The Kingdom of Montenbourg - Government Ministries



  • Montague, Strasbourg-. 8 April, 2018

    HM Foreign Secretary, Elizabeth McCord and the office have issued a statement to the European community about Montenbourg Foreign Policy:

    "In my view, the Global War on Terror has been a disaster for the Montenbourgian people and for Montenbourg leadership. Orienting our national security strategy around terrorism essentially allowed a few thousand violent extremists to dictate policy for the most powerful nation on earth. It responds to terrorists by giving them exactly what they want. In addition to draining our resources and distorting our vision, the war on terror has caused us to undermine our own moral standards regarding torture, indefinite detention, and the use of force around the world, using drone strikes and other airstrikes that often result in high civilian casualties. Reason why we are neutral. The Kingdom of Montenbourg must seek partnerships not just between governments, but between peoples. A sensible and effective foreign policy recognizes that our safety and welfare is bound up with the safety and welfare of others around the world, with all the homes and families of all the men and women in all the lands.

    We seek to renew Montenbourg's commitment to promote human rights and human dignity around the world we must be a living example here at home. We must reject the divisive attacks based on a person's religion, race, gender, sexual orientation or identity, country of origin, or class.

    The threat of climate change is a very clear example of where Montenbourgian leadership can make a difference. Europe can’t do it alone and the Kingdom of Montenbourg can’t do it alone. This is a crisis that calls out for strong international cooperation if we are to leave our children and grandchildren a planet that is healthy and habitable. Montenbourgian leadership — the economic and scientific advantages and incentives that only Montenbourg can offer — is hugely important for facilitating this cooperation.

    Another challenge that we and the entire world face is growing wealth and income inequality, and the movement toward international oligarchy — a system in which a small number of billionaires and corporate interests have control over our economic life, our political life, and our media.

    This movement toward oligarchy is not just an Montenbourgian issue. In other words, while the very, very rich become much richer, thousands of children die every week in poor countries around the world from easily prevented diseases, and hundreds of millions live in incredible squalor.

    Inequality, corruption, oligarchy and authoritarianism are inseparable. They must be understood as part of the same system, and fought in the same way. Around the world we have witnessed the rise of demagogues who once in power use their positions to loot the state of its resources. 

    In my view, every person on this planet shares a common humanity. We all want our children to grow up healthy, to have a good education, have decent jobs, drink clean water and breathe clean air, and to live in peace. That’s what being human is about.

    Our job is to build on that common humanity and do everything that we can to oppose all of the forces, whether unaccountable government power or unaccountable corporate power, who try to divide us up and set us against each other."

    Rt. Hon. Elizabeth McCord 

    HM Foreign Secretary of State and Affairs




  • Lexington Street. Montague, Strasbourg-.10 April, 2018

    The Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, today issued the following statement following the declarations of UK's Prime Minister concearns:

    "Good Evening! Its sad but understandable the stance of our brother nation, that for the moment the will not continue to pursue our negotiations, which excelled at it's finest, for a free trade agreement. I say to them: it doesn't have to be that way. But we understand It is entirely up to us. All of us, in this cabinet and outside, can choose to conduct political activities with dignity. We can choose to debate with respect – for each other, and for the truth. And the truth is that our tone in matters of human right's has gotten fellow nations, friends and brothers, angry. In which we extend our apologies. Sometimes the anger of being part of a minority group gets into the lines of work, and emotions get in the way of politics. Which I say that is good because we are pushing for better, but bad because we get blind.

    This said, we understand that  Europe challenges require Europe cooperation. Montenbourg will defend a rules-based international order and we support our Comissioners and Councillors of our European Union. At Montenbourg initiative, a Council condemned the violence against refugees and grant a set of protections guaranteed by the European Refugee Protection Act and because we are working for a solution to the crisis at Dromund Kass we will destined 30Million Euros in Humanitarian Aid for the liberated and in-conflict areas under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. To save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain human dignity for the benefit of people in need who have been, or are at risk of becoming, affected by armed conflicts, natural disasters or other disaster situations. This efforts will be conducted with the United Kingdom and the nations involved in the zone. Here we also take the compromise under the coordinations of our Minister for Home and Foreign Affairs to raise the prognosis of refugees in Montenbourg to 100,000. This individuals will be granted Asylum in our territories, and will pass a series of background checks to involved them for future prospects for Montenbourgian Citizenship. I call for Montenbourgians to open doors for those who need our help and get involved in these government programs, our government will provide the needs for these houses to host refugees and Asylum seekers.

    Montenbourg's security policy remains firmly in place. Our non-participation in military alliances serves us well and contributes to stability and security in northern Europe. It requires an active, broad and responsible foreign and security policy combined with enhanced defence cooperation from all of our brothers and sisters of Europe.

    And to all Europe know this, Montenbourg is a force for good and our voice is a strong one. We will always be there for human rights, democracy, aid and development. Because this is something we should all benefit from and develop further."

    Hon. Xävier Bettel,

    Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Montenbourg (Stätsminister Möntenboürg)



  • HM Government of Montenbourg

     Montague, Strasbourg-.16 April, 2018

    His Majesty's Government welcomes with eyes of support the initiative of aid developed by the turkmenbaijani government. Definitely the Refugee Act is taking its root for the protection of those more vulnerable, and His Majesty's Government encourage more countries to help ensure a shared and fair reception of refugees. Montenbourg fully supports this action.

    As Montenbourg Prime Minister said earlier today:

    "Our country must be a leading and inspirational force in the world. A country in which we close gaps and fulfill the promises of freedom we have made to our children, where we invest together in people and the environment, in knowledge and competitiveness, in security in the present and hope for the future. This also include those in peril situations."

    Hon. Xävier Bettel,

    Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Montenbourg (Stätsminister Möntenboürg)



  • Ministry for Children and Family Development

    Montague, Strasbourg-.25 April, 2018

    The Ministry measures against sexual violence and harassment

    One of the Montenbourg Government’s gender equality policy sub-goals is that men’s violence against women must stop. With reference to #metoo, the following lists some examples of implemented and forthcoming measures to counteract sexual violence, harassment and assault. The Ministry's work involves preventive initiatives, stronger protection and support, more effective law enforcement, work environment investments and awareness-building measures. On 1 April 2018, the ten-year national strategy to prevent and combat men's violence against women, including honour-related violence and oppression, as well as prostitution and human trafficking for sexual purposes, came into effect. The strategy, which contains a package of measures, is intended to guide central government steering in this area and has a particular focus on developing efforts to prevent violence. In total, the Mnistry is setting aside around M£1.3 billion for efforts to counteract men's violence against women in 2017–2020. A new gender equality agency begins working in April 2018. The agency will work with follow-up, analysis, coordination, knowledge and support for achieving the Ministry's gender equality policy goals. One of the sub-goals is that men's violence against women must stop, and that women and men, girls and boys must have the same right and access to physical integrity.

    At the end of 2018 the Ministry proposed to the Royal Council on Legislation new sexual offence legislation that is based on consent.The Montenbourg Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority will receive resources to implement information and training initiatives in the area of sexual offences. The Act on special protection for workers against reprisals for whistleblowing concerning serious irregularities, the Whistleblowing Act, which entered into force on 1 April 2018, can be applicable in situations where an employer takes reprisals against an employee for reporting sexual harassment to a government agency or the media.  The Children´s Welfare Foundation Montenbourg is receiving M£500,000 from the Ministry to disseminate information and support materials on sexual harassment to all compulsory and upper secondary schools.

     Helle Thorning-Schmidt

    Minister for Children and Family Development




  • Lexington Street. Montague, Strasbourg-.17 May, 2018

    The Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, today issued the following statement on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia:

    “On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia we join Montenbourgians and people everywhere to call for a world free of stigma, persecution, and discrimination. Everyone deserves the same rights and opportunities in life no matter who they love or how they identify.

    “This year’s theme is Alliances for Solidarity. Change may start with an individual, but progress is paved when people stand together, proud and strong. Thanks to the brave and tireless efforts of LGBTQ2 advocates and allies alike, Montenbourg is a more just, compassionate country – but we still have a ways to go.

    “Members of LGBTQ2 communities continue to face daily harassment, discrimination, and violence simply for being who they are. Inequality has no place in our society, and Montenbourg gets stronger every day that we choose to embrace diversity.

    “In the last year, the Government of Montenbourg, working with Member of Riksdag Randy Boissonnault, Special Advisor on LGBTQ2 issues, has taken many important steps to recognize and protect the rights of LGBTQ2 individuals.

    "And yesterday marked a precedent for future generation of royals who identify as LGBTQ2. Last February, we passed legislation that provides Montenbourgians with explicit protection from discrimination and hate crimes based on their gender identity or expression. A few months later, we apologized to those harmed by federal legislation, policies, and practices that led to the oppression of and discrimination against LGBTQ2 people in Montenbourg.

    “We have also put forward several initiatives that will make a difference for LGBTQ2 communities. In Budget 2017, we introduced a $101-million Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence – the first-ever federal strategy of its kind – to help fill gaps in support for diverse populations, including LGBTQ2 communities. Budget 2018 proposes another $86 million over the next five years to expand the Strategy and help end the ongoing discrimination, harassment, and the other harms that affect LGBTQ2 individuals and other vulnerable groups.

    “We know there is a need to close data gaps to better understand critical socioeconomic issues facing LGBTQ2 Montenbourgians. To that end, Budget 2018 provides $6.7 million over the next five years for Statistics Montenbourg to establish a Centre for Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Statistics.

    “On the international stage, Montenbourg continues to advance LGBTQ2 rights. We are working alongside states, civil society, and international organizations to combat discrimination and violence against LGBTQ2 people. We look forward to host a futute Conference on LGBTI Rights and Inclusive Development to be determined in the months to come.

    “Today, we rededicate ourselves to a future where every single one of us – regardless of our gender expression, gender identity, or sexual orientation – is free to be true to who we are and achieve our fullest potential.”

    May God Save Our King! 

    Hon. Xävier Bettel,

    Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Montenbourg (Stätsminister Möntenboürg)



  • Montague, Strasbourg-. 19 May, 2018

    The Kingdom of Montenbourg under His Majesty's Foreign Office welcomes to the European Union the Kingdom of Mitnick, and the Kingdom of Bleuling. We extend a warm welcome to your nations. And in the hopes of our countries to work together for a better Europe.

    Rt. Hon. Elizabeth McCörd 

    Minister of Foreign Affairs



  • Lexington Street. Montague, Strasbourg-. 24 May, 2018

    Message of congratulations to Hillary Clinton, Prime Minister of the Australia, on assuming office

    "Dear Madam Prime Minister,

    The Kingdom of Montenbourg and the Montenbourgian people congratulate Madame Honorable Hillary Clinton on your re-election as Prime Minister of The Federal Republic  of Australia and wish you every success in performing the important and responsible duties of this position. Continued strength, wisdom and success on the path of fostering national unity and prosperity.

    Australia is a very good friend and a key ally of The Kingdom. We have consolidated our partnership not only within the European Union, but also at the level of policies that we must pursue for our people. I am confident that – as you perform your leadership duties – our two countries will continue to actively develop mutually beneficial relations as well as cooperation on major political, human rights and economic matters.

    Madam Prime Minister, I believe that we will find the right response to the challenges facing our European Union today and that we will successfully protect the interests and common values of our citizens in the spirit of solidarity and togetherness.

    Please accept my best wishes the assurances of my highest consideration. We look forward to working together and continuing our cooperation on our shared interests in the region and worldwide. Good fortune!"

    May God Save Our King! 

    Hon. Xävier Bettel,

    Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Montenbourg (Stätsminister Möntenboürg)




  • Montague, Strasbourg-. 1 June, 2018

    The Kingdom of Montenbourg under His Majesty's Foreign Office extends our congratulations to Turkmenbaijan as you celebrate an important transition from times of of the past, to times of future. We understand the bad connotation that the previous city name had. 

    We strongly hope that the goal shared by our countries to build strong and prosperous cities, states and open societies remains a strong impetus to continue expanding the dialogue between Montenbourg and Turkmenbaijan at the bilateral level and within the context of relations with the European Union. I firmly believe that further strengthening of open cooperation based on mutual understanding in many areas, including trade, energy, innovations, education and culture will open new opportunities for meaningful joint activities among our citizens.

    Mr. Türkmenbaycan Dävläti, may we again offer congratulations on this day of new birth for your city. And wish Saarh, the best of hopes. Please accept our assurances of highest consideration.

    Rt. Hon. Elizabeth McCörd 

    Minister of Foreign Affairs




  • Montague, Strasbourg-. 1 June, 2018

    From His Majesty's Councillorship to the European Union, we congratulate Inquista on its re-elected Councillor Edward Firoux.

    As a friend and partner, the Kingdom of Montenbourg looks forward to working with the Councillor as it strives to fulfill our common European aspirations by implementing urgent reforms that strengthen rule of law and judicial independence, freedom, human rights, and government accountability.

    Lady Emma Granger

    Councillor of Montenbourg to the European Union



  • || Ministry of Trade and Business ||

     Montague, Strasbourg-. 9 June, 2018

    PRESS RELEASE

    SUBJECT: ANNOUNCEMENT OF TRADE NEGOTIATIONS WITH INQUISTA

    Good afternoon, 

    One of the goals of this His Majesty's Government is to increase economic prosperity as well as further Montenbourg interests abroad. The best way to do this is by seeking out ways to unite our economy and the economies of our allies closer together. To accomplish our goals, this Government has been preparing to engage in a series of talks with our allies in Europe.

    It is with great pleasure that I announce the beginning of negotiations for the Montenbourg-Inquista Free Trade Agreement (MIFTA). The former will be a trade treaty between the Kingdom of Montenbourg and the Microstate of Inquista, with the goal of reducing barriers to commerce between the two countries.It is our hope that the negotiations will be successful and that the deals will have a positive impact on both of out  countries.

    The Ministry of Trade and Business will keep you updated with the specifics as the talks continue. You can expect a rough proposal for this deal sometime in the next days. Thank you, and God Save The King.

    Signed,

    Cara Carletön-Fiorina | Minister for Trade and Business




  • Montague, Strasbourg-. 14 June 2018

    HM Foreign Secretary, Elizabeth McCörd and the office have issued a statement on the passage of June as Europe Pride Month:

    "What a day for human rights in Europe. In the end, we will all be judged by the courage of our hearts and this boys and girls, men and women have put up their voices to be heard. I thank Councillor Granger for her constant courage to speak up and fight for those who need to speak, I thank Inquista and the United Kingdom for their standing up for those who love. And I applaud the leads taken by the government of the State Turkmenbaijan following this historic motion. Love knows no boundaries and isn’t exclusive to any one gender, sexuality, race, religion, age or creed. It’s a freedom that all people should be able to sink into and enjoy every moment of, no matter in what corner of Europe they are. 

    We are open to work to reduce the threat of bullying against young people, including LGBT youth with other governments such as Turkmenbaijan, Inquista, Omnibus, Luz da Libertados and the United Kingdom. And engage with educators and community leaders across Europe to reduce violence and discrimination in schools. To help dispel the myth that LGBT harms nation or has bad connotations, the First Gentleman and I will attend the first pride parade in Europolis hosted by Inquista.  

    The office will also take steps to eliminate discrimination against LGBT inmmigrants in housing programs and to give LGBT the right to visit their loved ones in the hospital, either their country recognize them as spouse or not. We have made clear through executive branch nondiscrimination policies that discrimination on the basis of gender identity under our free trade agreements, in workplaces will not be tolerated. Because we recognize that LGBT rights are human rights, this office stands with advocates of equality around Europe in leading the fight against pernicious laws targeting LGBT persons and malicious attempts to exclude LGBT organizations from full participation in the european system. We will lead a European campaign to ensure "sexual orientation" is included in the European legislation to send the unequivocal message that no matter where it occurs, state-sanctioned killing of gays and lesbians is indefensible. No one should be harmed because of who they are or who they love, and this office, and Montenbourg has mobilized unprecedented public commitments from countries around the world to join in the fight against hate and homophobia. 

    Thank you Europe and know that Montebourg has your back!"

    Rt. Hon. Elizabeth McCörd 

    Minister of Foreign Affairs



  • Lexington Street. Montague, Strasbourg-. 20 June, 2018

    Statement on World Refugee Day

    The Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, today issued the following statement on World Refugee Day:

     “On World Refugee Day, we join the global community to recognize people around the world who have been forced to flee their homes. We honour the resilience and strength of refugees and displaced people, acknowledge the profound hardships they face, and stand with them.

    “Each year, thousands are forced to flee conflict, insecurity, and persecution.People who have been driven from their homes face immense loss, barriers, and trauma – both old and new. They carry with them memories, dreams, and hope for a better future. We share a moral responsibility to help them find shelter and start their lives anew – and as Montenbourgians, we know first-hand the contributions they make. Over these months and years, refugees have helped build the strong, open, and prosperous Montenbourg we know today.

    “Montenbourg will not stand idle while hundreds of thousands of people – including Kassian refugees – suffer forced displacement and human rights violations. In response to the work of His Majesty’s Special Envoy to Dromund Kass, the Duchess of Apulia, we will lead on initiatives to promote human rights and improve living conditions of Kassian refugees and those displaced by the conflict in Dromund Kass. We will also support efforts to bring perpetrators of gross human rights violations to account. Guided by our humanitarian spirit, Montenbourg has dedicated $100 million over the next three years to step up its response to this ongoing humanitarian crisis, with a particular emphasis on ensuring that the needs of women, girls and minorities are met. Also we are working with the government of Turkmenbaijan for preventing a possible refugee crisis in the region, for the  assurance of peace between ethnic kyrzbeks and ethnic turkmenbaijanis under the direction of Montenbourg.

     “Women, girls, and other marginalized groups suffer different and disproportionate effects of conflict and displacement – and their empowerment is key to building lasting peace and prosperity. That is why, Montenbourg and partners announced a historic investment of nearly $1.8 billion in education for women and girls in crisis and conflict situations – the largest of its kind ever made. This is about making a real difference in the lives of millions of women girls and minorities, including those growing up in refugee camps. They deserve the chance to learn and get the education they need to reclaim their future and their dreams.

     “Today, I ask Montenbourgians, Europeans and people around the world to stand with refugees, displaced people, and all those who are forced to leave home behind. How we treat the most vulnerable among us defines who we are – as individuals, as countries, and as a global community. Defend and promote the Refugee Protection Act, and let’s choose justice over fear and compassion over division – because to see ourselves in each other, all we have to do is look.”

    Hon. Xävier Bettel,

    Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Montenbourg (Stätsminister Möntenboürg)




  • Montague, Strasbourg-. 20 June 2018

    HM Foreign Minister, Elizabeth McCörd and the office have issued a statement on the issue of Turkmenbaijan and the declarations of the Government of Australia:

    "We are one-hundred-percent open to discuss these issues. But they aren't right now any troops deploy or any mission approved; we understand the need to cease hostility among the ethnic minority of Kyrzbek people, and we don't want another Kassian Crisis. 

    That's why this still at the table of discussion, as an alternative not a solution. We discussed with the Government of Turkmenbaijan about this situation and we agree that the leaders of the Kyrzbekistan and the government, need to sit at a table to talk. We propose a summit taking the talking points presented by the Government of Australia and reach a solution.

    Let's be clear once again, the enemies of peace have fought the tide of history with terror and violence. We grieve for their victims, and we renew our vow to redeem the sacrifice of those victims. We will defeat those who resort to terror. And we revere the determination of these leaders who will choose peace, who will reject the old habits of hatred and revenge. Because they broke so bravely with the past, the bridges have multiplied -- bridges of communication, of commerce, of understanding. We will not change our policy of putting humanity in front, always."

    Rt. Hon. Elizabeth McCörd 

    Minister of Foreign Affairs



  • Press Release

    Lexington House. Montague, Strasbourg-.22 June, 2018

    The Prime Minister,  Xävier Bettel, today issued the following statement following the “Right to Try” Bill Signing:

    "With the Right to Try law I’m signing today, patients with life-threatening illnesses will finally have access to experimental treatments that could improve or even cure their conditions.  These are experimental treatments and products that have shown great promise, and we weren’t able to use them before.  Now we can use them.  And oftentimes they’re going to be very successful.  It’s an excellent thing."

    "The Right to Try also offers new hope for those who either don’t qualify for clinical trials or who have exhausted all available treatment options.  There were no options, but now you have hope.  You really have hope."

    "Matthew Ugter, who is here with us, is just one example of many Montenbourgian who today has new cause for hope.  Due to the late progression of Matt’s ALS, he doesn’t qualify for any clinical trials in the Kingdom.  He wouldn’t qualify; couldn’t do it.  They tried; he didn’t qualify. Now, with the passage of this bill, Montenbourgians will be able to seek cures right here at home, close to their family and their loved ones.  We are finally giving these wonderful Montenbourgians the right to try.  So important."

    "Now, as I proudly sign — and this is very personal for me.  But as I proudly sign this bill, thousands of terminally ill Montebourgians will finally have the help, the hope, and the fighting chance — and I think it’s going to be better than chance — that they will be cured, that they will be helped, that they’ll be able to be with their families for a long time or maybe just for a longer time.  But we’re able to give them the absolute best, as to what we have at this current moment, at this current second.  And now, we’re going to help a lot of people.  We’re going to help a lot of people.

    "So it’s an honor to be signing this. (The bill is signed.)  (Applause.) So I want to thank — (laughter) — it’s going to be fantastic. Thank you all very much.  This, to me, is very exciting.  And you’re going to see some tremendous results.  We’re going to have some incredible, incredible results. So thank you all for being here.  And all of the people in the audience who have been so helpful, thank you very much.  It’s going to be something very, very special.  Thank you." (Applause.)



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