Hampton City, August 2 2022 | The House of Commons following a division vote has passed the Krexit Bill with 282 voting In Favour and 237 voting Against at today's sitting. Now, all eyes are in the House of Lords on how long they will hold the act within the chamber. Meanwhile, protests have now slowly dispersed with the news of the act's passing in the Commons. Some celebrations were seen among the protesters across the country, others even holding mini-music festivals. Back in Hampton City, a joint press conference was held by the three largest national parties on the country's fate within the EU. In the conference, leaders of the Conservative, Labour, and Liberal Democratic Party announced that they will be holding talks on their voting policy for the upcoming referendum based on the possible turn of events. The parties also said that they agreed that the country demand the EU to return its contributions to the budget if the country does decide to leave in the referendum.
"We never benefited from the EU, and we so far see more disadvantages of staying in the EU with Mr. Juncker back in its administration."
112 top 200 Duchies companies convert to Employee-Private Partnership Company status
Today the government hailed the success of their update policy on worker representation. The government changed law to encourage increasing worker control of boards on companies to 50% by reducing corporate taxes by 5% for the new category of Employee-Private Partnership Company to encourage companies to give more seats on their boards to workers. The move appears to have worked with 112 companies so far in the top 200 Duchies companies having announced they have switched to the Employee-Private Partnership Company model.
The government said of this result "We are proud to have given workers more say and control of their work places and thank all the companies who recognise their employees and hope they reap and see the benefits of such a decision. Our policies will mean more stability and dialogue for both workers and bosses of companies and indeed increased rewards from their labour. This policy will continue to benefit both companies and their workers and we will continue to back such a policy. "
The Union of Democrats the biggest critics of the policy have called for calming of the celebration cautioning that perhaps its is too soon to judge the success of the policy economically pointing out 30 companies are making moves to potentially move HQ's to other countries. The Union of Democrats said in a statement "We believe the full implications of the current policy have yet to come to bare. We believe the anti-company policies that have took the old model far too far in favour of workers at the expense of investors . We must restore the balance far more to the point where both workers and investors and entrepreneurs benefit from the hard work and risk involved in running companies." It is understood no other parties are seeking to reduce the role of workers decision making on boards.
MINISTER TRUSS MEETS PICARDO TO DISCUSS GIBRALTAR APPROACH
Minister Liz Truss and President Fabián Picardo, before their meeting this morning
The Minister for the Spanish Commonwealth Affairs, Overseas Missions and Territorial Waters, Elizabeth (Liz) Truss, has met today with the President of the Autonomous City of Gibraltar, Fabián Picardo, in order to discuss the approach the Spanish Government is going to follow on the area and hear the thoughts of the Gibraltarean President on said strategy, which has been described as "game changing" by Truss.
Picardo has defined the meeting as "productive and useful for the Gibraltarean people", while affirming that the plans drawn by Liz Truss on the summit are "satisfactory for the Gibraltarean Government and for Spanish interests in the area". Truss, who is expected to harden the approach followed by former Minister Teodoro García Egea, has stated she will not allow "any humilliations when it comes to Gibraltar" and that if someone expected her to be a "cute, lovely cat, they will be proved wrong", because she will be "a lion that will not hesitate to bite her enemies" if necessary.
Truss, who represents the hardest line within the Partido Popular, was appointed by Aguilar to reinforce that hard speech on the issue. According to Presidential sources the former Minister, Teodoro García Egea, was "really soft" and he had "no credibility" after the Adventuranza Sea dispute got resolved. Truss is, according to the same sources, a "reliable bet" and that she will "accomplish all the objectives she is given on his job". To prove she will be a hard Minister, she has joined the Armada soldiers on a ship deployed in the Strait of Gibraltar.
Tommy looked at Mikaela, totally stunned. He had been enjoying his time here with Anastasia but the revenge threesome idea sounded more and more appealing. Carlos still hadn't arrived back in Ibiza and he had been ever so lonely. He never cheated on Carlos, even though they never talked about being exclusive. Anastasia on the other hand was glad she stayed out of this whole mess, including any lewd nonsense.
"Do you know what Mikaela yes-" Tommy said, his words being cut off by him noticing a movement in the corner of his eye. Who was it that had entered the club?
Carlos had entered the club, with a suitcase and all his luggage. "Approchez approchez!" Carlos said. "On va danser le big bisou!"
Tommy and Anastasia approached him and joined in in dancing the big bisou, Anastasia found some random Spanish man and dragged him along with her, and Tommy partnered with Carlos.
Tommy, extending the fig leaf of peace said: "Mikaela, do you want to join us dancing the big bisou?"
Merte Maksile, before the People's Committee of the German Self-Government
Merte Maksile, before the People's Committee of the German Self-Government
Merte Maksile, the acting head of the German Self-Government in the stead of Reszelport Jezebel-Swift, otherwise known as Pope Tabitha, has threatened the secession of the German Self-Administered Territory from the Republic of Istkalen. Historically and culturally distinct, the region has found itself in perpetual conflict with Kirelesile, long viewed as a colonial oppressor. While relations have improved significantly in recent years, particularly after the Reitzmic invasion which inadvertently permitted a fairly radical secularization of society in the region, the continued power of the ecclesiastical elite has continued to serve as a wedge. It now appears that things have at last come to a full boil.
According to Maksile's account of the events leading up to her threat, the central government, acting in violation of the Act for the Self-Government of Recognized National Minorities 2022, directly intervened in the German Self-Administered Territory in order to prevent the takeoff of several planes, fifty in all, belonging to the privately-owned "Angel Transportation Services." While the government itself cited national security concerns, as it did in February with a similar incident, Maksile claimed that these did not exist in this case; no threats had been made by any member of the German Self-Government, nor were there weapons being carried by any of the passengers of the fifty planes.
"It is unacceptable," Maksile concluded, "intolerable, and untenable that the Kirelesile oppressors continue their interference in our affairs. A pattern has clearly been established; if the central government refuses to make the necessary concessions, then secession will become an inevitability."
"This woman and her ilk are simply insane," said Interior Minister Liris Vesek (NRP) in response, whose ministry played a key role in obtaining the injunction against the takeoffs. "They did not obtain their positions through legal or democratic means, and continue their constant terror against the German minority as per the reports of the People's Committee for the region. These people have never acted with goodwill; everything they have done has been for the purpose of violence to force on as many people as possible their religious beliefs. This incident in particular was deeply suspicious. The takeoff of fifty planes, with over a thousand passengers, virtually all known to be religious extremists, in such quick succession implies an ulterior, malevolent motive. To protect the people of both Istkalen and of Europe as a whole, it was therefore necessary to prevent their departure, by any means available."
The People's Committee itself issued a harsh condemnation of Maksile's behavior, stating that her declaration was "without legal or material basis," characterizing it as a continuation of past oversteps on the part of church leadership, while at the same time reaffirming a committment to continued union with Istkalen.
Neither the Prime Minister nor either of the co-presidents have yet made a statement on the subject.
Na Caomhnóirí have unveiled their platform for the upcoming election in a platform that surpised few and stayed close to the Blairite ideals. The platform unveiled was described by other parties as "racist" and "christianophobic". The platform was unveiled under the slogan "Make Strathae Strathaen again" when translated to English. The slogan has been compared to platforms of other fascist parties in Europe.
The platform unveiled had the following key policies:
1: A ban on Catholics and people of any abrahaimic faiths immigrating to Strathae
2: Remove those who express "homophobic, transphobic ,sexist or misogynistic views " from the country
3:Ban meat consumption again to protect animal lives from "senseless slaughter for mere human consumption of their flesh."
4:Return Strathae to traditional values that have served us well for hundreds of years
5:Return to old system of fines and prison sentences for environmental crimes that punish "environmental terrorists who pollute our country" ]
6: Put additional aviation taxes in place
7:Make any "homophobic, transphobic ,sexist or misogynistic speech " a hate crime under law that is punishable by up to 10 years in jail and make it so internet companies and media have responsibility for content hosted on their platforms and have to remove such content within 24 hours of it being reported or face fines of up to 3% of revenue in Strathae up to a total of 10% of revenue in Strathae per year.
The platform has been described by the PoT leader as a "platform of an enemy of the people full only of unstrathaen treasonous hatemongering". The Alternative and Clan Socialist parties also condemned the platform vowing not to work with the party if their alliance is elected in the upcoming elections with the most seats. The PoT and DRP have also vowed not to work with them while Ar Aghaidh Le Chéile, the Alternative and CSP alliance have also vowed not to form any coalition with any PoT government leaving the country with the potential for many elections if a party cannot get the majority required by law to form a government.
Juncker stood up and handshaked everybody on the room before talking for the last time. The meeting was as planned, and everyone took part on it. It was a great thing he could add to his merits list. He then started to talk, for the last time, to all those presidents that did or didn't support him:
"Thank you everyone for your closing statements. Today, we have got to many conclusions that lead the European Union to future agreement, to cooperation, to those values the EU take as theirs. Today, we have debated the most important points of the current European Politics, the challenges we will have to face together, united. I know some of you here are not happy with me being the Internal Affairs Commissioner. Some others came here being rude and thinking they ruled this meetings. Others, just doubt about my neutrality. But, at least, we have had a good meeting in which we have been able to meet for once at all.
I would like to thank you all for your assistance. It's been hard, but we have done it. Also, thank you for all of your great words towards me, which I really appreaciate and they motivate me to continue doing my work as well as I can. Today we have learnt about what we want and what we don't want. We can do it together, we just need to cooperate loking to the future. Thank you all, and I hope you the best for the future."
Granger announces she will not run for Commissioner in 2021
Emma Granger alongside the Eurorail
EUROPOLIS.- The Councillor for Montenbourg, Emma Granger ended months of intense speculation about her political future during this Commission Elections on Friday with a sudden announcement that she wouldn't seek the either the Internal Affairs Commissioner or Premier Commissioner positions, abandoning a dream she's harbored for decades and putting Jean Claude Juncker from @Spain, Joe Biden from the @Kingdom-of-Reitzmag and other candidates in a stronger position to capture the nomination.
Granger cast the decision in personal terms, “As a woman and councillor, I have worked through the process of seeking a better Union for all of us; this time I will continue my work in the European Council,” she said.
Still, Granger, who a spokesman said made her decision Thursday night, positioned herself as a defender of the legacy in Women's rights, LGBT+ rights, on her famously acts such as the Reproductive Act and Child Marriage Act, also remembering her works on the Refugee Protection Act.
The Councillor for Montenbourg sent a pointed warning to the front-runners in her remarks, apparently rebuking her for comments that Progressives were enemies.
"I believe that we have to end the divisive partisan politics that is ripping this Union apart, and I think we can; I'm choosing to believe in a better Europe." said Granger, who, though a crafty partisan, often worked across the aisle during nearly three years in the European Council.
The announcement marked a major shift in the Commission Elections race, removing a potential threat to the Premier and Internal Affairs Commissioner frontrunners, who had been polling behind of a hypothetical Granger candidacy.
In June of 2021, when I first assumed the role I now occupied, it was with the purpose of ensuring the integrity of the state during a period of great peril. This same purpose animated and directed my short term as the Prime Minister, and again my decision to assume the powers of the Head of State in September of the same year.
The independence of our country, however, has now been one. The loyalty of the bureaucracy and the other institutions of state is now assured. The viability of our state is therefore no longer in question.
While my ancestry and I may have at one point served as a uniting factor in a broken country, the country is no longer broken; its republican institutions are now again strong, and so they are now both irrelevant. In a true, stable republic, these factors should be essentially meaningless. In such a state it is the people, not monarchs or their sons.
I therefore communicate my intention to resign the position of Helétek, effective immediately.
Citizens; the Committee for the Preparation of Copalan Independence, upon reviewing closely the prevailing conditions in Copala City, proclaims the formal establishment of the Copalan Republic.
The people throughout our city have been plunged into bitter suffering and tribulations since the Reitzmic government betrayed it so terribly, occupying it and forcing upon it the most odious of diktats. Fortunately, the CPCI, joined by the many patriots fighting for our city and backed by the whole of the population, struggling to defend the integrity of our city, protect the people's lives and property, to relieve the people of their sufferings, and to struggle for their rights, has pushed away the arm of the villainous Reitzmic government. The people of this city have been liberated; it is to them, to us all, to prevail in this in perpetuity. The Copalan Independence Army, in this vein, has been established as to secure our city from the occupiers; Copalan citizens and insurgents are recommended to join it if they are willing to fight for their city.
But representing the will of the whole of our city, the CPCI has established, through the passage of the Organic Law of Copala CIty, the Interim Government of the Copalan Republic, composed of the Council of State and the Council of MInisters, whose members will be announced in due course.
The Interim Government instructed the CPCI, which has been working arduously for this moment, to make known to the populace the establishment of the Republic and the end of Reitzmic tyranny in Copala City. At the same time, it decided to declare, through the CPCI, to the governments of all other countries that this government is the sole legal government representing all the people of Copala City. This government is willing to establish diplomatic relations with any foreign government that is willing to observe the principles of equality, mutual benefit, and mutual respect of territorial integrity and sovereignty.
The Interim Government has taken office today, and has made it its priority as to cement independence and establish the state organs of our Republic with great speed.
On the Rehousing Program in Kiel and the introduction of E-Residency
The mental health crisis in Kiel is slowing. Mayor Katzian has finally accepted the help of the Government; we have deployed mental health professionals, as well as clergy, to the city as to create a sense of comfort and stability, as volunteer agricultural and worker militias join the military in taking the rest of the city from the hands of those who are insane, who will receive treatment and care afterwards.
However, we recognize that the state of the city remains abysmal. It is not fit to be, in fact, a city; that infernal architect Le Corbusier designed it to be a machine, a machine to remake man. Man resisted, as one would do as external forces attempt to fit one into a mold; and this is the result. Despair, violence, and death!
The industrial estates, many of which have been repurposed by artisans and artists from the south, and the abandoned Melisz neighborhood in the north, fortunately not designed by Le Corbusier or affiliates, have been repurposed as to allow for this.
The artists' communities are currently open to new residents, although on a limited scale; one may apply for housing in Melisz at a local public distribution center in Kiel, which are currently being set up as order is gradually restored.
Meanwhile, in a further attempt to raise money for austerity and to reduce the high toll of it on citizens, we are launching a program that will allow non-citizens to register sole proprietorships in the Union, and to take advantage of the requisite benefits, including the "virtual" ketsel, which is significantly easier to trade with. One may apply online, subject to an interview if applications are accepted. Renewal of this "residency" will be a flat sum of 55 ketselir per year.
In addition, the country will also be issuing ivkaliszlerikkeletir (residency documents of self-employment), solely applicable to the New and Rural Territories, as to allow independent contractors from across the world who can prove themselves to be self-sufficient and without ties to terrorism to live in the Union, file taxes in it, and thus have access, in exchange, to all essentials provided to citizens without cost.
State Elder of the Union of Syndicates
Andries van Beek
First Minister of the Council of Ministers
First Elder of the Council of Progress
First Elder of the Council of Reason
First Elder of the Council of the Immortal Republic
Education in Leagio has been constantly shifting as days went by through many administrations. The Lifejumper Administration instituted more forms of testing like LEYE (Leagioan End of Year Exam) on various subjects such as math, science, and Leagioan History. The Ariza Administration before hand instituted stronger requirements on certification on teachers like taking the National Teacher Ethics Test and Strategy Implementation Test. The Sardou Administration back in 2007 implemented the adoption of the Specialized Education Fairness Act in order to provide better resources to students with disabilities within the classroom. However, the one thing that all of these government administrations failed to focus on was the number of teachers that needed to be hired after each move that they made. Many of these measures required teachers to have more duties to their jobs but did not receive in their eyes good job compensation or pay. The average pay for teachers in Leagio is about 35,400 Sulias or around 54,000 Euros but many teachers have issued complaints that the pay is too low when considering that the school requires them to purchase materials for the students in order to continue employment.
In response to these complaints, the Lehaye Government submitted a bill to the House of Councilors called the Teacher Appreciation and Reform Act immediately into its intiation as a parliamentary government. The Act changed the following:
Required that Leagioan School Districts and Systems (both public as well as private that receive any Federal grants) to redistribute the workload on teachers among all staff equally or create new positions for a positive educational environment for all persons in the school system.
Creates a national pension system that shall be combined with any state or territorial pension system
Creates an Evaluation system for teachers that shall not focus on the LEYE standardized test scores that schools receive
Protects any Teacher unions that are formed within school districts and systems
Requires that states and territories raise the minimum salary wages of teachers that are new to be 40,000 Sulias, while current teachers receive 45,000 sulias. These new wages will start next school year to allow for districts and systems to begin budgeting.
If a teacher's students receive a high average on the LEYE on their tested subject, then they will receive a larger increase on their tax returns.
Provides districts and systems with grants for funding, if they are able to show high retention of teacher staff members.
The Act passed the National Congress with strong support with 338 Councilors of 541 in favor and 62 Senators supporting the motion, which was signed by President Mouri-Kudo recently into law. The Civil Populists were strongly divided on the issue as many are from states and constituencies that have high teacher shortages. Although the act does not fix the issue of teachers buying supplies, the act is expected to convince teachers to stay in the classroom and actually feel recognized by the government of the Commonwealth for all of the hard work that they have to do each school day in order to build-up a future for their students.
"Alright now that we have outlined everything. Myself and Marshall Copala shall work to finalize the text to be signed by all participating states at this conference. Thank you all for your hard work, have a blessed day."
SDV: Anne-Marie David has been elected as President of the Romain Socialist Republic. She is a moderate AÉN faction member, and is trying to unite both sides of her party within Romain. She has said she is willing to wor with Sanders on all matters, except dairy prohibition, citing camembert as her favourite spreadable cheese.
SDV: In Rujonau, the most populous of the Socialist Republics, the AÉN came out on top -- just. They only have 4 more seats than the TANKIES, meaning that any number of things can happen within this socialist republic. Élisabeth Avril has been elected as President of this Socialist Republic. She is on the anarcho-communist wing of her faction, meaning that she is under attack from her more moderate colleagues in the Rujonau Socialist Assembly.
SDV: Imelda Wuaulsh has been elected President of the Nuwnociluosoaulaunk Socialist Republic. The Assembly is dominated by TANKIES and it won't be hard for Wuaulsh to pass any legislation that she wants to. This is the traditional homeland of Socialism and Communism in Icholasen, and is the region that Chairman Jirluchuz was governor of before the Revolution. It is a sacred place for hardliners as it has been socialist controlled for decades.
SDV: Laulw Forin has been elected as the President of the Kicrlaunk Socialist Republic, with her faction holding 55 out of 100 possible seats. Forin is best known for her unsuccessful attempt to become a European Councillor for the UNSR, being kicked from the Council by Speaker Firoux. She is a hardline TANKIE who will push forward her agenda of keeping Kicrlaunk industrialised, and has pledged to expand the exploitation of Rare Earth metals.
And so this is the last election, and the end of the 2020 UNSR elections. Tune in next year where the second half of the Ausnat will be elected and for other elections along the way. This has been Stephanie DeVey, peace out!
The Government puts a halt of most construction projects until the end of the year
The Government of the Democratic Republic of Czech Slavia has announced a halt of most of public construction projects and that no new large public construction projects will be started until the end of the current year. The Government argued that such step is necessary in order to avoid accumulating a large deficit after the expensive development projects in Rudolfov and Prague.
To address the issue of budget balance, the Government has also decided to offer a large quantity of older manufacturing plants and of empty properties for sale to foreign companies specializing in manufacturing components for fishing ships. An offer to sell the properties was made to companies such as Spanish Astilleros Amado and Astilleros del Ulla or Duchian companies Duchy Marine Systems and Wolff Marine, all of which are already active in Czech Slavia. The properties were however also offered to companies from Reitzmag, which currently have the biggest share on the fishing ships manufacturing market out of all foreign companies, Elthize, Leagio, Inquista, Inimicus, Yosai, Fremet, Vayinaod, the Duxburian Union or the United Kingdom.
The Government has also asked associations of friends of Czech Slavia in foreign countries to launch public donations for Czech Slavia, to take part in further developing socialism in the country.
Czech archaeologists claim to find evidence that the island of Dována was inhabited by Slavic populace during the early medieval ages
Archaeologists in the Moravian-Silesian region have found ancient Slavic jewelry in the lake of Mostařanka, presumably from the island of Dována, which is located on the lake. According to the archaeologists, this proves the theory that the island was once inhabited by Slavic population and may have been an important site for the pagan religion of the old Slavs. As Dována is not controlled by the Democratic Republic of Czech Slavia further archaeological research directly on the island is currently impossible.
In light of the discovery, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has declared its intention to sponsor a pan-European Slavic Congress on how to properly address the issue of the "lost child of the Slavic family".