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Thank you for the invitation! :)

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    February 2017

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    Europeia Turns 10 at Euro10
    A Decade of Europeia will be a five-day celebration running March 6 through March 11 where Europeia commemorates ten years of being a region. It will feature guest speakers, mini-games, trivia contests, and a Region-Building Conference where founders from around NationStates will speak on their experiences in creating a region! Stop by to sign the guestbook, and stay for the fun!
    Electoral Season


    The past two months have seen a series of elections in Europeia, with candidates posting platforms and citizens participating in two senate and one presidential election.

    Europeia elected a new Senate in December. One more seat than last term had to be filled, and seven candidates were entrusted with the esteemed office. Calvin Coolidge, Skizzy Grey, and Possibly This were all tied, and a runoff election had to be held to determine the winner of the seventh seat. Possibly this came out as winner.

    Europeia's junior legislative body, the Citizens' Assembly, also held an election for its Chair. Grizzli, XIV, and Emil Seidel all ran for the post, with Grizzli claiming victory with more than half of the 52 votes cast.

    In the most recent presidential election, Aexnidaral Seymour ticketed with Brunhilde and ran unopposed for the presidency and vice presidency of the region. Facing the potential of re-opening the election, the ticket collected more than 80 percent votes cast to secure Goldenblock, the official residence of the president of Europeia. With more than 80 votes cast, the turnout represented the second highest in Europeia's history.

    These elections in Europeia have demonstrated the region's political vibrancy, offering opportunities to newcomers and veterans alike to seek, and succeed in, political office. The next election in Europeia is the Senate election, for which standing is currently underway.



    How I Ran For President As A Newbie
    And what I would do differently

    Written by Kaboom

    Penning an article for the Europeian Broadcast Corporation, Kaboom explains the lessons he's learned running a Presidential campaign in Europeia. He gives prudent advice, starting with:
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    It's election season in Europeia. Aexnidaral Seymour and Brunhilde currently run unopposed, and maybe that makes you think about a run this term, or maybe the next one. I already did -- And I am not going to lie, running for President may seem like an incredibly daunting task. As someone who has run twice as a dark-horse candidate, I can tell you that it is not quite as it may look from the outside. But no matter how much or how little experience you have, I believe that there are three main ways that one can mount a strong Presidential campaign no matter of how experienced they are[...]
    He then goes on to delineate those ways, including:
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    2. Be pragmatic.

    Even though having grand goals for your Presidential term can be nice, it is still important to make sure your goals are achievable, especially if you ever desire to run for re-election. Know the people you're going to have in your Cabinet and the people working under them; having a good grasp of your Cabinet's skills will be an enormous aid in knowing where to aim in your goals.
    You can read the full article here.


    Valentine's Day in Europeia


    The Valentine's Day Celebration occurred on February 14, and included a number of activities for Europeia's love-struck citizens.

    A screening of Romeo and Juliet starring Leonardo DiCaprio served as the feature film for the celebration, while games such as "We Ship It", "Love Captions", "Heart Attack", and a Mixlr Dating Game rounded out the event's festivities.

    We Ship It
    This past Valentine's Day, Lethen and Sopo sought to recreate the magic of a certain deviant Valentine's Day thread from a few years ago while keeping things a bit... more... civil. The answer? A Europeian Dating Fanfic Roleplay game where Europeians had the opportunity to step into the shoes of one of their region-mates on a blind date. The event was a success, with players representing prominent Europeians from President Aexnidaral Seymour to Associate Justice OnderKelkia. Here's a highlight from the latter:

    Quote from: Common-Sense Politics as OnderKelkia
    "Greetings. I am The Right Honourable OnderKelkia, ED EPS ESE EEQ ESH, His Supreme Majesty, by unquestionable right, Emperor of The Land of Kings and Emperors, King of Norwood, Basileus of Polis, Grand Prince of Niso, Prince of Maxonberg, Autokrator of The Land of Dragonia, Landgrave of Munster, Voivode and Hospodar of Moldavia, and Doge of Vienna. I am here to meet a man named Drecq, with whom I share a mutual acquaintance, and am to explore a potential romantic relationship with. If you are indeed one and the same as the aforementioned individual, then logic would unquestionably dictate that I am, indeed, here for you."

    Heart Attack
    As one of the mini-games for the Valentine's Day celebration, we played a little game called Heart Attack. How this worked is that a Private Message would be sent out on the forum to a small group of members with a positive message on it. Those members would then add their own positive message onto the telegram, then send it out to another small group of people. Through this method, a very large chain message is eventually achieved.


    ERN Blasts Away Opposition!


    The Europeian Republican Navy, one of the most skilled and professional military forces in NationStates, has continued to showcase its speed and precision in a series of delegate-toppling raids so far in February, including Eurasian Socialist Union, 32 County Irish Republic and Mazeria, where we even had the pleasure of teaching a new group of would-be raiders how to do their job. Our latest raid was in SPACE where a new record was set for triggering. Moreover, the operations were lead and triggered by a diverse group, due to our emphasis on spreading training throughout all our ranks. The ERN ensures excellence and skill for every sailor and officer - joining the ERN and actively engaging with our operations remains a surefire path to military glory and success.

    But the ERN does not only fight under its own banners. Europeia has always done its best to stay at the forefront of interregional affairs through its diplomacy, and we furthered our ties and relationships with regional partners by helping The Kingdom of Great Britain take The Ezraltonian Region of World Affairs.

    Under the leadership of longtime Grand Admiral and Imperator Common Sense Politics, The ERN stands only to continue progressing from strength to strength. For The Republic, for Glory!


    Don't forget, Europeia's Tenth Anniversary celebration, Euro10, starts next week! For more information, visit this link.


    Minister of Radio and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (Developed UCRs) of Europeia
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    Thank you for the update! :)

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    March 05, 2017, 10:45:22 PM


    Hello Friend!

    This is a formal invitation to attend the celebration of Europeia's 10th anniversary this March 6th - March 11th

    The festival will be taking place in Europeia's forum and will feature games, trivia, history, culture, radio activities, and socialization. Appropriate masking will be provided to all guests!

    We can't wait for you to celebrate with us!

    Most Sincerely,

    Your Friends in Europeia
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    March 05, 2017, 11:57:46 PM

    Thank you for the invitation! :)

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    March 2017

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    Senate Elections Shake Things Up


    Europeia is a region that has always held its Senate to high standards, and that was one again the case in our recent elections. Out of our seven precious senators, only three, Malashaan, Rand and United Vietussia ran for reelection. A crop of faces both new and old joined the race - successful CA Chair Grizzli, rising citizen JayDee, returning former Senator Isaris, regional founder HEM, ancient-hand from the early days Verteger, new citizen Constie and, returning after a long absence, Cerian Quilor. In a heated but polite campaign, the records and programs of all the candidates were thoroughly examined, and hard questions were asked of each and every candidate. Major topics for debate were the Citizens Assembly and current legislation on the floor of the Senate.

    The election itself proved to be a real change, with only one of the three previous Senators winning reelection - Malashaan, arguably the region's greatest legislative mind. Indeed, he won with the largest mandate in Senate election history, with 59 votes, twelve more than even the second-highest vote getter. The Senate also shifted direction in electing a slightly more conservative, or at least, conservative-minded, Senate that the last one. Following Mal, in order of votes recieved was Grizzli, Ceian Quilor, Isaris, HEM and JayDee. The elections of JayDee and Grizzli in particular prove that Europeia is always willing to elect new faces who have proven themselves through dedication to the region.



    Scandal Alert


    In what was supposed to be a week of fun and games, many of Europeia’s most prolific players were caught being sentimental in their speeches.
    Quote from: Cerian Quilor
    All of us, from all walks of life, from all over the world, come here, united around the common idea of Europeia, this common community we all love, we all take part in. Be it for fun, for ambition, for that sense of community, we're here.
    Quote from: Seven Deaths
    There is always so much more to do. I love Europeia and I love everyone here and there are so many more people I’d like to meet outside the boards.
    Quote from: Sopo
    Europeia is my home. While she has no physical address, no bed for me to sleep in, and no kitchen where I can microwave nachos, each time the beautiful blue background loads (EuroClassic 'til I die), I feel a warm fuzzy feeling inside
    Quote from: Cheryl Frazier
    In a word, Europeia is like a big ship, and when everyone works together, that's when the ship gets safely home
    When confronted about this shocking development, Cerian Quilor promised that such sentiment would not be routine, and we should expect his typical cynicism to return in the coming days. Meanwhile, Europeians and Foreign Visitors from around the globe participated in lots of festive games, including ‘President Spam points’ a game where each person adds points to a person who served as Head of State in a certain 2-year period. While everyone else was busy spamming away, two teams of Europeians raced it to the finish line in a tour around the history of Europeia’s 10 year existence, pitting the Europeian Chancellery vs. a team composing of Kaboom, Jahka, Wild Child, and United Vietussia, in which the Chancellery emerged victorious. All topped with a nostalgic look into Europeia’s past by some of Europeia’s oldest and most well known players.

    PS-I have been informed by my superiors that the last quote is actually from Miss Congeniality, I apologize for the confusion.



    Euro10 Celebration Offers a Glimpse into Regional Economy


    Europeia is a region where effort is rewarded. Earlier this month, that reward came in the form of capital. Executive Order 95.10 was signed by President Aexnidaral Seymour, establishing the Second Regional Bank of Europeia (SRBE). Government salaries and entitlements were created, taxes and bank fees defined, and the economy of Europeia was begun again. Backlash by dissident members of the citizenry was palpable and immediate, even among members of the Administration. "This economy will ruin Europeia and set the Old Guard in positions of great wealth and power!" said Minister of the Interior, Leo Drakan. The Chairman of the SRBE, Writinglegend, counters, "This low energy individual will be proven wrong by our magnificent BANK. My success is your success."

    The SRBE and its policies, spanning the length of Euro10, the tenth anniversary celebration of Europeia, were the frequent subject of debate throughout Europeia. An income tax, a seniority fee based on a citizen's date of entry, and a post-count fee all raised the stakes. "The frighteningly vaguely named 'Bank's Discretion Fee' is never even defined in an objectively quantifiable way, leaving citizens at the mercy of the Bank!" alleged Senator Isaris. Finally, the Senate made its will known, and vetoed Executive Order 95.10 and the Bank it spawned.

    Citizen response was overwhelmingly positive to the effort put on by the Ministry of Culture for this particular little game, including a comment from GraVandius. "I actually love it. This is the first time I've been having a lot of fun in Euro for a few months."



    In Other News
    • The Europeian Republican Navy has led a number of successful operations in recent weeks, dethroning delegates and tagging regions left and right, including Nova Terra, Union of Proletarian States, Empire of Russia, Foxy, Brothers for Life, Central Rhodesia, and Unovathalamuss.
    • The Presidental Elections have opened, with three tickets dueling for the Goldenblock: Kaboom/Rand, Calvin Coolidge/Darcness and Common-Sense Politics/Cat
    • A Pact of Non-Agression was signed between KGB and Europeia has been signed.
    • Sopo was elected Chair of the Citizens Assembly



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    Thanks for the update! :)

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    Writinglegend Shakes up Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    By United Vietussia, with contribution from Deepest House



    (Europeia – May 8, 2017) - In an unexpected but perhaps necessary turn of events, Minister of Foreign Affairs Writinglegend reestablished the Europeian Foreign Service (EFS) in a recent announcement. The introduction of the EFS to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs represents a radical departure from the previous ministry model.

    "Upon taking the helm of this ministry," Writinglegend said in his address announcing the changes, “I stated, 'We need real, targeted growth and opportunity within the ministry for those that produce results.' It has become clear to me that, under the current system, such a pursuit is nearly impossible."

    Writinglegend went on to point out multiple flaws in the Europeian ambassadorial system, including but not limited to a basic forum quiz that requires copy-pasting skills and a lack of opportunity for professional development and career growth for the region's ambassadors. In addition, he noted that communication outreach will become a core component of the foreign service officers’ portfolios.

    “The Europeian Foreign Service will be specialized at spreading the message of Europeia abroad through our embassies,” he said. “Diplomats will play a critical role in the communication outreach of our region … Our multimedia is a unique communication outlet to project the capabilities of our region. It is beyond time to integrate them into our foreign outreach.”

    Writinglegend also established Ambassadorial ranks to show progress and reward the harder working ambassadors in the region. The foreign minister has already assigned each ambassador his or her rank, which correspond with varying levels of responsibility. “Upward mobility within the ministry will be resurrected with the resurgence of ambassadorial ranks,” he explained. “These rankings give us a unique medium to show both progress and reward hard work in ambassadorial posts. For far too long we have lacked such a simple designator to show progress.”

    The foreign minister also scrapped the testing system as part of the reform of the ministry and reintroduction of the foreign service. "Training should build around the system; our system should not be built around the training," he said.

    The announcement was met by both criticism and support. “We ought to just get rid of ambassadors all together instead of finding make work for them to do posting little messages that will rarely even get read let alone provide any benefit,” said Notolecta, a local Europeian who is often outspoken in expressing criticisms. “Everything here is old news, things we've had before and provided no real benefit.”

    Common-Sense Politics, Europeia’s current grand admiral, joined Notolecta in expressing doubt about the reform. “There is nothing different or new about this plan. We're simply going back to how we ran the [Ministry of Foreign Affairs] because somehow adding a ranking system has solved our problems,” he said. “I'm extremely disappointed that more meaningful action isn't being taken and that you're presenting this as meaningful action.”

    Deepest House, the region’s minister of communications, drew a parallel between the ranking system in the EFS and the successful system used by the Europeian Republican Navy, noting that a ranking system serves “as a way to encourage career growth, confer greater responsibility, and demonstrate experience and expertise.” He also added that the change was significant reform to how the ministry will attract and nurture future diplomatic talent, as opposed to simply having two designations; trainee or ambassador.

    Brunhilde, a former Europeian minister of foreign affairs, also added her support. “Writinglegend is an intelligent guy with a proven track record of success in the region,” she said. “He values, as I do, training that puts a trainee’s ability to think critically above training that asks a trainee to recite answers from a set of notes. If he believes that this new system will allow the region to pursue this kind of training, I fully support him and will wait to see how it goes before passing judgment.”

    In the coming terms, we will see the effectiveness of the new system introduced by Writinglegend. He has tied his success or failure this term to the success of this reform. Time will tell if this puts the ministry in a better place going forward.
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    May 15, 2017, 02:57:59 AM




    Calvin Coolidge Resigns Presidency Amid Controversy
    By Deepest House



    (Europeia – May 14, 2017) – President Calvin Coolidge resigned his office today in an announcement from the Goldenblock, the official resident of the president. His vice president, Darcness, immediately assumed the presidency and was sworn in. Calvin Coolidge’s resignation came as his administration faced increasing scrutiny regarding his handling of former citizen Trinnien’s alleged disclosure of classified information. Minister of Culture Sopo also resigned in the final hours leading up to Calvin’s departure from office.

    “Over the last month, it has become increasingly apparent to both myself and the region at large that I have not been able to meet the demands of the Europeian Presidency,” the former president said in his statement. “To ensure that this region gets the leadership it deserves, I am resigning from my position as President, effective immediately.”

    Calvin Coolidge discussed various challenges negatively impacting his ability to carry out his duties, which mostly related to real life concerns. He will maintain a light work schedule in the region going forward.

    “I will continue in my role as the EBC Wire's chief operator, as that requires very little time, and is one of the few things I have been able to keep up with, even during this intense period of my life,” he said. “Aside from that, you may see me in the Shrine of Swift, or doing occasional Assistant Minister work, but my days of heavy lifting are on hiatus until further notice.”

    In recent days, pressure concerning the handling of Trinnien’s alleged disclosure of classified information increased tremendously. At the start of this term, Director of the Europeian Intelligence Agency (EIA) North East Somerset informed the newly inaugurated president that the EIA had evidence that Trinnien leaked classified information from the External Affairs Advisory Council. Calvin Coolidge dropped Trinnien from consideration for a cabinet post, explaining the reason to him as the allegations put forth by the EIA but without providing details. Trinnien subsequently resigned his position as World Assembly Delegate and later his citizenship from the region.

    Calvin Coolidge’s resignation also comes on the heels of a pair of poor polling results. An EBC poll indicated he enjoyed a mere 26 percent approval rating, with 35 percent indicating disapproval. A recent poll by the Europeian News Network, one of the region’s most important private news outlets, reported widespread support for potentially recalling Calvin Coolidge from office.

    “It'd be interesting to see how much impact the Trinnien controversy had on his terrible approval rating over the first half of the term,” said Kaboom. The idea of a recall seemed a bit much for Senator Cerian Quilor. “I did not expect this much support for a recall over this,” he said. “Much as I think Cal dropped the ball, hard, it’s a little much to crucify him over this, no?” he asked.

    Immediately, speculation began to turn toward President Darcness and his next moves. “I do not envy the position Darcness finds himself in; he’s come up to the presidency in the midst of a rough term, he has to find himself a VP and a culture minister,” said XIV after news of the resignation broke. The new president is expected to address the region soon, which will presumably include his nomination for vice president.

    While some in the region acknowledged the inevitability of the resignation, Calvin enjoyed widespread support and appreciation for his efforts in the region since his arrival. “Your candor here is admirable,” said Senator McEntire. “The region is better for having you as a public servant, and I think we all look forward to the time when you can serve again.”

    “Mr. President, I hope you will not mistake criticism of this term as total disrespect for the work you have conducted over the course of your long and distinguished career,” added Europeia founder and former supreme chancellor, HEM. “Thank you for your service, and hopefully for the service that is yet to come.”

    Malshaan congratulated Calvin for his courage to resign when he did, noting the difficulty to make this decision when he did. “It is an honorable thing to do to step aside when you realize you cannot give the job the attention it deserves. I look forward to seeing what the remainder of the term brings.”

    Darcness ascends to the presidency as one of the most inexperienced to hold the office in recent memory. With a term as minister of communications and a term as vice president under his belt, Darcness comes into office without the broad resume of Calvin or his predecessors.

    Darcness enters the office with a full plate of tasks ahead. His first order of business will be fill the void created by his ascension to the presidency. After nominating a potential vice president, he must turn his attention to the vacancy in the Ministry of Culture after Sopo announced his resignation today.

    With half the term remaining, Europeia’s new president faces significant challenges. The public will certainly have their eyes on Darcness as he completes this term. There is already speculation that he had planned his own run for president after this term prior to being thrust in the role today.
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    Thanks for the update! Sorry to hear that things are so turbulent in Europeia at the moment. =/

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    President Darcness Proposes Alliance with United Kingdom
    By Deepest House



    (Europeia – May 20, 2017) – President Darcness announced the Treaty of Westminster to the region in a joint statement with the United Kingdom in a declaration from the Goldenblock on May 19. President Darcness, Minister of Foreign Affairs Writinglegend, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Akillian Talleyrand, and Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom George Windsor signed the joint statement. The legislative bodies of both regions must ratify the treaty for it to take effect.

    Treaty of Westminster builds on the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) signed by the two regions in June 2016. SOFAs are often one of the first formal documents signed between Europeia and its partners, as a sign of the common interests and a growing relationship between the signatory regions.

    “This treaty showcases the strength of cooperation between Europeia and the United Kingdom,” the statement read. “Throughout the past year, our regions have consistently collaborated militarily, culturally, and diplomatically.”

    The 2016 SOFA provided an initial framework for military cooperation between the two regions. The Treaty of Westminster builds on those initial steps and broadens the scope of cooperation between Europeia and the United Kingdom. “To declare this friendship shows the entirety of Gameplay that an allied front militarily, politically, and culturally can be effective weapons against the forces of hatred, toxicity, and division,” the statement read. The statement went on to explain that while a year had passed since the SOFA, the time spent the signing of the SOFA has resulted in a stronger relationship between the regions at the time of the announcement.

    In addition to the supplementary military requirements the treaty provides over the previous SOFA, the Treaty of Westminster also provides additional diplomatic, cultural, and intelligence provisions that bolster the relationship between the two regions. Among these provisions are that the regions will maintain embassies in its partner region, host a cultural festival, and share certain intelligence. These provisions bring the two regions together into a formal military and diplomatic alliance.

    Europeia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Writinglegend played a critical role in the negotiation and announcement of the Treaty of Westminster. “It was a pleasure to work with our allies in the United Kingdom on this Treaty, and I look forward to a prosperous future for our relationship,” the minister said after the president announced the treaty. “This is a great day for our Republic.”

    Writinglegend can count the Treaty of Westminster as his second major accomplishment this term. Previously, the foreign minister announced significant changes to the ambassadorial system, in both structure and operations, in his first major move this term.

    The announcement of the treaty was met with support by the rank and file within Europeia. “May a never-dying friendship between our two regions come out of this,” Ervald excitedly proclaimed following the announcement. Pyntuma suggested that the region host a large welcoming party for Europeia’s new allies.

    President Darcness presented the treaty to the Senate shortly before publishing the joint statement from Goldenblock. “Today I stand before you today to bring the culmination of a year's worth of forward diplomatic progress between Europeia and the United Kingdom, this Treaty of Westminster,” the president said as he addressed the Senate.

    It is unlikely that the Senate will reject the treaty, as the current senators have expressed initial support. “I see no problems with this and have no questions,” Senator Drexlore Greyjoy said. “[United Kingdom] is an excellent ally to have and strengthening our ties with them is something that will be beneficial to both of our regions.”

    There is currently no vote scheduled for the treaty in the Senate, which is also considering the reconfirmation of the director of the Europeian Intelligence Agency.
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    Treaty of Westminster Approved
    By JayDee



    (Europeia - June 1, 2017) - Europeia’s Senate ratified the Treaty of Westminster on May 31. The treaty establishes a formal military and diplomatic alliance between the region and the United Kingdom (UK). President Darcness presented the treaty to the Senate on May 19.

    President Darcness praised the work of past administrative teams in his address to the Senate when presenting the treaty. “Throughout the past year, our regions have consistently collaborated militarily, culturally, and diplomatically, the president said.“Through our collaborative efforts against Nazis to our military cooperation, we can surely state that the development of our relationship has brought about mutual prosperity.”

    The treaty was well received by the general populace and the Senate. Europeia’s senior legislative body confirmed the treaty unanimously. The new Treaty between Europeia and the UK symbolizes a year’s worth of effort by multiple people on both sides in an effort to bring about a greater cooperation in military and cultural l undertakings.

    The Treaty itself promises of future cooperation and prosperity between the two regions. Both regions promised to bond further through cultural celebrations as demonstrated by the Euro-UK State visit, which took place as each region’s legislature considered the treaty.. Europeia hosted some of the UK’s most prominent members, including George Nassau and Akillian Talleyrand, who both helped spearhead the Treaty for their region. Beyond cultural agreements, the UK and Europeian militaries have further agreed to cooperate in military activities through the Coalition Against the Ideology of Nazismand other joint operations.

    “The Treaty of Westminster is another step forward in relations between our regions,” said UK Prime Minister Akillian. “From having the Status of Forces Agreement, the Accord of Cooperation and working together within CAIN, the United Kingdom and Europeia have shown we are strong partners and we showcase this to regions far and wide with a new treaty...It is more important than ever that Europeia and the UK collaborate together and the Treaty of Westminster shows our determination to do that now and in the future.”

    In Europeia current Minister of Foreign Affairs and former President Writinglegend held similar sentiments for the treaty. “Europeia has been building a very personal friendship with the United Kingdom for well over a year now. Not only does this treaty re-affirm such personal friendship and award upward mobility within diplomacy, but it also allows us to cultivate a stronger, core relationship with the UK through military and cultural means,” the foreign minister said. “The UK, for a year now, has been a reliable, trustworthy partner through military and cultural pursuit. As such, we would be remiss if we allowed for our relationship to stagnate at an Accord. I'm happy to now call the UK not only a friend, but an ally.”

    Both Europeia and UK have shown great potential for a promising future of collaboration. If the past year of effort is anything to go off of, we can expect a great friendship between our two regions for years to come.

    While the Treaty of Westminster acknowledges the growth in the relationship between the two regions over the past year, it looks more toward the future. Further cooperation between Europeia and the UK will strengthen both regions and validate their alliance on the international stage.
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    Thanks for the update. :)

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    July 16, 2017, 08:33:46 AM




    [big]Lethen Addresses the Future of the Supreme Chancellory[/big]
    A Return to a Single-Chancellor System
    By Writinglegend


    (Europeia – July 7, 2017) – On July 2, Supreme Chancellor Lethen gave a historic address from Palatium Manor addressing the Office of the Supreme Chancellory (OSC). The Palatium Manor is the official residence of Europeia’s Supreme Chancellor.

    "I've become so used to being part of the everyday fabric of our community in EuroChat and on the forums that I don't consider myself above the fray, as it were," he stated in his address. "I'm no more special and as flawed (if not more-so) than many of my fellow Europeians, both new and old."

    The OSC has come under heavy scrutiny in the past month, with many concerned citizens questioning how Chancellors Lethen and Mousebumples have been using the powers granted to them by their office. Many citizens have stated that they wish for the OSC to be an apolitical entity, and alleged that Mousebumples abused her position to gain political advantage.

    These tensions culminated with former Senator Verteger proposing 'The Removal of the Supreme Chancellory (2017)' which seeked to eliminate the office. This Senate legislation led to a region-wide discourse on the role of the OSC within Europeia.

    As the Europeian Broadcasting Corporation reported last week, Supreme Chancellor Mousebumples resigned from her position without referencing the controversy surrounding her. "I'm in a different place in my life than many of you," former Supreme Chancellor Mousebumples stated in her resignation address. "I'm not in high school or college, and I don't have as much free time as I once did to stay on top of all things Europeia."

    Regional tensions and the preceding resignation of former Supreme Chancellor Mousebumples left all eyes on Lethen for his decision on the future of the office. "I have decided to return to the single Supreme Chancellor model," Lethen concluded in his speech. "Additionally, I will be returning to the rotating Vice Chancellor system that was previously in place under HEM.”

    The single chancellor model was last in-place when former Supreme Chancellor HEM was the sole Chancellor over the region. HEM often promoted various Europeians to the position of Vice Chancellor, rotating them on a fixed schedule. The model was altered when HEM promoted Lethen to the office, and Europeia has had a dual Chancellor model since.

    "Though the rotation schedule is still being decided upon, I do have one key component in place," Lethen noted in his address. "I have decided to appoint Brunhilde as our next Vice Chancellor alongside Drecq."

    Brunhilde is a Europeian known for her role in creating the Coalition Against the Ideology of Nazism -- an international coalition aiming to counter in-game Nazism. The promotion to the Vice Chancellor position comes days after Brunhilde returned to full in-game activity.

    "I was absolutely shocked to get offered this opportunity," the new Vice Chancellor commented when given the opportunity. "I hope that I can bring it the respect it deserves."

    In the coming days, Vice Chancellor Brunhilde will settle into her new role alongside Vice Chancellor Drecq. Meanwhile, the Citizens' Assembly will continue its debate on the powers of the OSC and its role within the region.
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    Post #100845
    July 19, 2017, 10:21:01 PM




    [big]EBC Radio talks Game-Created Regions[/big]
    By Darcness


    (Europeia - July 14, 2017) EBC Radio recently had the chance to sit down with Griffin of Orisis and Davelands of The West Pacific (TWP) to talk about Game-Created Regions (GCRs). Topics range from the sense of community that the Sinkers and Feeders share, to the high-stakes environments that such regions create, to the current outlook many of these large regions have taken toward the rest of NationStates.

    Want to find out more? Listen to the interview now.
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