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COPALA CITY AIRPORT TO BE FINISHED AND OPENED FOR DOMESTIC FLIGHTS
Copala City, Apr 30 2021 | Despite the recent situations, Copala City Airport is scheduled for a grand opening by the next month. However, due to some facilities still being constructed, the airport is said to be opened only for domestic flights before being opened for international flights when all facilities have been included. It's been a year since the construction began, and the work was fast due to the massive workforce and the help from other countries. Some airlines such as British Airways and EasyJet have already signed agreements with the Reitzmic Government on their slots. It is expected that the entire airport would be completed by 2022 and would be a Grade-B Reitzmic Standard International Airport. Expansions plans have also already been laid out to make the airport a Grade-A RS International Airport with nearly the same capacity as Hampton City International Airport.
NUP SENDS BILL TO REQUIRE MANDATORY MILITARY SERVICE
Hampton City, May 13 2021 | An NUP MP had submitted a bill to the House of Commons which would require a mandatory military service of 5 years to all men aged 20 and above with some exceptions. This is said to help boost the country's military power and to strengthen the national defense system. However, the bill currently at the committee level, received wide criticism from the Lib Dem and DFP saying that this bill would not help in the country's national development in other areas apart from defense and security.
REPUBLICAN PROTESTORS CONDUCT DEMONSTRATION IN STRATHE CITY
Strathe City, May 17 2021 | A large protest in Strathe City had been started by students and activists who were identified as members of the Reitzmic Republican Movement that aims to overthrow the monarchy and establish a republic instead. During the protest, effigies of the Royal Family and Royalist politicians were burnt while the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" was being played. The Reitzmic Republican Movement as established in 1998 had been quite inactive since the coronation of King George I in 2015. Despite their active political participation before 2015, the movement remained to have few members at around 1,300-2,000.
KREXIT BILL AND CONSCRIPTION BILL PASSES THROUGH COMMITTEE LEVEL
Hampton City, May 18 2021 | The House of Representatives' Committees have passed two bills recently and will be debated at the main chamber. The conscription bill had been modified to require 20-25 year old males to perform compulsory military service of at least 3 years with 1 year of training and 1 year of reserve service prior to the main military service. The revised version also gives certain exemptions such as those who are physically and/or mentally incapable, athletes that won at least 2 medals in national and/or international competitions, those serving in the technology industry, those serving in the medical sector, those serving in the education sector, those serving in the national police, those serving in the entertainment and media industry (singers, actors, directors, etc.), those serving in the government, those serving in the parliament, those invoke their right to Conscientious objection, and some more. The bill had gained support from the public with its new form, however there is still strong opposition from the Lib Dems regarding the idea. The Conservatives, who had voiced support for the bill, argued that such policy would help in combating crime across the country and would also boost the country's national defense.
Meanwhile, the Krexit Bill now on its first reading remained to receive huge support from the eurosceptic movements with great opposition from the Lib Dems and most of the Labour Party. The bill, which aims to begin a referendum on the country's departure from the European Union, does not outline joining the proposed Super Union. However, most of the bill's supporters also support the country joining the alternative Super Union and expects Angleter and Mennrimiak to also join.
CONSCRIPTION BILL THROWN AT THE LORDS, KREXIT BILL FAILS
Hampton City, May 27 2021 | The House of Representatives had finally voted on the two key bills in business during this day's session. The Conscription Bill passed without the need for a division and is now thrown at the House of Lords, meanwhile the Krexit Bill had failed even with the division conducted. The Conscription Bill at its current form is agreed to by many people due to the exceptions and detailed rules for different kinds of people such as LGBTQ members, those working on certain sectors and industries, and many more. The minimum length of service is also said to be most acceptable after a recent survey conducted by the Central Broadcasting Corporation.
MAJORITY OF REITZMICS SUPPORTS ASIANIZATION, KOREAN BILL PASSES THROUGH COMMITTEE LEVEL
Hampton City, May 27 2021 | Following a recent poll with more than a thousand respondents, 64% of respondents had voiced support for the ASIANIZATION of Reitzmag while 31% said they are against it, the remaining 5% said they remain neutral. This comes with the new trend in which more Asians have been moving into the country with a steady growth since the 1980s, most of which are Koreans and Chinese. In addition to the trend, a new bill in the House of Representatives that aims to further Asianize the country had passed through Committee level and is now being debated at the main session. The bill's contents include the recognition of Korean as a National Language, the requirement to adapt a Korean name for all people, and the teaching of Korean as part of the national curriculum, and many more. Apart from Korean, a Chinese Bill is now being debated at the Committee Level and is expected to pass through by the end of the week. The asianization bills are expected to pass easily, primarily due to the majority of MPs and Lords being of Asian descent.
CONSCRIPTION ACT RECEIVES ASSENT, KOREAN ACT THROWN AT LORDS QUICKLY WHILE CHINESE ACT ASCENDS TO MAIN SESSION
Hampton City, May 29 2021 | After weeks of debates in Parliament, the Conscription Bill had now received Royal Assent after passing through the Lords. The bill in its current form is said to be acceptable enough due to the very detailed list of exemptions, as well as conditions and requirements for the service. The bill is expected to begin being enacted from June 30 this year. Meanwhile, the Korean Bill that had received massive support from the Representatives had been thrown to the Lords during the day's session. At its present form, the bill had been amended to not require the adoption of a Korean name. The Chinese Bill on the other hand had ascended to the Main Session and passed through Committee Level.
KOREAN ACT RECEIVES ASSENT WITH EXPECTED FLAG REDESIGN, CHINESE ACT THROWN AT LORDS
Hampton City, June 1 2021 | Following debates at the House of Lords, the Korean Act now received Royal Assent. The new act is expected to take effect starting June 15. Following this, many expect that the flag be changed for the first time in more than 200 years. The flag change is expected to take place before June 10, with the flag to be revealed in a celebration and probably even in Eurovoice. The Chinese Bill on the other hand is now thrown at the Lords after passing in the House of Representatives.
REITZMAG ADAPTS OFFICIAL KOREAN NAMES
Hampton City, June 1 2021 | For the first time, the country's name is given an official translation in another language apart from English and German. The announcement was made following the enactment of the Korean Act, however the country name's official translation in other languages are also said to be released soon. In the announcement, the name 데영왕국 (Daeyeong Wangguk) is adapted as the official translation of "The Kingdom of Reitzmag" while 영국 (Yeong-guk) is the official translation of "Reitzmag". The names come from 영 (yeong), which refers to english and anglo-saxons whom which the country came from. A Chinese Name is also being considered while the Chinese Bill is in debate at the House of Lords. Apart from Korean, a Spanish and French official translation had also been announced. For Spanish, Reino de Rigusta is the official translation of "The Kingdom of Reitzmag" with Rigusta for "Reitzmag". While for French, Royaume d'Angles is the official translation of "Kingdom of Reitzmag" with Anglemande for "Reitzmag". With the adoption of a new name, the government also ordered that passports to be made starting June 10 will have a new cover and data page design.
ALL REITZMIC CITIES NOW OFFER FREE INTERNET, RURAL FREE INTERNET SYSTEM TO BE FINISHED BY END OF 3RD QUARTER
Hampton City, June 3 2021 | After a launch ceremony this morning, all Reitzmic cities, including Copala City, now offer free 5G internet access to residents, workers, businesses, visitors, and tourists. The system had been done with the help of Spacenet which launched its last set of satellites last February. The Tech Upgrade Project is expected to finish by the end of the 3rd Quarter of this year with the completion of the installation of free 5G internet to rural areas. Apart from free internet being installed in Reitzmag, other countries with agreements to install free 5G internet access have their own projects underway. While progress on Spacenet's services are happening, the government announced its interests in privatizing the Spacenet without affecting the free public internet connection installed in different parts of Europe.
CHINESE BILL GETS ASSENT WHILE PARLIAMENT DISCUSSES FEDERALIZATION
Hampton City, June 10 2021 | The Chinese Bill had recently received Royal Assent after getting through the House of Lords. Meanwhile, the members of the House of Representatives began debating on a possible charter change to make a federal form of government. MPs from the Conservative Party suggest that the new form of government be a Federal Parliamentary and Constitutional Monarchy. The suggestion had received support from many of the other MPs. According to a political analyst, this change of government form is most likely to pass and gain support from the public and become the starting point of Reitzmag having a fully codified constitution which had long been based of the Magna Carta.
THOUSANDS BEGIN TO ENLIST FOR CONSCRIPTION BEFORE JUNE 30
Brewnest City, June 14 2021 | As the conscription bill passes, the Armed Forces had set up enlistment booths at their camps for early registrations. Thousands of millennials required to serve had flocked to register early on to serve in the Armed Forces. According to a poll for the enlistees today, more than 40% had enlisted for the Army while about 30% enlisted for the Air Force, the rest enlisted for the Navy. Some members of the LGBTQ+ community had also appeared to enlist and was happily accepted. It is estimated that more than 2.5 million additional military personnel are to serve under the conscription program with an expected 1 million willing to serve continually after their required service.
Hampton City, June 15 2021 | Downing Street released an official statement this morning to announce that new branding and identity guidelines would be released within the month following the orientalization laws. The decision was made with great support from the Royal Family and the general public. Korean and chinese names and titles for government officials and offices are expected to be part of the updated guidelines. So far, the government had outlined that part of the update is a change in passport covers printed starting today. Government documents are also expected to be printed and/or released in the new branding guidelines.