Smári McCarthy: Iceland, the Pirate Party and the Panama Papers


The release of the Panama Papers – 11.5 million documents leaked from the database of Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca – has resulted in waves of stories exposing the hidden wealth of politicians, celebrities and other influential figures. Three Icelandic ministers are listed as owners of offshore companies registered in tax havens.

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EU proposal on trade secrets a threat to Whistleblowers



In many of the biggest political scandals of the past months – Luxleaks, Dieselgate and now the Panama Papers – we saw trade secret laws abused as a shield against investigation and exposure of how corporations are harming the public good, avoiding taxes and endangering public safety. Whistleblowers find themselves fighting for […]

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Invitation to the Second Council meeting 2015

Dear Members,          As was decided at the Council Meeting in Brussels earlier this year the European Pirates will hold an additional Council Meeting online to review and decide upon statute changes that will move the seat of the organization to Luxembourg.          After some delay the board is proud to invite our members to […]

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European Pirate Party goes github

To improve efficiency of the work of the board we have recently desided to migrate all our working documents, wiki, storage, and graphic material to Github.

You can find us here!

If you want to contribute to the wiki on Github send an email to Mattias Bjärnemalm and let us know your Github account so […]

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What’s next


The newly elected board would like to express our appreciation for your trust and participation at the first council meeting. The debates and discussions we had were honest and during those two days a lot of things that needed to be said were said and heard.

But now it is time for […]

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New board elected

A new board was elected at the 1st Council Meeting of the European Pirates that took place last 17th and 18th of July.

Smári McCarthy (Pirate Party of Iceland) became the new chairperson.

Muriel Rovira Esteva (Pirates of Catalonia) and Tale Haukbjørk Østrådal (Pirate Party of Norway) were elected as vice-chairpersons, Sven Clement (Pirate […]

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Announcement regarding the observer member applications from 2014

During the 2014 PPEU Founding Conference, the time ran out before it was possible to vote on the admittance of Observer members.

It has been decided to add to the agenda of the July 17-18th 2015 Council meeting a vote on the membership applications that could not be voted on last time. The Board has […]

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Membership fees, delegates and votes

As we mentioned here, ordinary members of the European Pirate Party can send delegates to the council meeting so that they can vote, provided they are up to date on their membership fees. But what does this mean? Well, it’s all there in the statutes, especially Art. 13 and 15, but for the sake of transparency […]

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Invitation to the 1st Annual PPEU Council Meeting Brussels 17/18 July 2015

Please help spread this invitation far and wide!
Invitation to the 1st Annual PPEU Council Meeting
Dear European Pirates, The Board for the European Pirate Party would like to invite you to the very first council meeting in the history of our organization. This meeting will be held in Brussels on July 17 […]

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Save the date! 1st council meeting of PP-EU on July 17-18

On July 17-18 2015, the 1st Council Meeting in the history of PP-EU will be held in Brussels.

If you’re looking forward to come and join us, put the date in your calendar. If you are an ordinary member, you should start discussing your nomination process for your delegates.

An official invitation with further details […]

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