Dundorf Heute (Dundorf Today)

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Hans Schulz and Ministry of Finance to review export policies
Dunburg, 29 March 4538

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A shipping plant in Radulfshagen, in Grozvic, moves plastic boxes down its conveyor line.
Recently, after growing frictions from within the MVP's largest faction, Hans Schulz has announced a review of the nation's export policies.


Over four years ago, frictions began amongst the largest faction of the Metzistische Volkspartei, the Metzistische Befreiungsfront. Disgruntled Metzists that expressed disappointment in economic growth that was reported to have been stifled as a result of the adoption of a 5 Year Plan economic system created a growing schism within the party. Since then, such disagreements on the policy of Dundorf's economy have continued to persist, but luckily have not seen an outright split in the Metzist faction. Hoping to appease their qualms, Hans Schulz, the longtime Finanzminister of the nation and brainchild behind Dundorf's steady economic growth over the past decade, has announced that himself and other members of the Ministry of Finance's Economic Planning Commission (EPC) shall review the nation's policies on national exports. With a growing produce industry via the newly formed Express-Markt, which has sparked a discussion of its own on the structure of the Publicly-owned Enterprise model, a discussion which is another article of its own, many have expressed support for growing exports to other nations both surrounding Dundorf and across the world.

A select few have even radically proposed that Dundorf establish a free trade zone within the Artanian continent, greatly allowing for both importing and exporting to fuel the nation's success, but their proposals have largely been downplayed. Somewhat ironic, considering the MVP's core ideal being cooperation with all nations regardless of their political or economic system. Regardless, Schulz has stated that the purpose of the review was to appease said Metzists and also allow for some Publicly-owned Enterprises that have grown their services to cover an entire Arbeitersstaat to possibly export their own goods, which could possibly entitle them to both foreign investment and subsidies from the state. As Dundorf is the world's only landlocked nation, regional exports are especially vital for the advancement of the economy. The export economy has grown, if albeit slowly, with the extremely popular televisions offered by the Nationaler Fernsehdienst, which have continually reported high numbers roughly equaling the 100,000s being regularly exported each year.

Schulz's attention to exporting as the nation inches closer to its next election, along with the last leg of the second 5 Year Plan being reached may have further economic boosts ahead of it, following Deltaria's intentions to establish and economic branch of CARSS, named the CAES. Largely expected by those in both Schulz's Ministry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to develop into a treaty, both offices have praised the intentions of Deltaria, stating that economic prosperity will only continue to advance throughout the coming years, despite the mastermind of CARSS experiencing a slump in their economic growth recently. Schulz was also quoted as stating that he would "...Welcome any trade that passes through our two nations." Many economists are reportedly eager at the outcome of the establishment of an economic zone for CARSS, but stressed that it must be effective in pursuing economic growth for all of its member states.
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Ministry of Internal Affairs to merge several offices, forming the Staatssicherheitsbüro
Dunburg, 12 November 4538

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Petrus Kesselring, Minister of Internal Affairs, announces the move at a state luncheon this morning.
The formation is scheduled to be finalized via legislation in the Volksrat after the 4539 elections.


This morning, at a state luncheon attended by various party functionaries of the MVP-PDE coalition and heads of state, Petrus Kesselring, the Minister of Internal Affairs for much of the existence of the Metzist Republic of Dundorf, announced the merging of various subordinate offices of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Mainly those related to foreign intelligence, counter-intelligence, and to uphold the articles of the Nationaler Sicherheitsgesetz would merge to form the Staatssicherheitsbüro. Kesselring states the merge was to "increase efficiency of the government and reduce bureaucracy". This comes against the suggestions of some who wished for entirely new agencies to be established, amongst a growing wave of government restructuring aimed at reshaping the Dundorfian government, which many stated was left mostly unchanged as the government changed hands during the brief time of the Bundesrepublik.

Kesselring said that his deliberation today was merely an announcement, with the move yet to be finalized via a vote within the Volksrat. With elections mere months away in November of next year, it seems that it was the likely cause. Once the merge is completed, the Staatssicherheitsbüro is likely to exert its newfound abilities across the world, via foreign intelligence operations. Of course, the nature of their potential operations is likely to be classified for quite some time. The office, contrary to the speculation of some, will not be an independent agency, but will naturally be subordinate to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, but will be granted a modest amount of autonomy in its operations. Outlined in the bill that establishes its creation, the agency will also publish monthly reports regarding its activities to the Council of Ministers.

Unexpectedly however, due to the large scope of its activities, the Ministry of Internal Affairs has asked the Ministry of Infrastructure for funds to be allotted for the construction of a headquarters for the agency, set to be built in Karlsborn, in the Arbeitersstaat of Grozvic. Set to take several months, it is expected to be completed in February of 4540. For the time being, in the brief interim period after the 4539 elections, the SSB shall share office space within the Ministry of Internal Affairs's own headquarters. "Their time spent in our building will be merely temporary," Kesselring states. "The small months between the elections and the estimated completion of their headquarters should be plenty of time for them to solidify their structure and operations."
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Several MVP politicians, including Erster Sekretär Ehrler set to retire
Dunburg, 30 November 4538

By Monica Blomberg
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Publicity photo of Erster Sekretär Ehrler. He is set to resign sometime before the summer of next year.

Unexpectedly, mere months before the 4539 elections, numerous politicians and Ministers of the MVP have announced that they will not seek re-election. The only one to defy the rising wave of retirements is Finanzminister Hans Schulz, who boldly stated "Either my resignation will come when the economy has achieved greatness, or I die of old age." Among those retiring is none other than Franz Ehrler, First Secretary of the party and current Chairman of the Council of Ministers. Amongst those in the Central Committee of the party, many agree that the aging Metzist was long due for retirement. Regarded as the father of the current Metzist Republic and the overseer of countless reforms under his party, Dundorf adopted a socialist economic and political system, and with the careful planning of Finance Minister Schulz, another member of the MVP's Central Committee, the nation has seen numerous economic improvements and the betterment of consumer goods across the board.

Assuming the position of First Secretary at the age of 57 in 4523 and then Chairman of the Council of Ministers the year after, Ehrler now reaches his twilight years of his seventies. Having made much more of an impact than Staatsminister Hitzig, which has led many to consider shifting the structure of the Metzist Republic to that of a parliamentary system, but many continue to express doubt in such changes. Regardless, Ehrler leaves behind him a thriving nation and a strengthened diplomatic outreach abroad. For the time being however, Ehrler has stated that he shall continue to execute his duties as Chairman of the Council of Ministers until the 4539 elections. Until then, Ehrler has effectively retired his position as First Secretary, leaving Bernhardt Kretschner to assume the post of Acting First Secretary until formal party elections can be called.
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General elections of MVP conclude—New First Secretary confirmed
Dunburg, 16 May 4539

By Peter Holzer
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In a publicity photo, Monica Blomberg, a columnist for this very newspaper and prominent Metzist-Leonidist within the MVP
gives a speech before the party last month. Much to the chagrin of hardliners, she has formed her own faction.


With results having been received mere minutes ago this afternoon, the 4539 party elections of the MVP have been considerably different than before. With Monica Blomberg, prominent journalist of the party's own newspaper forming her own Metzist-Leonidist faction and splitting from the ruling faction, much to the chagrin of hardliners. However, she failed to secure a significant majority for her policies. A new First Secretary to replace the acting Bernhardt Kretschner after Franz Ehrler's resignation was however confirmed—Karl Söllner, newly-elected member of the Central Committee and backed by said Committee secured the position via a landslide victory. Long seen as a moderate between differing economic policies amongst party factions, Söllner has pledged to cooperate with the Metzist-Leonidists to reach an equal agreement on the economy.

A lesser spoken about subject by most of the MVP but unusually brought up during his acceptance speech was the move to shift the political system of Dundorf to that of a parliamentary socialist system. Lauding the achievements ushered in by both former First Secretary Ehrler and the countless economic improvements overseen by Finanzminister Schutz, he stated that more reforms could possibly be achieved if this were the case. "Yes, it is true. The guiding force throughout the early history of our Metzist Republic was from our now-former First Secretary, Franz Ehrler. Staatsminister Hitzig, while able to congratulate himself that he oversaw a growing socialist republic, I mean no offense when I say this, but Herr Hitzig had a much smaller impact when compared to Herr Ehrler. As such, I stand in solidarity for those who wish to move to a parliamentary system. Who better to represent our nation than our humble legislators?"

Drawing surprise to many within the Parteikammer at his delegation, Söller otherwise stood by his word, stating that administrative reforms, along with those left under debate by the Ehrler administration would be the top priority of the party, and possibly of his own administration, if Söllner is to secure the position of Chairman of the Council of Ministers. His hint of economic cooperation with the Metzist-Leonidists is likely to be met with agreement from Finanzminister Schutz, who has long wished to establish an equilibrium to appease those disgruntled with the results of the previous Five Year Plan. "Make no mistake—Our party will work further with Publicly-owned Enterprises. Workers are entitled to both own the means of production, which they have rightfully reclaimed from their former bourgeois taskmasters, along with owning small businesses of their own. If I am to secure the gracious nomination of Chairman of the Council of Ministers, we will allow greater autonomy for Publicly-owned Enterprises when they opt for state ownership." Söllner's remarks are certainly groundbreaking, and with elections just around the corner, the coming months will make all the difference as to whether his promises will bear fruit.

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Newly-elected Foreign Minister Emmanuel Wolf announces Dundorf will also enact sanctions on Selucia
Dunburg, 10 October 4540

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Außenminister Wolf gives his announcement before the Volksrat.

Staying silent on the Mailvy Islands affair for quite some time now, it seemed that the newly-elected government was unlikely to take a stance on it. Unexpectedly however, a special session of the Volksrat was convened by newly sworn in Außenminister Emmanuel Wolf on the issue. Giving a lengthy two hour delegation before the legislature, Emmanuel Wolf gave a blistering critique of the Selucian government's harsh crackdown on Satyagrahis who had illegally entered the nation to practice their religion. While Herr Wolf recognized that their entrance was illegal, he sternly criticized the reaction on behalf of the Selucian government. "While the entrance of these Satyagrahis was illegal under Selucian law, the extremely harsh response from the nation's government is morally reprehensible. While our own nation is quite secular at the government level, we nonetheless allow our citizens the opportunity to practice their respective religions, free from government interference."

The Volksrat observed Herr Wolf closely, as if hanging on with each of his passing words. Their observation turned to surprise when Herr Wolf announced that the Dundorfian response to the dispute would be the implementation of economic and political sanctions, effectively siding with Deltaria. Herr Wolf did not give a formal statement of recognition of Malivian sovereignty over the islands, and declined to give an opinion when asked by reporters after his speech. However, Herr Wolf did go explicitly into detail about the sanctions which would be implemented. "Effective immediately via an emergency measure, the Metzist Republic of Dundorf shall enact both diplomatic and economic sanctions of the Republic of Selucia. Any Selucian diplomats currently active on Dundorfian soil have a maximum of 60 days to gather their belongings. Any Selucian companies, if there are any, are now hereby subject to Article IV of the Foreign Investment Act of 4530." A blacklist was also introduced on various members of the Selucian government, along with various officials of the Selucian Foreign Ministry.

A total ban of Selucian exports was also to be applied in the sanctions, along with nationalization of any Selucian companies established on Dundorfian soil, after being subject to the aforementioned Foreign Investment Act. Wolf also stated that Dundorf would pull out of any diplomatic treaties with Selucia. "It is ultimately disappointing that our nation's core value of mutual cooperation with all nations across Terra regardless of their political or economic systems continues to be defied. We are ashamed that Selucia, a Republic with a strong democracy and unified leftist voice could enact such harsh measures against those who simply wished to practice their religion, even if they entered the nation illegally. On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Metzist Republic of Dundorf, any Satyagrahis wishing to practice their religion freely are hereby welcome to do so in our nation. Any refugees wishing to flee Selucia are also welcome to enter our nation, after being subject to our modest immigration policies."
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Ministry of Science announces "overwhelming" interest in continued spaceflight cooperation with Deltaria
Dunburg, 25 August 4541

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A sketch of Deltaria's space station, provided by the FKA.

As Deltaria's own spaceflight industry released a sketch for a space station, a renewed interest for continued space cooperation with Deltaria has flourished amongst the scientific community of Dundorf. Large strides in scientific progress and understanding of the outer space have been made since the historic flight of Friedrich Heißler and a Deltarian cosmonaut, marking the first time in Terran history that a Dundorfian reached outer space. Since then, the prospect of spaceflight has been an eager dream of many citizens who watched Heißler's historic return, but current focus towards economic and military improvement has largely put such wishes on the backburner. Instead, the Ministry of Science under Helena Schenk has pursued cooperation with foreign space agencies, a continuation of the policies of the previous minister. With Deltaria's encouragement of Dundorf to join the ISO program, it seems likely that history shall be achieved again.

Whilst on an educational tour of various state universities, Frau Schenk received word of Deltaria's wishes by way of Foreign Minister Wolf. Launching an impromptu speech before a crowd of students, Schenk stated that Dundorf would be "wholly invested" in continued investment in spaceflight with Deltaria. "Since Herr Heißler returned to our nation from his grace with the stars, and told his story of experiencing the vast beauty of outer space, there has been overwhelming support for more advancement of spaceflight throughout the nation. Our people wish to touch the stars—Go where none have gone before. Mere moments ago I was told by Foreign Minister Wolf that Deltaria has offered our hand in joining the ISO program, which aims to create a space station orbiting the planet. Well, genossen, we shall oblige them! To another decade of scientific progress!"
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Ministry of Agriculture announces that it will relax farming regulations to encourage growth
Dunburg, 12 February 4542

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A tractor harvests crops in a field in eastern Kronstein.

In the two years passing since the second five year plan, the policies laid out by Finanzminister Schutz have seemed to continue, despite some rumors of change. Recently the Ministry of Agriculture announced that it would review the current laws in regards to farming, to encourage more diversity in terms of food and allow for more consumer goods to reach stores across the nation. The nation has had a long history with agriculture for centuries, and many have agreed that Dundorf has effectively mastered its own territory. The Ministry of Agriculture also announced that it would divert over 20% of total land area in portions of the country that are arable for the sole purpose of farming. "We wish for our citizens to have a greater diversity in terms of food brought to our table, and to continue Finanzminister Schutz's consumer goods policy." Dubbed the "Neuland" campaign, or Virgin Lands, the MoA states that at the close of the third Five Year Plan, the nation shall hopefully see a veritable boom in crop production.

Another surprising detail disclosed by the MoA is the announcement that Dundorf would pursue to export its crops regionally with other countries on Artania, with a possible trade treaty even formalized on behalf of the Foreign Ministry. Lucia Haugwitz, the Minister of Agriculture, stated "We wish to collaborate with nations on our own continent in regards to agriculture. Our land is full to bursting with arable land and the possibilities for trade are endless. Our nation has stressed cooperation with the rest of the world no matter their ideology or economic system for a long time, but has never truly received the chance to demonstrate it. Perhaps now we may finally get our grace." The MoA is set to introduce its reforms to the Volksrat some time in the coming days. If quotas and regulations are relaxed, many have theorized that it may give further allowance to Publicly-owned Enterprises to flourish, a massive boon for the Metzist-Leonidist faction of the MVP.
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