Tour of Europe 3rd Stop



  • "The UEC is what happened when the ECR collided with EFP politics. I dislike the inter-party government known as the 'Executive Board'. Conservatives are supposed to limit government size. Other than that there are not many differences between the UEC and the EFP. Well other than that anti multiculturalism nonsense. Overall the party is very average and I could see it being forgotten like the European Peoples Party. On a positive note, I do see the UEC's potential in the next election. The party has several attractive choices for the European Commission. I do view the Union of European Conservatives to be a force to be reckoned with. As long as the party keeps its charismatic characters, it will fair well."


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    "Interesting answer. I wouldn't say any of the party's policies are "nonsense", but I'm not exactly the most impartial source. With the recent defeat of the New Labour Relations Act, do you or your party have any plans to introduce anything similar? Anything based around the concept of worker's rights?"



  • _"Europe has made itself clear, there will be no European mandate on how states conduct business with their own workers. Councillor Orcello tried to strike a compromise between the two sides by creating a bill with as little of sovereign infringement as possible, but even the slightest infringement is too much in the eyes of the Council. I do not foresee the European Freedom Party pursuing similar legislation in the near future.

    I know that a little while back, The Confederacy was considering a withdrawal from the European Economic Community. Does Halsberg intend on continuing its membership in the Community, or do you seek to control your own economic policy?"_


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    "We held a referendum a few months ago and the voters chose to remain in the Economic Community. Our main concern with membership was the immigration policy that was imposed. However, we intend to either renegotiate this element of membership, or secure some form of opt-out. Ideally, we would like to continue our membership, but be able to set our own immigration policy."



  • "Mr. High President, what are the defining issues that the Confederate citizens are most focused on? Would any of these issues translate regionally? I'm preparing to alter my current policy depending on what I hear while on my tour."


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    "Many of our citizens, especially our business people, would like to see more support for small and medium sized businesses. I feel that this could be acted upon at a region-wide level, to an extent. The Halsbergian economy is doing really rather well, yet we are still seeing small, independent shops closing. I've seen countless high streets where over half of the establishments have shut down. We're making significant progress in this area, by removing intrusive regulations. We'd like to see this encouraged at a European level."



  • _"How would we be able to accomplish this without infringing the rights of states? The Council has stated that it is not Europe's role to manage economic policy. If the Council can not tell nations to cooperate with labor unions, then we cannot mandate that they cooperate with business big or small. I also know that parties such as the EFP and ECL would be livid at such a use of budget funds.

    As for regulations, Europe recently has made strides in eliminating any potential threats to business. There was the Repeal of the Labor Relations Act, the Repeal of The Right to Free Education bill, and the Repeal of the Broadcasting Union Bill. With such diverse economies in the Union, I see it impossible how businesses could be helped from the regional level."_


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    _"It is indeed impossible to directly manage state economies, but there are various ways of helping entrepreneurs and businesses. The anti-piracy bill that the UEC are currently working on is an example of this. It will not infringe on sovereignty, merely require that nations recognise the rights of artists. Piracy costs the Halsbergian music industry alone over H$30 billion. Of course, we would be the last to endorse EU control of national economies, but there are ways to safeguard enterprise without eroding national sovereignty too much."

    "What do you make of Pax Aurea's space programme? Personally, I am fascinated. I'm seriously considering widening Halsberg's own space programme to accommodate manned flight."_



  • "I must admit that I'm no fanatic when it comes to national space programs. I do commend Pax Aurea's commitment to exploration and the sciences. I likewise commend their efforts of cooperation noting especially the relationship between Ad Astra and the nations of The United Kingdom and Occoron. The world nowadays is so much smaller than it used to be since the globalization brought forth by the internet. What one state discovers soon becomes common knowledge to the rest of the world. The view I have of national space programs is as a tool of nationalism. The race to space in my mind is meaningless as a competition. I foresee a future where there is no competition, there is only the shared pursuit of knowledge. A European Space Agency where there is cooperation of the greatest scientists this region has ever seen. The combined effort to reach towards the stars will be our future. Of course this would have to be a collective of European states, not the European government."


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    After strolling through the Cathedral for some time, the two politicians approached the main entrance once more. It was time for the Premier to speed off to his next destination.

    "I must say, Premier Frank, I have really quite enjoyed this meeting. I hope our chat has been useful. Remember, you are welcome in the Confederacy at any time. Oh, it seems as if your car has arrived."

    The two men walked down to the awaiting vehicle.

    "Premier Frank, thank you for visiting us here in Halsberg. All of us here want to wish you a pleasant onward journey."



  • "Thank you for having me High President. It has been a real pleasure."


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