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Sunday, June 7, 2009

European Elections

Today are the European elections in several countries, including in Germany. One of the parties on the list here is the Pirate Party. On the date of the election, BBC in their election FAQ writes: “The date of the election will vary from 4 June to 7 June 2009 according to local custom in the 27 member states. The UK and the Netherlands are voting on 4 June, while most of the other member states, including Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland and Germany, will hold the election on 7 June. First results are expected to be announced at 2000GMT ... on 7 June.”

In regards to the Pirate Party, Wikipedia writes: “The Pirate Party (Swedish: Piratpartiet) is a political party in Sweden. Its sudden popularity has given rise to parties with the same name and similar goals in Europe and worldwide. The Party strives to reform laws regarding copyright and patents. The agenda also includes support for a strengthening of the right to privacy, both on the Internet and in everyday life, and the transparency of state administration.”


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