This version of the act is far more acceptable to me, and I will gladly support it.
I stand against the proposed amendment from Cllr. Van Allen.
Archrepublic of Vayinaod
Firstly, I take offense and demand an apology from Councilor Firoux for the insinuation that Vayinaod's announcement over its departure was "sudden". The press conference between the Four Assembled Powers was only over the No-Fly Zone specifically, of which there was no demand to continue any longer. In fact the No-Fly Zone is still there as clearly stated it is a phased withdrawal. The Four Powers take the responsibility they took upon themselves seriously and the conclusion of the NFZ will only occur after various conditions are met.
The reality is no new nations have announced unilateral raids into the area, and the rest are taking part in publicly declare humanitarian missions that have thus far produced no inspection violations. The Commission as a whole is required to report on the situation, but there is a level of command that rests with Harriet Copala. Which begs the question as to why so many Inquistans hold dual hats if you ask me but regardless.
Vayinaod as stated in the press briefings and in the article you cited Cllr. shall remain part of the coalition until the completion of its phased exit from EH. There was no request, no demand in the council, NOR an outright expectation any nation who joins remains till the end. Vayinaod has communicated clearly and effectively when required, but when the situation as a whole stayed fairly 'boring' to a certain degree. Not even for even news headlines across Europe's multiple outlets.
So if we are to berate Commissioner Juncker or his job, then Harriet Copala as the leading officer of the 'coalition' should appear as well.
Archrepublic of Vayinaod
November 11th 2020, 1431 GMT +2:15
After nearly a month and a half operation, the No-Fly Zone imposed over Eastern Haane will soon come to an end. In a joint statement earlier today, the Four Assembled Powers of Vayinaod, Fremet, Spain and Inimicus announced the end to their administration of a No Fly Zone. In a proceeding speech to the nation, Archkonsul Nylund confirmed that the Vardic mission to Eastern Haane had met its end and that all deployed assets to the area will return to their home stations or back to regular deployed status.
The Four Assembled Powers had stated that the beginning phases of operational scale-back would begin November 27th and should end sometime around December 11th if all conditions were favorable met. While no indications have been made by the Inimician, Spainish or Fremetian governments of their future involvement in Eastern Haane, rumor is abound that Fremet is likely to pull back from the region to reinforce its security against the UNSR.
The No-Fly Zone came about after the Kingdom of Reitzmag executed a unilateral 'intervention' into the nation-state of Eastern Haane that worsened the already volatile situation which came to a head after mullite coups, constitutional reforms, and levels of civil strife that will leave sociologists studying the phenomenon for decades. While most sources indicate that Nylund Administration was interested in an EU-lead or at least sanctioned No-Fly Zone first; the Reitzmic intervention forced their hand especially after reports of fighting between Reitzmic forces and that of the Haaneans.
The rushed intervention by Reitzmic had resulted in the deaths of hundreds of Reitzmic troops, in what most political and military analysts would call a disaster for the nation. Both within public standing at home and abroad, and among most foreign governments.
The No-Fly Zone established by the Four Assembled Powers meanwhile representing a multilateral, calculated, and organized response with a clear goal; stop letting more variables into the unbalanced equation. Safe to say that had been met as the day before the No Fly Zone was to be erected, the Reitzmic government backed down and announced a withdrawal over what was to be a stalemate on the ground after they lost their supply line. With tails tucked between their legs, Reitzmic troops and aircraft were escorted from the area and subjected to various inspections in Vayinaod.
In the following weeks the No Fly Zone met a more calm environment as most of its missions were simple escort duties for various humanitarian bound cargo aircraft, a few local daredevil pilots who were escorted back to an airstrip etc. In-fact the EU-lead intervention as legally sanctioned by the EU Council was not even necessarily an intervention, while the Four Assembled Powers joined the coalition in order to continue the NFZ, the day-to-day operations remained the same.
Now as Vardic forces return home or to Fremet to stand against the UNSR, the proven deployment process of the Vardic forces will be good research material to ensure more rapid responses.
"I definitely think that given this experience that the First Konsulate could organize a similar response in about four days compared to the seven it took this time. The foundation is there now, and this administration intends to build upon it," First Konsul Lorens Henningson was quoted today following Archkonsul Nylund's press conference.
Time will tell if the Vardic Forces will be called upon again for a 'similar response."
On behalf of the Archrepublic of Vayinaod, I vote AGAINST this amendment.
On behalf of the Archrepublic of Vayinaod, I vote AGAINST all amendments.
Cllr Carita Falk
In general I do not support this proposal as it does not allow for flexibility within this Council chamber, I would much rather prefer a Council Procedures act which details further responsibilities of the Speaker and empowers councilors to motion that a motion is a 'nuisance' act with enough evidence to suggest that is the case.
This would accomplishing the intent of the act, as well as allow the council flexibility to declare various different motions to be unbecoming of the Council's time if the evidence is ample. Might be nice as well to regulate the amount of proposals outside emergency motions that the council can consider at once to ensure they all get the treatment they deserve.
In short, I do not believe this to be the proper route to deal with the repeat repeal issues, and would prefer simply defining council procedures more.
Archrepublic of Vayinaod
Much like earlier proposals I stand against this proposal on principal.
The Archrepublic currently enforces a large assortment of various embargoes against the UNSR, but wishes to not force upon any foreign policy directives to various EU members outside of ones that specifically and directly pertain to peace and security. This is why the original condemnation I drafted specifically outlined military trade agreements, and luxury goods which can be used as laundering devices on the black market and really only impacted the leadership of the UNSR.
I would in general support an amendment first to the condemnation fixing and clarifying some technicalities before we delve into a much more hotly debated topic of whether the EU should require member-states to submit more embargoes.
The European Union should also not make massive foreign policy changes and force them upon member-states, it should be up to the member-states to decide which side to take, history will be the judgement upon them for their actions. The principals of the idea of sovereign nations demand this, without it the EU has taken a massive step towards complete Eurofederalism, and it is not a direction the Archrepublic will support.
Cllr. Firoux seems very intent on poking a beast which has in general remained content in its own space provided it was left alone, for example the Kingdom of Reitzmag proded the beast with their illegal military sales agreement, and nearly lost a few fingers so the speak. Then again it is not Inquista at risk here is it? Its the variety of nations in directly invested interests in Icholasen, namely Fremet, Ruthund, and Montenbourg who are. Not to mention the thousands of Vardic uniformed service members in Fremet and its waters to protect our ally. Cllr. Firoux seems to playing a game of trying to force the UNSR into a cornered state and benefitting from the aftermath, while notably not risking anything.
I shouldn't have to mention why Icholasen should not be granted its nuclear license again under the current circumstances, but here we are. One of the definitions of a state which is granted nuclear weapons is stability, and the ability to control the assets. While legally the UNSR has no land, and is not recognized, the literal situation is that it does by virtue of commiting a coup against the legitimate government. Until the legitimate government is in a place to control those weapons again it should not be granted a license. Especially a government who that is no longer of a position of power may be exploited by powers who are 'helping' them. I would prefer it if Copala city did not have nuclear silos hidden around it, nor be in a position that the Kingdom of Reitzmag may seek to influence those weapons.
Since apparently it seems I tend to 'destroy' Cllr. Van Allen's own proposals with amendments that 'poison' them, I will refrain from any amendments this session, and will not vote for the final version unless it is drastically altered to be an amendment to the technicalities of the condemnation and situation without major policy changes.
Cllr. Carita Falk
Archrepublic of Vayinaod
The Archrepublic of Vayinaod votes FOR Amendments III and IV, and AGAINST Amendments I and II.