Derectan Government - Dispatches

  • We have all witnessed the recent events occurred in Turkmenbaijan. Although the direction the country was going to take in terms of foreign policy revitalised Derecta's interest on the country, the latest decisions made and the coalition formed to outnumber the SDH just seems like a desperate last resort the AIP had to remain in power. I myself am Prime Minister thanks to a coalition, but one that involves the most voted political force in Derecta. Mrs. Baknezarayowa, the solution to obtain stability doesn't reside in the rallying with extremists. I would never dare to interfere in any foreign country's policies, but let me just say that a government based on the conditional support of the opposition will eventually collapse. I hope the people of Turkmenbaijan are affected as least as possible by this situation.

    Last, but not least, we'd like to leave things clear. We do not think this government is ideal, but a majority of Turkmenbaijani Congressmen and women have elected it, which gives it the sole legitimacy it needs.

    If there were to be any serious conflicts due to this decision, we would be the first to ask the Turkmenbaijani government to withdraw and call for an election. Let's just hope an understanding can be reached...

    Prime Minister Violet Leandros

  • Derectan Embassy in Arkhamnamabad

    This is an emergency message for all Derectans living in Turkmenbaijan. Our government has activated the maximum threat alert in the country. We advise you all return to Derecta as soon as possible, due to the current Turkmenbaijani unstable political climate .

    Derectan Airways will be setting up free flights all week so you can leave the country.

    Lock down your houses, ask for a leave at work and leave your personal affairs arranged. For those who do not possess a house in Derecta, the government will provide them with the basics.

    We in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs want to ensure our citizens security all around Europe, and this is the only option we have.

    Bianca Van Althuis,

    Derectan Ambassador

  • The Federal Republic of Derecta will cease its commercial exchanges with the State of Turkmenbaijan until the current political climate in the country has stabilised.

    We have received reports of our vessels and aircraft being hijacked upon arrival at the southern European country and, as no security measures are enough, we will be sending all exportations to the neighbouring Australian Federation.

    We urge the Turkmenbaijani government to end this civil war as soon as possible, for its own interest and the interest of all of Europe.

    Minister Friedrich Tressler

  • The Derectan Chamber of Commerce and the Government of the Federal Republic of Derecta have reached an agreement concerning the current commercial blockade in Turkmenbaijan.

    This deal, sponsored by the Consortium and Augustine Industries, two of the nation's biggest companies, sets up a plan to pursue Derectan commercial relations with the southern European country.

    The Derectan Government asks the State of Turkmenbaijan to permit the landing of Derectan aircraft in government facilities or military bases. This way, goods and products will arrive directly at Turkmenbaijani soil, thus not depending on third countries, and boycotts will be prevented.

    Access to the Port Scheria Naval and Air base will be granted to the Turkmenbaijani armed forces if it accepts this proposal.

    Derecta's economical ties with Turkmenbaijan are strong, and its businessmen/women would not want to cut them permanently.

    Medical supplies and food shipments will be sent as soon as this deal is accepted by Turkmenbaijan.

    HE Friedrich Tressler,

    Minister of Economy, Commerce and Industry

    HE Sebastián Trujillo,

    Minister of Defence and Internal Affairs

    Lord Norman Hartswick,

    President of the Derectan Chamber of Commerce

  • Following the approval of the seven Regional Assemblies and the National Parliament, the 2017-387Jn law, concerning territorial denominations, has become effective throughout the nation. This follows the debate on the connotations of the Regions' names, having been introduced during the Targan Kingdom.

    The changes this law will bring are the following:

    -Modification of the Regions' names:

    • Landivion (Capital: Dikaíoma) becomes Dytikós (name given by the first Greek colons)
    • Asdan (Capital: Iasium) becomes New England (historical denomination originating from the Provinces of Derecta, under British ruling)
    • Nettonia (Capital: Dexia) becomes Williamsborough (historical denomination originating from the Provinces of Derecta, under British ruling)
    • Sumanem (Capital Syricus) becomes San Marcos (historical denomination originating from the time as a Hispanic colony)
    • Oldenstar (Capital: Olyria) becomes Labrada  (historical denomination originating from the time as a Hispanic colony)
    • Cardissio (Capital: Abikon) becomes Kingston (historical denomination originating from the Provinces of Derecta, under British ruling)
    • Medorin (Capital:Marina) becomes Scheria (name of the ruling family of Greek colons)

  • As part of the refurbishing of the National Transport Grid planned by the MDIT and sanctioned by Parliament, Government and the Regional Assemblies, the Trans-Regional Railway Network will be reconverted to high-speed during the next 6 years. 

    The new trains will be able to reach speeds of 350 km/h, thus managing to make the Abikon/Iasium journey, the longest in the current network, in just under 2 hours.

    The costs will be, during the next 12 months, of 1,537,000,000.00₯, being:

    • 342,000,000.00₯ in the purchase of 9 "Aktína" locomotives (Augustine Industries, Derecta)
    • 45,000,000.00₯ in the purchase of 180 wagons (20 x locomotive) (Bombardier Transportation, United Kingdom)
    • 1,200,000,000.00₯ in the conversion of existing conventional speed rails (Ferroway Inc, Derecta)

    Then, 6,000,000,000.00₯ will be invested during the next 5 years in order to cover the costs of future improvements and extensions of the network.

    In 2020, the Derectan Trans-regional HST Network will be composed by the following lines:

    As of 2017, the following lines are currently functioning and will only need to be reconverted:

    • Eastern Line (red): Dikaíoma (Dytikós) <> Port Scheria (Scheria) <> Marina (Scheria) <> Mesonion (Scheria) <> Syricus (San Marcos) <> Erethylos (Dytikós) <> Celon (Dytikós) <> Dikaíoma (Dytikós)
    • Northern Line (yellow): Olyria (Labrada) <> Thoramos (Labrada) <> Sidelea (San Marcos) <> Olynthorion (San Marcos) <> Syricus (San Marcos) <> Laodacia (San Marcos) <> Abikon (Kingston) <> Olyria (Labrada)
    • Western Line (purple): Abikon (Kingston) <> Olympaseia (Kingston) <> Askaphos (Kingston) <> Kamachlea (Kingston) <> Aetherna (Williamsborough) <> Epidopolis (Williamsborough) <>  Dexia (Williamsborough) <> Dymera (Williamsborough) <> Ambyrion (New England) <> Iasium (New England)

    The Central Line (green) is planned to be inaugurated in 2020, and will connect the three Western Capitals with Dikaíoma (Dytikós).

    (Regional capitals highlighted)

  • [Emergency Report]

    Varicella outburst in the Derectan Territory

    A large number of cases of Varicella zoster virus (VZV) infections, which cause the disease commonly known as "Chickenpox", have recently been detected in hospitals in:

    • Dikaíoma (Dytikós)
    • Erethylos (Dytikós)
    • Celon (Dytikós)
    • Acorion (Dytikós)
    • Port Scheria (Scheria)
    • Marina (Scheria) 
    • Poseidarnassus (Scheria)
    • Aurora (Scheria)
    • Syricus (San Marcos)
    • Laodacia (San Marcos)
    • Remkar (San Marcos)
    • Sidelea (San Marcos)
    • Olynthorion (San Marcos)
    • Abikon (Kingston),
    • Olympaseia (Kingston
    • Dymetra (Kingston)
    • Aetherna (Williamsborough)
    • Dymera (Williamsborough)

    Even though chickenpox has a low mortality rate, those who have never been infected risk suffering complications due to the disease, especially adults and the elderly.

    We eagerly recommend vaccination and strict medical control. Those who are already infected should attend their hospitals at once for further examination and therapy, due to the disease's high infectivity.

    Embassies in the United Kingdom, Icholasen Turkmenbaijan, Gallambria, Fremet, Angleter and Inquista have been briefed on the situation and will begin collaborating with their hospitals and clinics in order to control a possible spreading of the infection.

    While the causes of this outburst are still being investigated, it is believed to have started in a recent musical festival celebrated in Laodacia (San Marcos).

    We ask the population remain calm, there is no significant threat to their usual ways of life.

    The Hon. Helen Smith,

    MInister of Health and Public Services

  • [Emergency Report]

    Varicella cases have hit the 7,500,000 mark over the past 22 hours. Therefore, the extraordinary Council of Ministers celebrated this afternoon has approved the establishment of a State of Emergency, which shall be ratified by Parliament in an hour's time. All exits of the Derectan Territory are formally interrupted, quarantine zones will be established in every major city, imports and exports shall be checked and sterilised by the Derectan Disease Management Agency and citizens shall be requested to remain at home past 20:00.

    We strongly discourage any attempts to enter the Derectan Territory from abroad. Any foreign citizen that decides to do so may be forced to remain within our borders until the State of Exception is lifted.

    The Hon. Sebastián Trujillo,

    Minister of Defence and Internal Affairs

  • [Message to all Derectans]

    Derecta, this is Field Marshal Marcus Douglas. Following the current state of confusion and the recent riots occurred in our capital, Dikaíoma, the Admiral of the Fleet Requena-Utiel, the Marshal of the Air Force Kourakis and myself have decided to take action unilaterally and establish troops in every regional capital and major city in order to protect you from the catastrophe chaos could bring. Martial Law, however, will not be implemented.

    Desperate times require desperate measures, and this seem like the only chance our nation has to survive this epidemic. And I'm not talking of Varicella, but of our ineffective politicians, who have become rooted to their chairs at Parliament and Eleutheria Palace.

    Prosperity through Progress!

  • The number of VZV infected patients has fallen to 6,359,648 this evening. Quarantine zones will still be enforced until the epidemic has been defeated, but curfew is being lifted tomorrow. The rest of preventive measures will remain active.

    Patients are being discharged since 18:00 today, all of them showing clear signs of improvement and recovery. All those who are foreign have been directed to their consulates and embassies in order to communicate with their families and friends and their governments.

    It is thanks to our doctors' efforts that this disease is being fought and defeated. This is why I will nominate them all to our Order of the Agathos Star, the highest civil award Parliament can grant. 

    The Derectan Social Security has already begun buying GlaxoSmithKline "Varilvix" vaccines, so that all uninfected Derectans can become immune to VZV.

    Regardless of the result of the motion of confidence to which Prime Minister Leandros will be submitted to, I have already communicated my desire to resign and leave this office once this crisis has ended. I take full responsibility for this outbreak and for our health service's near collapse. 

    The Hon. Helen Smith,

    MInister of Health and Public Services

  • Minister Smith's last press conference

    "The last VZV infected patient was discharged today after month's battle against the disease. Sadly 1,115,573 Derectans have passed away due to complications. My thoughts prayers are with all their families. Now, it is time for me to leave. My service to this country has been ineffective and reckless. We should have known VZV was a critical threat and I'm the one responsible for this tragedy.  I now ask you all try and start resuming your lives and begin overcoming this dark period of our history. As I already announced, our Health Service will receive the Order of the Agathos Star, Knight Class, due to their remarkable service to our nation.

    I have little more to say other that I shall always feel guilty for what has happened this past month. May the rest of your lives be full of joy and fortune. 

    Prosperity through Progress!"

    The Hon. Helen Smith,

    Minister of Health and Public Services

  • The procedures to submit the Most Hon. Violet Leandros, Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Derecta and member for Dikaíoma, to a Motion of Confidence have begun.

    The plenary sessions which will decide if the Prime Minister remains in office or not are scheduled for next week, starting the 11th of September 2017 and ending the 13th of September 2017.

    The 1901-658-Jy Act on Prime Ministerial Succession determines deputy Prime Minister Carolina de la Torre-Ferrándiz, member for Dikaíoma, would succeed Prime Minister Leandros if Parliament voted for her dismissal. In the case she would turn down such duties, the next in line would be the Hon. Alfredo Valero, Minister of Foreign Affairs and member for Olympaseia.

    The 2017-788-Sp Act on the entry of the Federal Republic of Derecta in the Commonwealth of Nations has been approved by all of the parties with representation in the Senate and in Congress except the Socialist Party of Derecta. Thus, the treaty signed by the Most Hon. Violet Leandros, Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Derecta and member for Dikaíoma and the The Right Honourable Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, is ratified and incorporated into the Derectan Law System.

    The British Monarch, however, will not become the Derectan Head of State, as provided in such treaty. 

    The 2017-787-Sp Act on Vaccination Calendars has officially been enforced in every hospital throughout the nation. This law provides new vaccination standards that will ensure a safer environment for our citizens and will help with our doctors' work preventing diseases. Every party has supported and voted for this legislation in the Senate, with the exception of some Derectan Popular Alliance Senators.

  • Government Report: 10th of September 2017

    Today, the new Minister of Health and Public Services has been appointed by Government, after HE Helen Smith, member for Olynthorion, resigned due to the VZV crisis. 

    From now on, the Hon. Benjamin Alistair, member for Aetherna, will run the Health Ministry. Mr. Alistair has been a Senator since 2003, having served in many commissions on social services, health and ecology. He is a member of the Derectan Popular Alliance. 

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to reclassify Turkmebaijan as a safe country to visit, live in and do business with. Its recently elected government is stable enough for the Derectan Government to allow its citizens to return to the country. Charter flights are scheduled for Tuesday the 12th of September and will last until the 20th of September. They will be available for all Derectans who wish to return to their homes in Turkmenbaijan. 

    The Central Line, connecting the three Western capitals to Dikaíoma, has begun to be built. The Iasium-Dikaíoma line will be the first to be completed, in 2019, as this is currently the longest journey citizens have to make by train with the conventional lines.

    From now on, the Federal Patent and Trademarks Agency will be based in Olyria, Labrada, in an effort to decentralise the federal government. It will be located at 562 Smithson Ave.  Also, the Derectan High Education Commission will move to Poseidarnassus, Scheria, and will be at 5 Thalassa Sq.

  • The Motion of Confidence presented by the DPA/DDC parliamentary group against the Most Hon. Violet Leandros, Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Derecta and member for Dikaíoma has ended.

    The results have been as follows:

    1st Session 11th of September 2017:

    FOR the resigning of the Prime Minister:

    • DPA: 43
    • DDC: 13
    • SPD: 92
    • Libs: 56

    TOTAL: 204

    AGAINST the resigning of the Prime Minister:

    • DPA: 173
    • DDC: 43

    TOTAL: 216

    ABSTAIN votes:

    • DPA: 22
    • DDC: 8

    TOTAL: 30

    An absolute majority is not reached, the vote is postponed until the 13th of September.

    2nd Session 13th of September 2017:

    FOR the resigning of the Prime Minister:

    • DPA: 50
    • DDC: 12
    • SPD: 92
    • Libs: 56

    TOTAL: 210

    AGAINST the resigning of the Prime Minister:

    • DPA: 173
    • DDC: 51

    TOTAL: 224

    ABSTAIN votes:

    • DPA: 15
    • DDC: 1

    TOTAL: 16

    A simple majority is reached. Therefore, the Most Hon. Violet Leandros, Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Derecta and member for Dikaíoma will REMAIN in office.

     HE  Anna Schuttenbach,

    High Consul, Speaker of the Senate

  • The extraordinary Council of Ministers celebrated today has decided to establish the threat level at 3 out of 5, due to the recent reports of warnings in the United Kingdom of Great Britain.

    Derectan National Police officers will be deployed at every major monument, landmark and position crucial to the country (energy plants, hospitals...), and citizens are expected to report any suspicious activity, calling the emergencies number 112.

    We remind all citizens that there are currently 5 levels of threat assessment. 

    Level 1: Minimal threat 

    Level 2: Remote threat alert, police deployed at strategic points

    Level 3: Considerable threat alert, police deployed at every monument, landmark and crucial position

    Level 4: Critical threat alert, police assisted by the Armed Forces

    Level 5: Maximal threat alert, State of Exception, deployment of the Armed Forces all throughout the nation.

    The Hon. Sebastián Trujillo,

    Minister of Defence and Internal Affairs

  • Due to the recent terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom of Great Britain, the threat level in force in Derecta has been raised to level 4. This means the Armed Forces will be aiding the Derectan National Police force in their defence duties. 

    The Government and the People of Derecta wish to extend their most sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to all Britain. As a Commonwealth member, our country stands beside the United Kingdom against terrorism of all kinds.

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Derecta, with the support of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, condemn the latest actions taken by the Turkmenbaijani armed forces in the so-called region of "West-Turkmen", unrecognised by our governments. Such actions in an unclaimed area of our region must not be tolerated by the European Union, and we demand that their imperialist stance ceases immediately. 

    Any further actions by Turkmenbaijan to acquire this territory will be met with sanctions from the United Kingdom, Derecta, and Australia, such as the ending of all commercial exchanges between Turkmenbaijan and Derecta.

  • The Special Ops Group of the Derectan National Police, following the investigations made by the British intelligence services, have arrested Thomas Payne, alias "Lord Gaal", alleged mastermind of the recent terrorist attacks in London.

    The raid, coordinated by the Derectan Homeland Security Agency, has resulted in the arrest of Mr. Payne and two other collaborators, who identify themselves as "Darth Kell" and "Darth Ceras" . 

    Mr. Payne had been on the list of potentially radicalised individuals since January 2017, but had never been considered as critically dangerous. It has been discovered he travelled at least 3 times to Britain in the past 6 months, using a Derectan refugee passport, allegedly meeting Mr. Jones and his accomplices, to set their strategy.

    Numerous weapons and homemade explosives have been seized during today's interventions. It is believed Mr. Payne and his collaborators were planning to perpetrate a simultaneous attack in front of the Senate, in Dikaíoma's Nobilis District. Also, Sithian manifestos and various hard-drives filled with adepts' data and militaristic propaganda. This material will be sent to the British authorities for further enquiries.

    Now, the Derectan Ministry of Foreign Affairs will debate whether Mr. Payne and his accomplices are extradited to the United Kingdom or prosecuted by the Derectan justice.

  • Republic no longer "Federal"

    As of today, the official denomination of the Derectan state shall be "the Republic of Derecta" or "the Derectan Republic" and will adopt the form of a unitary state, divided in regions. It has recently been voted by the Houses of Parliament to re-centralise government and eliminate the current federal administrations. The central government will be unaffected by this change. The return to a regional-based form of state is meant to cut government spending by half during the next decade.  

  • Dikaíoma, Derecta - 30/06/2018

    We thank all Member States for the warm welcome back to the European Union, and congratulate the Stuart Commission on taking the lead of the Union after the inactive Ricchetti Commission. We shall work thoroughly with our allies to continue improving the life conditions of all Europeans and hope new ties can be built with our Union's new additions. 

    We also invite any nation that has currently no diplomatic representation in Derecta to submit a petition here:

    The Most Hon. Violet Leandros,

    Prime Minister of the Republic of Derecta

  • Deputy P.M. de la Torre-Ferrándiz stepping down

    Henotes Palace, Dikaíoma 11/07/2018

    Former Prime Minister and current deputy Head of Government, Carolina de la Torre-Ferrándiz, has announced today her intentions to resign from her various posts, including her seat in the Senate and the presidency of the DPA.

    The Hon. Carolina de la Torre-Ferrándiz, Senator for Dikaíoma since 1998 and former Minister of Defence and Internal Affairs has dedicated her whole proffessional life to politics and public service, since she exited Dikaíoma School of Political Sciences with a Masters degree on Governmental Administration of the Armed Forces.

    Mrs. de la Torre-Ferrándiz has thanked her team and collaborators for their hard work over the past two years and the Derectan people, for having made her the winner of the 2017 Senatorial Elections. However, she has yet to give an explanation as to why she has decided to leave Henotes Palace, and the political life altogether, although it is believed it has to do with her party's loss of confidence in her leadership.

    She will be replaced by former Premier Commissioner and E.U. Councillor Dame Viviana Ricchetti, a prominent leader of the DPA and possible future candidate to regain the prime ministership for her party. 

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