The Imperial State of Constancia: Benevolent hereditary dictatorship, constitutional monarchy, laissez-faire technocracy, aristocratic corporate state, organized crime family syndicate or liberal autocracy? It depends on the day.
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Massive protests against the Kómma ton Enopoíisi have emerged, following rumours that the party was planning to repeal the Disclosure and Access to Information Act 1646. Pavlo Domereu, the Party's leader and unofficially head of government, said that "issues surrounding the Nivardom crisis mean the Synklētos must take a working approach to defending Constancian values and ensuring the safety of the people. It was not long ago when we were almost destroyed during the Euran War. My party will take whatever action is necessary, including repealing the Disclosure and Access to Information Act, in order to secure the safety of Constancians."
Public outrage following this statement spread out on social media and is quickly growing into an on-the-street demonstration. This follows reports that the Basileusa is increasingly unsatisfied with the KTE and their failure to effectively deal with the NO nationalists. The Palace says it remains imperial on political matters, but it is strongly believed that tentions between Cleo and Pavlo are not easening government business. Maria Tatiana Demetriou, of the Ergatikó Kómma tou Sosialismoú, has called for an immediate general election - which further increases the possibility of an early election, despite the Basileusa's refusal to dissolve the Synklētos without the advice of the Constancian government, or a motion of the Synklētos itself.
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The Constancian and Raspurid armed forces have conducted drills in the Gulf of Aqabah, using combat helicopters.
The Allied Forces, united under the the Trans-Euran Command of the Raspur Pact, paid considerable attention to the defense of the port of Aqabah against a landing of enemy amphibious assault troops, in this instance enacted by elements of the Constancian Home Guard and the Maritime & Riverine Forces. The actions of the allied troops on the ground was supported by all the forces and means necessary to prevent an invasion from the sea. According to an order issued by the Magister-Generalissimus of the Trans-Euran Command, George Maniakes, "all units that are involved in the defense of the coastal waters and shoreline of Free Eura shall conduct regular training to boost the readiness to repel an attack," the press center of the Constancian Tagmata wrote on Fezbook, the Euran social-media network.
Last week, forward observers attached from the Imperial Shirerithian Air Force were engaged in two-day training outside the strategic port city of Aqabah as they were directing the detection and weapon systems of combat and transport-combat helicopters operating in the Gulf, namely five Constancian AW101 helicopters and the pair of Raspurid "Whirdlebirds", to "hit" naval targets.
"The event showed that the allied forward observers are fully integrated into the joint force structure, and are ready for combat reconnaissance to detect naval targets and for interaction with the helicopter crews to ensure accurate fire at the enemy," the report says.
AQABA - More than a million Constancian subjects still require food, water and shelter, this paper learned.
Majority of them are refugees from the Euranikon Theme, who found their way to the Molivadisan Theme or Aqaba.
The new government is exerting all efforts to construct emergency housing and to improve distribution of food and water, while providing jobs, but ultimately, it is a question of logistics, admitted a Constancian military officer, who refused to be identified as he was not authorized to speak to media.
Prior to the appointment of the new Mesazon, Nikola Stavridis, it was the military government under Raspur Pact Trans-Euran Theater Commander Geórgios Maniakes that managed rescue, recovery, and rehabilitation efforts.
AQABA - At least 50,000 jobs will be created once a new round of direct investment is concluded, this paper learned.
Significant infrastructure investments have been approved in principle, a government spokesperson reported. These include solar and wind farms, as well as desalination plants. At least two new cities will be created to settle Euranikon refugees
NIVARDOM- Representatives of several thousand individuals gathered in an open plain by the sea today to assert their right to declare their faith.
Calling themselves the Temple of Labor, the laity of workers and laborers have gathered in congregation to come up with an assertion of the tenets of this new faith. The assembly was generally peaceful.
AQABA- The Foreign Ministry today quietly imposed a travel ban "covering belligerent areas in Shireroth", stamping Constancian passports accordingly, while the Imperial Constancian Embassy has begun keeping tabs on the whereabouts of Constancian subjects within the Imperial Republic.
The Defense Ministry has let it be known that an all-volunteer Expeditionary Force is presently being formed, and that Raspur Pact efforts have been calibrated accordingly.
ASTÉRAPOLIS - Foreign sources are to blame for inciting citizens to stage violent anti-government rallies in the Imperial State under the guise of protests against economic woes, says Interior Ministry official.
Interior Ministry spokeswoman, Shabnam Demetriou, said on Tetárti the 4th of Eukleios that the bulk of calls for protest rallies in Aqaba, the economic capital of Constancia had originated from outside the country. Demetriou went on to note that, "Those parties circulating such messages expected to win approval in many cities, but in practice, we saw limited cases of such demonstrations."
The spokeswoman added that only handfuls of misguided peoples were influenced by such propaganda and attended unlawful protests in the bazaar of the Euranikon Resettlement City.
Investigations reveal that the main elements provoking unrest in Aqaba are mostly individuals that do not care about the economic problems and seek only to foment chaos and disrupt the introduction of the Five Year Plan by taking advantage of the conditions regarding the price hikes and livelihood problems that have followed the currency revaluations of the 24th of Dodekateus this year.
The spokeswoman gave assurances that efforts were underway to control the protests and handle the situation in a "restrained manner consistent with the norms of national-humanist values" and that the authorities were "determined to resolve the issues that have caused people's concerns and to ensure economic stability during the reconstruction period."
Constancians are anxious over the perceived collapse in the value of their savings and wages following the revaluations of 24th of Dodekateus, resulting in a rise in cost for basic commodities including staples such as Natopian rice.
The radioactive and or toxic contamination of groundwater and the desertification of the soil, has made much of Eura unsuitable for agriculture, leaving Constancia vulnerable to food security issues whenever the cost of imports significantly rises. Approximately half and half of a Constancian's daily calorific intake derives from imported foreign cereals and fish taken from the Gulf of Aqaba respectively. The first year of the government's ambitious Five Year Plan will focus on land reclamation as part of a drive to shock agricultural production and generate food surpluses for the succeeding phases of the plan.
Officials acknowledge the legitimate concerns of the metropolitan poor. However they have warned of efforts to manipulate the discontented and to create mayhem.
AQABA- The Government announced today the establishment of Areté Competitive City, a new settlement and development. Considered to be part of a new free trade and economic zone alongside the Razjanian coast fronting the Ajam Bay, it is deemed to be a driver of future economic growth.
AQABA- The Government announced today the establishment of an International Games Planning Council under the Ministry of Sports. The Council will take the lead in helping design Areté Competitive City. It is expected that several sporting arenas and venues, as well as a world-class mass transit system, will be created to bring this plan into fruition.
Foreign investment is already being targeted for this latest development, said a government spokesperson.
ASTERAPOLIS - On advice of Dr. Nathan James Rubinsky, Director-General of the Health Emergency Subcommission of the Raspur Pact, and after receiving and verifying public notice of the Florian Republic Health Organisation, the Government announced the quarantine of direct transportation to and from the Imperial State, and Port Farrar and the Florian Republic. The Government assures Florian nationals presently residing within the Imperial State that they are welcome to stay within the Imperial State with no immigration penalty in the course of the present crisis. Measures are presently being taken to ensure the integrity of the public health and the national security of the Imperial State. The Imperial State likewise offers any and all assistance to the Raspur Pact and friendly nations to immediately resolve this crisis.
The Government of the Imperial State condemns in the strongest possible terms, the use of this nefarious weapon of mass destruction, and has declared the Iron Company, its officers, employees, and associates, as a terrorist organization and enemies of the Imperial State. Accordingly, any and all assets and personnel of the Iron Company have been frozen and confiscated in favor of the Imperial State.
The Government likewise announced full mobilization of armed forces reserves to enable the Imperial State to deal effectively with the developing crisis.
ASTERAPOLIS - Noting developments on the Benacian Continent, the Ministry of Energy of the Imperial Constancian Government has set an open conference of power brokers and electricity magnates at a convention center in Aqaba, in order to discuss ways and means to better integrate electrical supply and demand and distribution within Euran parties on the continent.