Post by European Union on Dec 31, 2009 12:44:10 GMT -5
European Union December Update...
-Christiane Vooleeck of the Großdeutsches Reich has won the election for Premier Commissioner! In what proved to be a disappointing turnout of 11% (7 of 66), Ms. Vooleeck took 43% of the vote. The four other candidates- Vladimir Putin (USSR), Helen Smith (Angleter), Harajok Zelezny (Os Corelia) and Felice di Francesco (Nazione Italiana) shall join her on the Commission.
-The European Union now contains 74 nations, up from 66 earlier this month.
-Premier Commissioner Vooleeck has named her line of succession, with Helen Smith of Angleter once again being named as the first-in-line in case Ms. Vooleeck is unavailable. This was immediately put into practice as Ms. Vooleeck left on holiday on 26th December to return on 2nd January.
Post by European Union on Feb 1, 2010 13:17:40 GMT -5
European Union January Update...
-The new Commission has been dominated by two failed states- Triera and Neo-Venetia. Angleter and the USSR have argued relentlessly over Angleter's 2008 invasion of Neo-Venetia and the USSR's suspicious arms deals with the Neo-Venetian government, still unrecognised by Angleter.
-However, this has borne a resolution to organise smaller nations' aid to Neo-Venetia that is currently at vote. In the Trieran matter, an amended resolution for liberating the nation is in the pipeline.
-The European Union now contains 89 nations, up from 74 at the start of the month.
-We have started an RL-based forum RP alongside the NS-based system. It's set in 1980 amidst a Cold War theme.
Post by European Union on Mar 13, 2010 13:56:06 GMT -5
European Union February Update...
-Neo-Venetia has now got a non-EUSC aid agency, ENVACA. It, however, has only got two signatory nations as yet- Nazione Italiana and Angleter. This fittingly represents the inactivity that is sadly gripping the EU at this time.
-Inquista has fallen into civil war. Protestants and Orthodox have risen up against the Catholic theocratic government, causing a possible split in the nation. The European Council is currently discussing measures to help the Inquistan government survive this insurrection.
-The Trieran debate has ground to a halt. Nazione Italiana and the Großdeutsches Reich have both submitted rival resolutions mandating an invasion of Triera after the narrow defeat of a Belarian resolution, with the major disagreement over whether Triera should be divided into 'zones of responsibility' cared for by one of the four EUSC powers.
-The European Union now contains 71 nations, up from 89 at the start of February.
-In the separate RL-based Cold War RP, a Soviet motion to aid the Communist government of Afghanistan has failed, and France has elected a far-Left government.
Hello. I hope I will be able to make more of a success between our regions.
Commission and Court of Justice voting is over!
The Commission: The European Microstate of Inquista - Prime Commissioner The Neoliberal Republic of Monogolia in Exile - Commissioner of Foreign Affairs The Kingdom of Clorinaia - Commissioner of Defence The Kingdom of Marrakechia - Commissioner of Internal Afairs The Kingdom of ---Scotland--- - Commissioner of Economics/Finance
The Court of Justice: The Federal Republic of GroBdeutsches Reich - Chief Justice The Grand Marquessate of Angleter The Democratic Socialism of Borvosky The Grand Duchy of Brecon2 The Parliamentary New Republic of Os Corelia
The second annual Eurovoice is over! GroBdeutsches Reich's contestant wins first place with the hit song, Across the Universe by the Beatles.
Last Edit: Feb 11, 2011 3:21:56 GMT -5 by inquista
Post by European Union on Oct 25, 2011 15:01:02 GMT -5
Also... about the EU!
The European Union was founded way back in May 2003, and so can claim to be one of the oldest and most established regions around today. It's usually between the 45th and 65th largest region in the world, and aims to strike a balance between common interest and respect for national sovereignty. It sponsors cultural events across the region, seeks to provide its members with a voice on the world stage, and has a democratic and constitutional political system. The executive (Commission) runs the region's affairs and proposes some legislation; while the legislature (Council) is where one representative from each nation discusses regional affairs, proposes some legislation, and votes on all bills; and the Court of Justice prosecutes region-wide offenders and interprets the Constitution to ensure it is being adhered to.
National parties organise themselves into 'Europarties' to form voting blocs in the Council and for Commission elections. These are currently the far-Left PEL (Party of the European Left), the social-democratic PES (Party of European Socialists), the libertarian EFP (European Freedom Party), the centre-right EPP (European People's Party), and the conservative ECR (European Conservatives & Reformists). The EFP currently has a majority in the Council.
The current leaders of the EU are as follows:
Premier Commissioner: Maleeka Liszckoszi, Os Corelia (EFP) Foreign Commissioner: Cajetan Cherton, Angleter (EPP) Internal Commissioner: Nadia Drissi, Marrakechia (EFP) Economics Commissioner: Michael Reed, UK (EFP) Defence Commissioner: Biel Barcelo, Catalunya i Balears (PES)
European Court of Justice
Chief Justice: Ine Kelander, Duxburian Union Justice: Anamaria Chavez, Occoron Justice: Richard Sprengel, Brecon Justice: Gerhardt Garber, Rhine Ruhr Justice: Pillitrinin Nantheyewyan, Tamil Islands
Speaker of the European Council
Acwellan Devoy, Duxburian Union (EPP) ~ no political power, merely ensures the smooth running of proceedings. Participates in debates and votes.
Post by European Union on Jan 6, 2012 13:23:55 GMT -5
European Union December 2011 Update...
-The European Union's population is now at 121 (EUOT: 13).
-Maleeka Liszckoszi (EFP, Os Corelian) has been elected Premier Commissioner, over Angleteric EPP candidate Cajetan Cherton. This means no change to the Foreign Affairs Commission.
-Long-serving Duxburian Union councillor Acwellan Devoy is now Speaker of the Council, while Duxburian judge Ine Kelander has been elected Chief Justice.
-Os Corelia has won Eurovoice IX, its third victory in the song contest.
-Heated debate, inspired by Monogolia's coup, over the Council's right to impose economic or military sanctions dominates European politics.
-A war of words has broken out between Marrakechia and the United Kingdom over the Sahara conflict, with Marrakechia responding to British recognition of the defeated Saharan separatists by calling for Scottish and Welsh independence.
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Post by European Union on Feb 7, 2012 15:10:15 GMT -5
European Union January 2012 Update...
-The European Union's population is now at 124 (EUOT: 16).
-Dromund Kaas joined the EU and arrested the Premier Commissioner while she was visiting the country. She was released 48 hours later, but claimed to have been beaten by DK officials while in the country.
-As a result of this event, several nations in the southeast of the region declared war on DK, a war which still goes on- although Dromund Kaas is no longer a member of the EU.
-Various Eurovoice and Europe's Got Talent events have taken place. Parnu won Eurovoice, while Pax Aurea won EGT.
-The European Council has passed two laws- one establishing pan-European numbering for cross-border highways, and another banning child labour.
-Monogolia's "Emergency Council," which took the country in a coup months ago, has withdrawn the citizenship of all non-Catholics. It has been sued in the European Court of Justice over these actions.
Post by European Union on Apr 1, 2012 13:14:33 GMT -5
European Union March 2012 Update...
-Apologies for the lack of an update for February.
-The European Union's population is now at 126 (EUOT: 13).
-War rages on between DK and various EU states. Ground invasions are underway, and DK's navy and air force are all but destroyed as forces.
-The ECoJ continues to deliberate a case brought by Occoron and Pax Aurea against Monogolia's withdrawal of citizenship from non-Catholics. Meanwhile, the Tamil justice has resigned, and Joe Beaver of Gun-Toting Animals has been elected in her place.
-The ECR party has elected Halsberg's Christopher Brown to the leadership.
-The European Council is discussing changes to the Constitution, including Commission term lengths and election procedures, and Council supermajorities.
-Premier Commissioner Maleeka Liszckoszi is travelling across Europe to meet with the people of various nations.
-The Council is discussing the EU Budget Act, and has passed an amendment to make all 12 EUOT states send two teenagers each to fight to the death on TV, with the winner's nation exempt from contributing to the next year's budget, ad revenue funding the project. Cllr. Poisson, who introduced the amendment, said "you'd have to be a fool not to want to watch".
Post by European Union on May 8, 2012 14:30:27 GMT -5
European Union April 2012 Update...
-The European Union's population is now at 114 (EUOT: 15).
-The Commission has dissolved after just over four months in office. Premier Maleeka Liszckoszi and Foreign Commissioner Cajetan Cherton are ineligible to run again.
-The ECoJ is set to announce its verdict in the Occoron and Pax Aurea vs Monogolia case, which centres on the validity of the EU Constitution's Declaration on Human Rights.
-The Council has narrowly voted to reform the ENAA nuclear authority, and elections for its new elected seats have returned Rhine Ruhr and Pax Aurea, who shall join Großdeutsches Reich, Angleter, and Duxburian Union.
-An amendment to the Chemical Weapons Act has closed loopholes allowing nations to have them.
-The EU Budget Act has passed (no EUOT Hunger Games).
-Eurovoice XII was won by a joint entry between Rhine Ruhr and hosts Inquista. RR shall host the next edition.
Post by European Union on May 22, 2012 13:44:19 GMT -5
European Union May 2012 Update!
- European Union contains 117 nations, otherwise European Union Oversees Territories contains 14 nations.
- Commission XI has been elected: Premier Commissioner is Dominik Frank (EFP) of Rhine Ruhr, Davian Lamington am Aelier (ECL) of The Duxburian Union is the new Commissioner of Internal Affairs, Livia Arcturus of Pax Aurea (EFP) is the elected Commissioner of Defense and Peacekeeping. Dr Michael Reed (EFP) of The United Kingdom as Commissioner of Economics and Martin Shusch (S&D) of Kryuland got appointed as Commissioner of Foreign Affairs.
- ECoJ election is undergoing.
- S&D is having elections for presidency: the only candidate is Laila Zapatero, Occoron.
- Pax Aurea has changed its councillor due to election of the former into the commission.
Post by European Union on Jul 28, 2012 17:37:26 GMT -5
European Union July 2012 Update!
- European Union contains 141 nations (+11), (EUOT contains 9 nations, (-1)).
- First S&D Conference continues with a change of S&D's manifesto.
- The European Conservatives and Reformists Party merged with the European People's Party to form a strong right voice in the EU political spectrum: the Union of European Conservatives.
- A European Organ Exchange Act has been proposed by Cllr. Ayan (Kryuland): following the debate, harsh words between Cllr. Zapatero (Occoron, S&D), Cllr Ayan (Kryuland, S&D) and Cllr. Marshall (Rhine Ruhr, EFP) were exchanged.
- The Commissions are operating at the maximum speed, producing: Foreign Committee: complete revise of foreign embassies Internal Committee: the New Labor Relations Act was producted, which is to be shapen and brought on the council floor by Cllr. Zapatero (Occoron) and Cllr. Roebuck (Gun-Toting Animals) Economics Committee: it has finished putting together its draft of the European Budget Defense & Peacekeeping Committee: EDF reformation think tank has finally closed.
- Rhine Ruhr, with a 63% of ayes, has left the eurozone and therefore the common currency.
- An international conference has been called from Pyrrium to regulate the annexation of Nord Kronemark.
- Europe's Got Talent VII is undergoing in Mailn, Kryuland.
- The Cologne's Conference fails to ease tensions between Methoria and Etchat.
- A moving commemoration of the 22/7 London bombing has taken place in King's Cross, London.
Post by European Union on Oct 8, 2012 13:02:15 GMT -5
European Union September 2012 Update!
The European Union contains 156 nations (+8)
Premier Commissioner Dominik Frank (EFP) has toured some countries in Europe just before the coming elections (mid. October): first he set out for Os Corelia, then Kryuland, Halsberg, United Planet and now he's currently in New Birmingham (Angleter)
Europe's Got Talent VIII has been held in Rhine Ruhr: the winner is Mr Lyons from Sint Marteen (link to the performance ==> Mr. Bob Lyon's performance
EDF (European Defence Force) has been transformed and reevaluated, becoming ERF (European Reliefe Force). ERF will be responsible of ensuring swift deliverance of humanitarian aid to its recipients at the hour of need: it will be made of unpaid volunteer relief workers
That's all for this months! See you at the end of October!
Post by European Union on Dec 5, 2012 17:11:43 GMT -5
European Union November 2012 Update!
The European Union contains 155 nations (-1).
European Commission XI has ended its term: now Commission XII has been proclaimed with the following member.
Premier Commissioner: Alexander Bass (Gun-Toting Animals, ECL) Commissioner for Defence and Peacekeeping: Livia Arcturus (Pax Aurea, ALDGE) Commissioner for Internal Affairs: Dominik Frank (Rhine Ruhr, EFP) Commissioner for Economics: Susan Callaghan (Halsberg, UEC) Commissioner for Foreign Affairs: Martain Schusch (Kryuland, S&D).
European Court of Justice has been reelected with the following members:
The Commission for Defence and Peacekeeping has arranged a Think Tank to produce a bill which should ban bioweapons.
A new party has made its entrance into Europolitics: ALDGE (Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for a Green Europe). This party got instantly a lot of adhesions and popularity, to the extent of getting one of the biggest in Europolis.
Rumors about a romantic relationship between Commissioner for Internal Affairs Dominik Frank and Commissioner for Defence and Peacekeeping Livia Arcturus have spread throught Europolis
That's all for this months! See you in the new year! And merry christmas to all, of course!
Thank you for the update, EU. Looks like you have a most interesting political setup in your region. Interesting about the rumors of the affair, too. I think perhaps the Europeans have a much more tolerant attitude about such romances when compared to the US -
Post by European Union on Jan 7, 2013 15:20:00 GMT -5
European Union December 2012 - Starting January 2013 Update!
The European Union contains 156 nations (+1).
Europe has been hit by terrible tragedies: the criminal organisation offshoots of the CACB (Crusade Against Corrupt Britains), the CACA (Crusade Against Corrupted Aureans) have hit the respective countries: with 282 casualities, among which the President of the Commonwealth of Pax Aurea, Julia Glorious, have lost their lives. Meanwhile, the CACI (Crusade Against Corrupt Inquistans) has assassinated Archbishop Chad Donwick during the Christmas Mass: it is the second time that an Archbishop of Inquista gets killed. Europe all joins the mourning of the victims and with their families in a strong cry of suffering and of hope that this organisation will be soon dismantled.
Mrs. Zapatero (Occoron), historical leader of the S&D, has quitted politics and the presidence of the party: meanwhile, a conference has been called to proclaim a new guide for the S&D.
The Biological Weapons Act is in process of shaping by the council.
The Union of European Conservatives (UEC) is having a winter conference in Damaszka, Angleter.
An European Universities Collaboration Act has been proposed in the council.
Kryuland is having a very important internal crisis with the socialists in hazard.
In Telum, capital city of Inimicus, some protests by envirnomentalists have been suffocated with gas by the police of Inimicus, which was outlawed by european legislation: a meeting has been called in Europolis between the authorities of the country and Commissioner for Defence & Peacekeeping Livia Arcturus along with Prime Commissioner Bass in order to clarify the situation. Meanwhile, an assault and attempt to assassinate the Emperor of Inimicus William IV has happened.
EuroVoice XV in Kryuland has come to an end: the winner of this european landmark is Karmin (Os Corelia) with their beautiful and energizing song, Brokenhearted!
That's all for this months, friends! See you in February, and wishes for a happy new year from all europeans!
Post by European Union on Mar 3, 2013 12:29:41 GMT -5
European Union January - February 2013 Update!
The European Union contains 151 nations.
The Commission elections are there again! Ten candidates, an incredible number, are running for only five offices. Here is an overview: -Alexander Bass (incumbent) [Gun-toting Animals, classical-liberal ECL] -Susan Callaghan (incumbent) [Halsberg, conservative UEC] -Mikaela Kligenberg [Inquista, Independent] -Phil Tong [The United Planet, socialdemocratic S&D] -Nurslija Kaazidi [Marrakechia, Independent] -Peter Montfort [Angleter, conservative UEC] -Bent Jerrik Christiansen [North Europa, conservative UEC] -Nicholas Benfield [Inimicus, conservative UEC] -Felipe Gomez [Occoron, social-liberal ALDGE] -Maleeka Liszckoszi (former Commissioner) [social-liberal Os Corelia, ALDGE]
You can follow the lively Commission debates here !
Also a new European Court of Justice is to be elected, nominations are underway.
Pax Aurea has elected a new President, after the former had been killed in a terrorist attack. Gaius Proctus defeated his opponent Maria Fulvius in the second round.
The Court of Justice is deliberating on the case Pax Aurea versus Kras Soren. The Kaasian Colonel is being accused of attacking an unarmed humanitarian mission during the Dromund Kaas War. The verdict is expected to be delivered soon.
A European Pride Conference for the LGBT community has been called in Os Corelia.
The Councillors have been very busy lately: An immigration Bill and an Environmental Protection Act were heavily opposed, and also the Europol Act, aiming to increase intelligence sharing between member states, was defeated.
A Civilian Acces Initiative Act, aiming to increase transparency and openness in the European Union, was unanimously approved. Also a Consumer Protection Act is expected to be approved.
Europe’s first budget proposal has been proposed by Economics Commissioner Callaghan, and is currently being discussed in the Council.
Europe’s Got Talent has started, we will keep you up to date!
EuroVoice XVI in Os Corelia, was won by Julie Fowlis from… Os Corelia, with Touch The Sky !
The European Union wishes to apologize for the delay!
That's all for this months, friends! See you in March!
Speaker of the European Council: Acwellan Lir Devoy am Harrison, Duxburian Union
Socialist Workers Party (SWP): Communist, Socialist, Anti-Capitalist Party of European Socialists and Democrats (S&D): Social Democrat, Integrationist Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for a Green Europe (ALDGE): Social Liberal, Environmentalist European Classical Liberals (ECL): Classical Liberal, Pragmatic Union of European Conservatives (UEC): Conservative, Christian Democrat European National Party (ENP): Fascist, National Socialist
A new Commission has been elected. With a very high turnout of 24, Maleeka Liszckoszi (ALDGE) was elected as Premier Commissioner for the second, although not consecutive, time. She has also served as Commissioner for Internal Affairs for two terms, making her the longest serving Commissioner in European history. She defeated incumbent Premier Bass with a higher amount of second preferences (the EU uses the Single Transferable Vote/Alternative Vote System). Other Commissioners include Felipe Gomez (Occoron/ALDGE), Susan Callaghan (Halsberg/UEC), Alexander Bass (Gun-Toting Animals/ECL) and Mikaela Kligenberg (Inquista/non-inscrit). Incumbent Premier Bass becomes Commissioner for Economics, while incumbent Economics Commissioner Callaghan moves to the Defence and Peacekeeping office. Commission candidates Benfield (Inimicus/UEC), Christiansen (North Europa/UEC), Kaazidi (Marrakechia/non-inscrit), Montfort (Angleter/UEC), and Tong (United Planet/S&D) did not get enough support.
The debate, held in Rhine Ruhr and moderated by Romulus Calloway, saw a particularly heated moment where Benfield slammed his fellow UEC candidate, Susan Callaghan, over her controversial budget proposals. However, Benfield's claim that Callaghan was "the worst Economics Commisioner ever," and that Livia Arcturus was the only capable member of Commission XII, draw opprobrium from other candidates, as did his pledge to cut apparently non-existent funding for alternative energy. Both Liszckoszi and Christiansen bemoaned a lack of innovation in Commission XII, while Bass and Callaghan defended their records. Mikaela Kligenberg vowed to energise the Internal Affairs Commission, while Peter Montfort stressed more organisation and clarity in the Commission, although his plan to consolidate committees came under close scrutiny, with Premier Bass suggesting it could "lead to the stifling of innovation and start the path towards elitism". Phil Tong called the promotion of peace and democracy the EU's number one priority, while Felipe Gomez launched a strong defence of greater European co-operation. Nurslija Kaazidi failed to participate in the debate. Read the full debate here.
Premier Commissioner Liszckoszi and Commissioners Callaghan and Kligenberg are currently visiting Dromund Kaas to get an overview of the situation there. The Dromund Kaas war is not entirely over, and most of the territory is occupied by the Duxburian Union. In her past term as Premier, Liszckoszi also visited Dromund Kaas but was kidnapped by Kaasian officials.
Commissioner Bass has proposed a new European budget. Read more in Council News
Also a new European Court of Justice has been elected. Antony Scalin became Chief Justice, unopposed. He is joined in the Court by Justices Concordia Ferro (Pax Aurea), Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov (Bakrova), Idla Bcassj (Kryuland) and Gerhardt Garber (Rhine Ruhr). Candidates Lars Josef Knudse (North Europa) and Judith Conde (Northern Caesarea) did not get enough support.
The former Court has cleared the Kaasian Colonel Kras Soren from all charges in the Pax Aurea vs Kras Soren case. Pax Aurea accused the Kaasian of having ordered an attack against unarmed Aurean humanitarian workers and for being responsible for the death of 59 Aurean relief workers as well as at least 116 Kaasian refugees, all killed in the attack. The so-called Four Camps Massacre shocked everyone in Europe. Now former Chief Justice Sandu argued that there was insufficient evidence that the Soren ordered the attack, a verdict supported unanimously by the Court. According to the Court, Soren can not be sentenced for the death of the Aurean workers and the Kaasian refugees, since he can not be found guilty of ordering the attack. That verdict was approved by all justices but Conde, who dissented because she found him as commanding officer responsible for the outcome of the attack, also without evidence he ordered it. Pax Aurea said to respect the verdict and will not lodge an appeal.
The budget proposal by Commissioner Bass (ECL) has been received positively by the Council. The proposal of former Economics Commissioner Callaghan (UEC) was criticized as some of the funding was considered too low. The new proposal by Bass includes more money for every Commissioner's office, except the Premier's. The Council is now voting on the budget. It is the first time in European history that a Commissioner proposes a budget at the beginning of his term. If the budget is approved, it will also be the first approved budget in EU history.
The Aurean Councillor Nadia Orcello has proposed the Ocean Protection Act to the Council. The discussion has just started, we will keep you up to date.
The Inimican opposition leader of the Green Party, Jeff Speller has been sentenced with the death penalty by the Inimican Imperial Court of Justice. The charges included "Placing insults aimed towards an Inimician government official", "Strongly disturbing the order of the Inimician Second Chamber", "Inciting hatred throughout the Inimician populace", "Encouraging actions of a terrorist nature" and "Attempting to assassinate His Imperial Majesty the Emperor". The Rhinian President Jeffrey was the first European leader to heavily criticize the trial, that only lasted 24 hours. He demanded Inimicus to postpone the execution and to allow a European observation team to review the trial. He was joined by the Occoronian, Aurean and Corelian governments. Especially the first three charges were the cause of some concern, and often was referred to the Telum Incident, in which hundreds of environmentalist demonstrators were killed after the Inimican police used nerve agents against them. The Inimican government received also some support, by the President of Halsberg as well as the newly elected Commissioner for Internal Affairs, Kligenberg. The latter claimed the critics had no evidence that the trial was unfair. Despite the international pressure, Speller was executed on March 27th, six days after the verdict. It is unknown whether new episodes will be added to the so-called Speller Case, but we will keep you up to date.
The former Aurean Minister for Humanitarian Affairs Lucius Telerius has committed suicide, on March 19th. Telerius was Minister during the Four Camps Massacre, and rumors are going around that the release of Kras Soren by the European Court of Justice was the final straw. It was known that Telerius felt responsible for the death of the Aureans and he also referred to the incident in his goodbye note.
The elections in Kryuland have resulted in a victory of the Kryuland GID Komuni, a coalition of several center-left parties and dominated by the Sinistra, Ecologia e Libertà party (ALDGE). The King will appoint a new Prime Minister after consulting the party leaders.
Elections in Newfoundland were won by the Progressive-Conservative Party of Newfoundland & Labrador (UEC), Danny Williams remains Premier.
The discussion about the European University Collaboration has been re-opened. We will keep you up to date.
EuroVoice XVII has started in Os Corelia, the entries are coming in!
The first Euro (football) Cup will take place in Marrakechia. Several nations have already confirmed their participation.
The European Union hopes everyone has survived the zombie attack!
What do you think of our new update format? Let us know!
The European Union would like to thank Anime Daisuki for the fruitful cooperation between the two regions during the AD World Assembly Delegacy, with as highlight the visit of 10000 Islands to the EU. We also congratulate Woonsocket on his election!
Also congratulations on the tenth birthday of your region!