The Constitution of the European Union
The Constitution of
the European Union
We, the sovereign nations of the European Union, in order to form a more cohesive bond between our peoples, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for a common defense, promote the general welfare, and to secure the blessings of democracy, liberty, and equality for ourselves and our posterity, establish this Constitution of the European Union.
Chapter I [The Executive Branch]Article I [The President of the European Union]
The President of the EU will be the UN Delegate, and has the ability to shape foreign policy by means of vote in the United Nations. The President of the EU is the head of state and government, and will be tasked with signing legislation passed by the European Legislature into law. Elections will be held every 9 months on the forums, and all nations of the EU will cast a single vote to determine which person (nominated by their nation) will hold office. Simple majority determines the presidency. The President has the power to veto laws.
Article II [The Vice President of the European Union]
The Vice President of the EU will serve as President if the current one goes on vacation (in real-life) or goes inactive for more than one week (seven consecutive days), or is unable to fulfill his or her duties. The VP will also cast a vote in the European Congress if there is a tie. The Vice President is determined in the presidential election every 9 months. The person (nominated by their nation) who places second in the race becomes the Vice President of the EU. The VP EU also is tasked with the role of "Prime Commissioner" in the European Commission.
Article III [The Secretary of Foreign Affairs]
The Secretary of Foreign Affairs is responsible for regional relations with other regions, and presides over three (so far) agencies:
- EU Intelligence Department (spies on other regions in order to protect from invasion, collect information, determine geo-political environment, etc)
- EU Recruitment Department (recruits other nations to join the European Union)
- EU Relations Department (creates diplomatic relations with other regions)The SFA is appointed by the President of the EU, and presides over these three smaller departments.
Article IV [The Secretary of Internal Affairs]
The Secretary of Internal Affairs administers to the needs of member nations of the European Union, and strengthens channels between them, be it through communications, trade, aid, etc. The SIA presides over these departments (so far):
- European News Consortium (a consolidation of already existing national news agencies)
- European Central Bank (ensures price stability for all member nations which have adopted the Euro, provides loans and grants to poverty stricken nations, etc)The SIA is appointed by the President and presides over these departments.
Chapter II [The Legislative Branch]The legislative branch is a bicameral body; the lower house shall be designated the European Parliament. The upper house shall be designated the European Commission.
Article V [The European Parliament]
The EP is designated with discussing topics the body deems important and proposing legislation to the upper house (European Commission). The European Parliament acts almost as a salon, with the purposes of aiming to please the European public and to educate the populace and themselves through discussion in the EP. Impromptu votes on legislation may be held at any time with a time limit of 3 days (72 hours). After 72 hours, if the proposal has a simple majority in the polls it goes to the upper house for amendments, editing, and ratification. The EP may hold a vote of "no confidence" in the current President of the EU. If there is a simple majority, it moves to the EC.
Article VI [The European Commission]
The European Commission has eight commissioners. The EC is designated with revising, amending, and ratifying legislation. Votes on legislation will last 72 hours. If a member of the EC does not vote in 72 hours, their vote is forfeited. Simple majority determines the ratification of legislation into law. If there is a tie, the VP of the EU votes to break it. However, if the President of the EU decides to veto, the EC has to pass the legislation with a majority (without the VP-EU voting) of 75% of the vote (or 6 out of 8 ?yea? votes) within 72 hours of the President?s declaration of the veto. Commissioners are voted in and out of office on rotation every 9 months, three every three months. If a vote of "no confidence" is moved to the EC, a simple majority will unseat the current President of the EU. The President will be replaced by the VP EU, who will select a new VP EU to fulfill the duties of the vacant seat, pending the approval of the European Legislature.
Chapter III [The Judicial Branch]Article VII [The European Court of Justice]
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is made up of four justices and one chief justice who heads the branch. The ECJ administers laws through trials of those who break them, and tries crimes that occur in more than one EU nation. It is the highest court of all the EU and the trials it presides over are of regional importance (war criminals, terrorists on a regional scale, etc).
Chapter IV [Ratification Process]Article IIX [The Security Council]
This proposal will be moved to the Security Council for grammatical cleanup and perhaps limited amendment. If this proposal passes into law, the Security Council will remain intact, but as an alliance of nations which will lend it's militaries to collective European Union military actions (for role playing purposes).
Article IX [The European Parliament]
The proposal will then be moved to the European Parliament for ratification. Voting will last for 72 hours. After 72 hours, this proposal will become binding EU law if it achieves a simple majority.
Chapter V [Drafter's Recognition]The original drafters of this resolution would like to thank the members of the European Liberal Party and the European People's Party (European Democrats) for their collective support and critique of this proposed resolution.