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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Slovenian Pirates Achieved 1.34% in Elections

Slovenian Pirates Achieved 1.34% in Elections

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. […]

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Slovenian Pirates Might Enter Parliament Today

Slovenian Pirates Might Enter Parliament Today

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 […]

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[Live] European Parliament Election Results

[Live] European Parliament Election Results

Today we will report live about the results of the EU elections. We expect the first public count to be available around 23.00 with some adjustments afterwards. Before that we will have exit polls, preliminary talk about possibilities and turnout. Contact us if you are able to help with the live-reporting! Follow here and on #votepirate

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Brussels Calling: A Significant Moment in the History of Pirate Movement

Brussels Calling: A Significant Moment in the History of Pirate Movement

The Largest International Conference in Pirate History will be held this week in Brussels! More than 300 Pirates from 22 countries, even a few from outside Europe, have registered for the founding of the European Pirate Party (PPEU). The founding will take place at the “European Internet Governance and Beyond” Conference in the European Parliament, at the heart of Europe. A historic and symbolic event, […]

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Sašo Miklič: We have a Democratic Deficit

Sašo Miklič: We have a Democratic Deficit

. Sašo Miklič, coordinator for implementation of direct democracy in Pirate Party of Slovenia (PP-SI), explains the basics of (electronic) direct democracy for Slovenia.

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Slovenia enacted net neutrality, but almost made a step toward Orwellian police state

Slovenia enacted net neutrality, but almost made a step toward Orwellian police state

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.

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Slovenia: Protests against corrupt politicians continue

Slovenia: Protests against corrupt politicians continue

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?

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Corruption and Lack of Transparency Led to Unrest in Slovenia

Corruption and Lack of Transparency Led to Unrest in 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.

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Pirate Party of Slovenia Officially Registered and Prepared for New Challenges

Pirate Party of Slovenia Officially Registered and Prepared for New Challenges

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.

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