Czech Slavia Condemnation
SECTION 1: DECLARATIONS
The European Union and its member-states shall officially condemn the actions by the Communist Party and state security forces, and will not support the undemocratic illegitimate Communist Party regime in any capacity. Sanctions will be implemented until such a time democracy is returned to Czech Slavia.
SECTION 2: SANCTIONS IMPOSED ON THE ILLEGITIMATE GOVERNMENT
1:Effectively immediately, any and all military trade agreements between EU member states and Czech Slavia are hereby suspended and banned until such time as democracy is restored
2:All luxury goods, technology and transport goods and parts traded between the Czech Slavia and European Union States shall be suspended upon passing of this act until repeal of this act.
3: Ships and aircraft bound to and from Czech Slavia shall not be granted access to the member-states' territories upon passing of this act and be forced to return to their point of origin unless carrying civilian aid until the repeal of this act.
4:Any trade in and out of Czech Slavia of non-humanitarian goods shall be suspended upon passing of this act until repeal of this act.
5:After passage of this act Czech Slavia shall be denied any councillors in the European Council and any representation at any EU meetings including those of the commission. This shall last until repeal of this act.
Tobias Johnson Farage
Debate on this resolution starts NOW and will end at 01:30 GMT on December 3rd, 2020.
Just as Speaker Firoux stood up to speak, he received a text message from Archbishop Mikaela Kilgenberg. The Inquistan Archbishop, who struck a friendship with Prime Minister Černá of Czech Slavia, personally requested and advocated that the Speaker oppose the condemnation. In this case, Firoux had no problem following the Archbishop's request.
Inquista maintains a policy of refraining from imposing sanctions on other EU member states. During Inquista's entire 11-year history as an EU member state, we have not - and shall not - sanction any other member state. I'm sure that someone might point to the so-called UNSR, but that illegitimate government is not an EU member state, and its regime poses an actual threat to the EU as a whole.
As an aside, I would find it rather reprehensible that that the Council would impose such stiff and tough sanctions on a fellow EU member state, but for some reason, would only pass rather tolerable and light sanctions on the UNSR, which, again, is not an EU member state, and is an active threat to our very Union.
However, I will agree with the sentiment that Czech Slavia does not seem to be entirely democratic, as the country's Communist Party does appear to have a very firm stranglehold and control over the country's intuitions, and certain democratic freedoms do appear to be quite oppressed. Unfortunately, and this does sadden me, but the same could be said for many countries throughout the European Union. While the Constitution of the European Union very vaguely requires that member states adhere to some basic democratic tenants, many states could be considered quite authoritarian. If we were to slap the wrist of the Czech government, then if we were to be consistent, we'd have to slap the wrist of many other countries, such as Nofoaga and also Inimicus - which, I would never do by the way, I think Emperor Artabanos is great and he's doing great things in his country. I have nothing but good things to say about him, and the Inimican secret police should not put me on any lists, please!
In any case, I feel like condemning one of our own governments is a slippery slope, and as I pointed out, if applied consistently, would mean we'd have to condemn a large swathe of our Union. Instead of tearing each other down, we ought to be united against armed threats which seek to overthrow actual, legitimate governments, as we've seen in Icholasen.
Council Speaker and Councillor for Inquista
Mr. Frage could you please clarify how is the regime in Czech Slavia undemocratic and illegitimate? My country does hold regular and free elections and that is how our government and opposition is determined. All parties have a chance to get into the parliament and represent their voters. Your act would in turn do something else, it would remove a representative of Czech Slavia, denying the people of Czech Slavia their representation in the European Union and that appears rather undemocratic to me. And the reason behind removing the representative of Czech Slavia in the council so far seems to me only that you don't agree with the government of Czech Slavia, and that is rather illegitimate. The Democratic Republic of Czech Slavia is entirely democratic and legitimate, the undemocratic and illegitimate thing here is your proposal.
I am glad that Mr. Firoux sees the danger of condemning a member states, that is equal with all the other member states and I agree with him. But we already entered that slippery slope he mentioned precisely by condemning the UNSR, now we are just reaping the bitter fruits of this policy of condemnations. First it was Icholasen, then Inquista which was rightfully rejected and now Czech Slavia which I fully believe will also be rightfully rejected. I would like to ask you all to take this point into consideration. Thank you.
Councillor for Czech Slavia
Juncker entered the room once again. He had been in the Council during the last months more than in Spain, but he also needed to be in this debate. He stood up and started to talk once the Czech Slavian Councillor had ended.
I usually don't support European Union-wide sanctions if the country doesn't involve a thread to member states, and I think Czech Slavia doesn't. But, if member states believe that they need to sanction Czech Slavia, they are free to do it, as the European Union rules and regulations allow them to do so. We all know Czech Slavia isn't the home or the place to look into when we search for real and true democracy: they got between a 6 and 6.99 in the European Democracy Index test, which is the same group where countries like the UNSR, which isn't too democratic.
I have read the Opposition statement many times, and I find it concerning if they proof it's true. As Internal Affairs Commissioner, I can't side with one or another when we are talking about a European Union member, and I won't. But, if it's proven that what the opposition parties have exposed in their latest press release it's true, I won't have other choice but to ask for exlanations and mostly side with them.
European Commissioner for Internal Affairs
Well, I think that with the resignation of the old Czech Slavian Prime Minister the sanctions are no longer needed. Still, I think these European-wide sanctions are not necessary, because as the Internal Affairs Commissioner said, it doesn't involve a thread to us, the European Union. I hope the Speaker can start the vote if Cllr. Johnson-Farage doesn't withdraw the condemnation.
Donald D. Tusk
Councillor for Spain
I withdraw the condemnation proposal
Tobias Johnson Farage
This proposal has been withdrawn.
Council Speaker and Councillor for Inquista