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Europe's Foreign Office Update

Post by Res Publica Melitensis » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:05 pm

Greetings citizens of the International Democratic Union!

Here is where I'll post monthly updates from our Foreign Office!
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Re: Europe's Foreign Office Update

Post by Res Publica Melitensis » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:05 pm

European Foreign Office Update 01/19
Hello All! It’s been a long time since the last EuroUpdate. About 9 months, by my count. Hopefully there won’t be that long of a delay before the next one!

This month has seen the passing of the Advisor Dismissal Act 2019, the one year anniversary of our first First Deputy Commissioner election, and the opening of Europe’s RMB to all nations in embassy regions.

Election season began this month, with our current First Deputy Commissioner, St Scarlett, announcing her intent to rerun for the position. Contrary to some more exciting elections in the past, she remained the only candidate for some days before NationStates veteran Nardin joined in the race to avoid having no election occur at all. With no official campaigns run for the election the vast majority decided to maintain the status quo and re-elected St Scarlett in a landslide victory. The two candidates in a show of good sportsmanship provided one another with one vote and remain on good terms.

The Advisor Dismissal Act 2019, proposed by Regnum Italiae and put to vote by St Scarlett, was a bill put before the European Parliament with the intent of dismissing the role of Advisor. The office was held by Forgotton Warriors. It managed to reach the quorum of 43 votes. However, after Imperium Anglorum dismissed Forgotton Warriors, EuroFounder re-appointed Forgotten Warriors to the position. When asked about this move, EuroFounder responded with “The Founder of a region is under no obligation to open regional officer appointments to a vote.” This has increased resentment by some of our members against the founder, but does not indicate in any way that the European Government is divided, and Europe remains strong regardless of the opinions and actions of the founder.

In light of a proposed event with The South Pacific, the decision has been made by the Government of Europe to allow embassy regions to post on Europe’s Regional Message Board. We hope that this will also serve to strengthen bonds between our embassy regions and ourselves, and may lead to more events with embassy regions in the future.

Speaking of The South Pacific, our embassy with them opened at the end of December, after a near-unanimous vote for its opening from the electorate of both regions.


This months update written by - Novgorod-Pskov, St Scarlett, and The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth.

Link to the original: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1160807
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Re: Europe's Foreign Office Update

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European Regional Update
February 2019
Regional Population: 951
WA Population: 402 (42% of the regional population)
Delegate Endorsements: 327 (81% of WA population, 34% of regional population)

This month has been fairly quiet in Europe. With no legislation being put forward, the only polls this month have been three opinion polls. In addition, we had the one-year anniversary of the Second Deputy Commissionership elections.

This month’s first opinion poll was published by our First Deputy Commissioner, St Scarlett. It asked the question; “What is your favourite food from around the world?” Most Europeans chose Italian as their favourite, with the runner up being French. The second poll was put forward by our Second Deputy Commissioner, South St Maarten, and asked Europeans what their favourite school subject is/was. Unsurprisingly, Social Studies/History won in a massive landslide, with the runner up being Science. The third and final opinion poll was once again proposed by St Scarlett, and gave Europeans the difficult task of choosing a favourite film from 2018. Avengers: Infinity War was unsurprisingly the most popular choice, distantly followed by Bohemian Rhapsody.

This month marked the one year anniversary of our first Second Deputy Commissioner election. The candidates, two of Europe’s most respected and esteemed nations, were: Yahlia and South St Maarten. Although all the candidates showed promise, South St Maarten was re-elected 42 - 28. Despite the final tally, the election was back and forth, with 4 lead changes. South St Maarten drew his core support from the European Internationalist Party, which he is the chairman of.

This months update written by - Feria-Alkaline, Novgorod-Pskov, South St Maarten, and The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth

Link to the original: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1175442
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Re: Europe's Foreign Office Update

Post by Res Publica Melitensis » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:27 pm

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Regional Population: 935 (-1.68%)
WA Population: 395 (-1.74%) (42.24% of the regional population)
Delegate Endorsements: 300 (-8.26%) (75.94% of the WA population)

This month has been fairly quiet in Europe. We’ve had a couple of votes, primarily concerning the Recognitions Act 2019, seeking to introduce an awards system to Europe. Although defeated on its first attempt by not reaching the quorum, it looks set to now succeed, in its second attempt, by an overwhelming majority.

That brought to light the problem with the main reason for proposals being defeated is failing to reach the quorum, and as such caused great debate among members of the electorate as to how this problem might be amended. Europe’s commissioners have now declared that they will see what they can do.

This month also saw the first of our quarter annual Commissioner elections, with Regnum Italiae remaining in the position, by around a one-third majority. His only opponent was Suomessa, who finished with 19 votes, compared to Regnum Italiae’s 31. The next Commissioner elections are scheduled for June.

This month’s update written by - Novgorod-Pskov and The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth

Link to the original: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1192086
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Re: Europe's Foreign Office Update

Post by Res Publica Melitensis » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:57 pm

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Regional Population: 934 (+0.00%)
WA Population: 370 (-1.33%) (41.1% of the regional population)
Delegate Endorsements: 298 (-0.66%) (78.9% of the WA population)

Europe has had another fairly quiet couple of months, with the region running smoothly. Little out of the ordinary has happened, leading to us providing you with a relatively short report.

This month, the electors of Europe voted on which nation to appoint to the post of First Deputy Commissioner. Three nations entered: the incumbent, St Scarlett; a long-time RMB regular, Rivierenland, and Of Herbshire. St Scarlett won once again, commencing her third consecutive term as First Deputy Commissioner.

The “Member of the Order of Europe” award was received by Laver Island on the 18th of June, to recognise his various contributions, past and present, to Europe. The award, the first of its kind, was granted after a unanimous decision from the Commissionership.

This month’s update written by - Novgorod-Pskov and The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth

Link to the original: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=1242415
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