• RE: Inquistan Diplomatic Missions

    @Istkalen The DIDM has decided to move forward with its review of the diplomatic application from the Republic of Istkalen. We have decided to accept the application and the diplomatic mission. The Most Blessed State of Inquista will also appoint an ambassador to the Republic of Istkalen. We hope that this is the beginning of mutually beneficial cooperation between our nations.

    posted in Government Offices
  • RE: Embassy, Consulate and Visiting Diplomat Applications, Gadalland and Aspern

    Nation: The Most Blessed State of Inquista

    Name of Embassy: Inquistan High Commission to the Sertian Union

    Ambassador Name: Marco Zactorius

    Image: [IMAGE]

    Number of Staff: 20

    Number of Security: 2

    Weaponry Present (if any): Hand guns, tasers, pepper spray

    Ambassadorial Vehicle(s): Armoured SUV, armoured limousine

    Special Requests / Important Details: Country code U72 (Plariaras)

    posted in Government Offices
  • RE: 1st Party Congress of the PEL: Tuzgjorduz, Ruthund

    "While I would like to see justice for Mr. Coventry, who was brutally assassinated in a sinister plot, I agree that it does not make the most sense to have such a clause in a Eurogroup manifesto. I support its removal, although I would still like to see Coventry's assassination investigated in the future so that true justice can be had.

    The European Central Bank only prints money for the use of European Union institutions, and also provides data on the economic situations of European Union member states. The ECB doesn't oversee any monetary policy of any particularly EU member state, so I don't see it as a tool used by the bourgeoisie - at least not yet. For now, I see no reason to abolish it, so I would support removing that clause. However, I also think we should remain steadfast in making sure that the ECB isn't expanded to have any further powers, otherwise it might eventually turn into a tool used by the bourgeoisie to dictate international monetary policy, and so I think we should make it a point in the manifesto that the ECB shouldn't be given any further economic control.

    The last point of the manifesto is a big vague, although I largely agree with it. I don't have any particularly opinion about keeping, removing or amending it.

    I would like to bring attention to the clause on theocracy under Section I of the manifesto, which I would like to see removed. I understand that, historically, religious authorities have often suppressed, divided and have put themselves above the working class, and that capitalists actively use religious doctrine and talking-points to undermine worker's movements, and so I fully understand Marx's great wisdom in recognising that religion has been used a tool of the oppressor. Yet, I strongly believe that this doesn't have to be the case, and that there is actually a role that religion can play in supporting and empowering the proletariat, abolishing class structures, and creating equal and socialist societies, which is what I have been working to achieve as a member of the clergy in Inquista. I firmly believe that God created all of mankind equally, provided all of humanity with the tools to be industrious, and has shown in scripture and in His actions that He would like to see humanity advance into a scientific and socialist future. At the very least, I feel that this should be an area where matters of opinion should be allowed to diverge in our group rather than condemned. Moreover, I think removing the clause would allow us to grow our caucus and build a larger movement for the left."

    posted in Politics and Incidents
  • Embassy, Consulate and Visiting Diplomat Applications, Gadalland and Aspern

    The Council of Diplomacy is pleased to announce the opening of applications for ambassadorial relations in Gadalland and Aspern.

    Here are the embassies currently in Gadalland and Aspern:

    • Embassy of the Nofoaga Islands
      88 Verna Street, Hemberdale 13-2-28, Gadalland, Sertian Union

    • Embassy of the Kingdom of Reitzmag
      1221 Bràetha Street, Hemberdale 12-7-29, Gadalland, Sertian Union

    • Embassy of Spain
      1223 Bràetha Street, Hemberdale 12-7-29, Gadalland, Sertian Union

    If you would like to apply for the establishment of a High Commission or Consulate, it can be located in cities other than Hemberdale. Please enter the code for the chosen location of your consulate or high commission, found next to the names in the list, in your application for a Consulate or High Commission.

    At your time of application you may apply for one embassy and multiple consulates or high commissions. If you would like to apply for multiple consulates, please list all location codes where you would like to allocate your outposts.

    To apply for the establishment of an embassy, please enter the following information:

     Nation:
    
     Name of Embassy:
     
     Ambassador Name:
     
     Image:
     
     Number of Staff:
     
     Number of Security:
     
     Weaponry Present (if any):
     
     Ambassadorial Vehicle(s):
     
     Special Requests / Important Details:
    

    If you would like to apply for the allocation of consulates and/or high commissions, please do so in the same application to prevent processing delays.

    These locations have been approved for the presence of consulates and high commissions:

    The country code can be found next to the name of the location. Please enter the code in the appropriate place on the application form.

    Kingdom of Aspern

    Dogfra, Nay'duns (P90)
    Shole, Cadinroe (P12)
    Gräns, Cadinroe (P76)
    Brenten District, Osperfey (B2)
    St. Pasden Street, Osperfey (B8)

    Kingdom of Gadalland

    Rowsperch (U56)
    Daigonathroe (U77)
    Plariaras (U72)
    Geldon (IL89)
    Fercry (U22)
    West Fercry (I27)

    Application for the allocation of further diplomatic outposts

     Nation:
    
     Name of Outpost(s) (ie consulate, high commission): 
    
     Location code(s):
     
     Image(s):
    
     Number of Staff (total):
    
     Number of Security (total):
    
     Weaponry Present (if any):
    
     Special Vehicles (if any): 
    
     Special Requests/Important Details:
    

    Visiting Diplomat Applications
    If you would like to have a formal diplomatic visit to Gadalland and Aspern that cannot be organised via ambassadorial relationships, please refer to and complete the following application.

     Nation:
     
     Name of Diplomat:
    
     Highest position in government:
    
     Purpose of visit:
    
     Duration of visit: 
    
     Confirm that the visiting diplomat is not subject to sanctions (Y/N):
    posted in Government Offices
  • RE: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union & Cooperation - Diplomatic Missions

    Nation:Strathae
    Ambassador Name:Samthann Ní Béara MacDhubhaig
    Image:alt text
    Number of Staff:30
    Number of Security:10
    Weaponry Present (if any):Tazers, Pistols
    Ambassadorial Vehicle(s):3
    Special Requests / Important Details:Family accomodation for 2 adults and 2 children in the embassy


    Location of the Spanish embassy or allocated address for an embassy in applicant country:Dùngael
    Embassy Image:alt text


    Consulate (Y/N):Y
    Location:Madrid
    Quantity of Consulates:4
    Number of Staff:30
    Number of Security:10
    Weaponry Present (if any):Tazers, Pistols
    Special Requests / Important Details:Family accomodation for 2 adults and 2 children in the embassy

    posted in Government Offices
  • RE: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union & Cooperation - Diplomatic Missions

    @Spain said in Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union & Cooperation - Diplomatic Missions:

    Nation: Gadalland and Aspern
    Ambassador Name: Uttar Brinckin
    Image:alt text
    Number of Staff: 30
    Number of Security:15
    Weaponry Present (if any):
    Ambassadorial Vehicle(s): Ford Crown Victoria
    Special Requests / Important Details:


    Location of the Spanish embassy or allocated address for an embassy in applicant country: 1223 Bráetha Street, Hemberdale 12-7-29
    Embassy Image:alt text

    posted in Government Offices
  • RE: THE SERTIAN TIMES || Gadalland and Aspern

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    3 August 2021
    International Edition

    Two New Acts Introduced to the Customary Logistics Council


    This afternoon, Councillor Jamison Earhart of the Cadinafoy province and Councillor Fey Sewarty of the West Olves introduced two major bills to be debated and voted upon in the Council Chamber.

    The first, introduced by Councillor Earhart would allow a judge appointed by Council Alcalde to change the category of a case from Layeonic (civil, in international terms) to Criminal in order to impose a criminal sentence upon someone who is suspected to have committed a heinous felony or an Unaccepatable Offence. Such would be done if the judge presiding over the case could prove beyond any doubt to Council Alcalde that the suspect should be tried for a criminal offence.

    There are four Unacceptable Offences in Sertian Law:

    • Treason
    • Kidnapping
    • Grade 4 murder
    • Perjury

    The controversial punishment for the four Unacceptable Offences, under medieval code, is permanent and strict exile which still exists today. However, many convicted of these offences are permitted to remain in Gadalland and Aspern under detention to have their case appealed. About 20 Sertian citizens per year are exiled under this pretense.

    The bill would also serve to protect those wrongly accused of a criminal offence by allowing a judge to change the category of a Criminal case to that of a Layeonic one, eliminating the chance of detention.

    "I am confident that this bill will only serve to promote fairness in our justice system," Councillor Earhart said in opening statements.

    Thus began a long debate in the War Chamber today, with Councillor Earhart defending the bill from the many verbal attacks delivered by disapproving councillors.

    "I am worried, councillor Earhart, that this bill will make it easier for us to banish our citizens. It is surprisingly easy to find someone guilty of an Unacceptable Offence, the idea of which is wholly outdated," said Councillor Gillibry of Unthrushroe. Councillor Unthrushroe also serves as a Council Alcalde appointed judge.


    The second bill, introduced by Councillor Sewarty, would allow for countries with "strong diplomatic ties" to Gadalland and Aspern to be permitted entry for 90 days without needing to apply for a visa. This comes after the Embassy of the Kingdom of Reitzmag opened in Hemberdale last week, and the Embassy of the Nofoaga Islands opened last month.

    This act received a more positive response in the War Chamber, which has tried to promote healthy tourism after Gadalland and Aspern has been placed on high-risk travel advisories. The act defines "strong diplomatic ties" as nations with which Gadalland and Aspern has established embassies.

    The Council of Diplomacy hopes to establish embassies with all European nations by next year in order to promote the well-being of European citizens.

    A separate provisional act has been put in place for citizens of the Nofoaga Islands still seeking refuge from the eruption and subsequent displacement caused by the volcanic eruption last month, allowing them to obtain an emergency six month passport for safe passage through or residence in Gadalland and Aspern. The provision is set to expire the end of this year.

    There has been no debate on this bill in the chamber yet, and all councillors have declined to comment.

    posted in European News Consortium
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    posted in Politics and Incidents
  • RE: Brickston News Cooperation (Regional English)

    New Initiative by Reyali Corporation to build a semi-autonomous futuristic metropolitan city on a mega-manmade island

    Katie Winsburgen
    DOH TIN MAH CITY: The Briekish population is obsessed with water; islands in particular! Reyali Corporation, a multi-billion dollar company has begun building a metropolitan city on an island.

    More than 68 small and medium islands have been built along the coast of Brickston, all for luxury. But this island hopes to host a minimum population of 1,600,000 people! Under the "Right to Ownership", all private property must be protected and owners may enforce restrictions or regulations of any legal form. Reyali Corporation has capitalized on that.

    The city will be entirely planned by a private corporation, which in political terms can be considered as communist-capitalism. It is absolutely mind-boggling to political thinkers. The city is being built by more than 5,000 people.

    Ideals:

    • Electric cars only
    • Mandatory Multiculturalism
    • Currency QR Code system
    • No income or property taxes

    That last bullet point sounds too good to be true. But it is one of the marketing phrases the company is using to attract "Citistomers", which is what residers were referred to. The downside of coming to the city is that the cost of buying a home is 3 times higher than the average house cost in Brickston.

    posted in European News Consortium
  • RE: Brickston News Cooperation (Regional English)

    Okonkwo Cyryl Lavoie wins the 2021 Elections

    Steven Kalrshruff
    With the Brickston Democratiska Partiet winning 91 seats and the Brickston Democratic Prosperity Alliance having 112 seats, Okonkwo Cyryl Lavoie will officially continue to be the president of the Republic from the 6th of August, 2021.

    The leader wishes to further focus on the economy and generate employment through minimal government intervention. Crowds in coastal and southern Brickston cheer as the eastern bits being eerie, which may be the repercussions of the party not having prominence in that region.

    The Briekish Women League Party is a game-changer for people who want a higher representation of women in the Government. With the party winning 11 seats, their candidates will all be women. Brickston had a women representation percentage of 67 seats last term. This term, the Parliament will now have 78 women.

    Many capitalist and anarchist parties are rising too, with ideological radicality rising, particularly in rural districts near the metropolitan area of Doh Tin Mah City.

    posted in European News Consortium