Commission Nominations, March 2017
It's time once again to start the nomination process for the next commission. Only candidates interested in the role of Premier Commissioner should fill out the form below. The candidates for Premier Commissioner should also provide the required information for their Internal and Foreign Affairs candidates.
As is traditional, I shall quote the words of our Returning Officer back in January 2011, who opened these nominations thus:
"These elections are supposed to give our member-states fair representation in this region - if candidates cannot take it upon themselves to be active, then I in particular, question their ability and willingness to take part in a body who must be active, accountable and able. I do not wish to threaten nor scare, but I want, for once, our European Commission to consist of Commissioners who are active and who play a part in the region both on and off this forum."
Interested candidates for Premier should fill out all information below for themselves and their running mates:
Candidate for the Office of the Premier Commissioner [Candidate photograph or image] Candidate Name: Home Nation: Incumbent? (Y/N): Eurogroup Affiliation: Biography:
Candidate for the Office of Internal Affairs [Candidate photograph or image] Candidate Name: Home Nation: Incumbent? (Y/N): Eurogroup Affiliation: Biography:
Candidate for the Office of Foreign Affairs [Candidate photograph or image] Candidate Name: Home Nation: Incumbent? (Y/N): Eurogroup Affiliation: Biography:
Nominations open NOW and close at 18.00 GMT on the 11th of March 2017.
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Candidate for the Office of the Premier Commissioner Candidate Name: Dame Viviana Ricchetti Home Nation: Derecta Incumbent? (Y/N): Yes (Derectan Councillor) Eurogroup Affiliation: EPA Biography: Born in 1973, in Port Scheria, Ricchetti attended Dikaíoma Europe University. PhD in political sciences, she became the mayor of her hometown at the age of 34, serving for 4 years. She then became a member of Parliament and the Foreign Affairs Commission President. She was appointed as the Derectan E.U. Councillor on January 2017
Candidate for the Office of Internal Affairs
Candidate Name: John Faulkner Home Nation: Australia Incumbent? (Y/N): No Eurogroup Affiliation: EPA Biography: John Philip Faulkner (born 12 April 1954) is an Australian former politician. He was an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian Senate from 1989 to 2015, representing the state of New South Wales. Following a period serving on various Senate Committees and as Deputy Whip, he was a Minister in the Keating Labor government 1992–96. Following several years in opposition as a Shadow Minister, he was appointed in 2008 as Vice-President of the Executive Council and Special Minister of State in the Rudd Government. He was Minister for Defence from June 2009 to September 2010. Faulkner sat on the backbench from the 2010 election until his resignation, and is considered by some as an elder statesman. On 1 July 2014, he became the Father of the Australian Senate until he resigned on 6 February 2015, with the title passing to Senator Ian Macdonald. Faulkner is a Member of the Board of the Global Panel Foundation. He has since worked for the Clinton Foundation (Australia) and the European Relief Fund.
Candidate for the Office of Foreign Affairs Candidate Name: Lady Suzanne Bostwick-Smythe, Baroness Bostwick-Smythe Home Nation: Gallambria Incumbent? (Y/N): Eurogroup Affiliation: EPA Biography: Former Member of Parliament, Served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, served on the Joint Committee on National Security, Joint Defence Committee and the Foreign Trade Appropriation Committee. Resigned from Parliament upon offer of position as Gallambria's Councillor to the European Union.
Nominations are now closed. The, er, 'debate' will begin forthwith.