Derectan Government - Dispatches
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
AGAINST the resigning of the Prime Minister:
- DPA: 173
- DDC: 43
- DPA: 22
- DDC: 8
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
AGAINST the resigning of the Prime Minister:
- DPA: 173
- DDC: 51
- DPA: 15
- DDC: 1
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: http://nseuropeanunion.com/top...
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.
Derecta to resume Kaasian Refugee Reception and Assistance Programme
Derecta will begin procedures to re-instate the Kaasian Refugee Reception and Assistance Programme, halted since December 2017.
The Derectan quota shall be of 500,000 refugees until 2020, then 30,000/year. HASA (Humanitarian Aid Service Agency) has recieved extended funds through this year's budget, and shall continue providing aid to Coalition camps in Dromund Kaas. 20 billion draats have been provided for such expenses.
Exisiting refugee camps in Derecta are to be refurbished, and current refugees granted decent housing.
202 Km of Tidal Axial Turbines to be installed along Derectan Coast
Derecta shall count, by 2023, with one of Europe's most advanced tidal energy converter farms, producing more than half (55%) of our yearly power consumption, currently standing at 212 TWh/year.
The five tidal power plants, located 15 Km offshore, will count with 500 axial turbines each, spawning across Derecta's 202 km of Coast and generating 117 TWh/year.
Estimated location of tidal power plants
The total investment of this project will be of 1,505,397,456.00₯ between the years 2018-2023. The project has been granted to the Consortium, which shall retain exploitation rights of the plants, Augustine Industries and Derectan Environmental Solutions Inc.
Derectan Wind Farms to be refurbished by 2025.
All 7 existing plants shall be upgraded following the "2030: Clean Energy Directive"
Derecta's power producing infrastructure shall be modernised by 2025, thanks to the works on all seven of the Derectan wind farms, currently located at:
-Theodigemia, Province of Erethylos, Dytikós.
-Hemerios, Province of Didactrea, Scheria.
-Alcalá de Montijo, Province of Olynthorion, San Marcos.
-Orzán, Province of Olyria, Labrada.
-Ashingdon, Province of Askaphos, Kingston.
-Edington-upon-Hay, Province of Thermatrae, Williamsborough.
-Whiteleigh, Province of Ambyrion, New England.
Current power generator capacity is of 500 MW/wind farm. The works aim to increase the capacity to 700 MW/wind farm, bringing the total to 4,900 MW.
The project, granted to the Consortium, proprietary of the exploitation rights of 5 wind farms, Derectan Electric Network, proprietary of the exploitation rights of 2 wind farms and Derectan Environmental Solutions Inc., shall require an investment of 1,647,341,830.00₯ over the next 7 years.
The Republic of Derecta shall no longer acquire oil from Turkmenbaijan, following TürkOil's intentions to gain control over Montenbourgian sources.
The Republic of Derecta shall import limited quantities of oil directly from Montenbourg, and will continue its efforts to eliminate its dependency to fossil fuels.
Plastic production in Derecta is expected to be cut by 40% by 2021, electric cars are to be the most common by 2025 and diesel/gasoline consumption shall be restricted to aircraft and ships.
Thus, the restrictions announced by the Prime MInister shall not be enforced, as the Derectan Government has already recieved official confirmation from the Montenbourgian ambassador that TürkOil shall not exploit Montenbourg's fossil fuel sources.
Cabinet Ministers stepping down due to retirement
Eleutheria Palace has announced today that three cabinet ministers shall be stepping down as of tomorrow evening, due to them attaining their desired retirement age.
Martin Deschamps (DPA), former Minister of Agriculture and Environmental Affairs, shall be replaced by Mónica de Sáinz-Carbonell, former Secretary of State for Nature Preservation.
Veronica Schultz (DPA), former Minister of Immigration, Social Afairs and Integration, shall be replaced by Philippa Xenou, former Secretary of State for Gender Equality.
Harold Stuart-Trefusis (DPA), former Minister of Tourism, shall be replaced by Tomás Villasante, former Secretary of State for Coastal Tourism.
The proportion between DDC and DPA ministers is respected, as the three new members of the Cabinet were DPA appointed.
Derecta adhering to the European Institute of Culture and Education.
The Republic of Derecta shall become the first member of the European Institute of Culture and Education, created after the passing of the "European Common Culture and Education Act".
1,000 Derectan schools shall begin implementing the "European Advanced Curriculum", the "European Baccalauréat" and the "European Basic Teachings Program" next school year. This programme is aimed at the creation of a common European curriculum, valid throughout all Member States.
The Republic of Derecta appoints Theresa Salford as Derectan trustee of EICE.
Regarding the Turkmenbaijani and Malfazian negative to apply the UDoHR
The Government of the Republic of Derecta applauds Turkmenbaijan and Malfazia for setting a legal framework permitting same-sex marriages in their country. However, we remind their governments that, at the moment of their accession to the Union, they accepted the Constitution and vowed to respect its provisions. Since the UDoHR is part of the Constitution, Turkmenbaijan, Malfazia and any other country in the Union are obliged to apply it in their national territories, as outlined in Section XXV of the Declaration .
We would also like to say that the Amendment set no Union-imposed legal mechanisms concerning the execution of same-sex marriages, thus leaving the creation of such mechanisms to each Member State's discretion, as long as it respects the principle of non-discrimination.
This Amendment's objective is to enshrine the rights of the LGBTQI+ community in our Union's Constitution, not to divide our Member States. The reticence some Member states are proving to accept the Council's decision only shows an underlying disrespect to our institutions and a disregard to millions of LGBTIQ+ individuals.