Legislation passed by the Council or previous Parliament.
With 3 votes in favour and 2 votes against, the Refugee Protection Act has passed. Sir Edward Mountain, 4th Baronet of Oare Manor and BrendonSpeaker of the European CouncilCouncillor for the United Kingdom of Great Britain
The application to establish the European Liberals has been accepted. The European Liberals must hold a vote among its member councillors regarding its system of internal decision making within one month from today.Congratulations on being the second new-style Political Group in the Council!Speaker John Walters
I will now read the results:6 FOR The repeal1 AGAINST the repeal2 ABSTENTIONSAs such, I hereby declare that European Cannabis Act is henceforth repealed. European Nations may now handle the issue of cannabis how they see fit, however as a personal note I do hope the nations do a transition period as to allow their citizens ample time to understand the new situation in Europe.
I will now read the results of the vote:8 votes FOR the repeal5 votes AGAINST the repeal1 Abstention on the repealHaving past the simple majority, as defined by the constitution, I hereby declare that the Abolition of Capital Punishment Act 2015 has been repealed from European Law. Member states may now legalize Capital Punishment within their borders, or they may choose to keep it illegal.
"Hold on right there, I'm going to interject. Ms. Emerett has demonstrated far too much poise and composure for my liking. I know she has too much grace and respect to defend herself against this barrage of words, so I will. This is her confirmation debate and I have something to say. Just like how she graciously watched herself get put 3rd and 4th on member-states voting lists during her first Commission, after the great Marie Solomon was ranked 1st by many (Still waiting for you to explain that one, Gisela), I had to speak up. The Council seems to be very good at rewarding those who aren't active and those whoa actually do things. Despite people's hesitations and the tough discussions she had to face, Ms. Emerett completed her term by always remained warm-spirited, inviting, happy and always willing to hear you out. I admire her temperament.
This confirmation debate is so embarrassing. I am legitimately embarrassed for the Council. Councillor Julia Hartley-Brewer has successfully derailed this entire confirmation, and has decided to discredit any of her personal achievements, quoting God's knows what, and she is so keen to be hostile to this Commissioner on literally no basis. God, you're such a mess. Endless debate? Ms. Emerett only had one. Never got things done? No, it did. What island are you on, seriously?But now, to your latest attack.
First off, Ms. Emerett literally was defended by a colleague who said she was involved and that she helped push them. Again, to quote Mr. Hitchens:
'As perhaps the most veteran of the Commission team, I feel as though I
need to support Mrs Emerett, whose conduct these last months I
appreciate greatly, as leader of this Commission. Though I cannot in any
way defend Mrs Solomon or Mr Dawson - their conduct has, I think I can
say, been lacking, the Premier's leading of this team has in fact been
formidable. Her conversations with each of us as Commissioners have been
as motivating as they could, and it is up to us as individual
Commissioners to answer the question of our inactivity.' Yet you denounce this as 'just words'? Umm, ok. From an actual colleague that just worked for her? Ok. I'm sure you would hear these same words from her other colleagues. You then - and this is hilarious - actually fail to answer her only one single challenge to you. You couldn't name a Premier that simply just removed a person from their Commission. That's because it never happened. Maleeka Licskoszi certainly wasn't one of them. Not only that, but you didn't even provide proof for it either. You used, 'just words'. Furthermore, didn't Mrs. Licszkoszi have the exact reputation of delegating to her Commissioners and not delivering up to her promises? If I remember it correctly, she was among the first Premiers to create the so-called committees we saw, where only some of them had moderate success. It's also the EFP, by the way, not the EPA. Christ.Second off, Ms. Emerett never once included actually turning the Council in Europolis into an elected body. That was me. That was not part of any of her former campaigns. I think you're confusing the both of us, but I wouldn't be surprised - we both have pretty good hair. I'm not sure why you decided to then make that snide comment and go at me there. Very strange. Then again, you recently attacked a new Councillor and colleague of ours on his personal looks. Your rehearsed, petty, and completely unoriginal attack fell flat. It was pretty lame.Thirdly, no kidding she shouldn't reveal the legislation plans. This is about her confirmation. She not only brought up the idea, but has presented what the general idea will be as well. Of course she doesn't have the legislation for it. What now, are politicians are supposed to make the legislation, present it, and then be elected afterwards? Furthermore, this is obvious bait you're using. Even if she did present the plan, you would quickly pick it apart, say it's unworkable, and we'd never hear the end of it. Fourth, what the hell is wrong with having discussion? God, this is the first time we have a Commissioner actually invested in the opinions of member states. We'd had dozens of Commissions where they just expected to have things handed to them, have the member states simply just do what they say, or act as if they thought they were outright statesmen. We finally get someone who has a proven record otherwise, and has been credited with hearing people out and actively involving their opinions in legitimate, proven change.What's your answer? Let's berate this person and tell the they're ineffective despite her record saying otherwise - and say you want her to rule with an iron first. You sound like friggin' Laila Zapatero. No, I don't want Europolis working without hearing my opinion, thanks.Besides, why are you being so belligerent to someone that could possibly be our Internal Affairs Commissioner? What's wrong with you? I was actually excited about having a Commission-Council working relationship, but damn, that seems to be out of the window.Or at the very least use common respect.This Council isn't ready for Ms. Emerett as Internal Affairs. This chamber has become toxic. It's not about working together anymore. It's about attacking each others looks, berating our Commissioners, and demanding that the Commissions should just act and do. Facts also don't matter either, apparently. Just save yourself the time Anja, pack your bags and go back to Saint Dominico - clearly you will find no one with your same vision here."Edward Firoux,Councillor of Inquista
Thank you for your question, councillor. You strike at the heart of what should become one of our primary focus points over the coming commission term. I was completely taken aback, as I think we all were, when we found out attackers had come from two regions, namely the North Pacific and Europeia, with whom we had previously had cordial and friendly relations. I myself visited the governments of these regions multiple times, and supported our ambassadors in their important duties, and nothing at all seemed to indicate they were planning to attack us.What went wrong? Well, we were taken completely unawares. We were - and are - ill-prepared for attempted invasions from regions who would seek to do us harm, even and especially from who we perceive to be our allies. Now, I do not think this is reason for us to cut all diplomatic ties with other regions. They are too valuable for that. By connecting ourselves with our neighbours we open up to new members, we attract a wide range of co-operative and collaborative projects, and make sure we are visible to the world.However, and that is what I initially proposed in my opening statement, I do think we should be more vigilant, so we can avert possible catastrophies in the future. That is why I will try my best to gather some of the most experienced defenders in the region to see what can be done to prevent or sustain further attacks. I cannot promise you we will never be invaded, I am, after all, a realist, but what I can do is try to work with you, Councillors, with national governments of the Union, and with my colleagues in the Commission, to ensure we are as prepared as we can be for what may face us in the future.Commissioner-elect Eric Hitchens
Julia Hartley-Brewer had no words for the man that stood in the Council chamber. "What an unfortunate man....looks like a wet damp rag that the Marxist Book Club wiped their arse with..." she said, not knowing her microphone was on. "Oh! I mean, welcome to this esteemed house."
((((OOC: HI y'all, so after discussing this with the head of our war system, and after a few have privately voiced complaints over how fast this happened, with little Out of Character Discussion, the fact the last time this project was mentioned before recently was rightly about two-three years ago with little RP (That can be found) since then. So for now there will be an OOC discussion, since its unlikely such a project would occur in such secrecy and succeed. With no real life equal to this situation there must be a discussion, or else we might risk blowing up Europe and retconning it anyways. If you wish to join the discussion come join the skype chat. Finally, so for now this discussion will be closed pending some further notice shortly. Thank you, and sorry for the inconvenience to all parties.))))
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