Damnit, Miss Rona got me. I’ll be staying away hopefully for a short time. I love you all dearly. Once I am healthy, it’s back to work for the region.
Until next time!
Candidate Name: Francois Mori
Home Nation: Gallorum
Incumbent? (Y/N): Y
Ministry of Defence: Special Units
L301 (Fighter, Superiority) "Longinus" - built by TMSG (Technologie militaire stratégique de Gallorum) ((OOC based on the Eurofighter Typhoon))
L300 (Fighter, Multi-role) "Lysias" - built by TMSG (Technologie militaire stratégique de Gallorum) ((OOC based on the Eurofighter Typhoon))
Spiritus Romanum-class (Supercarrier) - built by TMSG ((OOC: based on the QE-class carriers of the United Kingdom))
Official Nation name: The Kingdom of Gallorum
Conventional Nation name(s): Gallorum
EURO GDP: 3,196,601,318,000
NS Economy Description: Frightening
Defense Spending as % of Budget: 8.5%
Arms Manufacturing: 18.027
Producer Tier?: Alpha
Producer Slot if applicable: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Armée Royale Gauloise (total personnel): 282,500
Force Aérienne Gauloise (total personnel): 73,500
Marine Royale Gaulois (total personnel): 93.370
Force Stratégique (total personnel): 4600
Total military personnel: 453,970
Army (Total Tanks and Artillery): 375
Air Force (Total Aircraft): 495
Navy (Total Ships): 213
Strategic Forces (Total Launchers): 8
Total ICs available: 70,244
Total ICs used: 68,790
Total upkeep cost: 15,617
Defense Spending as % of Euro GDP: 4.3%%
Defense Spending in Euros: 137,580,000,000
Mechanised Infantry: 40
Special Forces°: 20
Armour (15 Main Battle Tanks or 20 Secondary Battle Tanks per Unit): 15
Artillery (15 Artillery or Anti-Air Pieces): 10
Headquarters/Logistics Unit: (required for every 5 divisions) 22
Fighter. Superiority : 75
Fighter, Multi-Role : 90
Fighter,Strike : 25
Attack : 20
Helicopter, Transport: 10
Helicopter, Multi-Use/Utility : 15
Helicopter, Attack: 15
AWACS/RECONNAISSANCE/ELECTRONIC WARFARE : 8
Drone, Attack °: 10
Drone, Reconnaissance °: 10
Bomber : 10
Strategic Bomber °: 1
Air Maintenance/Logistics Unit: (required for every 15 individual aircraft)
Total Amount of Stealth Upgrades: 345
Patrol Boat: 90
Transport/Auxiliary Support Ship: 10
Amphibious Assault Carrier: 8
Aircraft Carrier, Light: 0
Aircraft Carrier, Standard: 0
Attack Submarine, Diesel (SSK): 0
Attack Submarine, Nuclear° (SSN): 15
Cruise Missile Submarine, Nuclear° (SSGN): 4
Ballistic Missile Submarine, Nuclear° (SSBN): 4
Shore Support/Maintenance Unit: 30
ICBM silo°: 8
Mobile ICBM launcher°: 0
Ballistic Missiles: 2,000
Conventional Ballistic Warheads: 400
Strategic Nuclear Warheads: 205
Strategic Biological Warheads: 0
Strategic Chemical Warheads: 0
Strategic Force Support Unit: (Required for every 5 launchers)
Military Satellite Network°: Yes
Space programme: Yes
Space research programme°: Yes
Nuclear technology: Yes
Nuclear weapons°: Yes
Biological weapons: Yes
Chemical weapons: Yes
Drone Technology °: Yes
I like the intent with which this legislation was proposed. I think it is right that the European Commission find ways to rate our democracies, much like how the European Central Bank rates our economies, and do so with an impartial, clear rubric. I think that would encourage others to look at model states who can prove they have regular, free and fair elections with limited media bias and all of that. That is important.
I would like to say that a legislated extra commission for this might be a lot. Perhaps the honourable Councillor would not mind if I suggest that perhaps that can be delegated as a committee of the European Council or assigned as a job for the Commission team to work on, since there are a few levers of power that we can pull to get something like this started right now. I don't think there's a lot of appetite for creating another body that can do something both the Council or the Commission can do.
But I still applaud the boldness here to say that we should watching out for our fellow brothers and sisters. I can see that your mind and heart chakras are deeply in tune with each other. Keep proposing legislation, because girlfriend you are so on right now,
Councillor for the Kingdom of Gallorum
Deputy Speaker of the European Council
Darkness vs. Light: European Commission Elections Will Guide Us Towards One or the Other
Opinion article written by Interior Minister Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
This is an important time in European history. We have seen our region come together in great times of need. The aftermath of the 2011 London terrorist attacks, the Dromund Kaas crisis, the assassination of both Archbishop Alexander Kligenberg and President Julia Glorius, the Sahwari Crisis have all been solved by coming together. Some of these things were more independent alliances, but on the whole, Europe has shown it is at its best when it comes together. The Kingdom of Gallorum joined the European Union in 2019 with hopes that it would see a brighter future within the European Union, but it's apparent that we are at a crossroads.
We need a Europe that brings in new nations, new Councillors, and new peoples. We've seen so many new faces in our short briefings from Europolis, penned by Marion Rousselot, that it has been a joy to read them. New cultures, new countries have given us a shot of positivity that the future can be bright. So, when Dragan Trympov held his rally in Escolives the other day, I was shocked. Then saddened.
Let us be clear, the man that is Dragan Trympov comes from a nation that torpedoed a refugee boat. I'm going to say that again for the people in the back: Pravoslaviya torpedoed a refugee boat. If you don't believe me, Google and the ECoJ record is your friend. In my eyes, that immediately disqualifies him from speaking about greater European cooperation. But, then again, he isn't talking about that, is he? He simply uses the rhetoric of divisiveness, bitterness, and envy to try and bully his way into getting what he wants. Globalists? Really? Let's look at the definition of the word globalist. Noun: a person who advocates the interpretation or planning of economic and foreign policy in relation to events and developments throughout the world.
When has that been a bad thing? We have solved all of our problems by coming together, not by drifting further apart. Trympov wants to have each nation in the European Union isolated, separated, and fighting against each other in some mercantilist idea I have not seen beyond references to the 17th Century. What a backwards ideology! What's next, feudal lords and absolute monarchs? No, we cannot allow this idolisation of some idealised past that never happen to continue. That is a lie. A bold-faced, unapologetic lie from Dragan Trympov. We understand in Gallorum the idea that we should not just open up everything to everyone and that's it, but our prosperity, our economic growth that Elisabeth Baschet and Jean-Marc Ayrault have delivered comes from being a good neighbour in the European Community. We reached out to Inquista, we reached out to the Duxburians, we reached out to the Fremetians, to the Vayianodic and to Whiteford's Icholasen. We formed alliances, worked together with partners, and have delivered a more prosperous, secure and bright future for all of our people. I believe these ideas can and must work on a European level. No nation should be left behind. Not even Pravoslaviya.
What we want is a Europe that can and has the ability to come together. A clearly defined Europe with competencies of legislation that it CAN act on rather than the current, dog eat dog, ineffective sick man that it is now. This is a product of years of division coming from certain corners of our region paralysing us into inaction. We know what the medicine is, now we must find the courage to take it. Eilidh Whiteford has that courage, and I wholeheartedly endorse her for Premier Commissioner. Jean-Claude Junker knows this courage, and I wholeheartedly endorse him for Internal Affairs Commissioner. My boy, Antoni Reynels, will make a spectacular Foreign Affairs Commissioner. This EPA team knows hard work and knows what it takes to turn Europe around.
Prosperity grows from opportunity and positive, outward reaching policies. Prosperity dies from xenophobic, isolationist, protectionist policies. The choice is clear for Europe, and I hope, like me, we can make the choice to move forward.
Socialists Slump into Second Place as Christian Democrats, Liberals make big gains
AURELIS --- The Government is praying to God that its majority of 12 deputies does not vanish between now and 2024, as they have been put on the back foot. Council results have been finalised and the Government has a lot of work to do. The results were as follows:
The Greens failed to generate above 1% as did other minor parties in the council elections, except in the Escolives area. That council changed hands from Socialist to Green. The result confirmed the type of spreads polling suggested. In the by-election for Racines-Bourgogne, the Government held on barely to its blue-ribbon seat, with a strong 5% swing towards the PDC. As constituency seats are elected via first past the post in the national mixed-member proportional scheme, the PDC were hoping that the Liberals would instead split enough of the vote on the left to leave them open, but the opposite happened. A surprisingly strong showing from the National Rally at 8% split the right vote, putting the PDC on 32%, the Government on 33% and LEM on 25%, leaving the Greens and minor parties collectively at 2%.
"This is a wake up call," said popular government spokeswoman and Internal Affairs Minister Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. "The Government has to pay attention more to the people like the ones in this seat, the true working class of this nation. We have to make sure that our policies work for them too, not just for the inner suburbs of Aurelis."
Granted, unless something catastrophic happens, there will be no election for four years. But the government will continue to lose council seats and those councils will be much more critical of the central government has time continues to move on.
11 April 2020
Le Gouvernement de Sa Majesté is pleased to see that Reitzmag wants to join in the European discourse and begin a diplomatic tour. We will, however, not be participating in such a tour. Our reasons are very clear.
The current party and government of Retizmag was home to a former Prime Minister who knowingly committed an illegal act. He is currently under suspicion of a capital offense.
Not only has the current party of Reitzmag not acted with any sort of remorse, but they continue to say they are the most trusted party. We can trust flesh-eating viruses more than the Conservative Party of Reitzmag.
We reiterate: it is unacceptable for the Conservative Party, the party of criminals and murderers, to continue to run a government. In order for Gallorum to even consider meeting with Reitzmag, this party must no longer be in office.
Dep. Jean-Marc Ayrault
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Gallorum