for these two and they were even called a dream-team by some. Here is a short interview to let you know […]
Last weekend local elections took place in Croatia and the Pirate Party had its first success.
It’s hard work being a Pirate in Croatia. Only a month after the campaign for the EU elections, the campaign is on again in this former Yugoslav republic. This time it are the local and regional elections. The Pirate Party of Croatia (Piratska Stranka) will compete in 6 cities or towns.
After Interviewing Maša Utković, PPHR’s (Pirate Party of Croatia) leader and head of “List 22” – the euroballot of the party, you can easily realize that the winner in Croatia’s recent, first ever euroelections was euroscepticism. The clear indifference and lack of participation shown by voters, only 20,84% turnout, confirmed citizens low interest for the European Union.
Are we going to be celebrating the entry of an additional Pirate MEP in the European Parliament? The answer lies in the hands of Croatian citizens and we will find out on 14 April 2013, when their first, historic EU election will be held in their country. Polls in Croatia have shown that “Piratska Stranka” (PPHR) attracts 6.4% of the voters (surpassing the limit of 5%), more than enough to elect a MEP!
During the weekend of the 16 and 17 March 2013 the Pirate Party of Croatia (PP-HR) hosted a European Pirate conference. This is part of a process started on 15 April 2012 during the Pirate Parties International (PPI) annual General Assembly. The goal is to have a common election program and to coordinate cooperation between the different national Pirate Parties and their MEPs.
At the last General Assembly of the Pirate Parties International three new parties received full membership status. One of them was the Pirate Party of Croatia, which we will introduce at this point. For the Pirate Party of Croatia Ivan Voras answered our questions. Interviewer: Will the Pirate Party of Croatia participate in any upcoming elections? Please tell us about your expectations for the next […]