Czech Pirate Party rejects cooperation with Greens

The Czech Pirate party has rejected overtures from the Green Party to join forces ahead of early elections in autumn. The Green Party’s temporary chairman, Ondřej Liška, said at the weekend that he wished to meet with the Pirate Party to discuss common aspects of the parties’ programmes and tie in to the cooperation between the parties in the European Parliament, where the Swedish Pirate Party holds a seat and has entered the Green Party faction there. The Czech Pirate Party however stated Monday that their main priority was to bring a new issue into Czech politics – that of internet freedom – and that they wanted their result in parliamentary elections to be based on that topic alone.