As described in the invitation to the Council meeting, proposals for the Statutes and the Manifesto of the European Pirate Party, and other proposals for resolutions can be entered with a simple email to the Board.

This page will be updated with the submitted proposals for the agenda. The current proposal are:

Proposed resolutions on the future of the organization

[Proposal A]

The Council, having heard the different positions and reports on the organisation, decides to suspend the application of the statutes and entrust the use of the name and representation of the organisation to the Pirate MEP(s). The decision entails the following items, which should be voted on separately:

    [A: item 1-a]

  • liquidating the assets: the funds will be used to completely reimburse the delegates, board candidates and organisors of the council meeting of their proven expenses, provided they file them in within four months of the council meeting. 
  • any remaining funds will be devided among the Members according to their contributions

    [A: item 1-b]

  • liquidating the assets: the funds will be used to completely reimburse the delegates, board candidates and organisors of the council meeting of their proven expenses, provided they file them in within four months of the council meeting. 
  • any remaining funds will be donated to charity

    [A: item 2]

  • the bank account will be closed as soon as it is empty

    [A: item 3]

  • the use of all communication channels of the organisation is entrusted to the MEP(s). They will carry any associated costs.

    [A: item 4]

  • on request from no less than five members, the MEP(s) will organise the next council meeting, but no sooner than two years before the next election to the European parliament, should the members think the organisation is needed in its full-fledged form for the election campaign

    [A: item 5-a]

  • no board elections are needed, the present board is charged with the liquidation OR

    [A: item 5-a]

  • a liquidation board is elected

[Proposal B]

  • The Council, having heard the different positions and reports on the organisation, decides to maintain a full-fledged board and organisation as per the statutes, but decides to forgo the registration as an AISBL.

[Proposal C]

  • The Council, having heard the different positions and reports on the organisation, decides to charge the Board with registering an AISBL

 

Proposed statutes changes

[Proposal S1] Polishing of the Statutes

Submitted by: PP-CZ (Vojtěch Pikal)
Change:
Rationale: This overall change aims to make the statutes more readable, usable and reliable by adding more numbering and improving the language.

[Proposal S2] Independent Council

Submitted by: PP-CZ (Mikuláš Peksa)
Change:
  • Original wording:   The Board will prepare the meetings and invite all members by email at least one month before the date of the Council meeting. In urgent cases this time may be shortened to an appropriate length.
  • Proposed wording:    The Board will prepare the meetings. All members shall be invited by email at least one month before the date of the Council meeting. In urgent cases this time may be shortened to an appropriate length.
Rationale: This slight change allows for the invitation to be send out by anybody, given that they fullfilled other set requirements to call a Council meeting.

[Proposal S3] No additional fees

Submitted by: PP-CZ (Vojtěch Pikal)
Change:
  • Original wording:   (2) The annual Membership Fees of the Association’s Ordinary Members consist of a basic fee and an additional part based on decision of the Council.                                   (3) The membership fee will be multiplied by the number of additional and supplementary votes of each Ordinary Member.
  • Proposed wording:   (2) The annual Membership Fees of the Association’s Ordinary Members are multiplied by the number of additional or supplementary votes of each Ordinary Member.                                   The rest of Article 13 is renumbered accordingly.
Rationale: There is no basis what the aditional part of the fee; I would not like to see discusion if some “rich Member” should pay more just, becouse it is rich. Fairness of the “equal fee times number of votes” is obvious and indisputable. Lets keep it this way.

[Proposal S4] Minimal one delegate for Observer members

Submitted by: PP-CZ (Vojtěch Pikal)
Change:
  • Original wording:   (3) Each Ordinary Member has a minimum entitlement of two delegates.
  • Proposed wording:   (3) Each voting Member has a minimum entitlement of two delegates. Other Members are entitled to one delegate.
Rationale: Suspended Ordinary members will have only one delegate. Observer members will have certainty of one delegate. Other participant are generally allowed.

[Proposal S5-a] Standing Council

Submitted by: Board of PPEU (Antonios Motakis)
New article proposal for the statutes:
  • Article 15 – Standing Council
  • (1) The Council can deliberate and take certain decisions online, outside of a Council meeting, via the Standing Council.
  • (2) The Standing Council is not a sepparate body from the Council; the same regulations apply regarding allocation of votes and delegates. Members of the association are not obliged to apoint delegates separately, unless they explicitly announce that they wish to do so.
  • (3) Certain powers of the Council can only be exercised in a Council meeting, and not via the Standing Council. In particular the Standing Council cannot:
  •  a) decide on the admittance, suspension and exclusion of Ordinary and Observer Members;
  •  b) adopt and change the Statutes of the Association;
  •  c) decide on the dissolution of the organization
  • (4) To activate the Standing Council, a sepparate Rules of Procedure needs to be adopted in a Council meeting, either online or offline. This document needs to specify at minimum the technical means and procedures the Standing Council will adopt in order to deliberate and take decisions online.
Rationale:
  • This article makes it straightforward to adopt procedures that will allow the Council to take decisions via email, or to adopt an e-democracy system in the future if it wishes to do so. The Council may pick its own tools and procedures, without requiring changes in the statutes. This allows for an independent Council that can take decisions quickly if needed.
  • Big decsions, such as accepting new members, changing the statutes, and dissolving the organization are explicitly required to be taken in Council meetings.
  • Otherwise the Standing Council is not intented to be a new body, but only a way for the same Council to take decisions outside of Council meetings.

[Proposal S5-b] Urgent meetings of the Council

Submitted by: Board of PPEU (Maxime Rouquet)
Proposed change:
  • Insert at the end of [Article 14 – Composition and Powers of the Council]:
  • (11) The Board may organise an online referendum of the Council to deal with an urgent question to bypass the one month minimum delay. In such cases, the Board shall write a unique proposal that the Council will vote on. The Council members will be asked to either accept or reject the proposal. Alternatively they can refuse to vote this proposal in urgence by abstaining. The votes will be opened for one week, but the Board can chose to enter its result into force as soon as a majority would be reached for the acceptance or the reject of the proposal. If no majority is found at the end of one week, the proposal will be added to the agenda of the next Council meeting. This procedure for urgent voting cannot be used for matters related to memberships, statute amendments and pirate manifesto, or dissolution of the association.

 

Requests to delay or relieve of MemebersHip fees

As stated in statutes:

(7) Members must pay their annual contribution between the first of January and the date of the annual Council meeting. On request of the concerned Ordinary Member party the Council may allow them under special circumstances with a 2/3-majority of the votes cast to delay their annual contribution for up to one year or relieve them of the payment or a part of it. The member party concerned may not vote on such a decision.

(8) If a Member Party did not pay their due membership fee for two consecutive years until the first Council meeting of the second year, they are deemed to have left the Association by resignation automatically.

Only may request fee delay or reduction; so only those members that paid at least their 2014 fees may request some easement for 2015 or 2016.

Ordinary Members who will not pay any fee by the start of the meeting will cease to be members at that moment.

requests

Czech Pirate Party
fee year: 2014 amounth: 300 € (part/full)
Delay/Relieve timeframe: one month after receiving official invoice
Special reasons:
Due to Czech Law 563/1991, PP-CZ is not allowed to pay without an invoice/bill. Current legal status of the association does not allow issuing any invoices.
Czech Pirate Party
fee year: 2015 amounth: 600 € (part/full)
Delay/Relieve timeframe: one month after receiving official invoice
Special reasons:
Due to Czech Law 563/1991, PP-CZ is not allowed to pay without an invoice/bill. Current legal status of the association does not allow issuing any invoices.

 

You can reach  the Board at pp-eu.board@lists.pp-international.net or, for privacy-sensitive matters, at pp-eu.board.private@lists.pp-international.net. Practical questions regarding the event should be addressed to Mattias Bjärnemalm.

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