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 future pirate movement needs more exchanges of ideas and material. Rok Andrée is a Slovenian pirate who has been involved in the international movement a long time and he sees a need for it to change. 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 […]
The Slovenian national election took place yesterday. Previously the Pirate Party Slovenia (PPSI) has only taken part in the European Elections, where they achieved 2.57%. This time they achieved 1.34% with 11.579 votes. As mentioned earlier PPSI will receive around 4.000 Euros in funding for their result of +1%. This will allow them to expand their organization and was their only plan for this election. […]
Today, 13 July 2014 , Slovenia is holding its national elections where the Pirate Party of Slovenia (PPSI) might enter their national parliament. In the EU elections they achieved 2.57% of votes and have high hopes of achieving more in these elections. The elections where announced 41 days ago which gave PPSI only 10 days to gather ~600 signatures and fill out the paperwork needed […]
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 […]
In Slovenia, every candidate list wanting to participate in the EU election has to gather 1,000 signatures of support from voters. The main problem is that there is no possibility to sign and verify a form electronically. Therefore all parties have to collect signatures on the street, and all voters have to verify their signature at administrative offices. That is why all signature collectors stand in […]
These days Slovenia is under pressure of constant protests against corrupt politicians and government crisis which pushed everything else to the edge of media attention. Even the enactment of the Electronic Communication Act (ZEKom-1) which almost gave authorities a right to unconstitutionally snoop on Slovenian citizens.
We have already reported about unrests in Slovenia corruption and Lack of Transparency Led to Unrest in Slovenia) and the corrupt practices of Franc Kangler, mayor of city of Maribor. The good news is that the mayor has announced his resignation and that protests against corruption have spread all over Slovenia.
The all-Slovenian protest has already been announced on Facebook and is scheduled for 21 December. Will it mark the end of the old and a beginning of a new era for Slovenia?
It has been known for a long time that something was wrong in the office of Franc Kangler, the Mayor of the city of Maribor. The media constantly reported over corrupt and non-transparent practices by his administration. On Monday 26 November the situation escalated and led to unrest when thousands of people expressed their demands for the Mayor to step down.
On the historic date of 5 November 2012, the Interior Ministry of the Republic of Slovenia officially confirmed that the Pirate Party of Slovenia is listed in the registry of Slovenian political parties. This was a last step in a long process of establishing a Pirate Party in Slovenia.