MEPs from across the political spectrum resist the plan to make “censorship machines” mandatory in the EU

MEPs from across the political spectrum resist the plan to make “censorship machines” mandatory in the EU

MEPs from all major political groups in the European Parliament joined Julia Reda for a campaign video warning of negative consequences of a provision of the planned EU copyright reform.

Read more about the campaign on her […]

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Just 9 days left to reject the worst version of EU copyright expansion plans yet

Two world views are about to clash in a crucial copyright vote next week, on June 8. The European Parliament is currently undergoing a process to find a common position on the copyright reform plans proposed by the European Commission, which would threaten core functions of the internet and which academics have unanimously slammed.

With the […]

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Invitation to the European Pirate party first Council meeting of 2017.

The following email has been sent to all the members of the European pirate party, and is reposted here for convenience.


Dear Members,

After more than one year of delay the board invites our members to participate in a Council Meeting. The meeting will be held online and it will take place from the […]

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Elections in the Netherlands – the pirates urgently need your support!

This year, on the 15th of March there will be general elections in the Netherlands, and the Dutch pirates looks in the polls like they will get a seat. But to be able to run in the elections they need your help. Like most countries the Netherlands have created hurdles to bar new parties from […]

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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.

You can read […]

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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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