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  • RE: Amendment to the Condemnation of the Coup in Icholasen

    Councillor Van Allen, you just stated that you "have no more to say for now", but then you've gone on to request for a debate extension literally right after? I will grant you a debate extension of 24 hours, so that you can hopefully give us more great takes like "ECoJ bad, UNSR bad, Icholasen good".

    Debate will be extended until 08:45 GMT on October 26th, 2020.

    Edward Firoux
    Council Speaker and Councillor for Inquista

    posted in European Council
  • RE: Motion to deploy the European Relief Force in Eastern Haane

    Debate is now over. Time to vote on amendments. In total there are four proposed amendments. When voting on amendments, please keep in mind that Amendment I and Amendment III clash with one another. The amendments are thus:

    Amendment I - Proposed by Cllr. Van Allen
    Section I - DEPLOYMENT
    I. The European Relief Force will be deployed on Eastern Haane on 22nd October 2020, 09:00 GMT. within 48 hours after this motion has been approved by the European Council.
    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, assigned and overseen by the Internal Affairs Commissioner , Jean-Claude Juncker.

    Amendment II - Proposed by Cllr. Van Allen
    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 week.
    III. The European Relief Force shall not enter in conflict with civilians.

    Amendment III - Proposed by Cllr. Tusk
    SECTION I - DEPLOYMENT
    I. The European Relief Force will be deployed on Eastern Haane on 22nd October 2020, 09:00 GMT 72 hours after the Motion has been passed by the European Council.
    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 current Internal Affairs Commissioner, Jean-Claude Juncker. When a new election takes place, the new Internal Affairs Commissioner will continue the oversee task if the ERF is still deployed on Eastern Haane.

    Amendment IV - Proposed by Cllr. Tusk
    SECTION III - RETIREMENT OF THE EUROPEAN RELIEF FORCE FROM EASTERN HAANE
    I. The European Relief Force shall retire from Eastern Haane if:
    a) Their security is not guaranteed.
    b) The European Commission considers their mission is accomplished.
    c) If the European Council, in an unanimity vote, asks the Commission to retire the European Relief Force.

    Voting on amendments begins NOW and will last until 09:00 GMT on October 27th, 2020.


    I vote FOR Amendments II, III and IV. I vote AGAINST Amendment I.

    Edward Firoux
    Council Speaker and Councillor for Inquista

    posted in European Council
  • RE: EUROVOICE 39 RESULTS SHOW

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    Archbishop Mikaela Kligenberg arrived at the Haunted Chateau and walked inside. "Oh my goodness," she announced with shock as she observed the interior of the haunted mansion. "Once the property brothers are done flipping my place, maybe they can come pay this chateau a visit. It'll definitely need a glitter room."

    Mikaela walked to nearby mirror. She squealed with disgust as she wiped the cobwebs away with her sleeve. "Eeew!"

    The Archbishop then carefully observed herself in the mirror. "Ah, much better," she sighed with relief, catching a glimpse of herself. Mikaela loved her outfit. It was the outfit she wore when she performed Fight For This Love live before a TV audience for the first time, which she was super proud of, because she only received mild criticisms for the lack of her vocal strength. In order to make the outfit spooky, Mikaela adorned it with some insignias and badges that Air Marshal Copala had given her, which came from communist rebels that were killed in New Moreland. The Archbishop looked like a stunning and authentic red army general, except that her chest was too exposed to survive a winter campaign.

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

    I don't think it would be within proper decorum of the Council to have an ex-councillor debate the active Speaker, so I will answer on Master Devoy's behalf. Any feedback or criticism for what he's said should be directed to me.

    Speaker Firoux, I don't think Master Devoy claimed to have written the entire Constitution or intended to marginalize other Councillors' contributions to the document. If you were listening, he was referring to very specific parts. That's also why I introduced him as "an" author and not "the" author.

    We continue to have constitutional debates with you, because the Constitution doesn't really support the way you're using it to elevate democracy to such a pedestal. Yes, I acknowledge that it's very important, but the level you want it is just not required. "Promoting democracy" is part of the Preample...that's not a judiciable part of the document. It's just a mission statement, you can't violate a Preample. The Right to Democratic Governence in the UDoHR is enforceable by a court of law and the part to examine. Even the powerful first and third clauses appear to be aimed at national governments and not really at councillors.

    We also disagree on the validity of representation as democratic. You seem to think anything short of a full election isn't democratic. I see appointed representatives as an extension of trust that voters put into the government representatives they did elect. They still have democratic legitimacy, flowing through the previous level of representation. If the people aren't happy with who their government appoints to do whatever, they can vote that government out.

    I agree with you that a member-state is a country and that the people comprise a country. But, the government of that country is the only entity that can represent it internationally. The people just aren't the government, unless it's one massive direct democracy with no representatives at all, which describes no current member-state. The government is its own separate entity and it alone has the power to act on behalf of the entire country. Thus, a councillor must represent it, as stated by the EU Constitution.

    Unfortunately, I don't think we'll be able to see eye to eye on these issues. The way you extrapolate meaning from things that weren't said, and the loose way you use the European Constitution to grant legitimacy to your ideological goals are highly concerning. You aren't listening or reading. Your way or the highway helped cost us Angleter, who is next? Master Devoy's way or the highway cost several member-states, as well. Tyranny by majority in the name of whatever goals rips the EU apart.

    At the end of the day, there is a sizeable contingent of councillors and member-states who simply want to retain the freedom to choose how they are represented in the Council. They want to follow the Constitution as written rather than having it warped to mean whatever you want it to. This act has got to go.

    Wesley Greene
    Councillor of the Duxburian Union

    posted in European Council
  • RE: Royal Visit/Summit || Montenbourg - Inquista

    "The situation in Eastern Haane has been on my mind. The country and the people have been through a lot. I can barely believe what I'm seeing in the news, and what Inquistan intelligence has been telling me. The humanitarian situation is a complete disaster. The amount of atrocities that have been committed is... indescribable. It's been a great tragedy. I'm glad that the European Council is moving quickly on the matter.

    Inquista isn't directly involved in the intervening coalition, since I don't think it's right that the Inquistan Orthodox Church perpetuates any further conflict. However, we're very interested in ensuring that humanitarian aid reaches those who are effected. I am very thankful to your government, which has made a very generous donation to the Inquistan Eastern Haane Relief Fund. I also have to commend your government's Agency for Development and Cooperation, which has been doing great work, especially for displaced people. It comforts me to know that Montenbourg has also opened itself to people who have been escaping violence. It pleases me to see that our countries are on the same page, and that we can cooperate on the matter."

    posted in Politics and Incidents
  • RE: A Rare Meeting

    "President Forin, I am happy to hear that the UNSR is prepared to make a deal despite the legal risks. Luckily, the Suez Cartel is not a government, so the European Union would have a very difficult time making us do or not do anything. Even the Duxburian government has a lot of limits in that regard. Neither entity could realistically enforce trade enjoinment against our institution."

    Lucian handed the president a list of desired minerals.

    "So, the Suez Cartel wishes to purchase Lanthanum, Cerium, Praseodymium, Neodymium, Samarium, and Gadolinium by the metric ton and Europium, Terbium, Dysprosium, Holmium, Erbium, Ytterbium, Lutetium, Yttrium, and Scandium by the kilogram. The rates and length of contract before a rate change are negotiable. We can arrange payment in the currency(ies) of your choosing. If your country's financial system has crypto-to-fiat banking capabilities, we can provide you with 100% completely untraceable funds, delivered in seconds with no physical transit risk.

    We would also be happy to oblige your requests for food, medicine, and other staple products. These can probably be shipped openly at first, under the fronts of "humanitarian" organizations/NPOs. In the event of a total blockade with actual enforcement, we have deep pockets and can afford to run smuggling missions via submarine. Our submarine fleet is operated by a "legitimate" company that conducts global underwater scientific research. Several of our surface vessels are equipped to transport, launch, and recover such subs under the guise of fishing and research. Alternatively, divers can load/unload the subs via lockout chamber without surfacing. Even the most advanced navies in the world would struggle against this method.

    Due to the risks of a paper trail, I can't commit to a normal written agreement that governments would ratify. However, if you want to draw up something that has all the final details written in a way that couldn't be construed by a court of law, especially the ECoJ, to implicate either party, I could sign that."

    posted in Politics and Incidents
  • RE: Amendment to the Condemnation of the Coup in Icholasen

    An excellent proposal, Councillor van Allen.

    Naturally, I fully support this amendment. Since the distinction between the European Union and its member states was quite the topic of debate, I suppose I appreciate the distinction that you have proposed in Section 1, Clause 2, even though I continue to stand by my previous interpretation. My suggestion would be that a similar distinction should also be included in Clause 1. Thus, I shall propose an amendment that Clause 1 also have such a distinction:

    Amendment I
    Section 1

    1. The European Union and its member-states shall only recognize the democratically elected government of the United Dominions of Icholasen under Queen Anastasia II and Prime Minister Korojaunu Eilidh Whiteford as the legitimate government of Icholasen.

    The wording of Section 1, Clause 2 is somewhat open-ended. For instance the statement that the EU will not support "any illegitimate government other than the democratically elected government of the United Dominions of Icholasen" is quite broad, and it could mean any illegitimate government anywhere in the EU. Thus, my second amendment:

    Amendment II
    Section 1
    2. The European Union and its member-states shall officially condemn the illegitimate regime known as actions by the cabal of military officers of the Union of Nicoleizian Socialist Republics, and will not support their any illegitimate government of Icholasen known as the United Nicoleizian Socialist Republics in any capacity. other than the democratically elected government of the United Dominions of Icholasen.

    My only other comment is that Icholasen shouldn't have had its ENAA license revoked, even temporarily, in the original condemnation. Any nukes possessed by an illegitimate government would not be handed over to the European Union anyway, and Icholasen should be able to defend itself, and so the whole matter regarding their ENAA license should just be removed in my opinion. Thus, I propose this third amendment:

    Amendment III
    Section 2
    2. The ENAA license for limited nuclear warheads is hereby revoked until such time as the legitimate government of Icholasen holds proper authority and stability over its nation. There will be a one month period to turn over the nuclear weapons and shut down of all nuclear weapons production.

    Edward Firoux
    Council Speaker and Councillor for Inquista

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

    Debate will be extened by 48 hours until 20:45 GMT on October 24th, 2020.

    Edward Firoux
    Council Speaker and Councillor for Inquista

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

    I would like to request a debate extension as it's clear there's still much to be said on this subject.

    Wesley Greene
    Councillor of the Duxburian Union

    posted in European Council
  • RE: Amendment to the Condemnation of the Coup in Icholasen

    Debate on this starts NOW and will last until 08:45 GMT on Octover 25th, 2020.

    Edward Firoux
    Council Speaker and Councillor for Inquista

    posted in European Council