Exumbran Council Meeting of August 28, 2014

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On 28 August 2014, the second regular Exumbran Council Meeting was held in Ashtinok, the capital of Adzhatia. Five proposals were on the agenda, and all these proposals were approved by the Council.

Participants

To be updated

Adzhatia: prime minister mr. Eigĕń HAMEEN and foreign minister mr. Demitrieź FŬĹGAN;
Chimor: president María MORILLO VARGAS (f) and foreign minister Alejandra ROMERO ALICANTE (f);
Dhram Phá: secretary of foreign affairs NUÂ Lau and special secretary of international cooperation LIÂŊ Xuô-Xuô (f);
Harrawi: prime minister mr. Ashon PARY and foreign minister ms. Muwat SHONSHUU Yusuuf (f);
Huenan: president MOU Siun-en and foreign minister E Rən-fu;
Khusqaikama: prime minister CIMADA Erittisĭari and foreign minister KÄR Nanamexyyry (f);
Kpwahele & Nɣurumba: president Muhanda-Ngene KƔAMU and minister of development Hasemula MAGEMBE ;
Kronenburg: prime minister mr. Hans DANKERT and foreign minister mr. Mathias SCHYDTZ;
New Courland: prime minister mr. Luis LAVALLEJA and foreign minister mr. Andrejs BERĶIS.

Agenda

The main items on the agenda are the following:

  1. evaluation of procedures and institutes
  2. the budget
  3. Dhramphá's request to change from member to observer
  4. Kpwahele & Nɣurumba's EDC subsidy request


explanations and proposals

  1. To be discussed is whether changes are necessary in the organization, institutions, and/or regulations of the Convention. There are no formal proposals, and nothing will be decided now, but if there is agreement that some changes are necessary this is likely to be the topic either for an extraordinary Council Meeting or for 2015's normal Council Meeting.
  2. Kronenburg and Huenan submitted the following proposal: (a) All budgets are in real prices. (b) All yearly budgets are total available funds for that budget category. Unspent funds of the budget of nominal year minus two are subtracted from the deposit into that budget for the nominal year.
  3. Dhram Phá opposes ECR.MF and want to change its membership status for that reason.
  4. Kpwahele & Nɣurumba requests a $23.4 mln EDC subsidy for improvement of its tourism-related infrastructure. See this newspaper article for details. The total budget necessary for the investment advised by HIDE is larger, but the remainder will be financed by the country itself ($1.7 mln) and by Huenan (at least $10 mln). The works will be carried out by Huenanese construction companies in cooperation with local companies, and hiring as many local workers as possible (no specific numbers or guarantees are mentioned in the agreement between the two countries). The Huenanese government officially co-sponsors the Kpwahele-Nɣurumban request.

decision procedure

Regarding the adoption or rejection of proposals, article 9 of the treaty indicates: All proposed Council Regulations, Council Directives, Council Decisions, Council Recommendations, and other kinds of proposed acts and legislation by the Council of Heads of State and Government are adopted by triple two-thirds majority, meaning that the proposal is accepted if the favorable votes by their heads of state or government represent at least two-thirds of the member states, two-thirds of the total population of the member states of the Exumbran Convention, and two-thirds of the non-voluntary financial contributions to the Convention.

% contr. % pop.
Adzhatia 0.9% 2.3%
Chimor 12.7% 43.4%
Dhram Pha 0.3% 3.0%
Harrawi 1.5% 3.4%
Huenan 23.0% 12.7%
Khusqaikama 2.9% 3.1%
Kpwahele & N 0.0% 0.1%
Kronenburg 58.3% 31.4%
New Courland 0.4% 0.6%

This means that no proposal can be accepted without approval of Kronenburg and Chimor (together two thirds in both categories, and both larger than one third in one category). Therefore, any proposal is rejected if:

  • Kronenburg votes against,
  • Chimor votes against, and/or
  • less than 6 countries vote in favour,

and is accepted otherwise.

The request of Dhram Phá of a membership status change

Further reference

To be updated

forum thread

Exumbran Council Regulation on the Monitoring of Freedoms

Exumbran Council Decision on the Ordinary Budget and Commission Budgets for the year 2014

2014 regular assembly of the Exumbran Parliament