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The Cooperative Union (CU)

The Cooperative Union (CU)


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Motto: Lunctus et Cooperantem (Latin)
"United and Cooperative"

National Anthem:LinkAnthem of the Cooperative Union

Abbreviation: CU

Formation: October 9th 2016

Type: Political and Economic Union

Capital:Cooperative Zone, Senoica, Covonant

Largest Cities: Gran Teran 14.2 million (San Jimenez) Kevora 5.7 million (Keomora)

Website: www.cooperativeunion.org.cu

Official Languages: English, Keomoran, Nyssic, Covish, Dutch, French, Hembyan, Kham, Atish, Khas, Sowl, Spanish, Ahnslen, Oster, Samudrese, Malagwi

Demonym: Cooperative Citizen

Member States:Ainslie, Athara Magarat,Covonant, Keomora, Malagwi,Noronica, Samudera,San Jimenez, Verona beach, Tectonix

Branches:
The Cooperative Council
The Cooperative Union Commission
The Cooperative Union Parliament
The Cooperative Union Court of Justice

Legislature: The Cooperative Union Parliament, The Cooperative Union Commission

Chairperson: Mr. Daniel Entemont Tectonix

Formation: Treaty of Coventry

THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ATHARA MAGARAT,
THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE OVERLORDSHIP OF NORONICA ,
THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE UNION OF COVONANT,
THE PRESIDENT OF KEOMORA,
THE PRIME MINISTER OF AINSLIE,
THE VALDR OF TECTONIX,
THE CHIEF MINISTER OF VERONA BEACH,
THE PRESIDENT OF SAN JIMENEZ,
THE PRESIDENT OF SAMUDERA,
THE CHANCELLOR OF MALAGWI

DETERMINED to lay the foundations of an ever-closer union among the peoples of The Western Isles, and among/between states of democratic orientation only whether liberal democracy or social democracy,

RESOLVED to ensure the economic and social progress of their countries by common
action to eliminate the barriers which divide The Western Isles,

AFFIRMING as the essential objective of their efforts the constant improvement of the
living and working conditions of their peoples,

RECOGNISING that the removal of existing obstacles calls for concerted action in
order to guarantee steady expansion, balanced trade and fair competition,

ANXIOUS to strengthen the unity of their economies and to ensure their harmonious
development by reducing the differences existing between the various regions and the
backwardness of the less favoured regions,

INTENDING to confirm the solidarity which binds The Western Isles and desiring to ensure the development of their prosperity, in accordance with the
principles of the Charter of the League of the Western Isles,

RESOLVED by thus pooling their resources to preserve and strengthen peace and
liberty, and calling upon the other peoples of The Western Isles who share their ideal to join in
their efforts,

HAVE DECIDED to create a Cooperative Union and to this end have
designated as their Plenipotentiaries:
*Mrs.Lucretia Sylvania (Covonantian Ambassador to the CU)
*Mr. Kyle Gurung (Athara Magarati Ambassador to the CU)
*Mr. William Zhou (Keomoran Ambassador to the CU)
*Mr. Harold Aentyn (Noronican Ambassador to the CU)
*Mr. Alexander Maxwell (Tectonixian Ambassador to the CU)
*Mrs. Mikayla Atherton (Ahnslen Ambassador to the CU)
*Sir. Nigel Morris Monroe (Verona Beach Ambassador to the CU)
*Mr. Peter Hernandez (Jimenean Ambassador to the CU)
*Ambassdor to Samudera (Unannounced)
*Sipho Okeke (Malagwian Ambassador to the CU)
Who, having exchanges their Full Powers, found in good and due form, HAVE
AGREED as follows:

PART ONE

PRINCIPLES

ARTICLE 1

By this Treaty, the HIGH CONTRACTING PARTIES establish among themselves a
COOPERATIVE UNION.
ARTICLE 2
The Union shall have as its task, by establishing a common market and
progressively approximating the economic policies of Member States, to promote
throughout the Community a harmonious development of economic activities, a
continuous and balanced expansion, an increase in stability, an accelerated raising of the
standard of living and closer relations between the States belonging to it.

ARTICLE 3
For the purposes set out in Article 2, the activities of the Union shall include, as
provided in this Treaty and in accordance with the timetable set out therein

(a) the elimination, as between Member States, of customs duties and of quantitative
restrictions on the import and export of goods, and of all other measures having
equivalent effect;

(b) the establishment of a common customs tariff and of a common commercial
policy towards third countries;

(c) the abolition, as between Member States, of obstacles to freedom of movement for
persons, services and capital;

(d) the adoption of a common policy in the sphere of agriculture;

(e) the adoption of a common policy in the sphere of transport;

(f) the institution of a system ensuring that competition in the Union is not
distorted;

(g) the application of procedures by which the economic policies of Member States
can he co-ordinated and disequilibria in their balances of payments remedied;

(h) the approximation of the laws of Member States to the extent required for the
proper functioning of the Union;

(i) the creation of a Cooperative Social Fund in order to improve employment
opportunities for workers and to contribute to the raising of their standard of
living;

(j) the establishment of a CooperativeInvestment Bank to facilitate the economic
expansion of the Union by opening up fresh resources;

(k) the association of the overseas countries and territories in order to increase trade
and to promote jointly economic and social development.

ARTICLE 4

1. The tasks entrusted to the Union shall be carried out by the following
institutions:

an ASSEMBLY [COOPERATIVE PARLIAMENT],
a COUNCIL,
a COMMISSION,
a COURT OF JUSTICE.

Each institution shall act within the limits of the powers conferred upon it by this
Treaty.

2. The Council and the Commission shall be assisted by an economic and Social
Committee acting in an advisory capacity.

ARTICLE 5
Member States shall take all appropriate measures, whether general or particular, to
ensure fulfillment of the obligations arising out of this Treaty or resulting from action
taken by the institutions of the Union. They shall facilitate the achievement of the
Union’s tasks.

They shall abstain from any measure which could jeopardise the attainment of the
objections of this Treaty.

ARTICLE 6
1. Member States shall, in close co-operation with the institutions of the Union,
co-ordinate their respective economic policies to the extent necessary to attain the
objectives of this Treaty.

2. The institutions of the Union shall take care not to prejudice the internal and
external financial stability of the Member States.

ARTICLE 7

Within the scope of application of this Treaty, and without prejudice to any special
provisions contained therein, any discrimination on grounds of nationality shall be
prohibited.

The Council may, on a proposal from the Commission and after consulting the
Assembly [Cooperative Parliament], adopt, by a qualified majority, rules designed to
prohibit such discrimination.

PART TWO

FOUNDATIONS OF THE COMMUNITY

TITLE I
FREE MOVEMENT OF GOODS

ARTICLE 8

1. The Community shall be based upon a customs union which shall cover all trade
in goods and which shall involve the prohibition between Member States of customs
duties on imports and exports and of all charges having equivalent effect, and the
adoption of a common customs tariff in their relations with third countries.

2. The provisions of Chapter 1, Section 1, and of Chapter 2 of this Title shall apply
to products originating in Member States and to products coming from third countries
which are in free circulation in Member States.

FREE MOVEMENT OF PERSONS, SERVICES AND CAPITAL

CHAPTER 1
WORKERS

ARTICLE 9

1. Freedom of movement for workers shall be secured within the Union by the
end of the transitional period at the latest.

2. Such freedom of movement shall entail the abolition of any discrimination based
on nationality between workers of the Member States as regards employment,
remuneration and other conditions of work and employment.

3. It shall entail the right, subject to limitations justified on grounds of public policy,
public security or public health:

(a) to accept offers of employment actually made;

(b) to move freely within the territory of Member States for this purpose;

(c) to stay in a Member State for the purpose of employment in accordance with the
provisions governing the employment of nationals of that State laid down by law,
regulation or administrative action;

(d) to remain in the territory of a Member State after having been employed in that
State, subject to conditions which shall be embodied in implementing regulations
to be drawn up by the Commission.

4. The provisions of this Article shall not apply to employment in the public service.

ARTICLE 10

As soon as this Treaty enters into force, the Assembly shall, acting on a proposal from the
Council and after consulting the Respective Committees, issue directives
or make regulations setting out the measures required to bring about, by progressive
stages, freedom of movement for workers, as defined in Article 9, in particular:

(a) by ensuring close co-operation between national employment services;

(b) by systematically and progressively abolishing those administrative procedures
and practices and those qualifying periods in respect of eligibility for available
employment, whether resulting from national legislation or from agreements
previously concluded between Member States, the maintenance of which would
form an obstacle to liberalisation of the movement of workers;

(c) by systematically and progressively abolishing all such qualifying periods and
other restrictions provided for either under national legislation or under
agreements previously concluded between Member States as imposed on workers
of other Member States conditions regarding the free choice of employment other
than those imposed on workers of the State concerned;

(d) by setting up appropriate machinery to bring offers of employment into touch with
applications for employment and to facilitate the achievement of a balance
between supply and demand in the employment market in such a way as to avoid
serious threats to the standard of living and level of employment in the various
regions and industries.

ARTICLE 11
Member States shall, within the framework of a joint programme, encourage the
exchange of young workers.

ARTICLE 12
The Council shall, acting unanimously on a proposal from the Assembly, adopt such
measures in the field of social security as are necessary to provide freedom of
movement for workers; to this end, It shall make arrangements to secure for migrant
workers and their dependants:

(a) aggregation, for the purpose of acquiring and retaining the right to benefit and of
calculating the amount of benefit, of all periods taken into account under the laws
of the several countries;

(b) payment of benefits to persons resident in the territories of Member States.

RIGHT OF ESTABLISHMENT

ARTICLE 12

Within the framework of the provisions set out below, restrictions on the freedom of
establishment of nationals of a Member State in the territory of another Member State
shall be abolished by progressive stages in the course of the transitional period. Such
progressive abolition shall also apply to restrictions on the setting up of agencies,
branches or subsidiaries by nationals of any Member State established in the territory of
any Member State.

Freedom of establishment shall include the right to take up and pursue activities as self employed
persons and to set up and manage undertakings, in particular companies or
firms within the meaning of the second paragraph of Article 11, under the conditions
laid down for its own nationals by the law of the country where such establishment is
effected, subject to the provisions of the Chapter relating to capital.

ARTICLE 13
Member States shall not introduce any new restrictions on the right of establishment in
their territories of nationals of other Member States, save as otherwise provided in this
Treaty.

ARTICLE 14

1. Before the end of the first stage, the Council shall, acting unanimously on a
proposal from the Assembly and after consulting the Respective Committees and the Assembly [Cooperative Parliament], draw up a general programme for
the abolition of existing restrictions on freedom of establishment within the
Union. The programme shall set out the general conditions under which freedom of
establishment is to be attained in the case of each type of activity and in particular the
stages by which it is to be attained.

2. In order to implement this general programme or, in the absence of such
programme, in order to achieve a stage in attaining freedom of establishment as regards
a particular activity, the Council shall, on a proposal from the Assembly and after
consulting the Respective CommitteeS and the Assembly [Cooperative
Parliament], issue directives, acting unanimously until the end of the first stage and by a
qualified majority thereafter.

3. The Assembly shall carry out the duties devolving upon them
under the preceding provisions, in particular:

(a) by according, as a general rule, priority treatment to activities where freedom of
establishment makes a particularly valuable contribution to the development of
production and trade;

(b) by ensuring close co-operation between the competent authorities in the Member
States in order to ascertain the particular situation within the Union of the
various activities concerned;

(c) by abolishing those administrative procedures and practices, whether resulting
from national legislation or from agreements previously concluded between
Member States, the maintenance of which would form an obstacle to freedom of
establishment;

(d) by ensuring that workers of one Member State employed in the territory of another
Member State may remain in that territory for the purpose of taking up activities
therein as self-employed persons, where they satisfy the conditions which they
would be required to satisfy if they were entering that State at the time when they
intended to take up such activities;

(e) by enabling a national of one Member State to acquire and use land and buildings
situated in the territory of another Member State, in so far as this does not conflict
with the principles laid down in this treaty.

ARTICLE 15

1. Freedom to provide services in the field of transport shall be governed by the
provisions of the Title relating to transport.

2. The liberalisation of banking and insurance services connected with movements of
capital shall be effected in step with the progressive liberalisation of movement of
capital.

ARTICLE 16

Save as otherwise provided in this Treaty, Member States shall not introduce any new
restrictions on the freedom to provide services which have in fact been attained at the
date of the entry into force of this Treaty.

ARTICLE 17
As long as restrictions on freedom to provide services have not been abolished, each
Member State shall apply such restrictions without distinction on grounds of nationality
or residence to all persons providing services.

TRANSPORT

ARTICLE 18
The objectives of this Treaty shall, in matters governed by this Title, be pursued by
Member States within the framework of a common transport policy.

ARTICLE 19
1. For the purpose of implementing Article 18, and taking into account the
distinctive features of transport, the Assembly shall, acting unanimously until the end of
the second stage and by a qualified majority thereafter, lay down, on a proposal from
the Council and after consulting the Respective Committees:

(a) common rules applicable to international transport to or from the territory of a
Member State or passing across the territory of one or more Member States;

(b) the conditions under which non-resident carriers may operate transport services
within a Member State;

(c) any other appropriate provisions.

2. The provisions referred to in (a) and (b) of paragraph 1 shall be laid down during
the transitional period.

3. By way of derogation from the procedure provided for in paragraph 1, where the
application of provisions concerning the principles of the regulatory system for
transport would be liable to have a serious effect on the standard of living and on
employment in certain areas and on the operation of transport facilities, they shall be
laid down by the Assembly acting unanimously.

ARTICLE 20

Until the provisions referred to in Article 19(1) have been laid down, no Member State
may, without the unanimous approval of the Assembly, make the various provisions
governing the subject when this Treaty enters into force less favourable in their direct or
indirect effect on carriers of other Member States as compared with carriers who are
nationals of that State.

ARTICLE 21

Aids shall be compatible with this Treaty if they meet the needs of co-ordination of
transport or if they represent reimbursement for the discharge of certain obligations
inherent in the concept of a public service.

ARTICLE 22

Any measures taken within the framework of this Treaty in respect of transport rates
and conditions shall take account of the economic circumstances of carriers.

ARTICLE 23
1. In the case of transport within the Union, discrimination which takes the
form of carriers charging different rates and imposing different conditions for the
carriage of the same goods over the same transport links on grounds of the country of
origin or of destination of the goods in question, shall be abolished, at the latest, before
the end of the second stage.

2. Paragraph 1 shall not prevent the Council from adopting other measures in
pursuance of Article 19(1).

AIDS GRANTED BY STATES
ARTICLE 24

1. Save as otherwise provided in this Treaty, any aid granted by a Member State or
through State resources in any form whatsoever which distorts or threatens to distort
competition by favouring certain undertakings or the production of certain goods shall,
in so far as it affects trade between Member States, be incompatible with the Union.

2. The following shall be compatible with the Union:

(a) aid having a social character, granted to individual consumers, provided that such
aid is granted without discrimination related to the origin of the products
concerned;

(b) aid to make good the damage caused by natural disasters or exceptional
occurrences;

(c) aid granted to the economy of certain areas in so far as such aid is required in order to
compensate for the economic disadvantages.

3. The following may be considered to be compatible with the Union:

(a) aid to promote the economic development of areas where the standard of living is
abnormally low or where there is serious underemployment;

(b) aid to promote the execution of an important project of common Cooperative interest
or to remedy a serious disturbance in the economy of a Member State;

(c) such other categories of aid as may be specified by decision of the Assembly acting
by a qualified majority on a proposal from the Council.

ARTICLE 25
1. The Assembly shall, in co-operation with Member States, keep under constant
review all systems of aid existing in those States. It shall propose to the latter any
appropriate measures required by the progressive development or by the functioning of
the common market.

2. If, after giving notice to the parties concerned to submit their comments, the
Commission finds that aid granted by a State or through State resources is not
compatible with the Union, or that such aid is being misused, it shall decide that the State concerned shall abolish or alter such aid within a period of time to be determined by the Assembly.

If the State concerned does not comply with this decision within the prescribed time, the
Commission or any other interested State may, refer the matter to the Court of Justice direct.

TAX PROVISIONS

ARTICLE 26

No Member State shall impose, directly or indirectly, on the products of other Member
States any internal taxation of any kind in excess of that imposed directly or indirectly
on similar domestic products.
Furthermore, no Member State shall impose on the products of other Member States
any internal taxation of such a nature as to afford indirect protection to other products.
Member States shall, not later than at the beginning of the second stage, repeal or
amend any provisions existing when this Treaty enters into force which conflict with the
preceding rules.

ARTICLE 27
Where products are exported to the territory of any Member State, any repayment of
internal taxation shall not exceed the internal taxation imposed on them whether directly
or indirectly.

APPROXIMATION OF LAWS

ARTICLE 28
Where the Assembly finds that a difference between the provisions laid down by law,
regulation or administrative action in Member States is distorting the conditions of
competition in the Union and that the resultant distortion needs to be
eliminated, it shall consult the Member States concerned.
If such consultation does not result in an agreement eliminating the distortion in
question, the Council shall, on a proposal from the Assembly, acting unanimously
during the first stage and by a qualified majority thereafter, issue the necessary
directives. The Commission and the Council may take any other appropriate measures
provided for in this Treaty.

FINAL PROVISIONS

ARTICLE 29

This Treaty shall be ratified by the High Contracting Parties in accordance with their
respective constitutional requirements. The instruments of ratification shall be deposited
with the Government of The Union of Covonant.

This Treaty shall enter into force on the following the deposit of
the instrument of ratification by the last signatory State to take this step.

ARTICLE 30

This Treaty, drawn up in a single original in the Kham, Atish, Nepali, Covish, Sowl, French, and English languages, all four texts being equally authentic, shall be deposited in the archives of
the Government of The Union Of Covonant, which shall transmit a certified copy to each of
the Governments of the other signatory States.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned Plenipotentiaries have signed this Treaty.
Done at Coventry this Ninth day of October in the year Two Thousand and Sixteen.

Population: 2017 estimate (258,274,599)

GDP Nominal: 2017 estimate ($6,779.08 billion dollars)
GDP per capita (Nominal): 2017 estimate ($25,270.75)

Currency: Covonantian Crown, Ahnsens, Ips, Les, Rs-Kham Rupees, The Tectia, Yahrati, Noronnican Noron, San Jimenez Gendrite, Veronite Pound, Rupyee, Rudi




Overview


The Cooperative Union is a economic and political union of 10 member states that are located in The Western Isles. With an estimated population of 258million, The CU has developed an integral single market through a standardised systems of laws that apply in all member states. The policies of the CU aims to ensure the free movement of peoples, goods, services, and capital within the internal market.

The CU was started in early October when the founding member state The Union of Covonant proposed for a bloc that would ensure regionalism and stability in the volatile Western Isles. A year later the Union has grown in size and influence with 10 members. The CU as a whole is the largest economy in The Western Isles with a estimated Nominal GDP of 6.7 trillion dollars (2018 figures). Additionally, 8 out of the 10 member states have a very high Human Development Index.

The Cooperative Union operates through a hybrid system of supranational and intergovernmental decision-making. The four principal decision making bodies of the CU are:

The Cooperative Council:

The Cooperative Union Council brings together CU leaders to set the CU's political agenda. It represents the highest level of political cooperation between CU countries.
the Council takes the form of summit meetings between CU leaders, chaired by a permanent president. The Council meets once yearly in a proposed member state territory for the CU Summit

What does the Cooperative Union Council do?

Decides on the CU's overall direction and political priorities – but does not pass laws.

Deals with complex or sensitive issues that cannot be resolved at lower levels of intergovernmental cooperation.

Sets the CU's common foreign & security policy, taking into account CU strategic interests and defence implications

Nominates and appoints candidates to certain high profile CU level roles, such as the Commission

On each issue, the Cooperative Union Council can:

ask the Cooperative Union Commission to make a proposal to address it.

The Cooperative Union Commission:

The Cooperative Union Commission is the executive of the Cooperative Union and promotes its general interest as a whole and not the interest of individual countries

The Commission's main roles are to:

propose legislation which is then adopted by the co-legislators, the Cooperative Parliament and the Council.

enforce Cooperative law (where necessary with the help of the Court of Justice of the CU)

manage and implement CU policies and the budget

represent the Union in international spheres (negotiating trade agreements between the CU and other countries, for example)

The Cooperative Union Commission has its headquarters in Senoica, Covonant. The Commission has Representations in all CU Member States. The Chairperson of the Cooperative Commission is Mrs. Lucretia Silvania (Covonantian Ambassador to the CU)

The Cooperative Union Parliament:

The CU Parliament also referred to as the assembly. The Parliament acts as a co-legislator, sharing with the Council the power to adopt and amend legislative proposals and to decide on the CU budget. It also supervises the work of the Commission and other CU bodies and cooperates with national parliaments of CU countries to get their input.

The Cooperative Union Court of Justice:

The Court of Justice interprets CU law to make sure it is applied in the same way in all CU countries, and settles legal disputes between national governments and CU institutions.

It can also, in certain circumstances, be used by individuals, companies or organisations to take action against an CU institution, if they feel it has somehow infringed their rights.

What does the CJCU do?
The Court gives rulings on cases brought before it. The most common types of case are:

interpreting the law (preliminary rulings) – national courts of CU countries are required to ensure CU law is properly applied, but courts in different countries might interpret it differently. If a national court is in doubt about the interpretation or validity of an CU law, it can ask the Court for clarification. The same mechanism can be used to determine whether a national law or practice is compatible with CU law.

enforcing the law (infringement proceedings) – this type of case is taken against a national government for failing to comply with CU law. Can be started by the Cooperative Union Commission or another CU country. If the country is found to be at fault, it must put things right at once, or risk a second case being brought, which may result in a fine.

annulling CU legal acts (actions for annulment) – if an CU act is believed to violate CU treaties or fundamental rights, the Court can be asked to annul it – by an CU government, the Council of the CU, the Cooperative Commission or (in some cases) the Cooperative Parliament.

Private individuals can also ask the Court to annul an CU act that directly concerns them.

ensuring the CU takes action (actions for failure to act) – the Parliament, Council and Commission must make certain decisions under certain circumstances. If they don't, CU governments, other CU institutions or (under certain conditions) individuals or companies can complain to the Court.

sanctioning CU institutions (actions for damages) – any person or company who has had their interests harmed as a result of the action or inaction of the CU or its staff can take action against them through the Court.

The Court headquarters are found in Ipland City, Ipland

History


In the early days of September 2016 with the Union of Covonant looking to contribute further to the peace and stability of The Western Isles, political representatives from Covonant, Keomora and Athara Magarat met in Coventry to decide on a new bold organisation that could usher in a new age of untold peace and cooperation encompassing nations of the region. After intense discussion and planning among government representatives and technocrats from the four states, it was agree that a new organisation that would see members Cooperate on issues for the furtherance of their development and sustenance of peace was devised. On the 9th of October 2016 the Cooperative Union was formed with the three founding member states, Covonant, Keomora, and Athara Magarat all in agreement that the Cooperative Union otherwise known simply as the CU must have its headquarters within Covonantian territory but absent from political influence. The Covonantian Government led by former Prime Minister Imperatus Marl at the time decided that Senoica was the best place to house the CU headquarters.

With eyes on a new location the CU was unstoppable. The Union of Covonant Government in consultation with the other 3 founding memberstates came together to create the most powerful laws of the Cooperative Union, the Treaty of Coventry. With a site approved and construction estimated at $1.5 billion dollars the CU literally started from the ground up. But though countries had affixed their signatures on the Treaty of Coventry, Covonantians were not pleased with being a part of the CU.

The CU didn't start on a easy footing. In fact its first major crisis saw the four founding member states tackling an refugee crisis that developed in the east in Bhikkustan. The refugee crisis would prove the worth of the CU and its pledge to regionalism and cooperation. The worst hit nation of the CU was Athara Magarat that saw over 200,000 refugees seeking refuge there. The CU was quick to respond. With the refugee crisis somewhat under control the CU gained prominence in the eyes of the international community with countries asking to join. The CU was open to accepting democratic societies only.

With the joining of Noronica as the fifth member state to the CU the organisation saw its economic might grow to becoming the regions economic powerhouse having the largest GDP that to this day is unchallenged. The CU saw a period of relative peace and prosperity with the organisation looking to bring closer their economic gains while maintaining their political closeness. In the early part of 2017 the CU continued its growth in membership with the addition of Ainslie as the 6th member which was quickly followed by Tectonix as the 7th member to the CU. With the induction of Tectonix to the CU, the regional alliance saw major changes to its operations having underwent reforms and to creating its first Cooperative Union agency. On the 16th of April 2017, the CU created the Cooperative Union Aerospace Council (CUAC) that was to see the organisation entrance into the space race where the idea was not to compete with individual member states within the CU and outside of it but more to assist and collaborate.

The CU was however not short of controversy and scandal. In April of 2017 the CU was met with regional backlash and scrutiny when the Commission agreed to admitting a theocratic state into the CU. Such embarrassment led to reform in CU laws and admissions. With the introduction of sweeping reforms and a new admissions protocol the CU was on a path of growth but such growth brought talks of encroachment on sovereignty. Following the admittance of San Jimenez, West Suomi, Samudera, Verona Beach, the CU grew to being the largest alliance after the League of the Western Isles and the most powerful economic bloc in the region with a market valued at over $6.5 trillion dollars and an estimated population of over 255 million Cooperative Citizens.

In July 2017, founding member Covonant had elected as its Prime Minister Crassus Gais an unapologetic anti-CU individual. Throughout his campaign he made it open that he will lead Covonant out of the CU. The CU has received criticism within and outside the bloc of becoming to involved in the sovereign affairs of its members. This view was made evident following the immediate passage of the Cooperative Union Trade Board which member states such as Ainslie lambasted and claimed had underlining motives. Ainslie went as far to protest the move with talks of leaving the CU. In the later part of September 2017, a report revealed that CU memberstate Athara Magarat had over 30,000 cases of ticking flu contracted in the country, prompting a CU-wide response. For the first time CU members had closed its borders to CU citizens with Covonant being the first. Such move called for reforms to CU health policies which Covonantian and Ahnslen representatives vehemently rejected.

Cooperative Passports



In February of 2017, The Cooperative Union Commission enacted a revolutionary policy of extending freedom of movement among CU citizens with the issuing of the Cooperative Passports. All member states are required to have their immigration policies in line with CU policies that permits the free entry of CU citizens throughout the Union so long as they are holders of the Cooperative Passports.

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Special thanks to Corindia for making the passports

Map of The Cooperative Union


The Cooperative Union presently consist of 14 countries, with four founding members, and 10 expansion members

Founding member state in green:
Covonant
Athara Magarat
Keomora

Expansion member state in yellow:
Noronica
Ainslie
Tectonix
Verona Beach
San Jimenez
Samudera
Malagwi

Map to be updated

Cooperative Union Events


Each year Cooperative Union heads of state meets at the Cooperative Zone on Senoica, Covonant to discuss matters of national issues and CU issues. The CU Annual Summit is held during the months of July.

Member states Trade Ministers meet once annually in a member state capital to discuss matters of Cooperative trade. The trade summit is usually held in the month of March.

Member states are given the privilege to call a meeting in a voted member state capital or city able to host such meeting at times convenient to all member state. Meetings can be held anytime except during the months of July and March.

During the second week in October CU delegates are given the chance to apply for Chairmanship of the CU. Voting is done on the 3rd Monday in October.


CU Future


*The Cooperative Union is always improving and expanding. There has been talks within the Cooperative Zone of the creation of a CU Central Bank, a CU space programme, a CU development and investment fund, a CU investment bank, and a CU currency exchange Commission.

*Talks have also been held concerning the greater merging of CU member states trade books, as reports have been made expressing that states are trading separately causing breach to the CU charter with unbalanced economies.

*A proposal was made for the introduction of a single currency be formed within the Cooperative Union with a few member states rejecting the idea and a few supporting the idea. More discussion is expected in the future on this matter.

Membership


To become a member of the CU, prospective members must receive a 2/3 majority acceptance from current members to be granted access into the CU Commission. After the ratifying of the CU treaty then a state becomes fully a member of the Cooperative Union.

The Cooperative Zone and Images

The Cooperative Zone is the centre designated for the Cooperative Union, no foreign government influences its directions nor has authority over its operations. The Cooperative Zone is located on Senoica, Covonant


Aerial model of the Cooperative Zone


Bird's eye view


Bird's eye view


Site section


Pedestrian flyover


Night view


Steeped terraces


Cooperative Parliament/Assembly


Full map of Cooperative Zone


Cooperative Commission and Administrative building


CU Court of Justice


Inside CU court of Justice


Parliament chamber


Covonant

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