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Pirate Party Luxembourg

Pirate Party Luxembourg
Piratepartei Lëtzebuerg
President Sven Clement[1]
Founded 4 October 2009
Headquarters 1, Sonnestrooss
L-5683 Dalheim
Membership 269[2]
Ideology Pirate politics,
IP reform,
Open government
International affiliation Pirate Parties International
Colours Purple, White, Black
Politics of Luxembourg
Political parties

The Pirate Party Luxembourg (Luxembourgish: Piratepartei Lëtzebuerg, German: Piratenpartei Luxemburg, French: Parti pirate du Luxembourg) is a registered political party in Luxembourg. The party follows the pirate political doctrine developed by the Swedish Pirate Party. It champions citizen's rights, improved data protection and privacy for physical persons, more transparency of government, free access to information and education. Beyond this, it calls for an in-depth overhaul of copyright and patent law, and is opposed to all kinds of censorship. A fundamental principle is grassroots democracy, which gives the possibility to each member to help shape the future of the party. Like most parties in Luxembourg, the Pirate Party is strongly pro-European. It is a member of Pirate Parties International, the umbrella organisation of the international Pirate Party movement.[3]

The Pirate Party Luxembourg was founded in Luxemburg City on October 4, 2009.[1][4] Its membership evolved from 14 founding-members to 227[2] (in January, 2012). Along with the Citizens' List and the Communist Party, it is currently not represented in the Chamber of Deputies.

The President is Sven Clement, who is also a member of Pirate Party Germany. Another prominent figure is Jerry Weyer, vice-president and co-founder of the party who is also head member of Pirate Parties International (PPI).[5] The treasurer is Andy Maar.


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