Lhedwinic Council

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Flag of the Lhedwinic Council
Flag
Member States and regions of the Lhedwinic Council (blue)
Member States and regions of the Lhedwinic Council (blue)
HeadquartersGlanodel Vænholm
Working languages
TypeIntergovernmental organization
Membership
Leaders
• Secretary-General
Crethia Ailsa Kennetdoher
• Deputy Secretary-General
Navack Sebastian Dahle
• Chair of the Lhedwinic Council
Crylante Natalja Lablanck
• Chair of the Pan-Lhedwinic Assembly
Glanodel ???
Establishment
• Lhedwinic Council inaugurated
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Population
• 2017 estimate
30,750,000
Currency

The Lhedwinic Council is the official body for formal co-operation among the Lhedwinic countries. Formed in 19XX as an intergovernmental forum, it has grown to include several political, economic, and cultural components.

Initially founded as a consultative inter-parliamentary body, proposals for further integration among the Lhedwinic countries began to be seriously considered. Soon after, the countries agreed to form a passport union, allowing citizens of member-states to travel and reside in the other Lhedwinic countries without travel identification or residence permits. Despite opposition to political integration, the result of the failed United Kingdom of Lhedwin, the Lhedwinic Council expanded to include a customs union in 19XX. This was later further expanded upon to achieve a single market in 19XX, allowing for the free movement of goods, capital, services, and people among member-states.

The budget of the Lhedwinic Council is funded by its four member states: Glanodel, Navack, Crylante, and Crethia. Its secretariat and institutions are based out of Vænholm, Glanodel. The Pan-Lhedwinic Assembly is composed of members of national parliaments and its decisions are advisory.

Structure

Council

Retaining the name of the original Lhedwinic Council, the Council is responsible for intergovernmental cooperation. Heads of government have the ultimate responsibility and attend quarterly summits to discuss cooperation and issues facing member-states and Lhedwin at large. The day-to-day responsibilities of the Council are delegated to a member of the Council’s Secretariat who is nominated by the head of government of each state. The autonomous territories - Ostry, Vanir, and Sturhlund - are also represented at the Council by their governor and a designated member of the Secretariat.

Pan-Lhedwinic Assembly

The Pan-Lhedwinic Assembly consists of thirty representatives from the parliaments of participating states. The delegations sent by national parliaments reflect the relative representation of the political parties in each legislature. It meets while the national legislatures are in recess. Each of the national delegations has its own secretariat in the national parliament. Each member state sends six representatives while the autonomous territories each send two representatives.

It is able to pass non-binding resolutions, all of which are advisory in nature. Power is still vested in the national parliaments. However, the principal goal of the Pan-Lhedwinic Assembly is to facilitate cooperation among legislators in each member-state in order to implement the resolutions passed.

Secretary-General

The Secretary-General is responsible for overseeing all functions of the Lhedwinic Council. This includes meetings of the Council and the agencies created by the agreements implemented by the Council. The Secretariat, which functions as the administrative arm of the Council is led by the Secretary-General. The current Secretary-General is Ailsa Kennetdoher, of Crethia.

Agreements

Lhedwinic Travel Agreement

The Lhedwin Travel Agreement, ratified in 19XX, is a passport union that allows citizens of the Lhedwinic Council to travel and reside in another Lhedwinic country without any travel documentation (e.g. a passport or national identity card) or a residence permit. Identity documentation is not legally required to enter or reside in any participating state. However, some companies and government agencies may require proof of identity in order to qualify for certain services. This is true for services like banking, which requires identity documentation issued by a local government authority. Those who travel within the participating countries but come from outside of the Lhedwinic Council must provide identity documentation to enter, however it is not required to move between the countries if all participating governments maintain a visa-free travel agreement with a foreign state.

Customs Union

The Lhedwinic Council Customs Union is a customs union between the four full members of the organization. It allows for a free trade area among members. There is a common external tariff in place for all goods entering countries from outside of the union. It was one of the Lhedwinic Council’s first major achievements and marked the beginning of economic integration among the Lhedwinic states, the first major attempt since the dissolution of the United Kingdom. It was established in 19XX. Participating members are:

Lhedwinic Cultural Union

The leading organization responsible for cultural collaboration among participating countries is the Lhedwinic Cultural Union. It works to facilitate cultural exchange and the preservation of Lhedwinic languages and dialects. The governing body for Standard Lhedwinic falls under the authority of the cultural union. It is recognized as an accredited non-governmental organization by the World Educational and Cultural Organization. Participating members are:

Lhedwinic Higher Education Exchange Program

The Lhedwinic Higher Education Exchange Program is an educational organization set up by the Lhedwinic Council allowing university students in participating countries to study abroad. It’s aim is for studies in another Lhedwinic or participating country to result in a cultural exchange and mutual understanding. Students do not pay extra tuition fees to the university that they visit and can apply for grants to cover additional living expenses while abroad. It has become a cultural phenomenon in Lhedwin, as for many students it is their first experience living abroad and as such is very popular among Lhedwinic students. Participating members are:

Lhedwinic Joint Aviation Agency

As the popularity of civilian air traffic increased, the Lhedwinic Council agreed to establish a single aviation authority among them. In 19XX, the Lhedwinic Joint Aviation Agency. It maintains a joint aircraft register and oversees the approval and regulation of all civil aviation in participating states.

Single Market

Expanding on economic integration, the Lhedwinic Council agreed to create a single market among the full members in 19XX. This resulted in the removal of most trade barriers and resulted in a common Lhedwinic policy for product regulation. Goods and services can travel freely between the Lhedwinic states and many multinational corporations have been established. The single market is currently a common market, with the intent to grow to become a unified market over time.


Members

Participating members

The Lhedwinic Council has 7 members, 4 sovereign states and 3 self-governing regions.

Country name Arms Flag Head of government Parliament Membership status Represented since CDN relation CPIS relation
Full membership
Crethia Creathian Greater Emblem.png Crethia Donal Menzies Folketing Sovereign state 19XX non-member non-member
Crylante Crylante Coat of Arms.png Crylante Natalja Lablanck Great Council Sovereign state 19XX observer non-member
Glanodel Glanodel-Coat of Arms.png Glanodel Noah A. Mikkelsen Congress of the Commonwealth Sovereign state 19XX member member
Navack Newnavcoa.png Navack Helle Schanke National Congress Sovereign state 19XX member member
Territories
Ostry OstryTerritoryCOA.png Ostry Wacłôw Adómczik Regional Assembly Territory under Navack 19XX Member Member
Sturhlund Newsturhlund.png Kjerstin Askholt Regional Assembly Territory under Navack 19XX Member Member
Vanir Islands N/A Astrid Couch Vaniric Assembly Territory under Crylante 19XX Observer Non-member

Observers

Country name Arms Flag Observer since Ambassador to the Council LTA relation LCU relation LHEEP relation LJAA relation
Ainhar N/A Ainhar 1986 Ingemund Hendull member member member non-member
Alriika AlriikaEmblem.png Alriika 19XX Heikko Taave member member member member
Motsvara MotsvaraCOA.png Motsvara 19XX Person Mac Person non-member member member non-member
Skjoldeland Skjoldelandic State Emblem.png Skjoldeland 19XX Oddbjørg Langeland non-member member member non-member