European Pirate Party

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European Pirate Party
PresidentMikuláš Peksa (CZ)
Founded21 March 2014 (2014-03-21)
HeadquartersLuxembourg City, Luxembourg
IdeologyPirate politics
Freedom of information
Participatory democracy
International affiliationPirate Parties International
European Parliament groupThe Greens–European Free Alliance
ColoursBlack
European Parliament
4 / 705
European Council
0 / 27
European Commission
0 / 27
European Lower Houses
30 / 9,874
European Upper Houses
3 / 2,714
Website
european-pirateparty.eu
Markéta Gregorová, President of the European Pirate Party, in February 2019

The European Pirates (PIRATES) or European Pirate Party (PPEU) is an association of parties aspiring to be recognised as a European political party by the European Union. It was founded on 21 March 2014 at the European Parliament in Brussels in the context of a conference on "European Internet Governance and Beyond",[1] and consists of pirate parties of European countries. The parties cooperate to run a joint campaign for the 2014 European Parliament elections.[2]

Julia Reda – the Pirate MEP for the 2014–2019 term.

The founding meeting elected Amelia Andersdotter, Swedish Member of the European Parliament for Piratpartiet, as the first chairperson.[3] The party's members elected to the European Parliament are in The Greens–European Free Alliance.[4]

In November 2020 new board was elected. Mikuláš Peksa was confirmed as a chairman, Florie Marie (France) and Katla Hólm Vilbergs Þórhildardóttir (Iceland) were elected as chairwomen. Alessandro Ciofini (Italy), Lukáš Doležal, Jan Mareš (both Czech Republic) and Mia Utz, Oliver Herzig (both Germany) were elected as ordinary members of the board.[5]

Member parties[edit]

Country Political party[6] [7] MEPs National MPs
 Austria Pirate Party of Austria
0 / 18
0 / 183
 Czech Republic Czech Pirate Party
3 / 21
3 / 81
(Senate)
22 / 200
(Chamber of Deputies)
 Estonia Estonian Pirate Party
0 / 7
0 / 101
 Finland Pirate Party
0 / 13
0 / 200
 France Pirate Party
0 / 74
0 / 577
 Germany Pirate Party Germany
1 / 96
0 / 709
 Greece Pirate Party of Greece
0 / 21
0 / 300
 Iceland Pirate Party Not in the EU
6 / 63
 Italy Pirate Party
0 / 73
0 / 315
(Senate)
0 / 630
(Chamber of Deputies)
 Luxembourg Pirate Party Luxembourg
0 / 6
2 / 60
 Netherlands Pirate Party
0 / 25
0 / 150
 Norway Pirate Party of Norway Not in the EU
0 / 169
 Poland Polish Pirate Party
0 / 51
0 / 100
(Senate)
0 / 460
(Sejm)
 Slovakia Pirate Party Slovakia
0 / 14
0 / 150
 Slovenia Pirate Party of Slovenia
0 / 8
0 / 90
 Spain Pirate Confederation
0 / 54
0 / 350
 Spain Pirates of Catalonia
0 / 54
0 / 350
 Sweden Pirate Party
0 / 20
0 / 349
  Switzerland Pirate Party Switzerland Not in the EU
0 / 200

Observer members[edit]

Country/region Party[6]
 Bavaria Pirate Party of Bavaria
 Belgium Pirate Party of Belgium
 Brandenburg Pirate Party Brandenburg
 Europe Young Pirates of Europe
 Europe Pirate group in the European Parliament
 Japan Pirate Party Japan (日本海賊党)
 Potsdam Pirate Party of Potsdam
EarthFlag1.svg World Pirate Parties International

Former members[edit]

Country/region Party[6]
 Croatia Pirate Party
 Romania Pirate Party Romania

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PPEU founding & European Internet Governance and Beyond – Programme Archived 11 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine, PPEU
  2. ^ "'Pirates' to run joint campaign in next EU elections". EUobserver. 16 April 2012.
  3. ^ [1]. euroelection.co.uk.
  4. ^ "Greens – European Free Alliance". Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Board". European Pirate Party. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  6. ^ a b c "Members – European Pirate Party". Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Members". European Pirate Party - Wiki. Retrieved 18 December 2020.

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