Guide to Europeian Positions

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Guide to Europeian Positions

Citizens of Europeia have the opportunity to hold a vast range of roles within the region, potentially several at a time, which come with their own unique powers and duties. The purpose of this guide is to explain the various roles present in the Executive, Legislature, Judiciary, and World Assembly branches and explain more about whatever positions you'd like to learn more about.

The Executive
  • The President - The President is the head of government and is in charge of the Cabinet. The President represents our region in the world of NationStates and also handles domestic duties, which includes the power to veto bills passed by the Senate. The President serves a term of 70 days, and all citizens are eligible to vote and stand in the Presidential election. Presidential candidates usually present a platform of their proposed ideas for the upcoming term during the election season, although there is no legal requirement to do so.
  • The Vice President - The Vice President serves as the the President's surrogate, and will succeed the President if the President is absent, has resigned, or has been removed from office. The Vice President is assigned a specific portfolio to manage by the President and this portfolio can change from occupant to occupant. Candidates for Vice President are running-mates of candidates for President, so they are selected during the Presidential election.
  • The Cabinet of Ministers - The Cabinet of Ministers is a group of individuals appointed by the President to serve as the heads of various organizations within the government. The Ministries of Communication and Foreign Affairs are two such organisations. Ministers are selected by the President, but must be confirmed by the Senate in order to take office.
  • Grand Admiral - The Grand Admiral oversees the Europeian Republican Navy (ERN), the region's military force which exists for the promotion of Europeia's foreign agenda. The Grand Admiral's main duties are coordinating military operations and communicating with other foreign military leaders. The Grand Admiral is appointed by the President, and is approved by the Senate. Usually the Grand Admiral is chosen for their experience in the ERN; to join, please sign-up here!

The Legislature
  • The Senate Speaker - The Senate Speaker is the highest legislative office in Europeia. The Speaker's principal role is to ensure that each piece of legislation follows the path set down in law from its proposal, to its vote, to finally delivering passed legislation to the President. The President may sign the bill - at which point it becomes law - or the President may veto the bill. A vetoed bill may be reintroduced by the Speaker to the Senate for further consideration and revision. The Speaker is also charged with disciplining Senators for breaches of decorum. The Speaker must be an elected Senator and is elected by their fellow Senators at the beginning of each Senate term and in case of a vacancy in the Speakership.
  • Senators - Senators are the principal legislative figures in the region. The Senate as a whole has the power to make laws, to declare war, sign treaties, and to confirm nominees proposed by the President for Ministerial and Judiciary positions. The Senate also has the ability to impeach the President, Vice President, or any Minister. Senators are elected to terms of no more than 90 days, and all citizens are eligible to vote and stand in that election.
  • Arnhelm - Arnhelm is a semi-autonomous city-state within Europeia. Arnhelm is governed by the City Council of Arnhelm, and all citizens are able to sign up to become a City Councillor. Arnhelm is a place where both newcomers and experienced legislators can come together to debate role-play bills ranging from economic to social problems. The City Council is led by the Mayor of Arnhelm, elected every month. For more information about Arnhelm and to join, click here!

The Judiciary
  • The Chief Justice - The Chief Justice is the principal legal figure in Europeia and oversees the management of the Courts, particularly with regard to setting the procedure of the Courts where not express in law and the maintenance of court records. The Chief Justice usually appoints a deputy from amongst the sitting Justices who is known as the Primus Inter Pares. The Chief Justice must be a sitting Justice who is elected by the other Justices privately when the position is vacant.
  • Associate Justices - Justices are the key decision makers for matters of law in Europeia, either sitting alone in the Trial Court or with the full court in the case of the Court of Appeal. The role of a Justice includes regularly writing opinions on what the law is and less frequently resolves matters when a citizen is accused of committing a criminal offence. Associate Justices are appointed by the President and must be confirmed by the Senate to serve terms of no more than 120 days.
  • The Attorney General - The Attorney General is the default prosecutor in all criminal matters and also serves as legal counsel to the President and Executive branch in Europeia. The Attorney General is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
  • Law Clerks - Law Clerks are the Assistants of the Department of Justice (DOJ). Their activities include:
    • General legal discussion - members will be expected to become familiar with the Laws of the Region.
    • Preparing case summaries of previous court cases to help prosecutors and defenders better understand previous cases.
    • Examination of activities in the region and preliminary discussion of whether these activities are legal or not.
    • Discussion of AGOs to be prepared.
  • Any Citizen can apply to be a Law Clerk, but their application will be processed at the discretion of the Ministry of Justice. To apply for the position of Law Clerk, click here.

World Assembly
  • World Assembly Delegate - The Delegate is Europeia's representative in the World Assembly and votes on behalf of our region on World Assembly proposals.The World Assembly Delegate is appointed by the President, and serves indefinitely, with a Senate Confirmation every 180 days.
 
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