• RE: EuroVoice 37///Entrages, Gallorum

    Short name of the competing country: Malborya
    National broadcaster of the competing country: MBOTV
    Name of the song: Never Enough
    Name of the artist: Kelly Clarkson
    Link of the song (Youtube, Vimeo, Dailymotion): https://youtu.be/ES9hM2fgyAA
    Link to the live performance of the song: https://youtu.be/FakDdyICQNI
    Picture of the person who will cast the votes of the competing country: http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/34600000/ELLE-Magazine-s-Women-In-Television-Celebration-2011-judy-greer-34616066-2099-3000.jpg
    Full name of the person who will cast the votes of the competing country: Judy Greer
    A message from your country that spokesperson will say (can be private): Private
    (optional) Other people that helped in the making of the song (producers, writers etc.): Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, STiNT

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  • RE: EuroVoice 37///Entrages, Gallorum

    Entry Form:

    Short name of the competing country:
    National broadcaster of the competing country:
    Name of the song:
    Name of the artist:
    Link of the song (Youtube, Vimeo, Dailymotion):
    Link to the live performance of the song:
    Picture of the person who will cast the votes of the competing country:
    Full name of the person who will cast the votes of the competing country:
    A message from your country that spokesperson will say (can be private):
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    The theming of this is a New Year's bash! Party anthems, bass drops, sick guitar licks, diva riffs...the works!

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  • EuroVoice 37///Entrages, Gallorum

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    This 37th EuroVoice competition is soon to be underway in the beautiful Gallic city of Entrages; a fashion capital of the Kingdom of Gallorum, it is the true home of the haute couture designers like Christian Lacroix and others.

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    Our theme is a New Year's Eve bash! This time, we want a music video and a live performance video of your entry. In the lead up to the live event, we will show the music videos. We will enjoy live performances of every entrant on the night of the big fete to bring in the New Year right, including a performance by the winner of EuroVoice 36, Celine Dion!

    Entry deadline – 23.59 (GMT), 14th of December, 2019
    Voting begins – 00.01 (GMT), 15th of December, 2019
    Voting closes – 23.59 (GMT), 29th of December, 2019

    The results show will be on the 31st of December, bringing in the New Year, throughout the day! Thank you in advance to all who enter. EuroVoice is made every time by its fabulous contestants.

    Entries:

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  • RE: The EU's Latest Tweets

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  • RE: Member State Applications

    Saledia has decided to leave the EU.

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  • RE: Cette semaine en politique - Politics Across the Francophone Countries

    October 27, 2019 - 2019 Gaulois general election special

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    Poirier: Hello I am Agnes Poirier chairing this episode of Cette semaine en politique, your guide to politics across the Francophone countries. We have a snap general election special for you as Prime Minister Elisabeth Baschet went to Queen Margrethe to ask for a general election about seven months ahead of schedule. Who will make it to the Hotel Matignon and lead the Kingdom? Here with us are a panel of Gaulois experts: Francois Picard, Marie d'Artest and Green Party Deputy from Escolives-Est Yves Cochet. Welcome everyone!

    Guests: Welcome

    Poirier: Okay, first question up...how did we get here? How did Gallorum get a general election in November?

    Picard: Well, the Prime Minister (Elisabeth Baschet), went to the Queen to ask for an early election partly because Fillon had been messing up in the polls and partly because the Government has run out of an agenda in a way. She's got a strong economic message but socially, the Government has not changed that much from the last election. But that has caused people to appreciate the Travailliste Government as they have not governed in the radical social democratic manner that many thought they would with their election in 2016. Among supporters, Baschet could be seen as a slight disappointment and many seem to nickname her Elisabeth Macron as she has governed much more to the centre economically and socially as the Liberal Party leader Emmanuel Macron suggested he would.

    Poirier: Okay, so not a 100% gain for Baschet really. She had to really weigh the options.

    Picard: Yes, Ms. Baschet had to really stop and look around at the party support and the political landscape and while a 40-32 lead in the polls most of the time indicates a high chance of forming government, the MMP system is quite funny in the sense that anything less than an 8-10% lead in the polls could suggest a minority government or the need to build coalitions and the latest polling as shown that the PSDT are on 38%, the Gallons are on 33%, the Liberals on 17%, the Verts on 7%, and the Nationalists on 5%. That means Baschet could squeak out a majority if everything goes exactly how she wants and she gains those percentages in places she isn't already popular. If she ends up scoring less of the constituency votes then she'll have to look elsewhere.

    Poirier: Now, I'm from Icholasen so forgive me if I ask a very basic question, getting us away from the numbers here but...who are the major parties and what are they like? Marie, jump in here!

    d'Artest: The incumbent of the major three political parties are the Parti Social Democratie et Travailliste, also known as Les Travaillistes. This is a social democratic party that is grounded in the labour movement in Gallorum. As time has gone on, they've become more viable but the Red Scare of the 1990's made it difficult for them to win elections until they adopted Third Way economic policies. The second is the Christian Democratic Party, the PDC, know as Les Gallons. They've been essentially a party of government for the better part of 100 years. Their roots go back to the Traditionalists in the first Gaulois parliament. They stand on what is deemed to be moderate conservatism influenced by the Gallic Orthodox Church. As of now, that means economic conservatism and socially Christian conservatism. They have had many great Prime Ministers like Jacques Chirac and Charles de Gaulle and they get their name Les Gallons from the fact that they are a party that exudes the belief of Gallic exceptionalism, that we are a special nation and deserve to conduct foreign policy as such. The third is the Parti Liberal, a party that has had mixed results but consistently place third in the parliament. Led currently by Emmanuel Macron, the Liberals have had a hard time gaining some votes they've lost to the Travaillistes as they were the original proponents of the Third Way economics in Gallorum. Now they are have had to move economically even more towards the centre, and the party generally represents a technocratic radical centrism. Let's get the best information, the most facts, and make decisions rationally and orderly while putting an emphasis on social justice and equality.

    Poirier: Interesting! How about the parties stances on a spectrum, perhaps left and right?

    d'Artest: Generally speaking, Les Travaillistes are the largest party of the left, Les Gallons the party of the right, and Les Liberals in the centre. However the Green Party has been pushing on the left and chomping on the heels of the Travaillistes and the Front National led by Marine Le Pen is growing in popularity among the right-wing support of the Gallons. The most socially liberal party are Les Verts, followed by the Liberals. Les Travaillistes have an interesting coalition of traditional labourers and suburban social democrats, so their party tends to trend socially centrist most often, epitomised by Baschet's lack of social progressive policy as she comes from the traditional labourer section of the party. The Christian Democrats range from moderate to solid social conservative and the Front are perhaps the most hardline conservatives, calling for bans of migration and the immediate withdrawal from European institutions that promote progressive values.

    Poirier: And their leaders?

    d'Artest: Leading the Les Travaillistes is current Prime Minister Elisabeth Baschet, Les Gallons are led by Francois Fillon, Les Verts are led by Dominique Voynet, the Liberals by Macron and the Nationalistes by Le Pen. There's a lot more flux at the local level where smaller parties have greater access to the possibility of seats, as to get representation in the Parliament with our MMP system, a party needs to have either 5% support nationally or won 5 of the first past the post seats.

    Poirier: Yes, I see now. So this is an election of personalities it seems! These party leaders have the ability to cash in on popularity in terms of the 101 party list seats, which in reality is 100 + the Speaker of the lower house. Interesting. So how have the personalities influenced this election?

    Picard: This is a rare election cycle where everyone is very passionate and can communicate fairly well. Fillon has been trying to hammer away at Baschet as corrupt, but as much mud as he's trying to fling, it doesn't stick. Le Pen has a message that perhaps the voters have no real option between the two major parties, as both are leaning towards free trade economics. Voynet has said the Government has not done enough to combat the impending climate emergency and while she welcomed Inquista's deal that has forced Gallorum to work on its environmental standards, the Kingdom must do more. Macron has simply said that if the people want to be pro-European and unapologetically open for business economically, socially and politically that his party will do the best job. All five are pretty effective communicators and their bases are getting fired up, which could prove problematic for Baschet. She is popular and the Government is fairly popular but trends on social media are showing that people are viewing her as an opportunist and no different from other politicians in a time when the people are changing their preference from a political operator to someone who comes from outside the Bloc du Parlement, the complex that houses the Parliament and government buildings in Aurelis.

    Poirier: Okay, that will conclude the first half of our programme. Tune in for the second half where we interview Yves Cochet and get more in depth with the election at hand.

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  • RE: Member State Applications

    @polandcroatia said in Member State Applications:

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    Nation Name: The Kingdom of Poland-Croatia
    Nation Name in NS: Poland Croatia
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    Map plot requested: No. #1

    Capital city: Zagreb
    Currency: Kunas
    National languages: Medžuslovjansky, Polish and Croatian
    Head of State: King Kazimerz III Wielki
    Head of Government: Prime Minister Ms. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
    Governing parties: Polish Croatian Conservatives

    European Councillor (Permanent Representative to the EU): Mr. Mateusz Morawiecki

    Past Participation in other regions: NO
    My country accepts the Constitution and the Acquis Communautaire: YES

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  • RE: Gaulois News Agencies

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    Councillor Rousselot Goes on Election Trail For PSDT, Baschet As New Polling Emerges

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    MONTRELAIS --- The capital of the Normandie region has been touted as the bellwether section of the country in this snap general election. A cross section of traditional French speaking Gaulois, Anglophones and Germanophones live in the city which make it culturally a melting pot of the nation. It also has the urban/suburban/rural divide as portrayed by census data in 2010 and is one of the most politically active cities in the Kingdom. However, it is also an important stop in the 2019 snap general election because this will be the place that the ruling Travailliste Government led by Elisabeth Baschet will begin their campaign for re-election.

    "I am here from Europolis to campaign wholeheartedly for the government. Premier Ministre Baschet has given us credibility on the world stage by reaching out beyond our borders and expanding our trade into Inquista. She's been willing to form coalitions in Europolis to work for the benefit of the Kingdom as well as the whole of Europe and she's seen as a rising, leading figure in Europe. Our nation has a clear choice: to go backwards, shirk responsibility with a return to the Christian Democrats or you can continue to move forward into Europe together with the PSDT," said Rousselot at the rally in Montrelais.

    The Normandie region has swung with the winning party the last five elections and regionally, Baschet is polling around 45% in Normandie, meaning if she does nothing but hold her current seats, she could gain 10 more FPTP seats. This would put her over the edge the exact minority government of 200 she has now to 210, a rare single party majority government. That has not happened since the government of Jacques Chirac in 1996.

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  • RE: Irish News Media

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    Government Suggests Ireland, Gallorum, Icholasen and Others Draft Free Trade Zone

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    Taoiseach Frances Fitzgerald suggested in the Dail that the Government should pursue a larger free trade zone between Ichilausen, Gallorum, Ireland and other signatories of nations should they choose to obey the rules of the free trade area in Northern Europe.

    "A potential NEFTA could see all of our nations grow in prosperity by up to 4% of GDP annually after it is implemented. It is good for jobs and growth in Ireland, in Ichilausen, and in the Kingdom of Gallorum as well. And it could expand and get greater with more nations included," the Taoiseach said in a debate on the Government's trade policy.

    Labour have said they would oppose the Government's proposals on a free trade area unless it included provisions for workers rights to be maintained and an emphasis on including equal partners to Ireland, Ichilausen and Gallorum in what could be considered "fair trade".

    "If the Government uses this to line the pockets of big business in Dublin instead of fighting to protect the rights of workers, keep the standards we are accustomed, and use the extra economic benefit to invest in our roads, welfare and public sector, then we will oppose this every step of the way," said Labour Leader Brendan Howlin said on the floor of the Dail.

    The United Provinces could see this come up in a proposed summit after Gallorum's general election. It is seen that both Gaulois Premier Elisabeth Baschet and Ichilain Premier Eilidh Whiteford are allies in this goal to increase free trade. Notable as well, they are three female leaders of their nations and share a common goal in being the first in some way or another.

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