Καλοπίκή Ειδήσεων (Kalopian News)

Re: Καλοπίκή Ειδήσεων (Kalopian News)

Postby MaxCrowns » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:52 pm

The Freedom for Foreign Religions act enters implementation stage
April 4428

With polls showing spiritual satisfaction at a record low among Kalopians and the Government seeking to cut regulations and encourage a larger foreign presence in Kalopia, hoping to attract investors, The Freedom for Foreign Religions act has officially entered implementation, almost a year after being passed.

The law, which removes restrictions on the presence and activities of foreign missionaries and preachers, also seeks to greatly downplay government interference in religion, something the ruling Kalopian Unity Party sees as a private issue not for the government to interfere with.

Conservative groups have said that the move was an attempt for government to avoid being made responsible for what many Kalopians see as a general decline of spiritual happiness and fulfillment, while pro-government groups have said that the law would give Kalopians greater freedom and more choice in their persuit for spiritual satisfaction.

When asked for comment, President Nikos Tsalidis and Ministry of Education and Culture Majed Al Falih have both stated that they wholeheartedly support the move and pushed had extensively pushed for its passage through the National Assembly.
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Re: Καλοπίκή Ειδήσεων (Kalopian News)

Postby RedReaper » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:18 pm

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KALOPIA TO BECOME MUN OBSERVER
Tatas Declares Increased Economic Cooperation With Growing Majatran Bloc

7th October 4434

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Foreign Minister Tatas During Announcement
Helios: The Government of the Kalopian Republic has announced plans today to move the country towards Observer Status with the Majatran Union of Nations, the MUN, citing the increased necessity and perks of improved cooperation with the economic bloc.

Foreign Minister Demetrius Tatas stated at a press conference on behalf of the Kalopian Cabinet that the economic growth provided by membership of the Majatran Economic Zone, the economic component of the MUN, is worth the cost of Observer status and that by choosing to become Observers rather than full members, Kalopia is able to avoid the more "problematic" elements of the treaty, such as the Military components.

However, sources inside the Government suggest that not all the Cabinet was onboard with the move, citing the current tensions between MUN members and the Northern Council, which presently has a large military base in Kalopia. This evidence seems to corroborate the theories of political analysts which indicate the Government seeks to gain the positives of MUN membership without jeopardizing the military support the country receives from the NC.


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GOVERNMENT TO ACCEPT 50,000 ZARDIC REFUGEES
Kalopian Military To Aid Cobura With The Housing Of Defectors Fleeing Regime
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Helios: Minister Tatas also announced that the Kalopian Republic shall aid Cobura and other nations effected by the current humanitarian crisis in Zardugal. Kalopia is to accept 50,000 of the 130,000 refugees currently being processed in Cobura, many of which are to be housed in refugee camps in Northern Kalopia with the aid of Independent Humanitarian Organisations. Tatas reasserted Kalopia's commitment to international law, and wholeheartedly condemned the Zardic Communist Regime.
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Re: Καλοπίκή Ειδήσεων (Kalopian News)

Postby Maxington » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:34 pm

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Re: Καλοπίκή Ειδήσεων (Kalopian News)

Postby RedReaper » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:20 pm

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ANASTAS CONDEMNS VANUKU'S COMMENTS, REMAINS OPTIMISTIC OF SOLUTION TO CRISIS
Prime Minister Anastas Has Struck Back At Accusations By Vanuku's Prefect As Negotiations With Senior MUN Figures Continue

3rd September 4436

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Prime Minister Anastas Declared Prefect Comments "Unhelpful"
Helios: Prime Minister Alexei Anastas during a press conference today decried the Prefect of Vanuku's comments concerning the present situation between the MUN and Kalopia, calling them unhelpful and deeply misguided.

Anastas stated, "The accusations and derogatory comments coming from the Prefect of Vanuku are not only unhelpful and wrong, they seek to undermine negotiations currently being undertaken by my government and the MUN over how we can best negotiate future economic relations. At the present moment Vanuku is continuing its long history of using its economic and military power to meddle in affairs it shouldn't."

Vanukean Prefect Duke Noh Zhtál earlier today blasted Kalopia's government, declaring it "Kazulia's Lap dog" and calling its centuries old defensive arrangement with the Northern Council "ungodly". He also declared he would be sending Vanuku's 4th Carrier Fleet to international waters to the south of Kalopia to carry out manoeuvres for "an indefinite" period.

Anastas also commented on the current calls within the MUN for his country to be excluded from joining the Majatran Economic Zone on grounds that it "is perceived to to be a threat to the MUN as a whole, or to one or more of the the nation states that are part of the MUN."

He stated; "The idea that Kalopia is a threat to Majatran security is laughable. Any prior military commitments can be adjusted, but they must be negotiated on Kalopia's terms between the Northern Council and ourselves. The MUN's attempts to blackmail us into cutting off century old defensive ties will not work." However, Anastas remains, "optimistic of the possibility of future economic cooperation between my nation and the nations of the MUN."

Kalopia is not the only nation concerned with the actions of the MUN regarding the present Crisis. Carolus Priscus, Selucian Ambassador to the MUN declared the economic threats by the MUN Assembly towards Kalopia as, "extortion" and that "refusing to adopt the MUN's warmongering attitude towards the NC is in no way a violation of the integrity of the MEZ."


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PRESIDENT RIGAS TO STAND DOWN AS JUSTICIALIST 4437 CANDIDATE
Filia Rigas Shall Not Be Running In 4437 Presidential Race As Candidate Elections To Be Held Imminently
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Rigas Is Currently In Her Second Term
Helios:President Rigas has declared that she is not going to run for the Presidency in the upcoming 4437 election after two terms as Head of State.

She has also not declared her preferred successor as Candidate elections are soon to be underway. Current prospective Justicialist Presidential Candidates are Prime Minister Alexei Anastas, Finance Minister Georgia Halla and Defence Minister Yorgos Agnes.

Throughout her Presidency Filia Rigas has been pivotal to the creation and development of the Kalopian Republic. She has also been highly influential to the move within the party away from the Kalopian Nationalism of the National Democratic Party towards a more left wing outlook.


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Re: Καλοπίκή Ειδήσεων (Kalopian News)

Postby RedReaper » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:01 pm

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PARLIAMENT TO VOTE ON MONARCHICAL RESTORATION
With Support For A Monarchy High Among The Population, The Justicialist's Have Proposed Its Reestablishment

5th April 4437

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If The Proposal Passes, Businessman And Descendant Of Past Monarchs Geórgios Rodas Is The Prime Candidate For Kingship
Helios: President Filia Rigas, as one of her last actions as President, proposed a bill to Parliament which if passed would establish a Constitutional Monarchy in Kalopia. The bill stipulates the creation of the title, King of the Kalopians, a symbolic head of state which is represented by an elected Governor-General.

Monarchism has been on the rise in Kalopia after recent years, as conservatism within the population begins to grow. This has prompted the Justicialist Party to propose the bill in question. Leading Monarchist activist Odessa Griva, one of the most prominent supporters of the bill, declared the present climate as, "ready for change".

"After so many centuries of radical governments, the people have had enough of the unpredictability of Presidential rule. We need a strong Leader which can represent the constitution of Kalopia both at home and abroad, and defend her rights and freedoms."

The vote has shocked many prominent left figures within Kalopia. University Professor and Republican Alexio Tripis had this to say on the proposal;

"Kalopia has for a long time been backward and unable to advance from poverty while all those around us have prospered. Placing a crown on someones head isn't set to change anything, other than convince people that nonexistent progress is being made."

The most likely candidate for King of the Kalopians is leading businessman and philanthropist Geórgios Rodas, which other than being a successful entrepreneur has traced his succession back to the Monarchs of old.


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DEFENSE MINISTER AGNES ANNOUNCES MILITARY REFORM
An Additional W10 Million Wantuni To Be Reassigned To Provide Improved Arms And Equipment
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Army Personnel To Receive Additional Precision Scopes For Increased Accuracy
Helios:Defence Minister Yorgos Agnes has announced an increase in investment for the Kalopian Military after centuries of neglect and stagnation. An additional W10000000 Wantuni is to be invested into restoration projects and the procurement of new advanced arms for training. An increase in military personnel is also planned.

When asked about the motivation for the increased investment, Agnes said; "Today is a dangerous and unpredictable time for world politics. The Jelbanian conflict, the War in Dovani and the ensuing Cold War between the Northern Council and the Majatran Union have gone to show that we as a nation need a strong defensive force to enable us to face threats and defend our nation from foes within or without."

Agnes was then asked in what way the Northern Council would be involved in these new military reforms; "our government has long cooperated with the Northern Council through the Ellinor Ketelsen Air Base. Our military shall continue to receive training and support from Northern Council advisers to ensure that tactics and strategies remain up to date and that we are able to effectively assess and neutralise threats to the nation's peace."

After recent tensions between Kalopia and the MUN over the existence of the Ellinor Ketelsen Air Base, the current military reforms seem to be linked by the perceived increased risk to Kalopia caused by such escalations.

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Re: Καλοπίκή Ειδήσεων (Kalopian News)

Postby RedReaper » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:46 pm

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KING GEÓRGIOS I CROWNED AT CATHEDRAL IN HELIOS
Geórgios Rodas, Renamed Geórgios I Of Kyvern Ascends Throne Of Kalopia As First King For
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3rd March 4438

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King Geórgios with his wife Queen Yolanda
Helios: King Geórgios was crowned today at the Metropolis Cathedral in Helios in a lavish ceremony to mark the first monarch in Kalpia for over a millennia. The ceremony took over an hour and ended with a carriage ride between the Cathedral and the renovated Royal Palace which will now be the King's official residence.

An estimated 20,000 people came to witness the preceedings, which were followed by street parties throughout the afternoon and night. Ex-President now Governor-General Anastas had this to say on the preceedings;

"Today is a historical day for Kalopia and indeed for the whole of Majatra. The people have spoken and brought the return of the Monarchy to Kalopia, an event of great cultural significance not scene in a Millennia. May Elyon grant King Geórgios a long reign and enable me to serve him and this nation to the best of my ability. "

Minor counter demonstrations occurred as Republicans vented their rage upon the preceedings. However, the coronation was largely respectful and peaceful.



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RATIFICATION OF MAJATRAN FREE TRADE ASSOCIATION TREATY UNDERWAY
The Largely Secret Treaty Negotiated By Kalopia, Deltaria, Selucia And Cobura Has Finally Reached The Ratification Stage
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Logo of the MFTA showing constituent nations
Helios: The Majatran Free Trade Association Treaty which has been negotiated under secrecy over the past year has finally reached ratification stage. The Treaty establishes a single market and customs union among the nations of Kalopia, Deltaria, Selucia and Cobura.

The Treaty includes provisions for Import Duties, Trade Deflection, Customs Cooperation, Freedom of Transit and Freedom of Technology.

It states that the main purposes of the treaty are "to promote diversification and cooperation in trade within the territories of the association, to ensure that trade between the Member States take place within the constraints of fair
competition, to foster the liberalisation and development of trade among Member States through the
removal of trade barriers, to ensure that the benefits of free trade are equitably distributed among the Member States.
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Political and Economic Analysts have suggested that the treaty appears to be an attempt by the constituent nations to enable free trade throughout Majatra for nations which wish to avoid joining the MUN and hence having to conform to it's military considerations.

Prime Minister Basilio Nicolis during a press interview was asked how much the MUN's rejection of Kalopia from joining the MEZ had effected their decision to negotiate the treaty;

"Well it was during the negotiations with the MUN over joining the MEZ without giving up our previous military commitments that we realised the number of nations within in Majatra which wanted a non-political economic treaty which would enable economic development without additional baggage."

The Treaty is set to be ratified over the coming months.
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Re: Καλοπίκή Ειδήσεων (Kalopian News)

Postby Reddy » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:18 pm

They Will Eat Your Children!
Amidst Anti-Commie Hysteria, KW's Finest Re-organise
August 4455

Kalopia's great landowners (freeholders) and other well to do folk have reorganised the Great Freeholder League to "defend against mad Metzism" The League which ruled Kalopia-Wantuni in the late 40th century ran an oligarchic limited democracy where only property owners could vote. This time around, the mass hysteria over the rise of communism in Deltaria and southern Jelbania has gripped the wealthier classes in the central Majatran kingdom. Several unaccounted for donations have swiftly found their way into supporting a massive media campaign in favour of the new political organisation with a strong emphasis on anti-communism.

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The most popular campaign poster is one with an apparent communist eating a child. A Deltarian woman, Aga Topolanek appeared on KTV3 confirming that the poster depicted what happened to her son during a raid by the communist regime. A number of similar stories have flooded the Kalopian media ranging from the grotesque to the hilarious. It remains to be seen how effective this campaign will prove and if the League can win a majority in the Ecclesia in next year's July elections.
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Re: Καλοπίκή Ειδήσεων (Kalopian News)

Postby Reddy » Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:25 pm

Freeholders Win
Fascist Regime Blocking Appointments?
July 4456

The freeholders have won a stunning victory in the legislative elections garnering 64 of the 75 seats in the Ecclesia. The victory, according to the League's leading spokesman Nikos Gounaris, was due to fatigue at the fascists' incompetence and ignorance. The freeholders succeeded despite a late campaign scandals which alleged that they had accepted funding from extreme anti-communist Deltarian exiles. Their campaign was largely based on anti-communism and many candidates vowed to stir up confrontation with communist Deltaria once in office.

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The newly elected Ecclesia

The fascist regime however shows little inclination to accept the victory and it has been rumoured that Archon for Life Irenaeus Artemis has refused to meet leaders of the League and may be intent on leaving her current Ministers in place. The League has gone into confrontation mode already, defunding a number of Ministries and rushing through several constitutional amendments aimed at seizing power from the Archon and possibly, even removing her from office.
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Re: Καλοπίκή Ειδήσεων (Kalopian News)

Postby Reddy » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:36 am

Provoking the Bear
Kalopia Pursues Hardline Stance On Powerful Neighbour
July 4457

Kalopia has expelled a number of Deltarian diplomats accusing them of being "communist spies." The expulsion follows the leak of a secret Ecclesia vote which saw legislators approving the creation of a secret fund to support anti-communist actions in Deltaria. Foreign Minister Baron Stjepan z Praha, a Deltarian exile himself, called the leak "fake news" and condemned his homeland for "agitation" Baron Praha has been accused of being the "puppeteer of the freeholder regime" and is thought to be driven by the exclusive intention of regaining the wealth he lost in the Deltarian communist revolution, all of which he has dismissed as nonsense.

Protests Over Reduced Voting Rights

There have been a number of violent protests in the western parts of the country following the passage of the Freeholder Privileges Act. The Act restricted suffrage in national and regional elections to freeholders (property owners) A number of poor Siphinians have protested what they view to be discrimination as the poor western province is the one most heavily affected while the wealthy northern coast and Wantuni will retain the most voters.

The Government has vowed to send the newly privatised army "Stabilisation Force" (a militia under the control of the Great Freeholder League and not the government) to restore order there. It has also blamed the protest on "foreign interference, particularly communist" Some have questioned the Government's claim that tens of thousands of protesters are active in Shifine with some wondering if it has other reasons for moving its army so close to the border of an enemy nation.
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Re: Καλοπίκή Ειδήσεων (Kalopian News)

Postby KalopiaForKalopians » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:50 pm

Voting Rights Protests Spread
Freeholders offer trinkets to placate disenfranchized
August 4460

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Voting rights protests have reignited following the arrest of a prominent ethnic Majatran landowner. Sheikh Ahmed Sanusi was arrested recently on charges of sedition against the Freeholder establishment. Sanusi is a prominent voice in the politics of Shifinë, the poor western province. His prominence is largely due to the large land holdings he inherited from his late father. His inheritance entitled him to Freeholder status and the right to vote and petition, a status which few ethnic Majatrans enjoy. However, it was summarily stripped away from Sanusi upon his arrest, as anyone with a criminal record is barred from being a Freeholder. Critics have accused the Freeholder government of orchestrating Sanusi's sedition charge as a way to maintain dominance by ethnic Kalopians within the Freeholder class.

As one of the Majatran minority's Freeholders, Sanusi's arrest has served as a rallying point for disenfranchised protestors. The increasing size and agitation of protests has led the Freeholder League to respond violently. The Stabilization Force militia has cracked down on protesters, killing scores of them. Archon Gounaris's government is widely viewed to be supporting Stabilization Force tactics, as large numbers of protestors are now languishing behind bars while no Stabilization Force militiamen have been arrested.
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