European Order of Merit Act 2017


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    EUROPEAN ORDER OF MERIT ACT

    Proposed by Cllr. Edward Firoux (Inquista) :: Passed (4-1), July 16th, 2017 :: Unamended


    SECTION I. THE EUROPEAN ORDER OF MERIT

    1. The European Order of Merit is an order of merit recognising illustrious and distinguished service to and within the European Union.

    2. Recipients of the order will be inducted into the European Order of Merit, and will additionally receive an honorary medallion and the ability to use the post-nominal letters EOM.


    SECTION II. GROUNDS FOR AWARDING THE ORDER

    1. The European Order of Merit may be presented to those who have proven to be outstanding in the promotion of peace and human rights throughout the European Union.

    2. The European Order of Merit may be presented to those who have proven to be outstanding in the promotion of European arts and culture.

    3. The European Order of Merit may be presented to those who have proven to be outstanding in their defense of the the European Union from external invasion.


    SECTION III. PROCEDURES AND OVERSIGHT

    1. Only European Councillors and Commissioners many nominate recipients for the European Order of Merit.

    2. When nominating a recipient for the order, a thorough explanation must given by the nominator to the European Council, whereby the nominee must meet the criteria of one or more grounds outlined in Section II of this Act. The explanation will be followed by a 48 hour period of debate, then a 72 hour period of voting, where the European Council will either approve or reject the nomination. A super-majority is required for approving the order nomination.

    3. Recipients of the European Order of Merit will be invited to the European Council to receive their medallion. The person who nominated the recipient will grant them the medallion in an official ceremony.

    4. A recipient of the European Order of Merit may have their induction and honorariums revoked by a motion in the European Council. The revocation process shall the follow standard Council motion procedure.


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