Pirate Party of Romania

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Romanian Pirate Party
Partidul Pirat Romania
Founded 2009
Ideology Pirate politics, Freedom of Information, Privacy, Distributism, Copyright and Patent reform, Transparency of government
International affiliation Pirate Parties International
Website
www.partidulpirat.ro

The Romanian Pirate Party (Romanian: Partidul Pirat România) is a political party in Romania based on the Swedish Pirate Party. The party is a member of the international Pirate Party movement[1] and is focused on copyright and patent reform, internet freedom, and government transparency.[2]

The website of the Romanian Pirate Party was launched on 9 June 2009, and the first online meeting was held on 19 July 2009. The same year, on 6 August, members held their first live meeting, while one month later, on 7 September, the first article regarding the party was published in the Romanian online media.[3]

Party registration[edit]

In preparation for the official registration the party statute was approved by the founding members, and the first elected board is composed of Cristian Bulumac (President), Ştefan Marius Angelescu (Vice-President) and Claudiu Marginean (Founding President).

On 11 February 2014 the party has submitted to the authorities the official request to be legally registered as a political party without the required signatures of 25,000 founding members.[4]

The Pirate Party contested the electoral law at the Constitutional Court of Romania, arguing that the law violates freedom of association.[5] In February 2015, the Constitutional Court heard the case of the Pirate Party leaders and admitted their contestation, overturning the section of the electoral law mandating the number of founding members.[5]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PPI Members". PP-International. Retrieved 2009-12-10. 
  2. ^ "Telecom Package, impossible to implement in current state" (in Romanian). Capital. Retrieved 2009-12-10. 
  3. ^ "Romanian Pirate Party will be established in six months" (in Romanian). Realitatea TV. Retrieved 2009-12-10. 
  4. ^ "Pirates attack the law at the Constitutional Court" (in Romanian). Vice.com/ro. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  5. ^ a b "Partidul Pirat din România schimbă legea partidelor politice la CCR: nu mai e nevoie de minimum 25.000 de membri fondatori" (in Romanian). Gândul. Retrieved 2015-02-27.