E10 Council of Nations
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Eximius Decem Concilium de Gentes
Logo of the E10
|Predecessor||Saint Catherines Protocol for Regional Cooperation and Development|
|Formation||April 19, 2011|
The Super Ten Council of Nations (Crucian: Eximius Decem Concilium de Gentes), more frequently known as the E10 Council of Nations or by the colloquial E10 designation, is an Astyrian economic cooperative and multinational organization devoted to the purview of economic affairs, promote economic development and encourage coordinated economic policies in the developed world.
Established on April 19th, 2011 as a continuation of the Saint Catherines Protocol for Regional Cooperation and Development, the E10 Council of Nations is an informal coterie of states comprised of those major economic states within the Astyrian territorial expanse, helping one another to expand financially into foreign markets, create free trade agreements and economic partnerships within the confines of the Council forum, and to establish protocols for protecting regional shipping and maritime traffic from extant threats, such as human trafficking, piracy or terrorism. The first meeting was held in January 22 2012 in Valle Crucis under the denomination of The E6 summit and with the presence of Aquitayne, Albeinland, Cadenza, Hindia Belanda, Noordenstaat and Nikolia, In 2015 the inclusion of the Blackhelm Confederacy, Ionicus, _, _ and _ was celebrated while Lorecian members agreed on being represented by the Lorecian Community, the summit was held from June 15 to July 5 and consolidated the E10 name. Among the ten member countries, the Lorecian Community is represented both by its Secretary General and the president of its Central Bank, other non-governmental observers are the Astyrian Peace Organization and the *organisation*.
Members of the E10 are high income or developing economies, most of them ranking very high in Human Development Index and counting with large GDPs; of the nine nation members (excluding the LC), _ are catalogued as full democracies by the *organisation*. Other subcommities subordinated to the Super Ten Council of Nations are T5 and the D5; the E10 has its headquarters in Valle Crucis and its main offices have held most of the meetings. Criticism has surrounded the organisation due to its exclusivity and policies dictated while summits have been targets of violent left-wing groups.
Although talks between member states from the E10 began in 2005, the Council of Nations was finally created in 2011. The new institution was agreed to substitute the Saint Catherines Protocol with the initial E6, formed by Aquitayne, Albeinland, Cadenza, Hindia Belanda, Noordenstaat and Nikolia. It was also during the same period in which negotiations, which included diplomats from non-member states such as Andamonia with Simiac Rimatlasa, concluded with the creation of two subcommittees, the first one that would group Developing States (D5) and one more (T5) to study issues regarding maritime shipping rights, the free flow of goods through customs agencies and combat piracy across Astyria.
The E6 saw its first transformation during its 3rd meeting in 2015, in which member nations agreed on the incorporation of Ionicus, Blackhelm Confederacy, _, _ and _ to the Council while Lorecian members agreed on being represented on its totally by the Secretary General of the Lorecian Community. Since then, the Council of Nations was given with the common name of E10, alluding to its ten members.
The Charter of the E10 is the binding agreement all member-states must adhere to and follow when deciding policy and discussing topics during the annual summit. The charter is a non-intrusive document which allows independent member states to promote domestic policy without fear of interference with the other Council nations, although the promotion of business through coercive means, piracy, and non-consensual means.
The Charter leaves room for autonomy, but still holds a large enough grasp on how the Council nations handle their economic policy that promotes free trade and business across Astyria. The Limits on Authority section of the charter makes sure that the member states are on par with World Assembly regulations on human rights. Though, the Council also retains the authority to take Vergobretus action against states who do pass legislation which infringe on the aforementioned statutes.
Structure and Activities
The annual E10 summit is attended by the appointed representatives of the Council nations as well as any other nation of Astyria which chooses to be represented. Although the latter do not get a vote, it is still seen as an important part of regional affairs to attend the annual summit.
The summit will traditionally alternate between Council Nations, as well as any other represented nation of Astyria which offers to host the summit.
The E10 Council of Nations contains two subordinate organizations, the T5 Council of Trade Relations, and the D5 Developing States' Council. These subcommittees were designed to give non-council member states a way to actively participate in the legislative process of the E10, so as not to be seen as an exclusive "club" of sorts; the T5 and D5 are currently comprise of 2 and 1 members respectively. The T5 Council of Trade Relations is currently headquartered out of Ceria, Aquitayne. The headquarters for the D5 Developing States' Council has yet to be declared.
Gini Index (2019)
|HDI (2019 report)||Capital|
|Blackhelm Confederacy||2,823,482,192||Paradise City|
Cumulative Influence of Member States