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The Fourth Amendment - Financial Security

Postby Yohannes » Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:54 pm

The Fourth Amendment - Financial Security


The guarantee of financial security is the most important element in ensuring the independence of the judicature and the everyday machinery of government. The remuneration of Judges, Public Officers of the Realm, and any other non partisan constituents of nation state machinery must not fall beneath a minimum level that could be perceived as exposing them to political obstruction or desirous corruption through economic manipulation. This amendment ordains that there must be no reduction of salary upon any such constituents and members of nation state machinery. This amendment further strengthens that guarantee by placing the salaries of any such constituents above the jurisdiction of any other commissions of future entities, with the exception of the Administrative Financial Security Commission of the Nineteen Countries, answerable only to the Justices of the Peace, but having the rights of protection by the Office of the Emperor, to be made into reality together with this amendment. Indirect, non discriminatory reductions in salaries of the aforementioned constituents are allowed, to the degree that such actions will not breach the limitation imposed by the Commission[Note 1].

The Fourth Amendment hereby created and enacted into reality as the tenth introductory principle of Financial Security is to be recorded on the date of July the Eleventh, year 1875.



Note 1: Inflation is one such example, as it will affect the public at large. Another example is the decision of a government to increase taxation with representation, as such decision will affect all persons of the realm.
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The Fifth Amendment – Federalism and Countries’ Rights

Postby Yohannes » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:25 am

The Fifth Amendment – Federalism and Countries’ Rights


For the purpose of constitutional clarity, this amendment ordains the following:

Section 1: The powers not delegated to the Constitution of the Nineteen Countries and the Acts thereof, nor prohibited by it to the Countries, are reserved to the Countries respectively, or to the people.

Section 2: The Yohannesian Emperor, the official title of the head of state of the Confederation and elective ruler of the Realm, is a specifically chosen term, carefully chosen to demonstrate that the incumbent of the Office of the Emperor is not the Emperor of Yohannes, or the Emperor of the Yohannesians, for such must be considered as unacceptable by the nineteen sovereign monarchs of the Yohannesian Countries.

Section 3: The Realm is a confederation of nation states under the elective presidency of the Emperor and the Three Executive; under supervision by parliament and the college; with the constitutional principle that the Justices of the Peace must ensure the harmony of nation state matters.

The Fifth Amendment hereby created and enacted into reality as the eleventh introductory principle of Federalism and Countries’ Rights is to be recorded on the date of December the Fifteenth, year 1891.
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The Sixth Amendment – Law of the Sea

Postby Yohannes » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:54 pm

The Sixth Amendment – Law of the Sea


For the purpose of constitutional clarity in protecting the continent, this amendment ordains the following:

Section 1: The Law of the Sea encompasses the laws regulating navigation and commerce of the territorial sea, continental shelf, and exclusive zone of commerce and trade of the nineteen countries. In Unity Law, the Law of the Sea is to be found primarily in statutes and in the decisions of the Justices of the Peace. For the purpose of historical inquiry, the Law of the Sea was derived from the admiralty and maritime jurisdictions of such bodies of law in Common Law nation states.

Section 2: The Law of the Sea states that as an island nation, the seas surrounding the nineteen countries must be protected by ships of the Commonwealth Navy, for the purpose of nation state protection. Any undeclared ships of military nature found within the seas surrounding the nineteen countries must be seized of jurisdiction; arrested, confronted, and be seized permanently as property of the nineteen countries, from the date of transfer of jurisdiction by the Admiralty Court of the Justices of the Peace. Any protestation must be considered as an act of war against the nineteen countries, and must be treated accordingly by the Commonwealth Navy on behalf of the people.

Section 3: The nineteen countries asserts sovereignty over territorial seas encompassing those areas of seas within thirty nautical miles of a baseline measured from the easternmost point of Cleyra to the westernmost point of Alexandria. The exclusive economic zone of the nineteen countries encompasses those areas of the seas; seabed and subsoil that are beyond, and adjacent to, the territorial seas of the nineteen countries to an outer limit of three hundred and fifty nautical miles from the baseline from which the territorial seas are calculated. The aforementioned must be included for the purpose of asserting jurisdiction over ships, their corresponding assets and cargo.

Section 4: A ship is defined as including any description of vessel used in navigation. The non-exclusive definition of ship can be contrasted with other statutory definitions applicable in the context of the limitation of liability for claims relating to ships, and the registration of such ships. The question whether a particular object meets the definition of ship is a matter of jurisdiction. The question can arise in relation to ships withdrawn from navigation and ships used for alternative purpose; ships under construction or repair; and objects which operate at sea but which have, as their primary purpose, something other than navigation in mind.

Section 5: For the purpose of bottomry, jurisdiction must still be applied as of right. Such must also be applied for the purpose of respondentia. Under bonds of this kind, the lender took the risks of the ship being lost; in this case to the jurisdiction of the nineteen countries. Any future charges or mortgages acting as successors to the aforementioned must also be treated accordingly.

The Sixth Amendment hereby created and enacted into reality as the twelfth introductory principle of Law of the Sea is to be recorded on the date of December the Fifteenth, year 1891.
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7. The Parties and the Government

Postby Yohannes » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:39 pm

7. The Parties and the Government


Edited from the archive of the Seventeenth Yohannesian Emperor, Her Majesty Garnet Til Alexandros, the first woman and millennial to have served as a temporary, non-elected Emperor.

Each section in this archive gives a succinct introduction to one feature of the history, institutions, and procedures of government in the Nineteen Countries, narrates where and how to find further information, and shows noteworthy or representative published sources for further reading. The final section in this archive lists the necessary information for readers who wish to undertake further research about governance in the Nineteen Countries. Special attention is paid to such important official publications as Acts, Bills, the Imperial Gazette, Electoral College and Parliamentary Hansard (debates), Journals of the Collegian and Parliamentarian, and Appendix to Parliamentary Business. These are reported in detail to allow readers to make full use of such sources for themselves. The Parties and the Government is written to serve as a handy reference tool for — amongst others — activists, lawyers, librarians, politicians, researchers, and teachers at all levels of society. It would hopefully be valued as such by students of law, politics, and archive. But most importantly, it should be useful for ordinary citizens of foreign nation states who want to learn quickly about how government works in the Nineteen Countries, and how to find summarised information about it.

First, I want to start with the constitution. Well, what is a constitution? A constitution is a body of rules which sets out the way in which a nation state is governed, and sets out the duties, powers, and relationships of each branch of government. The Nineteen Countries is a monarchy in name, but a presidential democracy in practice. According to the second introductory principle of The Three Executive, the Yohannesian Emperor is the head of state of the Nineteen Countries. The Fifth Amendment ordains that the Emperor is a president in anything but name, with the title “Yohannesian Emperor” — an elected emperor in Yohannes the continent — chosen to appease members of the sovereign faction during the Founding Monarchs days, who would never accept subordination to an Emperor of Yohannes or an Emperor of the Yohannesians. According to the first introductory principle of Limited Separation of Powers, governance in the Nineteen Countries can be divided into three parts: the Executive (the Emperor, Chancellor, and Ministries of the Realm); the Legislature (the Electoral College and Parliament); and the Judicature (the Justices of the Peace).

According to the second introductory principle, “It has to be noted that even today, the Emperor has very extensive powers, on paper, but they cannot be exercised freely — and in the case that this established precedent is broken, the unfavourable reactions of the people, which include those elected Parliamentary Members, would convince the offending incumbent to immediately submit themself to public scrutiny, if she or he has not resigned already by then.” The Emperor has a number of important duties and functions: the administration is done in her or his name, appointments of judges and nation state machinery are made under her or his name, and all Bills must have her or his Imperial Blessing before they can be passed as an Act or law of the land. In practice, however, if the political party of the Emperor is not the party of government, as a leader of the Electoral College but not leader of Realm Parliament, she or he is nothing but a lame duck president. This is due to the somewhat messy and error-ridden system of governance in the Nineteen Countries, where the original aim of checks and balances of the old constitution, as written by the Founding Monarchs, had failed to take into account the economic, political, and population growth in a future nation state.

The Emperor is therefore bound to seriously take into account the advice of her or his Ministers, who are led by the Chancellor of the Nineteen Countries, who in turn is not elected by electoral college vote, but by popular vote in the Nineteen Countries. To make things even more complicated, the Speaker of the Realm Parliament is more often than not a member of the opposing forces, because the independent faction in parliament, representing mostly one or three of the smaller countries, would not allow complete domination of the Executive and the Legislature, at the same time, by any one political party at the imperial level. In the rare situation where the Office of the Emperor and the Office of the Chancellor are won by candidates from the same political party, none of the above constitutional limitations would apply; in this case, in theory, real power resides not in parliament but in the persons of the Emperor and the Chancellor, with the Speaker of the Realm Parliament and the Opposing Forces flanked from both sides of executive and legislature by the party of government. Under normal circumstances, however, members of the majority in parliament alone — and thus more often than not the person of the Chancellor — have the initiative to turn laws into reality, levy taxes at the imperial level, and to provide the money that keeps government functioning.

This is where the de facto reality of party politics replaces the de jure formal structure of the constitution. For the ascendancy of parliament, in accordance with the third introductory principle of The Will of Parliament, means in practice the ascendancy of the majority in parliament, and thus, in theory, the majority of the popular vote of the people in the Nineteen Countries. According to Section Four, Point Five: Previous Electoral Amendments, the modern Nineteen Countries has practical universal adult voting rights. Every four years, elections to parliament, and thus the Office of the Chancellor, are held. Every eight years, elections to the Electoral College, and thus the Office of the Emperor, are held. With very few exceptions, most collegian district and parliamentary electorate candidates are members of a political party. The Emperor, representing the majority members of the Electoral College, has legislative review and veto capacity. The Chancellor and members of each party in parliament form separate Caucuses. From the Caucus of the party in government, individuals are chosen to become members of the Executive Council, or the equivalent of a government cabinet, where they then become the political heads, at the imperial level, of the assorted government departments and ministries.

The Executive Council is a body of formal constitutional standing with expansive power but limited effectiveness in a setting of decentralised, fractured party caucus. It is the Executive Council which has the final say on government policy at the imperial level; which has the power alone to approve any government sponsored bills tabled in parliament; and which has the privileges to decide on matters of government expenditure. The Executive Council is an ineffective body in a decentralised, fractured party caucus, however, because members of the Executive Council must seriously take into account the views of every single one of their collegian and parliamentary members, who are fully aware that they are up for reelection, or possible electoral defeat, sooner or later. The views of the people are therefore held sacrosanct.

Outside popular vision, but held aloft by the pillars of democracy, are the judicature of the Nineteen Countries: the Justices of the Peace; and members of the public service. Beyond the reach of partisan politics, the Justices of the Peace of the Seven Highest Order and judges of the courts apply the law, deciding cases where the law is in dispute, and ruling what the words of statutes mean when applied to the facts of a specific case. Members of the judicature are appointed by the Executive Council, and once appointed, they are protected by the fourth introductory principle of The Rule of Law and the Fourth Amendment. Analogously, employees of government departments should act professionally for Yohannes the nation state, irrespective of their personal political allegiances; should be non political in their bureaucratic predisposition; and should be neutral in the context of inter-party interactions and happening. Realistically, however, sometimes boundaries are raised or lifted, much to the chagrin of pundits and public opinion. The Ministries must follow the orders of their Ministers, and must help the Ministers of the Realm in turning laws into reality, on the ground, everyday throughout the nineteen countries.

Finally as well as governance at the imperial level, national and regional governments of the nineteen countries exercise power in various domestic matters within their respective areas — mainly those not concerning matters of foreign affairs, defence, and the economy, with the extent and scale of these powers being set by the legislature of each of the nineteen countries.
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7.1. Office of the Speaker of the Parliament

Postby Yohannes » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:35 pm

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Nomination for the Office of the Speaker of the Parliament, 2018
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Candidate for the Office of the Speaker of the Parliament

Candidate name: The Right Honourable Saul Davis Ryan, Member of Imperial Parliament for the Weirconsin Electorate
Candidate age: born 29 January, 1970 (47 years of age)
Candidate family: Paul Davis Ryan (late father), Elizabeth Clara Ryan (mother, age: 75), Elisabeth Katherine Ryan (sister, age: 45), Janna Margaret Ryan (wife, age: 45)
Candidate marital status: Married
Candidate heritage: 35% Burmecian, 30% Lindblum, 25% general Yohannesian
Candidate biography:
    Saul Davis Ryan (born 29 January, 1970), The Right Honourable of the Nineteen Countries, is a Yohannesian politician who is the 54th and current Speaker of the Imperial Parliament. He has announced his intention to continue for his next term (2018 to 2022). Ryan has served as a Member of the Imperial Parliament for the Weirconsin Electorate in the Kingdom of Burmecia since 1999. He previously served as Chairman of the Finance and Expenditure Committee in 2015, and before that, as Chairman of the Commerce Committee from 2011 to 2015. Ryan, together with Christian Democratic Collegian Dominic Meissner, negotiated the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, allowing him to earn the nickname bipartisan representative of the legislature and friend of the enemy, amongst his fellow caucus members.

    Born in River Janes, Weirconsin, Ryan is a fifth-generation Weirconsite. His father was of Lindblum ancestry, and his mother of Burmecian and Dalian ancestry. One of Ryan's paternal ancestors settled in Weirconsin during the Alexandrian-Lindblum Civil War of 1751. When he was 16, Ryan found his 55-year old father lying dead in bed of a heart attack, leaving the family relying solely on the income of a single mother. According to his younger sister,"it [the unfortunate event] motivates him to always regularly exercise for the rest of his life, and work hard to one day support his family, and repay the hard work of his mother."

    Ryan graduated with a Bachelor's degree in economics and political science from the University of Yohannes, where he became interested in the philosophies of fiscal conservatism. Whilst working as speechwriter for the conservative firebrand Sixteenth Member of the Rondown Electorate, Jack Kemp, he was mentored in the art of politics at the imperial level. In 1995, Ryan became the legislative director for the then Elected Collegian for the Sixth Burmecian District, Sam Brownback of Tarzan. In 1997, he returned to Weirconsin, where he worked for a year as a marketing consultant for the construction company Ryan Myself and Family Incorporated, owned by him and his family.

    Ryan was first elected as Member of the Imperial Parliament in 1998, winning the Weirconsin electorate for the Social Democratic Party. Reelected more than five times with resounding success, he has never received less than 70 per cent of the vote; a testament to the strength of the Social Democratic Party and its brand of fiscal and social conservatism in that part of Burmecia. In 2011, Ryan was elected by both Social Democratic and Christian Democratic members as Chairman of the Commerce Committee, then Chairman of the Finance and Expenditure Committee in 2015 after Social Democrats took control of parliament with the support of three independent members.

    In January 2015, Ryan was nominated as successor to the 53rd Speaker John Bonner, who resigned temporarily from office and membership of the Imperial Parliament amidst brewing marital and political scandals. In 2016, he was selected to deliver the Social Democratic Party response to the State of the Empire address of the 17th Yohannesian Emperor.
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7.2. Office of the Emperor

Postby Yohannes » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:15 pm

7.2. Office of the Emperor


According to the second introductory principle of The Three Executive, traditionally the Ministers of the Realm were the advisers of the Head of State. However, in modern day Yohannes, that point has largely been ignored. Since the Second Industrial Growth era (1850-1900), the Emperor has been the supervisor, the Chancellor the executive catalyst, and the Ministries of the Realm executors of laws. During the Founding Monarchs days, the Yohannesian Emperors were assisted by the Chancellor and the three highest-ranking Ministers of the Realm, who were in charge of the economy, foreign affairs, and the military. The Emperor held the effective power: he alone (there were no female Emperors until 2016) could summon the Executive Council to meet; he alone decided what topics it discussed; and he was in no way bound by its advice.

After the gradual rise of the Electoral College to rival Parliament — and the ascendancy of legitimate party politics — such policy-making functions as the Emperor had exercised were taken over by the Chancellor. The Emperor became a purely supporting presidential body, the only exception being in a situation where both the Office of the Emperor and the Office of the Chancellor were to be held by members of the same political party. Today, the Emperor still has the constitutional power to veto council decisions; to carry out statutory functions and give Imperial Blessings to the actions of the Executive Council; to make certain official appointments; to approve subsidiary legislation; and to exercise the prerogative of mercy. The Emperor is the President of the Electoral College at the same time, and thus must also act as the presiding officer of the Electoral College. As such, the Emperor can further the agenda of her or his party and limit the influence of collegians of the opposing parties in that institution.

According to Section One, Point Three: “The latest Ardenfontein-Löfgren political poll conducted around the nineteen countries has indicated that, for the incoming election year of 2018 for the Office of the Emperor, the [then-emperor] young Queen Garnet til Alexandros of the Kingdom of Alexandria is still predicted as the leading candidate, with the support of 365 of Electoral College votes in total and 53 per cent of the popular votes. If proven right, it would mark the first in Yohannesian history that the Office of the Emperor and the Office of the Chancellor are held by women at the same time. Pundits predicted that the pro-minority and unabashedly proud feminist Alexandrian Queen Garnet and Annabelle Thorndon-Stevensonn would run as election partners — not dissimilar to the electoral partnership of a president and vice president in a republic.”

Such a situation did present a unique opportunity, where it would be possible for a Yohannesian Emperor to exercise extensive executive power for the first time since the Second Industrial Growth Era. However, this was later invalidated because Garnet announced her intention to retire from politics in December 2017. The Christian Democratic Party was then defeated in the 2018 Electoral College Election for the Office of the Emperor.

The incumbent of the Office of the Emperor, by her or his action and public appearance, represents the nation state itself: its existence, legitimacy and unity. Without the personification of the Emperor, there will not be a unified Nineteen Countries in Yohannes. The 18th and current officeholder is Marion Maréchal-Le Men, who was inaugurated as emperor (GOP) in March 2018 to succeed the 17th emperor Her Majesty Garnet Til Alexandros the Queen of Alexandria (Christian Democratic).

The style of office or honorific of the incumbent of the office is Her Majesty Marion Maréchal-Le Men, Yohannesian Emperor.
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7.3. Office of the Chancellor

Postby Yohannes » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:19 pm

7.3. Office of the Chancellor


The Chancellor is the leader of the majority in Parliament, selected as party leader by caucus. Few Chancellorship powers are defined by statute: most have developed over time in practice and by convention. The Chancellor is the chief adviser of the Emperor and has long been the de facto leader of the Three Executive. The Chancellor is also the chairman of the Executive Council, and the chief spokesman of the political party which has elected them, both inside and outside Parliament. The Chancellor, with blessings by the Emperor, has the discretionary power to request the dissolution of Parliament earlier than its term; that is, to hold a ‘snap election.’ This right was last exercised in 1998, when then-Chancellor the Eighth Earl of Nemencius Frederick Wilhelm called an election two months early, supposedly because the resignation of one member of his party and the natural death of another left him with a bare-bone majority of two.

In the early years of the Founding Monarchs, the Chancellor was either the Minister of Foreign Affairs or the Minister of Economy and Industry, because their subordination to the Yohannesian Emperor rendered the duties of such position symbolic only by nature. The term ‘Chancellorship’ came into official use only during the Second Industrial Growth Era, and became common especially after the 1880s. For a time the terms ‘Foreign Minister’ and ‘Chancellorship’ were used interchangeably, but ‘Chancellorship’ has been the common usage by the turn of the century. With that change of name, came the burden of responsibilities and additional duties, powers, and privileges accompanying the position.

The Chancellor selects Ministers of the Realm from among her or his party’s elected Members in Parliament. In the Social Democratic Party, since 1939, the caucus has elected members of the Executive Council, with the Chancellorship assigning imperial portfolios only. However, a Social Democratic Chancellor can select Ministers of the Realm outside the Executive Council and Parliamentary Under-Secretaries at their own discretion. In the Christian Democratic Party, the Chancellor alone selects Ministers of the Realm. Choice is not made solely on grounds of ability, since gender and racial representation, geographic representation, party service, and personal loyalties must also be considered.

The power to select Ministers of the Realm or assign Executive Council portfolio has some disciplinary effect on members of the Executive Council. The Chancellor in theory has the power to demand the resignation and dismiss Ministers of the Realm, and to reshuffle portfolio. Recent examples have included the ‘retirement’ of The Honourable Erik Norden in 1998 by Frederick Wilhelm. Mr Norden had publicly criticised the Executive Council’s ‘Economic Expansionism’ policies, but another reason for his removal may have been the leading role he had played in the attempted ‘Christian Faction coup’ against Wilhelm during the previous election.

The Chancellorship dominance of the Executive Council depends to a large extent on the strength of their personality, and that of their colleagues. Dominating and strong-willed Chancellors like Frederick Wilhelm and his Burmecian predecessor Alexander Westwood-Wilhelm tend to produce docile Ministries with many moderate performers. Liberating and conciliatory Chancellors like Annabelle Thorndon-Stevensonn tend to produce energising ministries with excellent performers but equally problematic force-of-personality competitions happening regularly.

The Office of the Chancellor has long been assisted by a Chancellorship Private Office. For some years after 1925, this was a government body in its own right; then between 1939 and 1945, it was made a virtually independent office within the newly established Foreign Affairs Office. In 1964, it once again became a separate government body, incorporating the Chancellorship Private Office, the Public Consultation Office, and the Foreign Intelligence Office. In 1990, this agglomeration was replaced by a Public Consultation Office and a Chancellorship Private Office — the latter which includes the Advisory, Press, and Private committees. The much expanded Foreign Intelligence Office was put under the supervision of the Office of the Emperor and the Foreign Office. The Advisory, Press, and Private committees provide advice on government policy, handle media and secretarial support, and provide political advice in dealing with politically sensitive public related matters.

The 47th and current officeholder is Annabelle Thorndon-Stevensonn, who was inaugurated as Chancellor on behalf of the Christian Democratic Party in March 2014. The style of office or honorific of the incumbent of the office is The Right Honourable Annabelle Thorndon-Stevensonn, Chancellor of the Nineteen Countries.
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7.4. Ministers of the Realm

Postby Yohannes » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:15 am

7.4. Ministers of the Realm


Ministers of the Realm are the political heads of government departments at the imperial level. Major duties assigned to Ministers are known as their portfolios. Ministers are assigned an order of seniority by the Chancellor according to their length of service, the importance of their portfolio, and their personal standing with the Chancellor. The Minister of Domestic Economy, Export Industry, and Trade is the most powerful of Ministers, being in charge of domestic economy, export manufacturing industry, and foreign trade of the nineteen countries. The second and third most powerful ministers are the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of War.

Ministers hold their portfolio responsibilities by virtue of a warrant signed by the Emperor, although the Chancellor may also directly appoint Ministers to be in charge of certain minor responsibilities. Ministers are responsible to parliament for the administration of their portfolios. They must answer questions in parliament relating to their departments, and must justify the policies and, if necessary, correct the mistakes of these departments. In accordance with the fifth introductory principle of Responsibility of an Imperial Ministry, they can be sued in superior courts of the Justices of the Peace in relation to the actions of their departmental officials. Nonetheless, the principle of ministerial responsibility has certain limits.

A distinction is made between ‘blame’ and ‘responsibility’. Given the size of their departments and the complexity of the business they conduct, Ministers cannot be aware of every decision made on their behalf. They are not therefore held personally responsible for administrative matters in which they were not personally involved. It is almost unknown in the nineteen countries for Ministers of the Realm to resign on grounds of abuse of power or incompetence by their departments. When Ministers do resign, it is almost always in relation to issues of party discipline, political loyalty, or any other type of scandals involving the Ministers themselves. Ministers have in practice always been Members of the Imperial Parliament, although under exceptional circumstances, and in theory, Elected Collegians can be appointed as Ministers of the Realm.

In addition to Ministers with portfolios, Ministers of the Realm outside the Executive Council and Imperial Under-Secretaries of Nation State may be appointed by the Chancellor. These are in effect ‘Ministers in training’, providing assistance to the actual Ministers with large portfolio responsibilities. The Imperial Under-Secretary of the Bank of Yohannes is one such example, reporting directly to the Minister of Domestic Economy, Export Industry, and Trade in Bank of Yohannes related matters. Another example is the Imperial Undersecretary of the Embassy and Consulate Programme, reporting directly to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. These appointees do not receive a warrant, only a letter of appointment. In accordance with the fifth introductory principle, Ministers are bound by a code of conduct aimed at ensuring there is no conflict between their public duty and their private interests.

The next page lists Ministries of the Executive Council.
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Postby Yohannes » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:12 am

Ministries of the Executive Council


The Thirty Sixth Christian Democratic Executive Council is the current government of the Nineteen Countries, taking office on 13 March 2014. It is currently led by the Forty-seventh Chancellor Annabelle Thorndon-Stevensonn. After the 2014 empire-wide elections for the Office of Chancellor and Parliament, the Christian Democratic Party and its allies were able to form a government, taking over from the Forty-sixth Chancellor John Door Clark's Seventh Social Democratic Executive Council. It was subsequently reformed after the 2015 Independent Faction Parliamentary Revolt, which allowed the Social Democratic Party to take control of parliament and to elect Saul Ryan as its Fifty-fourth Speaker. Although the Christian Democrats lost control of the parliament, the party and its allies maintained their majority share of seats in the Electoral College. The Christian Democratic Party also signed a memorandum of understanding with the Green Party in that same year.

In accordance with the second and fifth introductory principles, employees of the Executive Council and the Three Executive are considered civil servants.

This is a list of Ministries of the Executive Council.


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    Executive Office of the Emperor and Office the Chancellor


    • Empire State House Transition Coordination Council: The Empire State House Transition Improvements Act of 1998 established the Empire State House Transition Council to assist in matters regarding the transition period of Yohannesian Emperors, including succession planning and preparation of briefing materials.

    • Imperial Management Fellows Programme: A prestigious two-year development and training programme for recent university graduates in the nineteen countries. After completing the programme, IMF members are invited to become middle level civil servants of the Executive Council.

    • Imperial Management Alumni Group: A non profit organisation created in 1973 to improve the professionalism of public service at the imperial level in the nineteen countries. It is the supervisory body to ensuring education standard and career prospect of IMF members.

    • Emperor's Management Advisory Board: A council of ten corporate executives from leading Yohannesian companies tasked with advising the Emperor and the Chancellor in matters of best business practices, commercial productivity, and technology.

    • Executive Residence: Comprises employees of the Executive Residence - the central building of the Empire State House complex located between the North and South Wing. It is the main area of residence of the First Family.

    • Council of Economic Advisers: An Imperial Agency within the Office of the Chancellor established in 1871, which advises the Chancellor of the Nineteen Countries on economic policy.

    • Council on Environmental Quality: An Imperial Agency within the Executive Office of the Emperor that coordinates environmental efforts at the imperial level, and works closely with executive agencies of the nineteen countries, and other Empire State House offices on the development of environmental and energy policies and initiatives.

    • Council of Advisors on Science and Technology: A council, chartered or re-chartered in each government election with a broad mandate to advise the Chancellor on science and technology.

    • Empire State House Commission on the Emperor's Scholars: A group of Imperial citizens appointed by the Emperor to select and honour the Imperial Scholars, an exclusive group of Yohannesian academics. Commissioners are selected from across the continent, from the fields of business, education, law, medicine, social services, and other major professions.

    • Continental Security Council: The principal forum used by the Yohannesian Emperor for consideration of continental security and foreign policy matters with senior national security advisers and Executive Council officials. It is a part of the Executive Office of the Emperor.

    • Office of Administration: A body within the Executive Office of the Emperor tasked with overseeing the general administration of the entire Executive Council.

    • Office of International Affairs: A body within the Office of the Chancellor tasked with overseeing the general administration of matters of foreign affairs in relation to the Executive Council.

    • Executive Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition: An Executive Council organisation founded in 1970 to encourage, motivate, and promote Yohannesians of all ages to become physically active and participate in sports.

    • Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence: An office within the Executive Office of the Emperor that focuses on gathering intelligence for the Executive Council. It provides information to the Emperor, Chancellor, and senior policy makers at the imperial level. It also provides other ministerial intelligence agencies with technical analysis of foreign intelligence.

    • Office of Government Ethics: An independent agency within the executive branch of the Nineteen Countries Government which is responsible for analysing executive branch policies to prevent conflict of interest on the part of imperial executive branch officers and employees.

    • Office of Compliance: An independent imperial agency within the executive branch of the Nineteen Countries Government responsible for fielding complaints about discrimination and harassment amongst the Beehive's workforce.

    • Office of Yohānnesi Affairs: A body created in 1925 to create, develop, and expand public education and small business opportunities for Yohānnesi and other indigenous peoples in the nineteen countries.

    • Office of Judicial Affairs: An independent agency within the executive branch of the Nineteen Countries Government which is responsible for advising the Emperor, Chancellor, and Ministers of the Realm on matters of the judicature in relation to the Three Executive.

    • Office of Statistics: A branch within the Executive Office of the Emperor which produced data about the economy, infrastructure, natural resources, and people of the nineteen countries. It is one part of a decentralised network of agencies reporting directly to Statistic Yohannes, the public service department of the nineteen countries charged with collecting and producing information of statistical nature.

    • Office of Emergency Management: An agency that holds responsibility of comprehensively planning for, responding to, and recovering from all manner of man-made and natural disasters.

    • Office of Budget Reform: A Nineteen Countries Government body created in 2015 by the 17th Yohannesian Emperor Garnet Til Alexandros to administer and manage the reform of government budget at the imperial level.

    • Office of Agriculture and Resources Affairs: An office within the Office of the Chancellor responsible for consulting the Ministry of Agriculture and Resources on matters of government trade negotiations and policy development at the imperial level, and coordination regarding agriculture in the continent of Yohannes.

    • Office of Continental Security Affairs: An office within the Executive Office of the Emperor responsible for consulting the Ministry of Continental Security on matters of anti-terrorism, border security, cyber security, disaster prevention and management, and immigration and customs.

    • Office of Economy, Industry, and Trade Affairs: An office within the Office of the Chancellor responsible for consulting the Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Trade on matters of nation state economic growth, export industrial expansion and management, and international trade in relation to the nineteen countries.

    • Office of Education Affairs: An office within the Office of the Chancellor responsible for consulting the Ministry of Education on matters of imperial assistance for the administration and coordination of state and state-integrated educational institutions at the imperial level throughout the nineteen countries.

    • Office of Employment and Labour Reserves Affairs: An office within the Office of the Chancellor responsible for consulting the Ministry of Employment and Labour Reserves on matters of employment and reemployment services, occupational safety, unemployment insurance benefits, and hour and wage standards at the imperial level in the nineteen countries.

    • Office of Energy and Science Affairs: An office within the Office of the Chancellor responsible for consulting the Ministry of Energy and Science Affairs on matters of nation state energy conservation, energy related research, and empire-wide energy production, nuclear weapons programme, nuclear reactor production for the Commonwealth Navy, and radioactive waste disposal.

    • Office of Equality and Social Welfare Affairs: An office within the Office of the Chancellor responsible for consulting the Ministry of Equality and Social Welfare on matters of gender, LGBT, racial, and religious equality, and in matters of social welfare at the imperial level of the people in the nineteen countries.

    • Office of Health and Human Services Affairs: An office within the Office of the Chancellor responsible for consulting the Ministry of Health and Human Services on matters of healthcare at the imperial level for the people in the nineteen countries.

    • Office of Justice and Public Security Affairs: An office within the Office of the Chancellor responsible for consulting the Ministry of Justice and Public Security on matters of law enforcement and the administration of justice at the imperial level in the nineteen countries.

    • Office of Commonwealth Navy Affairs: An office within the Office of the Chancellor responsible for consulting the Ministry of the Commonwealth Navy on matters of governmental organisational structure in relation to maritime protection at the imperial level for the nineteen countries and the continent of Yohannes.

    • Office of Transport and Logistics Affairs: An office within the Office of the Chancellor responsible for consulting the Ministry of Transport and Logistics on matters of air, cable, pipeline, rail, road, space and water transportation and governmental organisation at the imperial level in the continent of Yohannes.

    • Office of Treasury and Wealth Fund: An office within the Office of the Chancellor responsible for consulting the Ministry of Treasury and Wealth Fund on matters of government revenue and nation state investment fund at the imperial level in the continent of Yohannes.

    • Office of Foreign Affairs: An office within the Office of the Chancellor responsible for consulting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on matters of foreign policy issues.

    • Office of Embassy and Consulate Programme Affairs: An office within the Office of the Chancellor responsible for consulting the Office of Embassy and Consulate Programme on matters of administration and maintenance of foreign diplomatic missions in the continent of Yohannes and diplomatic missions of the nineteen countries abroad.

    • Office of Bank of Yohannes Affairs: An office within the Office of the Chancellor responsible for consulting the Bank of Yohannes on matters of imperial assistance for the administration and coordination of Bank of Yohannes assets in the continent of Yohannes and abroad.

    • Office of VMK Defence & Steel Works Affairs: An office within the Office of the Chancellor responsible for consulting VMK Defence & Steel Works on matters of imperial assistance for the administration and coordination of VMK industries and assets in the continent of Yohannes and abroad.

    • Nineteen Countries Digital Service: An organisation of the Executive Council responsible for consulting Executive Council agencies on information technology.

    • Office of Management and Budget: An office within the Executive Office of the Emperor responsible for the management and production of the Emperor's budget, and for analysing the quality of programmes, policies, and procedures of agencies and bodies within the Executive Office of the Emperor and the Office of the Chancellor.

      • Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: An Executive Council office responsible for analysing, drafting, and reviewing the implementation of empire-wide government policies and regulations.
    • Office of Imperial Drug Control Policy: An Executive Council office responsible for the coordination, evaluation, and examination of anti-drug efforts of Executive Council agencies in the continent of Yohannes.

    • Office of Science and Technology Policy: An Executive Council office responsible for advising the Chancellor on the effects of science and technology on domestic and international affairs.

      • Imperial Science and Technology Council: A body of renowned academics in the nineteen countries responsible for overseeing the implementation of science and technology policies across the many agencies, bodies, and institutions of research and development of the Nineteen Countries Government.
    • Trade Representative: An agency of the Nineteen Countries Government established under the Foreign Trade Amendment Act of 1958, responsible for the formulation of imperial trade policy and its recommendation to the Yohannesian Emperor; for conducting bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations; and for coordinating trade policy with governments of the nineteen countries at the national level through the Nineteen Countries Trade Policy Forum (NCTPF) and Trade Policy Imperial Committee (TPIC).

    • Chancellorship Private Office: An office within the Office of the Chancellor responsible for advising and supporting the Chancellor of the Nineteen Countries and the Second Family on private matters.

      • Advisory, Press, and Private Committees: A body within the Office of the Chancellor that act as spokesperson for the Office of the Chancellor and the Executive Council, especially in relation to the Chancellor, ministers and senior agency executives, and imperial policies; and their reactions to foreign developments and events outside the nineteen countries. It is also responsible for the collection of information pertaining to any actions and events within the Executive Council.
    • Public Consultation Office: An office within the Executive Office of the Emperor responsible for directing matters of media and public relations in relation to the formulation of policy by the Executive Council.

    • Emperor's Intelligence Advisory Board: An advisory board to the Executive Office of the Emperor that advise the Emperor on matters of intelligence collection accuracy and quality; counterintelligence analysis and estimates; and other nation state intelligence activities.

      • Emperor's Intelligence Oversight Board: A Commission established under the Nation State Intelligence and Counterintelligence Amendment Act of 1971 responsible for ensuring the legality of government surveillance operations at the imperial level.
    • Office of the Senior Advisor to the Emperor: An office within the Executive Office the Emperor responsible for advising the Emperor on private affairs and matters of the First Family in relation to the media and the public press.

    • Empire State House Office: A body responsible to the Office of the Chancellor for advising the Chancellor on matters of nation state administration and policy making. Members of the office are treated as personal staff and are thus not treated as public servants of the Executive Council.

    • Empire State House Police: An agency of the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, subordinated to the Imperial Police, tasked with providing security services and protecting the Empire State House and members of its agencies.

    • Domestic Policy Council: The principal forum of the Emperor for considering matters of non-economic domestic policy formulation and implementation.

      • Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation: An office within the Executive Office of the Emperor tasked with selecting nineteen outstanding citizens of the nineteen countries with a long history of civil participation and community contribution to become Yohannesians of the Year.

      • Rural Council: A body of ten rural business leaders within the Executive office of the Emperor tasked with assisting low income rural residents of the nineteen countries
    • Continental Security Advisor: A senior assistant in the Executive Office of the Emperor who serves as the chief advisor to the Emperor on public security issues in the continent of Yohannes.

    • Imperial Economic Council: The principal forum of the Emperor for considering matters of domestic economic policy formulation and implementation.

    • Office of Communications: A part of the senior staff of the Emperor tasked with increasing public awareness and promoting the public brand of the agenda of the Emperor.

      • Empire State House Press Secretary: A senior Empire State House staff tasked with acting as chief spokesperson for the Executive Council in matters relating to the Emperor and their politics.
    • Office of the First Family: An office responsible to the families of the Emperor and the Chancellor, and tasked with representing them in the public eye.

    • Office of Management and Administration: An office within the Executive Office of the Chancellor tasked with administering and managing the day-to-day affairs of the Empire State House.

      • Empire State House Visitors Office: The body responsible for maintaining facility for members of the public visiting the Empire State House complex.
    • Beehive Office Operations: The Beehive is the official office of the Yohannesian Emperor, and is the leading office within the Executive Office of the Emperor. It is a discussion room commonly visited by senior analysts and ministers of the realm seen as the central engine room of nation state machinery in the continent of Yohannes, and as such are commonly referred to as 'the Beehive'.

    • Office of Public Analysis and Intergovernmental Affairs: An agency within the Empire State House tasked with communicating and interacting with various important business and political interest groups throughout the nineteen countries.

      • Council on Women and Girls: A council of ten distinguished women from various business, diplomatic, education, political leadership roles in the nineteen countries tasked with advising the Emperor on issues relating to the welfare of women and girls.

      • Office of Urban Affairs: An office within the Executive Office of the Emperor tasked with coordinating the development of Executive Council policy agenda for urban collegian districts and parliamentary electorates in the continent of Yohannes.
    • Office of the Staff Secretary: An office within the Executive Council responsible for administering and managing paper flow to the Emperor, Chancellor, and Ministers of the Realm; and circulating documents amongst senior staff for comment and forum discussion.

      • Office of Executive Office Correspondence: An office responsible for dealing with all types of communication and interaction; calls, gifts, emails, mails, messages, parcels, and other such things addressed to the Emperor, Chancellor, and Ministers of the Realm.

      • Office of the Executive Clerk: An office within the Executive Council tasked with collecting all official public documents signed by the Emperor, Chancellor, and Ministers of the Realm; seeing that all documents received from the Electoral College and Parliament are recorded; and administering day-to-day official interactions between the Executive Council and the Imperial Legislature.
    • Empire State House Military Office: An agency tasked with administering and providing military support for Empire State House functions, including government transportation, emergency medical services, food service, hospitality services, and medical support.

    • Empire State House Communications Agency: A body created in 1933 to provide normal and emergency communications requirements in support of the Emperor and the Chancellor as leaders of the nation state, such as through wireless communications systems and devices which are based on radio frequencies, electromechanical teleprinters, telecommunications devices, and cryptographic support.

    • Executive Airlift Group: Also known as Air Division One, the Executive Airlift Group is a special air mission airlift formation of the Commonwealth Navy tasked with providing continental special air mission airlift, logistics, aerial port and communications for the Emperor, Special Agent Formation, senior leaders and the regional infiltration system as tasked by the Air Operation Corps, Empire State House, and First Earl of the Sea.

    • Empire State House Medical Agency: An agency of the Empire State House complex tasked with administering and meeting the medical needs of Empire State House staff and visitors.

    • Bank of Yohannes and VMK Internship Programme: A prestigious four-year development and training programme for recent university graduates in the nineteen countries. After completing the programme, selected members are invited to become middle-level executives of the Bank of Yohannes or VMK Defence & Steel Works.

    • Commonwealth Navy Grand Admiralty Ship: A Commonwealth Navy aircraft carrier, also known as Carrier One, responsible for the aerial and naval transportation of the Emperor, Chancellor, Ministers of the Realm, Executive Council senior members, and other persons of special privileges.

    • Executive Food Service: An agency of the Executive Council tasked with administering and providing food service, food security, and personal dietary support to members of the Executive Council and visiting foreign dignitaries.

    • Empire State House Transportation Agency: An agency of the Executive Council tasked with providing day-to-day land transportation to select Executive Council staff and visiting foreign dignitaries.
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7.4. Ministers of the Realm (Continued)

Postby Yohannes » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:42 am

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    Nineteen Countries Ministry of Agriculture and Resources


    • Office of the Minister of Agriculture and Resources: The leading office within the Ministry of Agriculture and Resources. The current Minister of Agriculture and Resources is The Honourable Magdalena Hessel Von und Zu Schönbein, who is a member of the Christian Democratic Party - Democratic Faction. She is the sixth-highest-ranking official in the Executive Council and an Imperial Member of Parliament for the Hattendorf Electorate in the Noble Republic of Treno.

      • Office of the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Resources: The office of the second-highest-ranking official in the Ministry of Agriculture and Resources, appointed by the Chancellor with the advice of the Emperor and consent of the Electoral College. The current Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Resources is The Right Honourable Lord Gertorn Norström, the Sixteenth Earl of Matteo, who is a member of the Christian Democratic Party - Christian Faction. He is an Elected Collegian for the Second Blomgreni District in the Duchy of Blomgren.
    • Imperial Agricultural University: Established in 1807 as the first agricultural college in the continent of Yohannes, the Imperial Agricultural University was originally named by Albert the Third the then Regent of Lindblum as the Regent's Agricultural Institute. It provides more than twenty land-based undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, administered by the Ministry of Agriculture and Resources, to students from the nineteen countries through its School of Agriculture, School of Business and Entrepreneurship, and School of Land Management and Real Estate.

    • Von Und Zu Musäus Humanitarian Trust: A government stockpile of grain at the imperial level for the purpose of meeting future needs of commodities and cash held in trust to supplement food aid made available in the continent of Yohannes. In 1997, the scope of the trust was expanded with the initiative of The Honourable Ms Greta Riemenschneider Von und Zu Musäus, the Thirty Seventh Deputy Chief Justice of the Peace. Today, it can hold up to four billion kilograms of corn, rice, and wheat. The trust is solely a cash reserve, invested in low-risk, short-term securities or instruments affiliated with partner institutions the Bank of Yohannes.

    • Office of International Affairs: A body within the Ministry of Agriculture and Resources tasked with overseeing the general administration of matters of foreign affairs in relation to the ministry.

    • Office of Agricultural Intelligence: An office within the Ministry of Agriculture and Resources tasked with delivering accurate and up-to-date agricultural information and insight for day-to-day real-time agriculture decisions in the continent of Yohannes. Established in 1925, the body has been the central platform to providing agricultural information for the support of sustainable agricultural cultivation and development in the nineteen countries. It cooperates regularly in discussion and forum with leading agricultural companies and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in the nineteen countries.

    • Nutrition For Our Future: Abbreviated NFOF, the organisation is subordinated to the Ministry of Agriculture and Resources to administer and organise the daily revision and update of nutrition standards for state and state-integrated school meals in the nineteen countries. NFOF ensures that certified and registered food organisations comply with dietary guidelines and standard of the respective governments of the nineteen countries, at the national level, for children below the age of ten and above the age of two.

    • MAR Office of Emergency Management: An agency within the Ministry of Agriculture and Resources that holds responsibility of comprehensively planning for, responding to, and recovering from all manner of man-made and natural disasters.

    • Office of Security: An office tasked with administering and providing military and security support for the various agencies of the Ministry of Agriculture and Resources, including government transportation, emergency medical services, food service, hospitality services, medical support, and private and public security operations.

    • MAR Police: An agency of the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, subordinated to the Imperial Police, tasked with providing security services and protecting the assets of the Ministry of Agriculture and Resources and members of its agencies.

    • Food and Agriculture Councils: An agglomeration of councils established in 1990 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Resources to function as the primary method of coordinating strategic agricultural conventions and organisations at the imperial, national, and regional levels in the continent of Yohannes. It comprises nineteen councils, with each council composed of senior civil servants from each of the nineteen countries in the continent of Yohannes.

    • Food Service Management Institute: An institute subordinated to the Ministry of Agriculture and Resources tasked with providing instruction, materials, and research in support of better management and practices of food service by providers of child nutrition accredited by the governments of the nineteen countries. One such example is the royal school lunch programme of the Kingdom of Alexandria.

    • Foreign Agricultural Trade System of the Nineteen Countries: A system of more than one hundred standards of commerce and trade compiled by the Ministry of Agriculture and Resources to streamline agricultural trade in the continent of Yohannes for members of the public to observe and study free of charge.

    • Food Safety Institute of the Continent: A multilateral educational and research organisation of the governments of the nineteen countries, at the national level, established in 1990 as a state-owned enterprise to further promote the unification of food safety, food identification, and develop educational programmes in the continent of Yohannes. It is a part of the Food Service Management Institute of the Ministry of Agriculture and resources.

    • Nutrition Education and Training Programme: A state-owned cooperative established under the Standards Yohannes Amendment Act of 1983 to ensure non-repayable funds and products disbursed by the Nineteen Countries Government to the respective governments of the nineteen countries, at the national level, are received fully by their intended recipients; parents, school children, social welfare workers, and teachers.

    • Imperial Rural Strategic Council: Abbreviated IRSC, the council comprises national government accredited individuals from various government departments and national organisations of each of the nineteen countries, tasked with administering and formulating rural-centric policies. It is also responsible for fully supporting and partnering with various Local Government Authorities of rural regions and their programmes, empire-wide, in the continent of Yohannes.

    • Continental Resources Conservation Foundation: Abbreviated CRCF, it is a nonprofit body established under the Resource Management Amendment Act of 1987 to help fund and formulate innovative solutions to empire-wide conservation and environmental problems through effective partnerships with members of the Yohannesian business communities. The CRCF is both subsidised by the Nineteen Countries Government and funded by the business communities, and is tasked with formulating and researching environmental education activities, demonstrations, and projects empire-wide.

    • Imperial Agricultural Expansion Advisory Board: Founded in 1933 under the Agriculture Expansion Act of 1933 as a nineteen member board of the Executive Council, one from each country; tasked with advising the Ministry of Agriculture and Resources on imperial strategic priorities and policies in relation to agricultural education, expansion, research and development.

    • Agriculture Network Information Alliance: Established in 1933 under the Agriculture Expansion Act of 1933, and partly funded by the eight leading research universities in the continent of Yohannes, the Alliance is a cooperative of more than one hundred leading members of the nineteen countries' agricultural academic and business communities, committed with providing accurate agricultural academic references, analysis and information, and other such development materials in matters of agriculture development, technology, and sustainable resource management.

    • Office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Farm and Agricultural Services: The office of the third-highest-ranking official in the Ministry of Agriculture and Resources. The current Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Farm and Agricultural Services is The Honourable Claudia Wintergreen, who is a member of the Christian Democratic Party - Democratic Faction; and an Imperial Member of Parliament for the Halsten Electorate in the Kingdom of Alexandria. The office is tasked with making sure agricultural business owners and farmers in the continent of Yohannes are sheltered from the more turbulent effects of international market development and events. Uncertainties must be kept to a minimum, within established convention and protocol of the World Assembly, by commodity and credit assistance; and disaster and emergency support to the agricultural industry.

      • Farm Service Agency: An agency subordinated to the Office of the Under Secretary of Farm and Agricultural Services tasked with ensuring farm conservation and regulation laws are respected in the continent of Yohannes.

        • Non-insured Assistance Programme: A programme dedicated to protecting vulnerable agricultural producers not covered by any, or lacking the coverage of crop insurance schemes in the nineteen countries. The primary goal of the programme is to protect these producers from the after-effects of natural disasters, such as hail, drought, and floods; or the loss of revenue due to declines in the prices of agricultural commodities.

        • Commodity Credit Corporation: A state-owned enterprise of the Nineteen Countries Government founded in 1933 under the Agriculture Expansion Act of 1933 to help shelter and support agricultural income and prices of producers in the continent of Yohannes from the more vicious after-effects of international market development and events.
      • Risk Management Agency: A body subordinated to the Office of the Under Secretary of Farm and Agricultural Services tasked with supporting agricultural producers to manage pragmatic solutions and solidify themselves from possible economic instability of the international market. The agency is also tasked with overseeing the day-to-day operation of the Non-insured Assistance Programme and the Imperial Agricultural Insurance Company on behalf of the Office of the Undersecretary.

        • Imperial Agricultural Insurance Company: A state-owned enterprise of the Nineteen Countries Government tasked with providing crop insurance for eligible and willing agricultural producers in the continent of Yohannes.
      • Foreign Agricultural Service: The Foreign Affairs body, subordinated to the Ministry of Agriculture and Resources, tasked with representing the ministry in matters of overseas market development, trade agreements and negotiations, and the collection of statistics and market information. It is also responsible for the representation of the ministry in World Assembly agricultural related matters abroad.
    • Office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Rural Development: The office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Rural Development, who is tasked with formulating policies, overseeing the administration, and supervising various rural development and expansion programmes of the ministry in the continent of Yohannes. The current Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Rural Development is The Honourable Emilia Staudenmaier, who is a member of the Christian Democratic Party - Democratic Faction; and an Imperial Member of Parliament for the Zuiderzaal Electorate in the Noble Republic of Treno.

      • Imperial Rural Development Partnership: An empire-wide partnership by governments at the imperial, national, regional, and local levels to ensure rural growth targets are met across the continent.

        • Imperial Rural Development Council: A council of nineteen individuals from each of the nineteen countries, tasked with representing the Executive Council in the day-to-day operation of the Imperial Rural Development Partnership.
      • Rural Commercial Partnership Programme: A programme of the Ministry of Agriculture and Resources tasked with administering its agricultural growth programmes in rural regions around the Yohannesian continent.

      • Rural Infrastructure Programme: A programme of the Ministry of Agriculture and Resources tasked with administering its infrastructure growth programmes in rural regions around the Yohannesian continent.

      • Rural Housing Programme: A programme of the Ministry of Agriculture and Resources tasked with administering its housing growth programmes in rural regions around the Yohannesian continent; and ensuring that home ownership rates amongst rural communities are maintained above set targets every four years.
    • Office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Schemes: The office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Schemes, who is tasked with formulating policies, overseeing the administration, and supervising the more than one hundred food safety and nutrition standards of Standards Yohannes in the nineteen countries. The current Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Schemes is The Honourable Oliver Anderson, who is a member of the Christian Democratic Party - Democratic Faction; and an Imperial Member of Parliament for the Kearley Electorate in the Kingdom of Burmecia.

      • Food and Nutrition Standards: The body tasked with administering the main and most important ten standards of food safety and nutrition in the nineteen countries. It also provides imperial government funding to support existing food and nutrition related social welfare schemes of each of the nineteen countries.

        • Continental School Lunch Programme: A subdivision of the Food and Nutrition Standards tasked with making sure free school lunches in state and state-integrated schools of the nineteen countries are running in accordance with the State and State Integrated Support Act of 1973, and the standards set thereof.

          • Local School Food Authority: The ground unit and on-the-ground division of the Continental School Lunch Programme. Funds from the imperial government goes directly to the authority, with number of schools, students enrolled, and decile ranking of the schools affecting the amount received per year.
        • Humanitarian Food Agency: The ground unit and on-the-ground division tasked with providing free meals to vulnerable members of society - whether adults or children - throughout the nineteen countries.
      • Nutrition Guideline Yohannes: An agency subordinated to the Ministry of Agriculture and Resources tasked with ensuring the standard of health of Yohannesians are kept throughout the nineteen countries. It accomplished its tasks by formulating regional dietary guidelines from up-to-date research and development results. Food providers are encouraged to meet the guidelines produced by the agency, with guidelines compliance businesses ranked accordingly; accorded with the privileges to publicly display their ranks.
    • Office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Food Safety: The office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Food Safety, who is tasked with formulating policies, overseeing the administration, and supervising the programmes of the Food Safety and Compliance Agency; ensuring that the supply of processed and organic products in the continent of Yohannes are safe and labeled and packaged in accordance with the law. The current Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Food Safety is The Honourable Félicité Pueyrredón, who is a member of the Christian Democratic Party - Christian Faction; and an Imperial Member of Parliament for the Montlun Electorate in the Merchant Republic of Alseca-Lorin.

      • Food Safety and Compliance Agency: Founded in 1939 under the Food Safety and Compliance Amendment Act 1939, it is the regulatory agency tasked with policing the compliance of businesses and organisations in the nineteen countries in accordance with the standards set by that act.
    • Office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of the Environment and Resource Management: The office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of the Environment and Resource Management, who is tasked with formulating policies to promote the conservation and maintenance of the environment; and with ensuring the sustainable use of natural resources in the continent of Yohannes. The current Parliamentary Under-Secretary of the Environment and Resource Management is The Honourable Diana Beckenbauer, who is a member of the Green Party; and an Imperial Member of Parliament for the Noordburg Electorate in the Principality of Ahlgren.

      • Natural Resources Management Solution: An agency of the Ministry of Agriculture and Resources tasked with assigning technical assistance to agricultural landowners, managers, and large and small farmers. It aims to protect natural resources on private lands by encouraging responsible private and public resource management at the local and regional levels. To this end, it is supported by various local government authorities in the continent of Yohannes.

      • Forest Yohannes: A state-owned enterprise of the Nineteen Countries Government, with shareholding divided equally amongst the various local government authorities of the nineteen countries, tasked with managing and overseeing national forests and conservation lands under the Eco-Sanctuary Administration and Preservation Amendment Act 1981.

      • Office of Law Enforcement and Investigations: A subordinate body within the Ministry of Agriculture and Resources tasked with coordinating and overseeing criminal investigations, intelligence missions, and law enforcement operations against suspected violators of the Eco-Sanctuary Administration and Preservation Amendment Act 1981 and Resource Management Amendment Act 1987.
    • Office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Animal and Plant Health Regulations: The office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Animal and Plant Health Regulations, who is tasked with formulating policies and overseeing the administration of three agencies: Animal and Plant Inspection, Consolidated Agriculture Regulations, and Agriculture and Meat Marketing. The current Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Animal and Plant Health Regulations is The Honourable Anne Wielinga, who is a member of the Green Party; and an Imperial Member of Parliament for the Nemencius Electorate in the Regency of Lindblum.

      • Animal and Plant Inspection: A subordinate agency of the Ministry of Agriculture and Resources tasked with protecting animals and plants in the continent of Yohannes. It is the leading inspection body and authority of animal welfare and plant protection in the nineteen countries, and thus is responsible for leading the coordination of operations with other regulatory bodies and inspection agencies of the ministry.

        • Biologics and Diagnostic Research Laboratory: An organisation tasked with providing Animal and Plant Inspection with information pertaining to the diagnosis of animal diseases, control and prevention measures, and the documentation and training of Animal and Plant Inspection laboratory services.
      • Consolidated Agriculture Regulations: An agency subordinated to the Office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Animal and Plant Health Regulations tasked with analysing, grading, and standardising cotton, dairy, fruits and vegetables, livestock and seed, and poultry products; and their distribution in the continent of Yohannes.

      • Agriculture and Meat Marketing: An agency responsible for supervising the equitable trading and responsible marketing of agricultural and meat products in the nineteen countries.
    • Office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Agricultural Economics and Research: The office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Agricultural Economics and Research, who is tasked with formulating policies to accumulate scientific knowledge in relation to agriculture through education, research and development. The current Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Agricultural Economics and Research is The Honourable Franke Schotanus, who is a member of the Christian Democratic Party - Democratic Faction; and an Imperial Member of Parliament for the Aarstal Electorate in the Principality of Mandragora.

      • Agricultural Research, Education and Economics Company: Founded in 1945 to be the leading internal research state-owned enterprise of the Ministry of Agriculture and Resources, the company is tasked with developing and researching solutions to existing agricultural problems; with the goal of maintaining nutrition standard and the quality of agricultural and meat products in the continent of Yohannes.

      • Food and Energy Institute of Technology: Established in 1980 under the Food Safety and Compliance Amendment Act 1980, and partly funded by the eight leading research universities in the continent of Yohannes, the FEIT is tasked with providing platform for the discovery and founding of research and technological innovations in matters relating to agriculture and meat distribution and production in the nineteen countries.

      • Bureau of Agricultural Economics: Founded in 2001 to administer and oversee the day-to-day operation of the Agriculture and Resources Statistic Yohannes agency.

      • Agriculture and Resources Statistic Yohannes: Founded in 2001 to support the broad mission of Statistic Yohannes in compiling economic matters relating to agriculture, food product, and the environment archived by the Ministry of Agriculture and Resources.

      • Continental Agricultural Library: Originally founded in 1901 as part of a decentralised network of national libraries of the Kingdom of Alexandria, and later reformed with unification of the nineteen countries as the Continental Agricultural Library; today, the Continental Agricultural Library is the largest library of public research in matters relating to agriculture and food product in the continent of Yohannes.
    • Office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Agricultural Management and Administration: The office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Agricultural Management and Administration, who is tasked with administering and coordinating various support programmes for the many agencies making up the Ministry of Agriculture and Resources. It is also tasked with administering and running the Headquarters Building and assets of the ministry in the continent of Yohannes and abroad. The current Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Agricultural Management and Administration is The Honourable Tilman Windischmann, who is a member of the Christian Democratic Party - Democratic Faction; and an Imperial Member of Parliament for the Leonstatt Electorate in the Kingdom of Alexandria.

      • Office of the Chief Information Security Officer: An office tasked with administering, and providing security for, the information technology assets of the ministry.

      • Office of the Chief Financial Officer: An office tasked with advising the Minister of Agriculture and Resources and other senior officials of the ministry on matters of accounting, financial management, human resource management, and the management of systems.

        • Agricultural Finance Headquarters: An agency tasked with providing financial and administrative services and human resources for the Ministry of Agriculture and Resources.
      • Office of the Chief Technology Officer: An office tasked with serving the agencies of the ministry with technology acquisition advice and coordination; management of assets; and procurement and technology policy. It further oversees the formulation of policies in matters of energy conservation, logistics, recycling, supply, and transportation.

      • Office of the Chief Operating Officer: An office tasked with maintenance, management, and security of the ministry Headquarters Building.

      • Office of the General Advice: An office tasked with making sure easy access and pathways are available to services for farm workers, micro, small and medium-sized agricultural entities and farming enterprises, and members of ethnic minorities and Yohānnesi.

      • Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer: An agency tasked with ensuring the smooth recruitment and retention of a diverse, highly-skilled workforce for the Ministry of Agriculture and Resources; with the goal of promoting a competency-based and results-oriented work performance culture in the ministry.

      • Office of the Chief Economist: An office tasked with analysing overseas cycles of agricultural prices and coordinating commodity forecasting programmes of the ministry.
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Postby Yohannes » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:47 pm

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    Nineteen Countries Ministry of Continental Security


    • Office of the Minister of Continental Security: The leading office within the Ministry of Continental Security. The current Minister of Continental Security is The Right Honourable Lady Wilhelmina Malmberg, the Fifteenth Earl of Torva, who is a member of the Christian Democratic Party - Democratic Faction. She is the fifth-highest-ranking official in the Executive Council and an Elected Collegian for the Second Donatello District in the Grand Duchy of Donata.

      • Office of the Deputy Minister of Continental Security: The office of the second-highest-ranking official in the Ministry of Continental Security, appointed by the Chancellor with the advice of the Emperor and consent of the Electoral College. The current Deputy Minister of Continental Security is The Honourable André Östlund, who is a member of the Christian Democratic Party - Democratic Faction. He is an Imperial Member of Parliament for the Sognsøra Electorate in the Grand Duchy of Dali.
    • Continental Yohannes Customs and Border: Formed in 1801 under the Border Control and Continental Protection Act 1801, Continental Yohannes Customs and Border is at present the largest law enforcement agency of the Ministry of Continental Security. It is tasked with administrating customs allowances, charges, and duties; enforcing border regulations at the imperial level, on matters such as intellectual property infringement, immigration, and the movement of goods and services to and from the nineteen countries; and facilitating and regulating matters of international trade in relation to the continent of Yohannes.

      • Aerial and Naval Protection: A law enforcement agency, active at the imperial level and subordinated to Continental Yohannes Customs and Border, tasked with protecting important landmarks, imperial citizens, and strategic infrastructure of the nineteen countries from domestic and transnational criminal enterprises and terrorist organisations. It aims to accomplish its mission by conducting aerial and marine information, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance operations; interdiction missions; and the coordination of inter-agency strategic aerial and naval operations with agencies of the Commonwealth Navy.

      • Border Yohannes: A law enforcement agency, active at the imperial level and subordinated to Continental Yohannes Customs and Border, tasked with detecting and preventing illegal immigrants; trafficking operations of contraband and people; terrorists and terrorist weapons; and unwanted persons in accordance with the Border Control and Continental Protection Act 1801, from entering the continent of Yohannes.

      • Customs Yohannes: A law enforcement agency, active at the imperial level and subordinated to Continental Yohannes Customs and Border, tasked with administering customs operations of the nineteen countries at customs offices; imperial and national ports of entry; and strategic pre-clearance and post-clearance locations across the continent of Yohannes.
    • Immigration Yohannes: Formed in 1801 under the Border Control and Continental Protection Act 1801, Immigration Yohannes is tasked with identifying, investigating, seizing, and eliminating threats of border, economic, infrastructure, and transportation security for the Ministry of Continental Security. It is the final authoritative body of the Executive Council in matters of immigration screening, and is the most commonly known border agency in the nineteen countries; known for its commitment to ensuring the quality of new residents and temporary persons entering the continent.

      • Office of Elimination and Extradition: An office subordinated to Immigration Yohannes tasked with deporting aliens, illegal immigrants, and unwanted persons; eliminating identified threats; and enforcing the immigration laws of the nineteen countries. Elimination and Extradition officers are also responsible for detaining, fingerprinting, and transporting aliens, undocumented immigrants, and unwanted persons in Border Yohannes custody.

      • Investigation Border Yohannes: An agency tasked with investigating matters of domestic security violation, such as major frauds, human rights violation, laundering, smuggling, trafficking, transnational criminal activities, theft of public importance, and the undocumented distribution, manufacturing and sale of objects. It is also tasked with providing security service for select officials of the Ministry of Continental Security in support of Her Majesty's Secret Service.
    • Office of Ethics: An office within the ministry tasked with investigating misconduct involving employees of the ministry. The Office of Ethics aims to preserve the reputation of the many agencies within the ministry. The office is also tasked with examining and inspecting offices, sites of operations, and organisations involving the many agencies of the ministry.

    • Her Majesty's Secret Service: An intelligence and counterintelligence agency formed in 1897 under the Ministry of Continental Security, Her Majesty's Secret Service is tasked with protecting important and very important persons: foreign ambassadors, diplomats and senior staff; government and important state-owned enterprise officials; and any persons categorised as Persons of Protection under the State Protection Act 1851 and Persons of Public Importance Amendment Act 2001. It is also tasked with assisting other agencies of the ministry in matters of major frauds, human rights violation, laundering, smuggling, trafficking, transnational criminal activities, theft of public importance, and the undocumented distribution, manufacturing and sale of objects.

    • Imperial School of Continental Security: The Imperial School of Continental Security is a school that offers Leadership in Continental Security programmes, subordinated to the Ministry of Continental Security, and jointly administered with the University of Yohannes. The programmes offered by the school equip senior leaders with the capabilities and resources to critically respond to national crisis situation as crisis leaders. The school emphasises the important role of the Ministry of Continental Security, its agencies, and partner organizations, as the institution of safeguard in times of national emergency.

    • Continental Security Management and Administration: A body within the Ministry of Continental Security tasked with administering and coordinating various support programmes for the agencies, offices, and organisations making up, or affiliated with the Ministry of Continental Security. It is also tasked with administering and running the Headquarters Building and assets of the ministry in the continent of Yohannes and abroad.

    • Cyber Security Yohannes: A law enforcement agency tasked with combating and handling computer and information technology security and threats; it aims to protect computer systems of the Nineteen Countries Government and its affiliated partner institutions from damage or theft to their hardware and software or information systems; and from disruption or misdirection of services.

    • Office of Emergency Management: Founded in 2017 under the Emergency Communications Amendment Act 2017 in response to increasing threats and the significance of multiple acts of terrorism happening abroad, e.g. LGBT Terrorists Murder National Hero. The office coordinates and supports inter-agency communications between private and public emergency management and response polities in the continent of Yohannes. It further provides supporting tools, training, and matters of last resort guidance for private and public bodies in the nineteen countries.

    • Nineteen Countries Emergency Coordination: An office within the Ministry of Continental Security tasked with providing oversight, policies, and programmes in collaboration with facility, programme, and senior managers to mitigate potential acts of espionage and terrorism and increase emergency readiness level.

    • MCS Police: An agency of the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, subordinated to the Imperial Police, tasked with providing security services and protecting the assets of the Ministry of Continental Security and members of its agencies.

    • Continental Security Library: Originally founded in 1901 as part of a decentralised network of national libraries of the Kingdom of Alexandria, and later reformed with unification of the nineteen countries as the Continental Security Library; today, the Continental Security Library is the largest library of public research in matters relating to nation state internal security in the continent of Yohannes.

    • Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security: Founded in 1983 the under Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1983 to ensure efficiency and integrity of governing in the nineteen countries, the office is tasked with operating and supervising independent audits, inspections, and internal investigations on matters relating to the Ministry of Continental Security. The office further sets out in detail the expected duties and performance requirement of the ministry. Occasionally, matters of major mismanagement of office or rule-breaking of public importance (e.g., department mismanagement, identity frauds, and inter-agencies waste of taxpayer funds) are also reported to the Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security for internal investigation.

    • Continental Emergency and Contingency Corporation: A state-owned enterprise formed in 1962 tasked with formulating preparedness actions, risk analysis, and response planning to the possibility of any disaster happening in the nineteen countries; and to coordinate the response to any disaster happening in the continent of Yohannes that overwhelms any of the nineteen countries. The government or legislature of the country must declare a state of national emergency and request from the Emperor, who are acting on behalf of the Executive Council, that CEC and the imperial government support the government of that country with responding to the disaster. CEC is also tasked with providing expert analysis services at subsidised rate and interest-free loans.

      • CEC Public Services: An agency of CEC tasked with aiding local and regional government authorities, and national governments of the nineteen countries in matters of after effects and disaster recovery plan (e.g., the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged property).

      • Student Volunteer Army: A foundation of entirely student funded civil (non-military) movement born from a social media page started following the 2005 Cleyra earthquakes. It received official endorsement from the Ministry of Continental Security in 2007, and has since been treated as a de-facto agency within the ministry; tasked with facilitating community action through youth engagement and active participation in preparation of emergency situations.

        • Student Technology Guard: A foundation of engineering and information technology student volunteers, subordinated to the Student Volunteer Army, tasked with creating replacement systems, repairing broken communications systems, and restoring computer operations to assist in emergency and contingency recovery operations.
      • Fire Control and Prevention Yohannes: Established in 1968 under the Fire Control and Prevention Act 1968, FCP is a subsidiary body of CEC tasked with administrating government programmes at the imperial level in matters of firefighting, such as collecting fire incidents statistics, educating members of the public and many private organisations, and by providing information on fire safety and safety upgrade related funding and grants. Each year emergency officers and firefighters from around Yohannes must undertake part-time course study at the Imperial Fire Control and Emergency Academy in Royal Alexandria.
    • Office of Security Statistics: An office within the Ministry of Continental Security tasked with collecting, distributing, and processing information on matters of public security from official publications (e.g., Acts, Bills, the Imperial Gazette, Electoral College and Parliamentary Hansard (debates), Journals of the Collegian and Parliamentarian, and Appendix to Parliamentary Business).

    • Imperial Law Enforcement Academy: An institute formed in 1945 tasked with providing scholarships for, subsidised education for, and supporting the training programmes of, over one hundred law enforcement agencies and sub-bodies in the nineteen countries. The academy is funded by the eight leading research universities in the continent of Yohannes; local government authorities and regional council bodies; and the imperial government and governments of the nineteen countries.

    • Public Transport Security: An agency created in 2017 under the Emergency Communications Amendment Act 2017 as a response to increasing threats and the significance of multiple acts of terrorism happening abroad, e.g. LGBT Terrorists Murder National Hero. It is the final authority over the security of public transportation in the nineteen countries, operating in tandem with Continental Yohannes Customs and Border and Her Majesty's Secret Service.

      • Peace Officers Yohannes: A law enforcement agency within the Ministry of Continental Security tasked with ensuring confidence in Yohannesian civil aviation by positioning Customs and Border security officers to identify, intercept, and arrest suspected perpetrators of terrorism targeting the nineteen countries. Officers of the agency attempt to accomplish the agency's mission by blending in with other passengers on board aircraft, train, or other major shared passenger-transport service. The agency is also tasked with providing education and training in anti-criminal and anti-terrorism matters, e.g., criminal and terrorist behaviour identification, protecting members of the public mid-operation, and safe firearms and self defence skills.
    • Citizenship and Immigration Administration: An agency subordinated within the Ministry of Continental Security tasked with administering citizenship and immigration services, but not immigration law enforcement, which is within the jurisdiction of Continental Yohannes Customs and Border, Immigration Yohannes, and other inferior law enforcement agencies of the nineteen countries. CIA is tasked with handling administrative matters such as processing asylum and refugee applications; immigration related applications and documents; immigrant visa applications; legacy and naturalisation applications; and other such matters relating to citizenship, residency, and immigration services in the nineteen countries.

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Postby Yohannes » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:39 pm

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    Nineteen Countries Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Trade


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    Without the economy, the Commonwealth Navy would not exist. And without the Commonwealth Navy, the nation state would not exist. We must modernise our young nation, and join the ranks of the industrialised, civilised nation states of the international communities of regions; lest we be colonised and be subjugated, by the wills of the civilised -- An excerpt from the first parliamentary hansard.

    The Ministry of Domestic Economy, Export Industry, and International Trade; shortened Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Trade, is the most powerful of ministries within the Thirty Sixth Christian Democratic Executive Council; and historically of the Nineteen Countries Government, since the tabling of parliament's first act: the Foreign Mission Act 1787, which sent three hundred and fifty of the brightest academics and students of higher learning throughout the nineteen countries abroad; to study the art of foreign industrialisation and modernise the Yohannesian economy; and save the recently unified Yohannes from colonial subjugation and economic exploitation by superior occidental nation states abroad.

    MEIT was created by the provisions of the act; with jurisdiction over a broad policy area concerning matters of nation state economic growth, such as the formulation of industrial and trade policies; control of armaments and other strategic exports; and cooperation with other bodies of governance and ministries (e.g., Ministry of Employment and Labour Services and Ministry of Energy and Science) in joint-ministerial fields of responsibility (e.g., unemployment statistics, energy policies, and scientific or technological research and development).

    • Office of the Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade: The leading office within the Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Trade. The current Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade is The Honourable Emily Kirchweger, who is a member of the Christian Democratic Party - Democratic Faction. She is the second-highest-ranking official in the Executive Council and an Imperial Member of Parliament for the Bremstadt Electorate in the Merchant Republic of Landburg.

      • Office of the Deputy Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade: The office of the second-highest-ranking official in the ministry, appointed by the Chancellor with the advice of the Emperor and consent of the Electoral College. The current Deputy Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade is The Honourable Karina Sandberg, who is a member of the Green Party. She is an Imperial Member of Parliament for the Reykjarholl Electorate in the Royal Realm of Cleyra.
    • Office of Parliamentary and Intergovernmental Affairs: An office within the ministry tasked with promoting the policies of MEIT in parliament and the Electoral College amongst legislators at the imperial level; governments at the national level; and local government authorities and regional councils around the continent of Yohannes. OPIA supports the Minister, Deputy Minister, heads of agencies, and civil servants of the ministry in formulating policies and strategies with the goal of furthering the mission of the ministry.

    • Office of Public Relations: An office tasked with acting as public spokesperson for MEIT; increasing public awareness and promoting the policies of the ministry; and directing matters of media and public relations in relation to the Minister, Deputy minister, senior agency executives, and MEIT policies.

    • Office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of High Technology and Industrial Security: The office of the third-highest-ranking official in MEIT. The current Parliamentary Under-Secretary of High Technology and Industrial Security is The Honourable Paulus Spitzer, who is a member of the Christian Democratic Party - Democratic Faction; and an Imperial Member of Parliament for the Altenmarkt Electorate in the Kingdom of Alexandria. The office is tasked with ensuring the health of the economy; by maintaining the competitiveness of domestic industry; ensuring that domestic industry and manufacturing are not dominated by the military-industrial complex, as it tends to happen in other nation states, much to the detriment of the economy; and ensuring that a healthy ratio of high technology and manufacturing are kept within the economy. The office further ensures the cyber, economic, and empire-wide security of the nineteen countries by formulating policies and regulations in matters of sensitive product and technology export, within established convention and protocol of the World Assembly.

      • Office of Export Industry Credit: An office tasked with supporting industrial exporters and the internationalisation of exporters' goods and services through the provision of financial services, instruments of trade, and trade credit insurance programmes, through its affiliation with partner institutions of the Bank of Yohannes. In 1914, the scope of the office was expanded to include the provision of financial services for non-exporting industrial businesses affiliated with registered exporters. Participating businesses must meet the Nineteen Countries Economic Benefits criteria as applied by the Export Industry Credit Administration.

        • Export Industry Credit Administration: The agency tasked with ensuring registered businesses to the Office of Export Industry Credit met the Nineteen Countries Economic Benefits criteria. Registered businesses must ensure that the goods and services they provide are made solely in Yohannes, or in conjunction with other registered businesses in the nineteen countries; that the overseas branches of their export-oriented businesses or contracts employ Yohannesians alongside with, or to supervise, the local peoples abroad; that an acceptable level of Yohannesian high technology or intellectual property are involved in their overseas operations and transactions; and that an acceptable level of profit will be brought back to the nineteen countries.
      • Office of Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: An office tasked with coordinating the operations of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in the nineteen countries. It attempts to accomplish its mission by supporting their operations to further the strategic objective of nation state economic growth, e.g., the implementation of necessary administrative or structural changes and promoting their goods and services to private agencies and bodies of commerce and trade around the continent; subsidising their goods and services' advertisement and demonstration related operations, e.g., by allowing registered SMEs to participate, free of charge, in important and regular trade fairs; ensuring that SMEs meeting the Nineteen Countries Economic Benefits criteria are involved with the operations of strategic export entities of the nineteen countries, i.e., VMK Defence & Steel Works; and investigating their development, situations, and possible problems.

        • Institute of Handicrafts and Technology: Established in 1871 under the Handicraft and Medium Industry Promotion Act 1871, the imperial government institute is tasked with providing platform for the financing of research and development to promote SME distribution, handicraft, and manufacturing productivity; and conducting research and development in industrial and technical matters to promote SME handicraft and manufacturing operations around the continent.
      • Office of Vocational Training: An office tasked with administering and institutionalising the periodical modernisation and reorganisation of equipment and facilities of small and medium companies meeting the Nineteen Countries Economic Benefits criteria, e.g., the modernisation of industry training facilities, regular inspection of registered centres of technical competence and equipment technology, and the administration and regional placement of apprenticeship, cadetship, and internship participants.

        • Chambers of Industry and Commerce Yohannes: An association of more than one hundred chambers of commerce and industry in the continent of Yohannes. Member chambers of the association represent most of the businesses - and all Nineteen Countries Economic Benefits exporters - in the nineteen countries. It assists the Office of Vocational Training, on behalf of the collective interest of member businesses, as one of its three major providers of public fundraising; the other two being the Ministry of Education and the Imperial Parliament, through the Office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of High Technology and Industrial Security.

        • Skilled Workforce and Labour Corporation: Founded in 1918 under the Skilled Workforce Distribution Act 1918, the SWL is a state-owned enterprise responsible for administering universal apprenticeship, cadetship, and internship programmes; and connecting small and medium-sized companies with skilled workforce and labour on behalf of the Nineteen Countries Government.
      • Office of Export Regulations: An office tasked with administering programmes and formulating policies and regulations in matters of export control, mainly concerning goods, software and technology of strategic importance; and monitoring the operations of customs offices in tandem with Continental Yohannes Customs and Border. It attempts to further the foreign political interests and security need of the nineteen countries; within the framework of international law as set by the World Assembly.

      • Office of Import Control: An office tasked with protecting various sectors of the domestic industry from unfettered market access by foreign nation states. It grants import licences and surveillance documents for most goods and services of various trade and industry; and further dictate on their quantitative restriction or supervision, within the framework of World Assembly regulations.
    • Office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of the Association of Manufacturers and Suppliers: The office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of the Association of Manufacturers and Suppliers, who is tasked with preserving domestic market competition in accordance with the Market Competition Amendment Act 1964. The protection of competition within various sectors of the economy is an important tenet of a workable social market economy. It aims to accomplish its mission by such measures as controlling the excess tendency of major sector players, investigating major mergers, limiting or outright banning cartel practice, and regularly revising the standards of Standards Yohannes in matters of commercial contract and practice. The current Parliamentary Under-Secretary of the Association of Manufacturers and Suppliers is The Honourable Alexander Schauman, who is a member of the Christian Democratic Party - Democratic Faction; and an Elected Collegian for the Second Alseca-Lorinian District in the Merchant Republic of Alseca-Lorin.

      • Public Procurement Administration: A body tasked with legally protecting parties taking part in public contract competitions at the imperial level. In undertaking its mission, AOA is supported by the Commerce Court division within the Regional Court of the Justices of the Peace.

      • Association Overwatch Administration: A body tasked with administering cases of special public importance concerning abusive commercial practice by key sector players, cartel practice, and notable mergers. In undertaking its mission, AOA is supported by the Commerce Court division within the Regional Court of the Justices of the Peace.

      • Office of General Advice: A body tasked with advising other agencies of the Office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of the Association of Manufacturers and Suppliers with issues regarding competition regulations, laws at the imperial and national levels, and economic policies of the ministry. It is also tasked with ensuring the full coordination of actions undertaken within the Office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary with other bodies of the Nineteen Countries Government and agencies of commerce and trade of the World Assembly.

      • Office of Judicial Affairs: An independent agency within the Office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary which is responsible for advising the Parliamentary Under-Secretary, heads of agencies and bodies of the entire Under-Secretary Office, and the Association Overwatch Administration on matters of the judicature in relation to the Three Executive.

      • Office of Administration: A body tasked with overseeing the general administration of the entire Office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of the Association of Manufacturers and Suppliers.
    • Office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Post, Railway, and Telecommunications: The office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Post, Railway, and Telecommunications, who is tasked with overseeing and regulating the postal, railway, and telecommunications markets of the nineteen countries. Its primary aim is to ensure the compliance of manufacturers, suppliers, and key industry players with the standards set by the Acts of Parliament and Standards Yohannes in matters of post, railway, and telecommunications network development; market operation; and transparency and best practices. The current Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Post, Railway, and Telecommunications is The Honourable Gene Neumeister, who is a member of the Christian Democratic Party - Democratic Faction; and an Imperial Member of Parliament for the Breiðdalsnagil Electorate in the Grand Duchy of Donata.

      • Postal Market Administration: An imperial agency with key responsibilities in relation to the postal market, e.g., advising members of the public on relevant changes and issues pertaining to the postal market, developing and implementing technical standards of postal regulations and services, issuing postal licenses, and monitoring the development and situations of the postal market.

      • Rail Market Administration: The agency tasked with maintaining the good health of the rail market in the nineteen countries, e.g., examining rail facilities, network, and services; revising and reviewing important statistics relating to services and the standard of infrastructure for the public; and supervising structural changes undertaken by private key players in the market.

      • Telecommunications Market Administration: An imperial agency with key responsibilities in relation to the telecommunications market, e.g., advising members of the public on relevant changes and issues pertaining to the telecommunications market, developing and implementing technical standards of telecommunications regulations and services, ensuring efficiency of broadcasting network and unfettered access to frequency, and expanding availability of telecommunications services for public bodies and important private entities.

      • Post, Railway, and Telecommunications Advisory Board: Founded in 1971 under the Public Network Expansion Amendment Act 1971 as a nineteen member board of the Executive Council, one from each country; tasked with advising the Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Trade on imperial strategic priorities and policies in relation to postal, rail, and telecommunications expansion, maintenance, and research and technological development.
    • Office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Chemistry, Material Development, and Technology: The office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Chemistry, Material Development, and Technology, who is tasked with coordinating evaluation, discussion, and research in chemistry, material development, and technology; with the main aim of advancing the cause of knowledge accumulation in chemical testing, key technological research and development, and material engineering. The current Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Chemistry, Material Development, and Technology is The Honourable Haike Koopman, who is a member of the Christian Democratic Party - Democratic Faction; and an Imperial Member of Parliament for the Eekstraten Electorate in the Duchy of Blomgren.

      • Renewable Energy Development Corporation: A state-owned enterprise formed in 1985 tasked with providing credit and finance, and instruments of trade for the expansion and maintenance of energy supply network and excess storage facilities. RED emphasises the financing of green energy research and development, e.g., capacity expansion and cost reduction of Standards Yohannes safety-compliance wind turbine facilities through methods such as thermography; viability of electricity storage through natural gas; and the development of safe alternative energy distribution system.

      • Radioactive Waste Disposal and Management: An agency tasked with researching and developing matters relating to the analysis of nuclear substances and the safe disposal of radioactive waste from industry, medicine, and nuclear facilities.

      • Structural Standards Yohannes: A foundation administering more than fifty standards of commerce and trade; annually revised, updated, and compiled by MEIT to streamline structural safety analysis and process in the continent of Yohannes, for members of the public to observe and study free of charge. These standards encompass such fields as the assessment, acceptable development, and investigation of bridges, industrial facilities, skyscrapers, and transportation structures.

      • Industrial Health and Safety Administration: An agency tasked with assessing and evaluating different scenarios of man made and natural disasters in relation industrial infrastructure and structures, e.g., chemical leaks, explosions, fires, or other contingencies affecting the safety of industrial facilities.

      • Centre of Public Security Research: A multilateral educational and research organisation of the governments of the nineteen countries, at the national level, tasked with developing and solving technical problems for the maintenance of public security and the mitigation of contingency risks.

      • Imperial School of Environmental and Material Science: A research institute and scholarship school that offers Environmental and Material Development programmes, subordinated to MEIT, and jointly administered with the University of Yohannes. The school concentrates on the behaviour of modern and future materials and products, composite material engineering, material characterisation, resource conservation and recovery, substance degradation and growth, and sustainable economic growth.

      • Material Engineering and Science Alliance: Established in 1970 under the Material Engineering and Science Amendment Act 1970, and partly funded by the eight leading research universities in the continent of Yohannes, the Alliance is a cooperative of more than one hundred leading members of the nineteen countries' environmental and structural academic and engineering communities; committed with providing accurate chemical, environmental, and material academic references, analysis and information; and other such development materials in matters of material and structural development and technology, and sustainable environmental and resource management.

      • Office of Chemical and Structural Analysis: An office subordinated to the Office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Chemistry, Material Development, and Technology; tasked with exploring and determining controversial political and social issues in relation to the research, development, and application of new technologies, e.g., nanotechnology Applications.
    • Office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Geoscience and Natural Resources: The office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Geoscience and Natural Resources, responsible for advising, and working together with public and private entities to ensure the responsible and sustainable extraction and processing of natural resources in the nineteen countries. The current Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Geoscience and Natural Resources is The Honourable Kayla Fletcher, who is a member of the Green Party; and an Imperial Member of Parliament for the Weston Electorate in the Kingdom of Burmecia.

      • Office of Energy Resources: A subordinate body tasked with studying the latest international developments in the exploration, extraction, processing, and distribution of coal, crude oil, and natural gas; developing exploration schemes and efficient industrial processing of resources; and reviewing the ecological, economic, and social impact of energy extraction and production in the nineteen countries.

      • Office of Mineral Resources: A subordinate body tasked with studying the latest information on international metal and mineral market and production; formulating policies on expanding current metal and mineral production for the purpose of industrial consumption; and reviewing the ecological, economic, and social impact of mineral extraction and production in the nineteen countries.

      • Office of Groundwater Management: A subordinate body tasked with researching the latest developments and schemes to further improve groundwater management, for both preservation and production at the same time; and overseeing the compliance of public and private entities to existing groundwater management standards, in accordance with the Resource Management Amendment Act 1987.

      • Soil Development Foundation: A nonprofit body established under the Resource Management Amendment Act 1987 to help fund and formulate innovative solutions to empire-wide soil development problems through effective partnerships with members of the Yohannesian geotechnical engineering communities; subsidised by both the Nineteen Countries Government and the geotechnical engineering communities to ensure the sustainable use of soil in the nineteen countries.

        • Underground Geotechnical Research Institute: An institute subordinated to MEIT tasked with advising the imperial government and key players within the industry in major geotechnical issues, and matters relating to the development and use of subsurface soil in the nineteen countries, e.g., through geothermal energy design and data analytics.
      • Geohazard Analytics Council: A deliberative body comprising national government accredited individuals from various government departments and national organisations of each of the nineteen countries, tasked with monitoring seismic activities and the historical pattern of earthquakes and other natural disasters in the nineteen countries. It is also responsible for fully supporting and partnering with various Local Government Authorities to ensure their compliance with the latest emergency and contingency response standards as set by Standards Yohannes.
    • Office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Patent and Trade Mark: The office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Patent and Trade Mark, who is tasked with granting Yohannesian patents, registering trade marks; and acting as the central authority in the field of industrial property protection in the nineteen countries; within the framework of World Assembly regulations, i.e., General Assembly Resolution #394. The current Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Patent and Trade Mark is The Honourable Unke Bos, who is a member of the Christian Democratic Party - Democratic Faction; and an Imperial Member of Parliament for the Vienazi Electorate in the Regency of Lindblum.

      • Patent Trial and Appeal Authority: An authoritative body of deliberative standing, founded upon statute, tasked with deciding issues of patent eligibility, appeals, claims, and disputes; and who meet regularly to look at the performance and strategic progress of government policies, at the imperial level, and research materials, in matters of patentability and its issues.

      • Trade Mark Application and Registration Council: A deliberative assembly of fifty-seven provisional or retired regional court judges, founded upon statute, tasked with deciding matters of trade mark design, e.g., application notice, registration procedures, and disputed claims or filed oppositions.

      • Patentability and Trade Mark Archive: A subordinate body tasked with informing members of the public on matters of industrial property protection and trade mark rights. As part of a decentralised network of public chronicles and written accounts under Archive Yohannes, the PTMA has within its registry the entire industrial, science, and technology publications; patents and trade mark documents of the nineteen countries.
    • Office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Economic, Industrial, and Trade Management and Administration: The office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Economic, Industrial, and Trade Management and Administration, who is tasked with administering and coordinating various support programmes for the many agencies making up MEIT. It is also tasked with administering and running the Headquarters Building and assets of the ministry in the continent of Yohannes and abroad. The current Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Economic, Industrial, and Trade Management and Administration is The Honourable Fabian Steuermann, who is a member of the Christian Democratic Party - Democratic Faction; and an Imperial Member of Parliament for the Porrenstein Electorate in the Kingdom of Alexandria.

      • Office of the Chief Information Security Officer: An office tasked with administering, and providing security for, the information technology assets of the ministry.

      • Office of the Chief Financial Officer: An office tasked with advising the Minister of Economy, Industry, and Trade and other senior officials of the ministry on matters of accounting, financial management, human resource management, and the management of systems.

        • MEIT Finance Headquarters: An agency tasked with providing financial and administrative services and human resources for MEIT.
      • Office of the Chief Technology Officer: An office tasked with serving the agencies of the ministry with technology acquisition advice and coordination; management of assets; and procurement and technology policy. It further oversees the formulation of policies in matters of energy conservation, logistics, recycling, supply, and transportation.

      • Office of the Chief Operating Officer: An office tasked with maintenance, management, and security of the ministry Headquarters Building.

      • Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer: An agency tasked with ensuring the smooth recruitment and retention of a diverse, highly-skilled workforce for MEIT; with the goal of promoting a competency-based and results-oriented work performance culture in the ministry.
    • Office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Economic Affairs: The office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Economic Affairs, who is tasked with providing economic analysis; compiling information on high priority budget, employment, and risk management schemes; distributing nation state economic indicators at the imperial level; and producing official briefings and reports on economic events, pattern, and policy issues. The current Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Economic Affairs is The Honourable Fedderik Reitsma, who is a member of the Christian Democratic Party - Democratic Faction; and an Imperial Member of Parliament for the Kanna Electorate in the Regency of Lindblum.

      • Office of the Chief Economist:

      • Economic and Demographics Statistics Yohannes:

      • Office of Economic Analysis and Forecast:
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    • Office of the Minister of Education: The leading office within the Ministry of Education. The current Minister of Education is The Right Honourable Lady Aliena of Shiring, the Nineteenth Earl of Stenmark, who is a member of the Christian Democratic Party - Christian Faction. She is an Elected Collegian for the First Alexandrian District in the Kingdom of Alexandria.

      • Office of the Deputy Minister of Education: The office of the second-highest-ranking official in the Ministry of Education, appointed by the Chancellor with the advice of the Emperor and consent of the Electoral College. The current Deputy Minister of Education is The Honourable Edward Dawson, who is a member of the Christian Democratic Party - Democratic Faction. He is an Imperial Member of Parliament for the Groriden Electorate in the Kingdom of Burmecia.
    • Education and Learning Administration: Formed under the Education and Learning Amendment Act 1997, ELA is responsible for conducting and disseminating scientific research and evidence in matters of education and learning for members of the public, academics, politicians, and authorities and providers of education in the nineteen countries.

      • Education Statistics Yohannes: One part of a decentralised network under Statistics Yohannes tasked with analysing, collecting, disseminating, and standardising statistics on education in relation to the state of state and state-integrated schooling in the nineteen countries. It is also tasked with analysing and comparing the public education system in the continent of Yohannes with the public education systems of foreign nation states recorded in the World Assembly Central Library Complex, in accordance with the General Assembly Resolution #397.

      • Imperial Certificate of Educational Achiement: The official multiple-subjects assessment for students in the nineteen countries. It is administered by the Imperial Certificate Governing Board; an independent and non-partisan deliberative assembly whose fifty-seven members are appointed by the Nineteen Countries Minister of Education, heads of government of the nineteen countries, legislators at the national level, and representatives of all the State and State-Integrated Boards of Trustees in the continent of Yohannes.

      • Online Learning Resources Centre: A centralised online digital library created in 1988 for the purpose of education and research. Its twenty-four hours a day availability allows members of the public to access over ten million easy-to-search internet-based academic papers, articles, journals, and reference information; including those international contents, regularly revised and updated, in accordance with the General Assembly Resolution #397.
    • Von Einstein und Zu Landberg Innovation: A deliberative assembly of over ten thousand academic advisers, designers, engineers, entrepreneurs, school administrators, scientists, and technologists; founded upon statute, tasked with overseeing ministerial involvement in matters of innovation grants and research and development policy.

    • Office of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Lifelong and Vocational Education: The office of the third-highest-ranking official in the Ministry of Education. The current Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Lifelong and Vocational Education is The Honourable Ferdinand Goethe, who is a member of the Christian Democratic Party - Democratic Faction; and an Imperial Member of Parliament for the Hallzing Electorate in the Merchant Republic of Landburg. The office is tasked with examining and ensuring the acceptable standard of education and training; educational support; and universal facilitation compliance of all institutions of learning in the nineteen countries with the provisions of the State and State Integrated Support Act 1973 and Lifelong Education Amendment Act 1991.

      • Universal Education Authority: The body tasked with ensuring the universal applicability of educational access, lifelong learning, and non-tertiary research opportunities in the nineteen countries. UEA is responsible for overseeing the standardisation of all the state and state-integrated education systems of the nineteen countries in the continent of Yohannes, in accordance with the State and State Integrated Support Act 1973. It is also tasked with ensuring that the benchmarking of academic standard at the national level to international and World Assembly standards are present in each of the nineteen countries. UEA is also tasked with coordinating the annual national education policies and reports of the the respective Departments of Education of the nineteen countries.

        • Education Counts: The body subordinated to UEA tasked with overseeing the state of early and general education in the nineteen countries, i.e., early childhood, primary, intermediate, and secondary schools. It is also responsible for ensuring that equal opportunities are available for young students in all school deciles.

        • Vocational Education Authority: The body tasked with overseeing the formulation and implemention of policies and programmes in relation to adult learning and technical education, e.g., applied sciences, returning students' career support, technologist scholarships, and skilled trades workshop.

        • Tertiary Education Commission: The body tasked with representing the Nineteen Countries Government in coordinating programmes and policies together with the tertiary education sector in matters of educational quality, enrollment growth, innovation, and tertiary funding and structural reform.

      • Department of Science and Innovation: A department formed under the Material Engineering and Science Amendment Act 1970, tasked with expanding and furthering the Yohannesian science and innovation system through such measures as developing the pre-tertiary Yohannesian science ranking; promoting the apparent benefits of joint-science programmes with the leading key industry players in the continent of Yohannes, i.e., the various companies and subsidiaries of the Bank of Yohannes and Alleswerken AG; supporting the various research infrastructure growth schemes of the nineteen countries' Departments of Education; and ensuring the adequate funding of the eight leading research universities in the continent of Yohannes, i.e., the University of Yohannes, Guildford University, the Regent's Institute of Technology, Royal Alexandria College of Medicine, the University of Treno, Cleyra University, King's College Burmecia, and Halsten University.

      • Ehrenbaum Science Trust: A nation state investment trust founded in 1901 under the original Material Engineering and Science Act, which received funding from the imperial government, governments at the national level, local government and regional authorities, and the various companies and subsidiaries of the Bank of Yohannes and VMK Defence & Steel Works. It was originally envisioned as a statutory entity aimed at fostering the development of knowledge intensive industries and science growth. In 2013, the scope of the trust was expanded with the initiative of The Honourable Erica Hanna Ehrenbaum, the Sixty Fourth Judge of the Intermediary Appeal Court; to include the distribution of competitive grants for noteworthy university research projects in the fields of science, sustainability, and technology. Since its creation in 1901, the trust has solely been a cash reserve; invested in low-risk, short-term securities or instruments affiliated with partner institutions the Bank of Yohannes.
    • ME Police: An agency of the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, subordinated to the Imperial Police, tasked with providing security services and protecting the assets of the Ministry of Education and members of its agencies.

    • Office of International Affairs: A body within the Ministry of Education tasked with overseeing the general administration of matters of foreign affairs in relation to the ministry.

    • Office of Emergency Management: An agency within the Ministry of Education that holds responsibility of comprehensively planning for, responding to, and recovering from all manner of man-made and natural disasters.

    • Office of Security: An office tasked with administering and providing military and security support for the various agencies of the Ministry of Education, including government transportation, emergency medical services, food service, hospitality services, medical support, and private and public security operations.


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7.5. The Public Sector: Oganisations of the Executive Council


In the nineteen countries, the commonly heard expression ‘the public sector’ encompasses organisations of the Executive Council; where it may influence matters affecting its financial interests or policy reach. In Yohannes the continent, the public sector encompasses all Executive Council organisations, state-owned enterprises, local or regional authority subsidised body corporates, and quangos (quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisations).

Executive Council organisations are those agencies and departments partially or wholly funded by registered businesses, taxpayers, and ratepayers. They are used by Ministers of the Realm to exercise the powers and rights of the Executive Council on behalf of each of the nineteen national governments in the continent. The leading officer or head of an organisation is its Chief Executive Officer, who is not a private employee, despite the title’s name, and is responsible before the nation state and its people. A Chief Executive Officer of an Executive Council organisation must make certain that the principles of accountability (before the people), efficiency (for the people), and economical management (for the Executive Council) are ever-present in her or his organisation-of-responsibility. The powers and duties of an Executive Council organisation can be found in the piece of legislation enacted into reality to bring that organisation into reality, i.e., Passive Component Corporation Amendment Bill 2017.
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7.5.1. Background and Recent Changes


In the nineteen countries, historically organisations of the Executive Council have been non-partisan and permanent, i.e., not temporary or affected easily by Executive Council changes. Organisations of the Executive Council are there by virtue of their tasks to follow instructions and bring into reality the many policies of the Executive Council of the day, i.e., at present the Thirty-sixth Christian Democratic Executive Council. Any government change does not necessarily mean that there will be a wholesale dismissal of public servants, though a change of government will almost always result in the dismissal of the head of the organisation. When the Christian Democratic Executive Council took office in 2014, they dismissed many heads of organisations who disagree with the foreign policy changes and decision of the newly elected Executive Council to remove the nineteen countries completely from international incidents and foreign power politics.

In spite of the occasional conflicts between heads of organisations and newly elected Ministers of the Realm, however, most heads of organisations know that they are accountable before the Yohannesian people to uphold the sanctity of public service neutrality; that is, to ensure that their organisations will follow the policies of the Executive Council. And cooperation by a Chief Executive Officer is a very important thing, because Ministers of the Realm have little say in matters involving organisation employment and recruitment; that is, without a cooperative or united body there will be rancour and lack of motivation by public servants, resulting in lower productivity.

In 2014, the Thirty-sixth Christian Democratic Executive Council implemented a number of changes to further cushion the public sector from the blows caused by changes of Executive Council. One example is how a Chief Executive Officer position is no longer deemed as a permanent position. It has instead become that of a temporary, appointment by contract position. The Chief Executive Officer must also now inform the Chancellor of the Nineteen Countries every time there are significant organisational changes, e.g., a lot of public servants being dismissed, changes in budget, or body corporate funding agreements, amongst others.

The 2018 Election for the Office of Emperor and the Office of Chancellor will show whether most Yohannesians agree with those recent changes or not.
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7.5.2. Remuneration and Standard of Pay


Until the tabling of the Civil Servant Act 1871, remuneration and standard of employment in many Executive Council agencies and departments were decided almost entirely by their respective Ministers of the Realm. Different categories of jobs and civil servant performance annual grading were instituted by the year 1914, with categories of employment being divided into five: Leadership, which is made up of the heads of organisations and the higher up civil servants; Professional, which is made up of those qualified to be contracted by annual salaries plus ‘professional’ allowances; Administrative, which is made up of clerical workers and office assistants; Imperial, which is made up of anyone who are not of the previous three categories; and ‘Third Party’, which is made up of temporary contractors and sub-contractors.

In 1918, permanent heads of organisations and higher up leadership civil servants were finally subjected to direct control by the government at the imperial level; with their remuneration packages and employment condition being decided entirely by the imperial parliament. The salaries and employment condition of civil servants falling under the Professional, Administrative, and Imperial, however, were put under the control of the Commission of Imperial Services of the Imperial Services Act 1921. For much of the early twentieth century, remuneration and pay conditions of civil servants were lower than the citizen sector, until they were raised in 1939 following a parliamentary inquiry into public organisation productivity in 1936. After much unrest, peaking in 1941, the then Fourth Social Democratic Executive Council under Chancellor Anton von Hindenburg finally acquiesced in adopting the principle of public-private equality; from hereinafter, pay and employment standard of civil servants were regularly compared with the citizen sector. And finally, in 1945, another milestone was achieved: the acceptance of the Fourth Social Democratic Government to equal pay for women in the public sector.

In 1957, the Commission of Imperial Services released its Higher Payment for Productivity report, which led to the creation of the Office of Administration; one of its main areas of responsibility today being advising the Chancellor of the day on matters of civil servants remuneration and payment. At present, remuneration and standard of pay of civil servants are not set by their respective ministries, e.g., remuneration and pay packages of civil servants of agencies and departments of Health Yohannes are not decided by the Ministry of Health and Human Services; although ministerial assents to remuneration and pay changes are still needed to prevent conflict between the Minister and the agencies and departments of her or his Parliamentary Undersecretaries.
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7.6. The Yohannesian Model: Nation State Body Corporates

Postby Yohannes » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:44 am

7.6. The Yohannesian Model: Nation State Body Corporates and Enterprises


If one does read ministerial websites of the nineteen countries, they will sometimes see the following terms: nation state body corporates, authority companies, and state owned enterprises. The nineteen countries in the continent of Yohannes has developed its own brand of social market economy, with a form of nation state public-citizen economic partnership called by Yohannesian lawyers and Unity Law constitutionalists as the Yohannesian Model; not to be confused with the Nordic Model. Successive Executive Councils in the past have been involved in many commercial enterprises that in many typical foreign western (read: English speaking) or the usual ‘mixed market’ economy nation states would have been undertaken by the private sector. This is because during the historical tabling of the Foreign Mission Act 1787, there were very few ‘westernised’ (the nineteen countries was then considered as ‘uncivilised’ and ‘non-industrialised’) private companies able to provide an acceptable level and range of capital options and financial services, whilst the very few westernised private companies at that time did not have enough capital to develop (and thus modernise, or westernise) public utilities (e.g., industrial infrastructure and residential water supply). The very few westernised private companies at that time also were afraid of risking their precious capital on important nation state development projects.

One of the oldest Executive Council body corporates was a confederation of the Royal Alexandria Bank, Lindblum National Bank, and the Burmecia State Bank. In 1871, the Second Amendment reformed this loose alliance into the Imperial Bank (with the present-day Bank of Yohannes being one of the five children-banks to eventually assume independence from the Executive Council). In other sectors of the economy, one example was the Imperial Railway Corporation, brought into reality with the enactment of the Imperial Railway Body Corporate Act 1829; aided by various local government authorities and regional councils in building and expanding railways all around the continent of Yohannes. Whilst the Imperial Bank and the Imperial Railway Corporation were legislated into reality for economic and nation state survival reason (i.e., to modernise the economy to avoid being colonised and be subjugated by the civilised nation states of the international community), some other nation state body corporates, authority companies, and state owned enterprises were legislated into reality for entirely ideological reason. In 1941, the then Fourth Social Democratic Executive Council under Chancellor Anton von Hindenburg believed that government at the imperial level (the Executive Council) and governments at the national level (the nineteen governments) should dominate some financial services and important activities such as broadcasting and civil aviation, quote, in the name of public interest, unquote.

As the years progressed since then, however, successive Executive Councils, regardless of ideological leaning, learnt things the hard way: it was hard to sustainably relinquish such control once consolidated. And it was becoming untenable to do so, resulting in the very gradual dismantling of Executive Council involvements in the economy from 1960 to 1980. Another thing to take into account was that the Executive Council was sometimes forced to intervene. In 1931 Halstenmetall almost collapsed; and with it being one of the six largest industrial exporters in VMK AG back then, the Executive Council was forced to intervene to become Halstenmetall’s major shareholder.
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