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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Jerry Weyer: From Activists to Politicians [Pirate Visions]

Jerry Weyer: From Activists to Politicians [Pirate Visions]

Jerry Weyer points out that Pirates need to embrace their inner politician as they move from activism into politics. These articles are part of the weekly series ‘Pirate Visions’ from different prominent international pirates. We asked them to write as individuals and not in their official capacities in their party or organisation. We hope you would like to join us in discussing the future direction […]

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The Munich Security Conference: Security after Snowden (24-25 Jan)

The Munich Security Conference: Security after Snowden (24-25 Jan)

Edward Snowden and his exposures is not discussed as much today as it was when revealed. However, the subject has not become any less important just because he’s not in the spotlight anymore. The Munich Security Conference (MSC) takes place in Munich every year, at the end of January or at the beginning of February. The Flaschenpost was able to report on the last conference in January […]

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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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Interview with Jerry Weyer, member of the PPLU

Interview with Jerry Weyer, member of the PPLU

Following the collapse of the government of the tiny European country of Luxembourg, due to a spying scandal, early elections were called and took place on 20 October 2013. The Pirate Party of Luxembourg was hoping to get 2% of the vote, in their first ever election and were overjoyed to see their share of the vote reaching the 2.94% over all and 3.37% in the north of the country.

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Election Hopes of Luxembourg Pirates Exceeded, Reaching 2.94%

Election Hopes of Luxembourg Pirates Exceeded, Reaching 2.94%

The Pirate Party of Luxembourg were hoping to get 2% of the vote, in their first ever election and were overjoyed to see their share of the vote reaching the 2.94% over all and 3.37% in the north of the country. This was not enough to get a seat but the Pirate Party is now a serious force in the political scene.

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National Elections in Luxembourg

National Elections in Luxembourg

On July, 10th the Luxembourg government fell apart because of a spying scandal. This meant there had to be elections held that were previously unplanned. These elections will take place next Sunday, October 20th. So parties were only given 3 months to prepare for those election. One of the parties competing for votes will be the Pirate Party of Luxemburg (PPLU). It will be the […]

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