The European Pirate Party

Motions concerning the statutes

Motion 1

Motion by PPDE

New Art. 16 (11).
There shall be four Alternate Members of the Board. If a seat of the Board becomes vacant, one of the Alternate Members shall follow-up according to a list. The position of the Alternate Members on the list shall be determined by approval voting. The Alternate Members of the Board may take over tasks on behalf of the board and shall be fully informed.

Reasoning: The board shall be workable at all times.

Motion 2

Motion by PPDE

Change from:

Article 4 – Principles

(7) The Association may carry out all operations and conduct all activities (including real estate transactions), both in Belgium and abroad, which directly or indirectly increase or promote its objectives under the condition that these activities adhere to the principles of this organisation stated in this article. The Association does not undertake industrial or commercial transactions and does not seek to procure a profit to its members.

to:

Article 4 – Principles

(7) The Association may carry out all operations and conduct all activities (including real estate transactions), both in Luxembourg and abroad, which directly or indirectly increase or promote its objectives under the condition that these activities adhere to the principles of this organisation stated in this article. The Association does not undertake industrial or commercial transactions and does not seek to procure a profit to its members.

Reasoning: Changing minor stuff to Luxembourg

Motion 3

Motion by PP-DE

Delete: Art. 21 – Financial Provisions (7)

The Board shall ensure that the annual accounts and the other documents referred to in the Law on Not-for-profit Associations are deposited within thirty (30) days of approval at the Registry of the Court of First Instance or, if the law so requires, the National Bank of Belgium.

Reasoning: obsolete

Motion 4:

Motion by PP-DE
Amendment regulations regarding lay auditors.

Add:

Art. 23 (5): Until the conditions of the Art 23 (1) are met, the council shall elect one or more lay auditors. The regulations of Art. 23 (2) and (3) are applied accordingly.

Reasoning: we do not have provisions for lay auditors. the current provisions of Art. 23 (1) are curently not in action, as we are not required to be audited by law, nor that we could afford it. Instead we propose to have a minimum level of financial oversight that we can afford in the current state.

Counter-motion to motion 4:

Proposal by PP-CZ

As we have a transparent bank account, if all the money are there, we don't need lay auditors, thus we propose either using the transparent account, or even setting it into our statutes as the reason for no auditors. We understand the need of PPDE to protect the data of their donators and therefore we suggest that the German bank account will be used for collecting money from those that don't want to be visible in the transparent accounting and they will proccess it into a bundle and send once upon a set period of time to the transparent account.

Motion 5:

Motion by PP-CZ PP-IS as amended by the Council

Proposal for waiving of memberships fees from the years 2014-2017.

Council agrees that the membership fees accumulated in 2014-2017 will be waived, and thus the financial commitments of all members have been fulfilled for those years. The reasoning for waiving fees is inactivity and absence of a transparent PPEU account. If a member wants to pay membership fees voluntarily, it will be considered a contribution and will not be hindered.

PPEU members that have paid membership fees in the 2014-2017 period can freely decide whether they consider previous payments a contribution to PPEU or if the fees paid should be considered a pre-paid membership fee(s).

Reasoning: PPEU hasn't been registered nor had a transparent bank account until 2018. We consider it reasonable to not collect back fees from PPEU members.

Other proposals

Resolution

With the intent of enhancing cohesion and consistency in policies across Pirate movements of Europe as well as empowering grassroots and strengthening information flows to and from centers of power, the Council of the European Pirate Party:

1. Emphasises that PPEU is a co-ordinating and consensus seeking body of common European Pirate values and policies on a Pan-European level and that policies formed and decisions made by the PPEU on the Pan-European level are distinct and fully independent from country level politics that the Pirate Parties forming the PPEU conduct in their respective countries.
2. Issues a mandate based on the policies and decisions of PPEU to the European Pirate Parliamentary group on behalf of European Pirates to negotiate with other parliamentary groups.
3. Welcomes the efforts put forth by its Members in updating for the Common European Election Programme 2019.
4. Delegates the Board of the PPEU to coordinate and facilitate the creation of common policies of European Pirates in the European Parliament for future election term on behalf of European Pirate Party and its members.
5. Encourages its members and their candidates for the European Parliament elections to provide collaboration in participatory-driven processes to ensure close cooperation and information flows to and from the European Pirate Party to ensure grassroots-driven access to decision-making processes securing Pirate policies turning into practice.
6. Invites members of the Pirate Parties across Europe that hold membership in the PPEU to provide input, proposals and a participatory-led process for the implementation of a structure that strengthens democratic action within the collaborative body of the PPEU, with the goal of ensuring broad, inclusive consultation of grass-root movements of the Pirate movement in relation to the implementation of Pirate policies.
7. Calls for a common media strategy implementation among the members of the PPEU to facilitate and ensure cooperation and coordination of joint efforts between the member PR and media teams.
8. Orders the Chairperson to inform the members about this resolution.