2011-01-05 - Pirate Party boarding German politics - Russia Today (RT)
Talk with Marina Weisband of the Pirate Party | Talking Germany
The Pirate Party Germany, commonly known as Pirates, is a political party in Germany founded in September 2006 at c-base. It states general agreement with the Swedish Piratpartiet as a party of the information society; it is part of the international movement of pirate parties and a member of the Pirate Parties International. In 2011/12, the party succeeded in attaining a high enough vote share to enter four state parliaments and the European Parliament. However, their popularity rapidly declined and by 2017 they had no representation in any of the German state parliaments. Their one European MEP, Julia Reda, has joined the Greens/EFA group.