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  • RE: Copala City Campaign

    The Copalan Independent Union, the Copalan Republican Party and the Freedom Party have announced that Amal Maxwells is their joint candidate for the Mayoral Election which will take place tomorrow. She has no political affiliation to any of the coalied parties.

    posted in Politics and Incidents
  • RE: Spain News Media

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    THE CONGRESO PASSES THE NEW ELECTORAL LAW: SPAIN HEADS TOWARDS ELECTIONS 1 YEAR LATER BECAUSE OF CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM

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    Spanish people: We are going into elections once again! Celebration noises can be heard all around Spain. Wait, no, they cannot be heard, because there's none. The Kingdom of Spain will be facing the 6th General Election in 9 years, which means that an election is held every 1.5 year. But if the President has absolute majority on the Congreso and the Senado, why are we heading towards an election no one have asked for? In El Confidencial, we are explaining you why:

    • The New Electoral Law: Minor parties have asked for a new electoral law, and the Government has decided to do it, with the risk of having to do a new election after the calculations have been done. And that's how it's been, the calculations exceeded the Constitution limit, which means that a new election sould take place inmmediately. Now the Constitution allows the amendment to happe, the new law was passed before the constitutional amendment, which means that it's legal.

    The new Parliament will have 675 seats, 325 more than this legislature, but the Senate is reducing its seats to just 222. The Government of Scotland has said this is a "good change, but still is not enough in the eyes of the Scottish". Many autonomies are now asking for a new Autonomy Status, but that will have to wait until a new parliament is formed and Spain gets a Government; and if this turns up to be like in 2015 or 2019 28th April election.

    posted in European News Consortium
  • Motion to deploy the European Relief Force in Eastern Haane

    PREAMBLE

    After the European Commission and Flag Commissioner Harriet Copala report, we think it's the perfect time to deploy the European Relief Force in Eastern Haane to send more humanitarian aid to the Haaneans.

    SECTION I - DEPLOYMENT

    I. The European Relief Force will be deployed on Eastern Haane on 22nd October 2020, 09:00 GMT.
    II. The Mission of the European Relief Force will be deploying humanitarian aid in Eastern Haane and helping the civilians.
    III. The European Relief Force will be leaded by the Flag Commissioner, Harriet Copala, and overseen by the Internal Affairs Commissioner, Jean-Claude Juncker.

    SECTION II - SECURITY AND SURVEILLANCE BY THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL

    I. The Security of the European Relief Force will depend of the military deployed in Eastern Haane.
    II. Until the European Relief Force retires from Eastern Haane, the European Commission shall post a report twice a month.
    III. The European Relief Force shall not enter in conflict with civilians.


    Councillors, after the Commission report about the Intervention on Eastern Haane, I'm submitting this motion to authorise the Commission to deploy the European Relief Force.

    Donald D. Tusk
    Councillor for Spain

    posted in European Council
  • RE: [Discussion] The Situation in the People's Confederation of Eastern Haane

    Councillors, as promissed, I'm reading here today the report made by the European Commission after the Intervention Motion on Eastern Haane was passed by this Council. As said in this report, the ERF is ready to be deployed and we think it's a good moment to deploy it.


    After the European Council passed the Motion which proposed the Eastern Haane intervention, the European Commission has been working closely with contenders in order to bring back peace into Eastern Haane. With that said, the European Commission has made a report on the Intervention.

    The Intervention started on October 11th, leaded under the Flag Commissioner Harriet Copala, from Inquista. During these 7 days, the No-Fly Zone established by the Four Assembled Powers has remained active and there have been no incidents reported. At the moment, the Intervention hasn't reported any combat or major incidents, and countries are deploying humanitarian aid in the area.

    With that said, the European Commission and the Flag Commissioner considers that the intervention is working and we believe it's a good time for deploying the European Relief Force for humanitarian purposes. We believe that Eastern Haane is safe for the ERF.

    Angela Merkel
    Premier Commissioner

    Jean-Claude Juncker
    Internal Affairs Commissioner

    Antoni Reynels
    External Affairs Commissioner

    Harriet Copala
    Flag Commissioner


    Jean-Claude Juncker
    Commissioner for Internal Affairs

    posted in European Council
  • RE: Amendment to Article 2 proposition

    On behalf of the Kingdom of Spain, I vote FOR the amendment.

    Donald D. Tusk
    Councillor for Spain

    posted in European Council
  • RE: Amendment to Article 2 proposition

    Discussion is now over. Voting on amendments to the amendment begins NOW and ends at 13:00 GMT. There is one amendment, proposed my myself:

    Amendment
    II. Each member state has the right to three Councillors two of which must be elected directly with the third selected by a method decided by the government and parliament of each memberstate. Each Councillor is equal and has the same rights. Each Councillor has one vote and can only represent one member state. Each Councillor must be a citizen or legal resident of the member state they represent. No Councillor may serve concurrently as a Commissioner or Justice.

    I vote FOR the amendment.

    Edward Firoux
    Council Speaker and Councillor for Inquista

    posted in European Council
  • RE: Repeal the Elected and Accountable Council Act 2020

    Excuse me Councillor Gökçen, just a minor mistake you have made when you have used my example: Noctoria has ceased to exist. dissapeared, left the European Union. It has never been purged from the European Union, they just left, dissapeared. Let's say the truth on this chamber please. Thank you.

    Donald D. Tusk
    Councillor for Spain

    posted in European Council
  • RE: Repeal the Elected and Accountable Council Act 2020

    I suppose I will begin with Mr. Devoy.

    For starters, I'm quite surprised you didn't walk in with your own boom box, playing music as you walked in. That was quite the self-aggrandizing display. I need to take notes for when I have to arrive at Christmas dinner at my in-laws, who will probably be discussing Anglexit, and they will be keen to give me an earful.

    You've gone on this whole speech insinuating you've written the Constitution yourself, which is quite the claim. The vast majority of the Constitution we have now was either re-written, re-worded or basically re-phrased by the Constitutional Committee back in 2011-2012, which included several members, such as yourself, but particularly also the esteemed Councillors of Angleter, Os Corelia, and also Inquista, among others. Believe it or not, but the late hero Alexander Kligenberg, who was our Councillor at the time, is not lost upon my memory, nor was his work or contributions.

    I am also not sure why you've insinuated in your speech, and you've given me this stare, as you if you don't know who I am. Mr. Devoy you do realise that I used to be a colleague of yours? You seem like you don't remember me. I have been serving in the European Council for almost 8 years, sometime of which had been alongside you.

    I guess I will just address your argument, which I fundamentally disagree with. The Constitution does state that the EU promotes democracy. That is there is the Constitution. However, you are right in that it doesn't assign any specific institution or office to this task, except perhaps the Internal Affairs Commissioner, to a degree. That's why I wrote the EACA. As I wrote in the EACA, and as I argued in one of my earlier points - which you perhaps missed because you were not yet in the chamber -that I believe that the European Council is highest decision-making body in Europe, and thus should and ought to be an example and bastion of democracy. If the EU wants to be democratic, and actually aims to advance democracy, then it truly has to begin with this assembly.

    As for your point about it being unconstitutional, it simply isn't. You can keep repeating the term 'member state' over and over, as if you've done something, for as long as you like, and I will patiently wait. A member state is a country, councillor. I have no doubt you'll break out a dictionary and fight me on this, so I'll skip right to it. A state is a politically organized body of people usually occupying a definite territory and is usually sovereign. In my case, that organized body is Inquista. The Most Blessed State of Inquista. Furthermore, if we're to get real nitpicky, sovereignty in Inquista is only guaranteed by the will of the people, in the form of legitimacy, who elect their representatives and give recognition to the offices of government that uphold the state so that it can be sovereign. So, in my case at least, the Councillor of Inquista includes one of those government offices, and the ultimately sovereignty of my country lies within my people. Elected Councillors can very well represent their state, and thus their election is not unconstitutional, and is in fact far from it.

    Mr. Devoy, I appreciate though that Councillor Green got you in here to verify his own claim, and I hope that we continue to see you again in the future. You are always a welcome guests in these halls.

    As for Councillor Gökçen, your entire first point is a massive whataboutism. It's perfectly reasonable for the European Council to establish norms, values and rules in place for representatives to this institution. However, obviously setting standards for how the governments of member states ought to run their own national legislatures, and also make their national legislatures democratic, is one reach further, and perhaps one reach too far. I also had no idea about Noctoria being purged off, that sounds rather gruesome and Haanean. From what I last heard, they left the European Union.

    Now, to your other points. I am not making fun of your government, and I even stated that I wasn't being facetious. I certainly wasn't making a joke. I'm commending your government, which seems to be rather good, and I was exactly making the point that you are rather lucky, and that it isn't always the case that governments are so free from shady politics. Not sure how it has to do with Inquistasn exercising their right to protest, but here we are. As I stated in the previous Council discussion, I am more than happy to be your punching bag. However, it seems that we fundamentally disagree on who makes better decisions, between governments and the people, and I don't think we'll change each other's minds on the matter, so I'm leaving it there.

    Edward Firoux
    Council Speaker and Councillor for Inquista

    posted in European Council
  • RE: Europe Day - 19th October 2020

    Donald Tusk was in his Europolis' favourite hotel, as he had some pending Council sessions and debates were still going on. He had access to private chats were the members of the Government announced an statement was coming out, and when someone released it, he started to read it. "Perfect", he said. The Government had announced he would attend with the Spanish President to the Europe Day celebrations, which were simply a great idea in Tusk's view.

    He got ready and once he had prepared everything, the Spanish Councillor got onto his electric Europolis car. He was lucky enough to have a parking lot in Europolis near the hotel where he could get his car parked with no risk of being stealed or something like that. He entered the garage and then, got onto his car. He turned the engine on and drove to the Airport, where he would meet the Spanish President, Jesús Aguilar, once again.


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    Jesús Aguilar had prepared his suitcase for this special day, and he woke up early that day. Once he took breakfast, he said goodbye to his family members and got onto the motorcade which would escort him to Torrejón de Ardoz airbase. Meanwhile, he called Tusk to check he was going to give him a lift, and the answer was affirmative. The President arrived at Torrejón de Ardoz, salutated the military personnel he found on his way to the Falcon and boarded on the plane towards Europolis.

    During the flight, the President decided to work for 30 minutes and write a book for the other 30 minutes of flight. The flight was expected to last for an hour, because of the windy conditions at an altitude of 12.000 metres, which was something the President understood as a fan of aircraft knowledges and their stuff. The crew told the President that the plane were due to land, and the President got ready for landing. During the approach, the plane flew over the city of Europolis and the President decided to look by the window. He saw the celebrations from his plane and before touching down, he saw a poster from what was supposed to be a Juncker fan. The poster said: "Welcome to Jean-Claude Juncker International Airport - There's nothing better than having a good Junckflight.". Aguilar laughed a bit and said: "I hope this becomes true sometimes".

    The Presidential plane landed at Europolis' airport and Tusk picked up Jesús, in order to attend the celebrations.

    posted in Internal Affairs Commissioner
  • RE: Repeal the Elected and Accountable Council Act 2020

    Well, there's nothing more I can say than Councillor Firoux has said, because I'm very supportive of the Elected and Accountable Council Act, but I will try to get something more than he did and go further, so I can have a similar reasoning but with different words and getting more statements on it.

    Councillor Gökçen, I find concerning the fact you want to abolish one of the proposals that has made our Union more democratic, because it makes me think what can we expect from your policies. I know here many Councillors support democracy, but removing this act might be dangerous for the European Union, because of reasons I'll explain later. As a person who was elected by the Spanish people, I would like to give you my view on the matter: The Spanish Government chose a Councillor with no political affiliation, who didn't care about the European affairs,I cannot remember any intervention on this Council from him, and the Spanish people decided to remove him from office and they chose me instead. Since then, I've been in around a 95% of the Sessions the Council has hosted, maybe more than 95% but that's not the main matter. Now, if the Government appoints someone who doesn't care about European Affairs, and the citizens are not happy, shall they wait until a new party rules their country to have a different Councillor? It would be 2, 3, 4 or 5 lost years where they could have fought for their rights as a nation, where non-benefitial laws for them could have been passed in this Council.

    You have brought here the case of Angleter, and I want to say something about the matter: That have made me discover what some people think about our Union, about democracy, about hearing their citizens. When someone is scared about losing powers, they try their best to avoid anyone taking a seat they wish giving to another person. Imagine a dictatorship like Noctoria, which dissapeared, appointing a Councillor. This act forces dictatorships to make elections for something at least! Are we letting those oppresed people behind or wiat, let me guess: Let's get daddy Europe to solve it, because they do nothing at the end! This Council shall condemn Dictatorships, of course it should, but shall not be in charge of solving the conflicts in member states, that's why we have a Commission. And Councillor, this act represents the Alkharyans voice, maybe you don't want this place, then resign and let an election happen, they'll vote for other politician or independent candidate who wishes this job more than you do.

    Councillor, if you didn't know, one of the European Union's principles is democracy. When a nation joins the European Union, they are supposed to know about our values and about our laws and regulations. If you didn't know about this, don't worry, here we are to tell you that democracy shall be protected by the EU. Of course, we have the European Court of Justice to make individuals, collectives or nations accomplish the law, but this Council, the Commission and the ECoJ shall protect a basic human right as democracy. I would like to thank you for explaining us your political system, which is very useful for myself, but I'm sure regulations exist to allow nations to rule who can run for what place, and if you read the regulations properly, I think this "invented problem" about the Kurultay being unable to dictate who can run and who cannot on Alkharya could have been avoided. In fact, all of this could have been avoided if we just read the legislation passed by this council.

    About term limits, you can listen to the Speaker's suggestion maybe and just propose an amendment in order to allow member states to put term limits in place, something I will vote for as I think the European Union shall not restrict what members can and cannot do too much, and if they do, they should do it with the main goal of protecting the values we, as citizens, and our nations, represented by their Government and their Head of State, are supposed to follow, respect and accomplish. If it made the European Union to enter a division, then I guess: A) We have some anti-democrats around and we haven't seen them; B) There are some countries that call theirselves democratic but they don't know what democracy is and never used it or C) They make an election in 4 days without letting candidates a chance to explain their proposals. What is your Councillor?

    And again, I disagree with your fourth point. Why shouldn't be a separate entity, because the Government would lose control? Oh, how democratic then it is to control what your Councillor says in this Council. Councillor Gökçen, despite my political affilation to the current ruling party in Spain, the Partido Popular, I represent the 41 million Spaniards which can and cannot vote. In my case, I meet with the Spanish President every week, might be a videocall or a presential meeting, depends on the amount of pending work I have left to do and how many Council sessions we get. We, as Councillors, are responsible of making laws for every European Union State, we shall respect the values and enforce them with our laws and regulations. If a dictatorship wants to have their voice heard in this Council, they will need to take it into an election, with enough guarantees to ensure democracy exists. And if you don't support this statement, I would then need to start doubting about your democratical skills.

    Thank you very much for bringing up this debate, but my answer to this is a no. I will stand with those protecting democracy, and this Council is responsible of guaranteing such values and rights to the people, whether you like it or not. I know somes anti-European Union who might be celebrating this proposal: I guess you just want to give them wings. Thak you very much.

    Donald D. Tusk
    Councillor for Spain

    posted in European Council