May Update


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    EUROPEAN UNION
    REGION | FORUM | COMMISSION | COURT | COUNCIL | MAP

    ~May 2014 Update~


    Nations: 123
    World Assembly Delegate:
    Occoron


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    Premier: Chasca Nayra, Nouvelle Picardie (Ind.)
    Forgein Affairs: Bernice Winters, Halsberg (UEC)
    Defence and Peacekeeping: Sir Augustus Barrington, Inimicus (UEC)
    Economics: Xristos Kalabouris, Perseus Island (ECL)
    Internal Affairs: Eric Pickles, Davishire, (Ind.)


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    Chief Justice: Steven Doberman, Gun-Toting Animals
    Justice: Judith Conde, Northern Caesarea
    Justice: David Lee, Angleter
    Justice: Samuel Norman Seabourne, Os Corelia
    Justice: Ozik Mahdrizhe, Marrakechia


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    Speaker of the European Council: Acwellan Lir Devoy am Harrison, Duxburian Union (ECL)

    Socialist Workers Party (SWP): Communist, Socialist, Anti-Capitalist
    Party of European Socialists and Democrats (S&D): Social Democrat, Integrationist
    Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for a Green Europe (ALDGE): Social Liberal, Environmentalist
    European Classical Liberals (ECL): Classical Liberal, Pragmatic
    Union of European Conservatives (UEC): Conservative, Christian Democrat
    European National Party (ENP): Fascist, National Socialist



    Commission News

    Commissioners Barrington and Pickles, Defence & Peacekeeping and Internal Affairs respectively, were somewhat vocal on the issues surrounding the conflict in the Western Sahara. Following Inquista?s occupation of the Marrakechian zone of the area, the Commission took a firm view against what they saw as an illegal invasion and a breach of European law. Inquista and its supporters countered, claiming the Commissioners did not understand what was going on in the area, and that they should stay out of the issue. Commissioners Barrington and Pickles went further, saying that the Inquistan forces must withdraw, unless they want to risk conflict with the Commissioners home countries of Inimicus and Davishire. This caused considerable controversy, as Barrington and Pickles were seen to be representing their home nations? governments, rather than the people of Europe as they were elected to do. Despite several calls from the Commission for representation in the subsequent negotiations in Red Croatia and the United Republic of Great Britain, these were ignored.

    A motion for the impeachment of Economics Commissioner Xristos Kalabouris, of Perseus Island, is underway. It is argued that the Commissioner has failed to do his duty and as such has endangered the economies of the region. Little has been heard from Mr. Kalabouris since his election, and it is likely a new, special election will be held for the position of Economics Commissioner in the coming weeks.European Court of Justice News

    There is no news from the European Court of Justice this month.Council News

    The Ocean Protection Act, presented by Os Corelia?s Councillor Jelesniak, was passed by the European Council. In stark contrast to the result of the previous Council vote on the bill, this time Councillors overwhelmingly supported the bill, with eight votes for and only one against and no abstentions. Consequently, industrial sewage across the EU must be treated before it is released into the ocean, and single-hulled oil tankers are banned completely, amongst other things.

    Councillor Beatrice Smith of Icholasen proposed The Rights of LGBTQIA People in the EU Act. The bill mandated that same-sex marriages must be legal across the European Union. It also called for sex-changing drugs to be made available to all transgendered people, should they choose to use them. The bill also included an attempt to combat homophobic bullying in schools throughout the region, such as compulsory education on different sexualities. Many objected to the bill, such as Angleter?s new Councillor Montfort, who maintained that ?? Europolis-imposed same-sex marriage is a bridge too far.? The Duxburian Union?s Acwellan Devoy also expressed his disapproval of the act. He pointed out that the Duxburian Union does not have any concept of sexual orientation, believing it is something you do, not something you are. Speaker Devoy concluded with ?You want to overwrite two thousand years of de facto and de jure equality in favor of a system that tells us that we are not equal because of what we look like or what we like to do? That doesn't make a shred of sense and is outright uncivilized.? The bill was defeated, with seven votes against and only one in favour. There were no abstentions.

    Councillor Eloise Murray of Miraco proposed a bill which would standardise healthcare accreditation standards throughout the EU. According to the bill, it would ?? enhance cooperation throughout the European Union as well as ensuring geographical mobility for EU residents working in the healthcare industry.? There were concerns that the bill removed too much power from the European Council and that a section was unconstitutional. However, an amended form of the bill was passed, with five votes for, two votes against and two abstentions.

    The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for a Green Europe have unveiled their new deputy leader. According to an ALDGE press release, Councillor Pamela Winchell of Icholasen will take up the position, and would also be the leader of the ALDGE Bloc in the European Council. ALDGE Party Chair Ms Karolinasz Jaedala of Os Corelia is said to have appointed Winchell as, aside from Os Corelia, Icholasen is the only other member state with a councillor that sits with the ALDGE.Other News

    As referenced earlier, Inquistan forces moved into a portion of the Western Sahara that was occupied by Marrakechian forces. This ended a three year understanding, where the Sahara region was divided into two sections, one administered by the Kingdom of Marrakechia, the other by Inquista. This was a result of the conflict of 2011, where Marrakechia sought to bring the entirety of the Western Sahara under their control, following its de facto independence under the Polisario Front. Inquista assisted the Marrakechian forces, but did not withdraw its troops from a section of the region, leading to the situation that lasted until a few weeks ago. Inquista claims that the people of the Sahara had suffered under Marrakechian rule, and that only the unification and full independence of their country could allow for them to become prosperous and happy once more. After the initial occupation of the Marrakechian Sahara, The Sahrawi Union was declared, sponsored by Inquista and Red Croatia, who formed the Committee for Western Sahara Autonomy. The new nation encompasses the whole of the Western Sahara, but has not been recognised by all members of the EU. Currently, only members of the WSA Committee have recognised the new state, namely Inquista, Red Croatia, Rimroth, the Althanian Dominion and Icholasen.

    The crisis in the Sahara created tensions within the EU not seen for several years. Many member states rejected the Inquistan occupation as a breach of Marrakechia?s territorial integrity. Amongst them was The Twelve Commonwealths of Halsberg, who sent airborne troops into the Sahara?s major cities to secure members of the Marrakechian Royal Family who were residing there following a request from King Charly himself. Negotiations began in Zadar, Red Croatia, amid threats of force from Davishire and Groot Belgie. The conference in Zadar achieved little, and as such President Cynthia Johnson of the United Republic of Great Britain hosted a new meeting of the key players in the crisis, in an attempt to avoid any bloodshed. Representatives of Inquista, Marrakechia, Red Croatia, Halsberg and the United Republic met in London to discuss the crisis and come up with a diplomatic solution. Despite some raised voices and sharp words, they succeeded, and an official agreement was reached. A referendum will be held in the Western Sahara, overseen by observes from the United Republic, to determine whether the people wish to become independent under The Sahrawi Union, or return to the Kingdom of Marraekchia?s administration. The referendum will be carried out in the next few months. Inquistan, Rimrothian and Halsbergian troops remain in the region.

    The last month also saw one of the most eventful coronations in the EU?s history. Following the King of Icholasen?s apparent death, his daughter Anastasia was to become Queen. The ceremony began as one would expect, with many foreign dignitaries present, such as the Inquistan Archbishop Paul Craticus, Red Croatia?s Queen Aleksandra and Halsberg?s High President Michael Solomon. However, the coronation became engulfed in drama worthy of a television hit, as it was revealed that the King was not in fact dead. He named his other daughter, Anastasia?s sister, as his would-be murderer. The Duchess of Saint Pierre confessed to the crime, saying she would have gone on to kill Anastasia and claim the throne for herself. The Duchess evaded capture, however, escaping with an accomplice masquerading as a security guard in a helicopter that was waiting nearby. The King, realising how hurt Anastasia was and how much she was looking forward to becoming Queen, abdicated to allow her to assume the throne.

    To celebrate the coronation of the new Queen Anastasia of Icholasen, the foreign dignitaries were invited to dinner at the royal palace. There are rumours that many of the region?s most eminent leaders had a little too much to drink. According to one member of the royal staff, who remains anonymous, he had never seen such a display of debauchery. The source went on to say that there appeared to be a particular hostility towards Emperor Jules of Groot Belgie from the Inquistan Archbishop. It is said that, after flicking peas and throwing various items of silverware at the Emperor, he proceeded to throw a large cream pie in the Emperor?s face. The Anitax Aureliana of the Althanian Dominion was also referenced by the source. Apparently, after getting somewhat intoxicated in a bar before the dinner began, she arrived at the banquet and got even more intoxicated. She is also rumoured to have been extremely jealous of the Queen Anastasia, who was getting somewhat flirty with Halsberg?s Edmund XI, the Duke of Roeburg. According to the source, Aureliana was like a desperate schoolgirl who wanted a boyfriend.

    See you next month!

    Let me know if I've missed anything!


  • ECoJ

    I don't think so. I do have one remark: the title says "June 2014 update". You might want to fix it and then produce a BB-code version of the update for Cultural Ambassadors.


  • Mass Effect RP

    Thanks for the correction. If there are no further qualms, I'll ask cultural ambassadors to begin distributing the update immediately.

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    [b]Nations: 123
    World Assembly Delegate:[/b] Occoron

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    [b]Premier:[/b] Chasca Nayra, Nouvelle Picardie (Ind.)
    [b]Forgein Affairs:[/b] Bernice Winters, Halsberg (UEC)
    [b]Defence and Peacekeeping:[/b] Sir Augustus Barrington, Inimicus (UEC)
    [b]Economics:[/b] Xristos Kalabouris, Perseus Island (ECL)
    [b]Internal Affairs:[/b] Eric Pickles, Davishire, (Ind.)

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    [b]Chief Justice[/b]: Steven Doberman, Gun-Toting Animals
    [b]Justice[/b]: Judith Conde, Northern Caesarea
    [b]Justice[/b]: David Lee, Angleter
    [b]Justice[/b]: Samuel Norman Seabourne, Os Corelia
    [b]Justice[/b]: Ozik Mahdrizhe, Marrakechia

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    [b]Speaker of the European Council[/b]: Acwellan Lir Devoy am Harrison, Duxburian Union (ECL)

    [b]Socialist Workers Party (SWP)[/b]: Communist, Socialist, Anti-Capitalist
    [b]Party of European Socialists and Democrats (S&D)[/b]: Social Democrat, Integrationist
    [b]Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for a Green Europe (ALDGE)[/b]: Social Liberal, Environmentalist
    [b]European Classical Liberals (ECL)[/b]: Classical Liberal, Pragmatic
    [b]Union of European Conservatives (UEC)[/b]: Conservative, Christian Democrat
    [b]European National Party (ENP)[/b]: Fascist, National Socialist

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    [SIZE=9]Commission News[/SIZE][LIST]Commissioners Barrington and Pickles, Defence & Peacekeeping and Internal Affairs respectively, were somewhat vocal on the issues surrounding the conflict in the Western Sahara. Following Inquista?s occupation of the Marrakechian zone of the area, the Commission took a firm view against what they saw as an illegal invasion and a breach of European law. Inquista and its supporters countered, claiming the Commissioners did not understand what was going on in the area, and that they should stay out of the issue. Commissioners Barrington and Pickles went further, saying that the Inquistan forces must withdraw, unless they want to risk conflict with the Commissioners home countries of Inimicus and Davishire. This caused considerable controversy, as Barrington and Pickles were seen to be representing their home nations? governments, rather than the people of Europe as they were elected to do. Despite several calls from the Commission for representation in the subsequent negotiations in Red Croatia and the United Republic of Great Britain, these were ignored.

    A motion for the impeachment of Economics Commissioner Xristos Kalabouris, of Perseus Island, is underway. It is argued that the Commissioner has failed to do his duty and as such has endangered the economies of the region. Little has been heard from Mr. Kalabouris since his election, and it is likely a new, special election will be held for the position of Economics Commissioner in the coming weeks.
    [/LIST][SIZE=9]European Court of Justice News[/SIZE][LIST]There is no news from the European Court of Justice this month.
    [/LIST][SIZE=9]Council News[/SIZE][LIST]The Ocean Protection Act, presented by Os Corelia?s Councillor Jelesniak, was passed by the European Council. In stark contrast to the result of the previous Council vote on the bill, this time Councillors overwhelmingly supported the bill, with eight votes for and only one against and no abstentions. Consequently, industrial sewage across the EU must be treated before it is released into the ocean, and single-hulled oil tankers are banned completely, amongst other things.

    Councillor Beatrice Smith of Icholasen proposed The Rights of LGBTQIA People in the EU Act. The bill mandated that same-sex marriages must be legal across the European Union. It also called for sex-changing drugs to be made available to all transgendered people, should they choose to use them. The bill also included an attempt to combat homophobic bullying in schools throughout the region, such as compulsory education on different sexualities. Many objected to the bill, such as Angleter?s new Councillor Montfort, who maintained that [i]?? Europolis-imposed same-sex marriage is a bridge too far.?[/i] The Duxburian Union?s Acwellan Devoy also expressed his disapproval of the act. He pointed out that the Duxburian Union does not have any concept of sexual orientation, believing it is something you do, not something you are. Speaker Devoy concluded with [i]?You want to overwrite two thousand years of de facto and de jure equality in favor of a system that tells us that we are not equal because of what we look like or what we like to do? That doesn't make a shred of sense and is outright uncivilized.?[/i] The bill was defeated, with seven votes against and only one in favour. There were no abstentions.

    Councillor Eloise Murray of Miraco proposed a bill which would standardise healthcare accreditation standards throughout the EU. According to the bill, it would [i]?? enhance cooperation throughout the European Union as well as ensuring geographical mobility for EU residents working in the healthcare industry.?[/i] There were concerns that the bill removed too much power from the European Council and that a section was unconstitutional. However, an amended form of the bill was passed, with five votes for, two votes against and two abstentions.

    The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for a Green Europe have unveiled their new deputy leader. According to an ALDGE press release, Councillor Pamela Winchell of Icholasen will take up the position, and would also be the leader of the ALDGE Bloc in the European Council. ALDGE Party Chair Ms Karolinasz Jaedala of Os Corelia is said to have appointed Winchell as, aside from Os Corelia, Icholasen is the only other member state with a councillor that sits with the ALDGE.
    [/LIST][SIZE=9]Other News[/SIZE][LIST]As referenced earlier, Inquistan forces moved into a portion of the Western Sahara that was occupied by Marrakechian forces. This ended a three year understanding, where the Sahara region was divided into two sections, one administered by the Kingdom of Marrakechia, the other by Inquista. This was a result of the conflict of 2011, where Marrakechia sought to bring the entirety of the Western Sahara under their control, following its de facto independence under the Polisario Front. Inquista assisted the Marrakechian forces, but did not withdraw its troops from a section of the region, leading to the situation that lasted until a few weeks ago. Inquista claims that the people of the Sahara had suffered under Marrakechian rule, and that only the unification and full independence of their country could allow for them to become prosperous and happy once more. After the initial occupation of the Marrakechian Sahara, The Sahrawi Union was declared, sponsored by Inquista and Red Croatia, who formed the Committee for Western Sahara Autonomy. The new nation encompasses the whole of the Western Sahara, but has not been recognised by all members of the EU. Currently, only members of the WSA Committee have recognised the new state, namely Inquista, Red Croatia, Rimroth, the Althanian Dominion and Icholasen.

    The crisis in the Sahara created tensions within the EU not seen for several years. Many member states rejected the Inquistan occupation as a breach of Marrakechia?s territorial integrity. Amongst them was The Twelve Commonwealths of Halsberg, who sent airborne troops into the Sahara?s major cities to secure members of the Marrakechian Royal Family who were residing there following a request from King Charly himself. Negotiations began in Zadar, Red Croatia, amid threats of force from Davishire and Groot Belgie. The conference in Zadar achieved little, and as such President Cynthia Johnson of the United Republic of Great Britain hosted a new meeting of the key players in the crisis, in an attempt to avoid any bloodshed. Representatives of Inquista, Marrakechia, Red Croatia, Halsberg and the United Republic met in London to discuss the crisis and come up with a diplomatic solution. Despite some raised voices and sharp words, they succeeded, and an official agreement was reached. A referendum will be held in the Western Sahara, overseen by observes from the United Republic, to determine whether the people wish to become independent under The Sahrawi Union, or return to the Kingdom of Marraekchia?s administration. The referendum will be carried out in the next few months. Inquistan, Rimrothian and Halsbergian troops remain in the region.

    The last month also saw one of the most eventful coronations in the EU?s history. Following the King of Icholasen?s apparent death, his daughter Anastasia was to become Queen. The ceremony began as one would expect, with many foreign dignitaries present, such as the Inquistan Archbishop Paul Craticus, Red Croatia?s Queen Aleksandra and Halsberg?s High President Michael Solomon. However, the coronation became engulfed in drama worthy of a television hit, as it was revealed that the King was not in fact dead. He named his other daughter, Anastasia?s sister, as his would-be murderer. The Duchess of Saint Pierre confessed to the crime, saying she would have gone on to kill Anastasia and claim the throne for herself. The Duchess evaded capture, however, escaping with an accomplice masquerading as a security guard in a helicopter that was waiting nearby. The King, realising how hurt Anastasia was and how much she was looking forward to becoming Queen, abdicated to allow her to assume the throne.

    To celebrate the coronation of the new Queen Anastasia of Icholasen, the foreign dignitaries were invited to dinner at the royal palace. There are rumours that many of the region?s most eminent leaders had a little too much to drink. According to one member of the royal staff, who remains anonymous, he had never seen such a display of debauchery. The source went on to say that there appeared to be a particular hostility towards Emperor Jules of Groot Belgie from the Inquistan Archbishop. It is said that, after flicking peas and throwing various items of silverware at the Emperor, he proceeded to throw a large cream pie in the Emperor?s face. The Anitax Aureliana of the Althanian Dominion was also referenced by the source. Apparently, after getting somewhat intoxicated in a bar before the dinner began, she arrived at the banquet and got even more intoxicated. She is also rumoured to have been extremely jealous of the Queen Anastasia, who was getting somewhat flirty with Halsberg?s Edmund XI, the Duke of Roeburg. According to the source, Aureliana was like a desperate schoolgirl who wanted a boyfriend.
    [/LIST][align=center][color=purple][SIZE=7]See you next month![/SIZE][/color][/align]


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