European Economic Community
All nations are welcome to become signatories to this agreement. The invitation is granted to all democratic states of the European Union.
The Kendrelaatzenian Dominions of the Duxburian Union
The Bundesrepublik of the Grossdeutsches Reich
The Twelve Commonwealths of Halsberg
The Free Constitutional Monarchy of Kryuland
The Kingdom of Marrakechia
The Federal Commonwealth of Pax Aurea
The United Kingdom of Great Britain
THE TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY
The parties to this agreement, seeking to encourage stronger ties and cooperation between their people, recognising the benefits of trade and mobility of labour and capital, affirming the shared democratic beliefs and traditions of their nations, and respecting the national sovereignty of each nation and the rule of national and international law, have agreed to the following treaty establishing a European Economic Community.
ARTICLE I - PARTIES TO THIS AGREEMENT
The parties to this agreement are the nations of the European Union who seek to join this treaty (henceforth referred to as ?parties to this agreement or ?contracting states?). Parties to this agreement are democratic members of the European Union and no nation-state may be a party to this agreement whilst not a democracy or whilst not a member of the European Union.
Additional nation-states in the European Union may become parties to this agreement so long as all existing member states consent and the proposed member demonstrates its willingness and ability to comply with all terms and conditions of this agreement.
ARTICLE II - FREE MOVEMENT OF GOODS AND CAPITAL
Parties to this agreement agree to the free movement of goods and capital amongst contracting states, excluding weaponry and technology with potential military applications and capabilities, the movement of which should be decided between individual negotiating nations.
Each party to this agreement shall permit nationals and corporations from another contracting state to have equal opportunity to invest in their nation. This shall include freedom to purchase equity and bond assets, as well as the freedom to incorporate and establish business operations subject to the same regulations as domestic corporations and individuals. Each individual and corporation shall be free to transfer financial assets amongst contracting states to the extent that such action is not being taken to launder money or advance similar illicit behaviour.
No party to this agreement may impose any taxation or regulation upon the sale of goods from another contracting state, unless the same taxation or regulation is imposed upon equivalent goods produced domestically. No party to this agreement may impose an embargo or quota on goods produced in another contracting state, excluding agricultural goods.
The European Trade Commission (ETC) is established. This commission shall be responsible for adjudicating disputes that arise under Sections II and III of this agreement. The government of any contracting state may file a complaint against any contracting state that it reasonably believes to be in violation of these sections.
The European Trade Commission may order governments to rescind unlawful policies or, in the absence of compliance with such an order, order money damages or authorise other governments to impose tariffs on the violating member states.
Any party to this agreement may petition the European Trade Commission for a finding that the absence of or non-enforcement of sensible and appropriate labour or environmental regulation in another contracting state places the petitioner, enforcing such a regulation, at a substantial disadvantage. If, upon careful review and consideration, the Commission finds such claims to be correct, then it may authorise the petitioner to impose tariffs on imports from respondent nation in an amount equal to the market access lost by the nation with adequate regulation and enforcement. Such authorisation shall expire upon the imposition and enforcement of the appropriate equivalent regulation in the respondent nation.
No party to this agreement may encourage ?dumping? of goods in another?s market. For this purpose of this clause ?dumping? is defined as the sale of goods below cost in another market for the purpose of eliminating competition and gaining market share for the purpose of exercising market and pricing power in the future.
ARTICLE III - FREE MOVEMENT OF PERSONS AND LABOUR
Any law-abiding national of a nation-state that is a party to this agreement shall have the right to move temporarily or permanently between the nation-states that are parties to this agreement.
Each party to this agreement shall permit nationals from another contracting state to enter without entry clearance and with any clearly valid evidence of identity and nationality in a contracting state.
Each party to this agreement shall allow all nationals from a contracting state who are permanently residing in its borders to enjoy the same economic protection as its own citizens. This shall include the right to live, work, earn money and other assets, attend educational institutions, and receive state medical services.
Each contracting state, constituting a democratic and sovereign entity with its own political and constitutional traditions, shall be free to decide according to its own policy and procedures whether or not it wishes to extend voting rights to nationals of another contracting state and the extent of those voting rights if it chooses to grant them. Each contracting state shall also be free to determine, according to its own constitutional policy and procedures, whether or not it wishes to provide special accommodation for nationals of other contracting states in its citizenship and naturalisation law and the extent of that accommodation if it so decides to grant it.
Each party to this agreement may formulate and enforce policies to banish criminal or otherwise dangerous nationals of another contracting state from its territory. If it chooses to do so, the party must impose such penalty only upon appropriate determination resulting from proceedings in which the person is given due process and in which full respect is given for human rights. Conviction of a serious offence or adjudication by a competent and regularly constituted civilian court that the person constitutes a grave threat to society shall be the appropriate determinations that may allow for the deportation and/or banishment of nationals from a contracting state.
Within one year of the enactment of this agreement, the contracting states shall form a common border arrangement. The contracting states shall form a common procedure regarding the entry and stay of nationals of states that are not parties to this agreement. A visa issued by one contracting state shall permit the visitor to transit through other contracting states during the validity of the visa, unless the person is prohibited from another contracting state due to its security policy. Contracting states shall record the information about foreigners granted visas or allowed to enter under visa-waiver schemes in a common database. The governments of all contracting states may access this database, view information about those granted visas or admitted to enter, and identify to other contracting states anyone whom they plan to deny entry for security reasons or for whom they wish to seek extradition to face charges according to law.
ARTICLE IV - EFFECTIVENESS OF THIS AGREEMENT
This agreement shall take effect when signed and ratified by the governments of the first three nations to agree to the terms of this treaty, according to their respective legal and constitutional processes.
Nothing in this agreement shall pre-empt European Union law, or United Nations law to the extent that it applies to contracting states. In the event of incompatibility, the contracting states shall comply with supreme international law whilst acting to the fullest extent reasonably possible to comply with the overall intent of this agreement. All contracting states shall implement this agreement in a manner that abides scrupulously by international humanitarian law and other customs of international law and relations.
Viktor N. Draugen
His Excellency Viktor Nizhyn Draugen
President of the Federal Republic of Belarum
Avoldran Averic Dehn
Avoldran Dehn am Nevian
Aelir of the United Dominions of the Duxburian Union
Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Stadt Luxemburg
Kanzler of Gro?deutsches Reich
After consulting with the Heads of department for the Public Accounts and Education Employment & the Environment, Dim Quai will sign and ratify this treaty into Dim Quai law.
The Republic of Spain would like to adhere to the European Economic Community.
Jos? Luis Rodr?guez Zapatero
President of the Government of Spain
Holy Roman Empire
Consul Quintus Lutatius Catulus
Consul Uticius Vorenus
His Holyness Pontifex Maximus Lucius Cornelius Sulla
Princeps Senatus Licinia Sextia
Tribunus Plebis Lucius Cornelius Cinna
Claude Lemieux de Cafarelli
Prime Minister of the Union State of Miquelon and Roberto
Signed: President Alexander James.
President Jacques Chirac
Президент Алексей Щекочихин
President Alexei Schekochikhin
((OOC: You have been added. I assume that Spain's membership was invalidated with the rise of Villar and the war, so they have not.))
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Marrakechia
King Mohammed IV
King of the Kingdom of Marrakechia
We withdraw from the Economic Community.
Luiz In?cio P?rez
President of the Democratic Republic of Occoron
Gabriel Ludwig Garcia
Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Occoron
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Republic of Occoron
**Laura Chinchilla **
Minister of Economy of the Democratic Republic of Occoron
Head of State of the United Socalist States of 46566
Economic Status of Signatory Nations [Wednesday, October 26th, 2011]
Statistics collected by Nemiro, Ltd.
Disclaimer: Stats are variable and only valid for the date listed above.
Frightening [GroBdeutsches Reich]
Frightening [Duxburian Union]
Frightening [United Kingdom]
Strong [Rhine Ruhr]
1.292 billion [Belarum]
1.262 billion [Duxburian Union]
1.028 billion [GroBdeutsches Reich]
327.8 million [Marrakechia]
218.9 million [United Kingdom]
108.6 million [Rhine Ruhr]
68.9 million [Occoron]
Income Tax Rate:
8%* [Duxburian Union] *RP Income Tax is 0%
28% [Rhine Ruhr]
74% [United Kingdom]
96% [GroBdeutsches Reich]
Totally Unknown [Belarum]
Totally Unknown [Duxburian Union]
Totally Unknown [GroBdeutsches Reich]
Totally Unknown [Marrakechia]
Totally Unknown [Occoron]
Totally Unknown [United Kingdom]
A Problem (especially youth-related) [Rhine Ruhr]
Euro ? [Belarum]
Euro ? [GroBdeutsches Reich]
Euro ? [Rhine Ruhr]
Kael K: [Duxburian Union]
Marrakechian Dirham [Marrakechia]
Pound ? [United Kingdom]
K:1 = $1.9828 [Duxburian Union]
?1 = $1.9336 [Belarum]
?1 = $1.8183 [United Kingdom]
?1 = $1.6402 [GroBdeutsches Reich]
?1.8589 = $1 [Rhine Ruhr]
S$2.6951 = $1 [Occoron]
M$2.8463 = $1 [Marrakechia]
Gross Domestic Product:
K:573,002,841,275,947.00 [Duxburian Union]
?319,493,987,169,840.12 [GroBdeutsches Reich]
?83,542,431,635,620.66 [United Kingdom]
?12,696,872,372,932.80 [Rhine Ruhr]
GDP Per Capita:
K:45,382.77 [Duxburian Union]
?38,164.66 [United Kingdom]
?31,055.01 [GroBdeutsches Reich]
?11,691.41 [Rhine Ruhr]
3.11% [United Kingdom]
4.49% [GroBdeutsches Reich]
4.96% [Duxburian Union]
15.20% [Rhine Ruhr]
K:10,319,356,724,830.73 [Duxburian Union]
?76,913,746,105.27 [Rhine Ruhr]
?-47,822,186,333.47 [United Kingdom]
?-1,434,764,664,605.30 [GroBdeutsches Reich]
Economic Growth Rate:
Top 1% of World, Top 5% of Region [Belarum]
Top 1% of World, Top 5% of Region [Duxburian Union]
Top 5% of World,> Top 10% of region [GroBdeutsches Reich]
Top 5% of World,> Top 10% of region [United Kingdom]
> Top 10% of World, > Top 10% of Region [Marrakechia]
> Top 10% of World, > Top 10% of Region [Rhine Ruhr]
> Top 10% of World, > Top 10% of Region [Occoron]
Britain is pleased to hear that success and economic strength of our partnerships are bearing fruit.
(OOC: Didn't know we could have a different RP tax rate than our NationStates one.)
[OOC: I am a WA nation and they keep jacking up the tax rate. However, the WA doesn't exist in the RP world and the rate I maintain without outside interference has been 0. While nations are generally free to use NS as a guide, non-WA nations should use the tax rate since they have 100% control of it. The stats also don't account for the variability of said rate, if you make a mistake on an issue and it goes up, but the general trend is a certain number, your RP tax is that number.]