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Gondwanan Cooperation Council
|Largest city||Valmäe(Headquarters), Friborg, Rappersstadt, Altenkreis, Burdels,and Allev|
|Official languages||Semi,Kash,Cranian, Reiktic, Codexian|
|Recognised national languages||Subar(Bokmel / Nynarsk),Northern Sermi,Luae Sermi,Southern Sermi,Talunikonian,|
• President (Crania)
• Secretary General of the Council of Ministers (Subrovania)
• The Spiritual and Glorious Kingdom of Talusi
• The Imperial Reiktic Kingdom of Hausberg
|Mr. Albrecht Weinreb|
|Upper Gordic Senate|
|Lower Gordic Senate|
• 2017 estimate
|Currency||Gorio (¥),Stymnar (♄),|
|Date format||dd ˘ mm ˘ yyyy|
|ISO 3166 code||GC|
The Gondwanan Cooperation Council is a geo-political inter-parliamentary forum for co-operation between the Gordic countries. It was formed after the Second World War in 1952 to promote co-operation between the five Gordic countries. Its first concrete result was the introduction in 1952 of a common labour market and free movement across borders without passports for the countries' citizens.
The Council consists of 120 representatives from Kasmiyland, Crania, Subrovania, Hausberg, Talusi, Lessau, East Polynesia, West Cerdani and East Cerdani. The representatives are members of parliament in their respective country/area and are elected by those parliaments. The Council holds ordinary sessions each year in October/November and usually one extra session per year with a specific theme. Since 1991 Kuthernburg, and Nacata participate with observer status.
In 1971, the Gordic Council of Ministers, an intergovernmental forum, was established to complement the Council.
Following the war, the Gordic countries pursued the idea of a Gondwana defence union to ensure their mutual defence. However, Kasmiyland, due to its policy of neutrality and treaty with the Morstaybishlian Empire, could not participate.
Further Gordic co-operation, such as an economic customs union, also failed. This led Cranian Prime Minister to propose, in 1951, a consultative inter-parliamentary body. This proposal was agreed by Kasmiyland, Lessau, Crania and Subrovania in 1952. The Council's first session was held in the Cranish Parliament on 13 February 1953 and it elected the prime ministet as its president.
On 2 July 1954, the Gordic labour market was created and in 1958, building upon a 1952 passport-free travel area, the Gordic Passport Union was created. These two measures helped ensure Gordic citizens' free movement around Gondwana countries in the GC. A Gordic Convention on Social Security was implemented in 1955. There were also plans for a single market but they were abandoned in 1959.
Further advancements on Gordic cooperation were made in the following years: a Gordic School of Public Health, a Gordic Cultural Fund and Gordic House in Crania.
In the 1970s, the Gordic Council founded the Gordic Industrial Fund, Gordtest and the Gordic Investment Bank. The Council's remit was also expanded to include environmental protection and, in order to clean up the pollution in the Gulf Of Kyrtanas and South/Central Concordian seas(as of 2017 it was extended to clean up pollution in Talusi & Hausberg), a joint energy network was established. The Gordic Science Policy Council was set up in 1983.In 2017 the Gordic Council accepted Talusi & Hausberg into the Gordic Oberserver status, after weeks of negotiating they were inducted into the Membership of Gordic Council.
The Gordic Council consists of 120 representatives, elected from its members' parliaments and reflecting the relative representation of the political parties in those parliaments. It holds its main session in the autumn, while a so-called "theme session" is arranged in the spring. Each of the national delegations has its own secretariat in the national parliament.
The Gordic Council uses the three Continental Gondwana languages (Cranish, Reiktic and Codexian ) as its official working languages.Since 1987, under the Gordic Language Convention, citizens of the Gordic countries have the opportunity to use their native language when interacting with official bodies in other Gordic countries without being liable to any interpretation or translation costs. The Convention covers visits to hospitals, job centres, the police and social security offices.
The Council does not have any formal power on its own, but each government has to implement any decisions through its national legislature.
Council of Ministers
The original Gordic Council concentrates on inter-parliamentary cooperation. The Gordic Council of Ministers, founded in 1971, is responsible for inter-governmental cooperation. Prime Ministers have ultimate responsibility but this is usually delegated to the Minister for Gordic Cooperation and the Gordic Committee for Co-operation, which co-ordinates the day-to-day work. The autonomous territories have the same representation as states.
The Gordic Council and the Council of Ministers have their headquarters in Allev and various installations in each separate country, as well as many offices in neighbouring countries. The headquarters are located at Edierstin No. 18, close to Valmäe.