The Near East Union, also called the Near Eastern Union (NEU), is a supranational econo-political union consisting of Turkey, Kurdistan, and possibly Israel and Syria. The NEG was founded on July 12, 1953 by Turkey in response to the prospect of EU expansion, as well as the appeal of an organization independent of both the EU and SDP and one which advocates the politics and economies of the near-East, Mediterranean nations.
- United Kingdom
Structure and Leadership
The Near East Union is declared to be a econo-political union, and will not center itself around militarism or war strategy.
The founder of the NEU, Turkey, has laid out key concepts which the NEU must govern itself by.
- The NEU will have four branches of union governance: The Executive, headed by an elected Secretary. The Near East Parliament, headed by a Speaker elected by the Parliament body. The Security Council, headed by a high-ranking military official from each member nation. The Supreme Judiciary, headed by three high-ranking judicial officers from each member nation.
- The Secretary will be elected every four years, starting in 1954, and may not serve for more than one term. They represent the NEU on the global stage, and have the freedom to compose an executive cabinet. The Secretary will be elected by Parliament. The secretary has the power to sign or veto laws passed by Parliament. They also have the power to draft treaties.
- The unicameral Parliament will be composed of elected members from throughout the NEU. Members are elected by the citizens of each member country. Each member country will send 50 elected officials each to the Parliament. It is up to the country in particular where constituent boundaries will be drawn, but each country must send 50 members. Elections will be held every two years starting on 1954. Parliament will have the power to draft legislation, draft budgets, and draft resolutions.
- A Speaker of Parliament will be elected every three years, starting in 1955 and will be able to serve only two terms.
- The Judiciary will be stocked by three judges by every member nation. They will interpret actions by Parliament or the Secretary as being lawful or not. They have the supreme authority in judicial matters.
- The Security Council will be headed by a single high ranking military official from each nation and will vote on military matters, foreign intervention, and summon peace-keeping troops. A simple majority will be required for a Security Council resolution to be passed.
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