South-West Astrasian Economic Alliance (SWAEA)

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South-West Astrasian Economic Alliance
Alternate Name(s):
SWAEA
Intergovernmental Organization with Headquarters in Some Country
General Information
Year Founded 1996
Number of Members 18
Executives
Secretary General Ariën van Tuijl
Flag of Forrintië.png Forrintië


The South-West Astrasian Economic Alliance - SWAEA (Řotsnan: Astarazu Erevēda-Bernā Sanur Sorāsuda - AEBSS, High Astrasian: Zuidwest Astrasische Economische Alliantie - ZWAEA) is an international organization that promotes economic, political and diplomatic cooperation originally between countries in the South-Western part of the Archantan subcontinent of Astrasia. However, countries from other parts of Astrasia are also invited to participate.

History

A first attempt between countries in the region to establish a similar organization was the South-West-Astrasian Customs Union, which was discussed in the late '60s and early '70s before being abandoned in 1974. New talks from a different point of view were however initiated by the governments of Neo Delta and Řots in the early '90s. SWAEA was subsequently founded in 1996.

SWAEA Members by the end of 2017

Purpose

The original goal back in 1996 was to promote economic cooperation between the member states by means of lifting trade restrictions. Its purpose later opened up, including topics such as the promotion of free trade and the fluid movement of goods, people, and currency, integrating the countries in Astrasia. The alliance also enphasizes in the commitment by the member states to make the necessary adjustments to their laws in pertinent areas to allow for the strengthening of the integration processes.

Structure

SWAEA is governed by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government and serviced by the SWAEA Secretariat. Other organisations and institutions include the SWAEA Surveillance Authority, the SWAEA Court, and the SWAEA Statistical Office.

Member states

Member Status (* indicates founding member) Joined Capital Population Total area (km²) Largest City Official Languages Government type
Amsel Flag.png Amsel full member 2006 803,450
Deodecaflag.png Deodeca full member 2002 8,059,398
ElhádhonFlah.png Elhádhon full member 1997 Künsmen 166,205 166.28 Künsmen Elhádhad Republic
Flag of Estelia.png Esteli full member 2017 Santos de Escocia 3,730,000 Santos de Escocia Republic
Flag of Forrintië.png Forrintië full member* 1996 Viaden 93,012,496 449,514.95 Viaden High Forrintian Monarchy
South Ismikk Flag.png Ismikk full member 2006 1,550,000 95,355.73
Karvaland flag.png Karvaland full member 2017 Duncaster 16,003,139 TBD Port Earnest Ingerish Monarchy
KovatanyFlag.svg Kovatany full member 2013 Renivohitra 100,131 1224.57 Renivohitra Kovateny Monarchy
Flag Lezerne.png Lezerne full member 2001 Eburen 1,298,739 3,604.88 Eburen High Forrintian Republic
Flag-of-Delta.PNG Neo Delta full member* 1996 Malojdeh 8,760,312 50,646.14 Malojdeh Ingerish Republic
Randalia Flag.png Randalia full member* 1996 Arborvell 18,682,503 635,844.00 Roscovina Ingerish Republic
Flagrots.png Řots full member* 1996 Nekkar 9,760,312 160,924.15 Nekkar Řotsnan Monarchy
SAF flag.svg South Astrasian Federation full member 2016 Astrasiápolis 71,000,000 TBD Astrasiápolis Florescentian Monarchy
TriaquiaFlag.png Triaquia full member 2016 Belmont TBD 129,103.05 Belmont Franquese Republic
Unesia full member 2017 TBD
VegaFlag.PNG Vega full member 2004 24,631,002 142,862.43
Wapashian Flag.png Wapashia full member* 1996 Tarkanaara 515,490 32,834 Peshpoto Wapashian, Ingerish Republic
Yuris Flag.jpg Yuris full member 2004 Ordyo City TBD 269,172 Ordyo City Yurish Republic
Flag of Demirhan Empire.png Demirhanlı Devleti becoming full member 2018 Tarsinar TBD 72,639 Ardeşehir Alkanlar Monarchy
FLAGJISL.png Jørpenilands associated member 1996 TBD

* indicates founding member

The Assembly

The most important institution is the Assembly of Heads of State and Government (Assembly for short), which meets every six months to discuss ongoing issues and takes decisions on proposed regulations.

The Secretariat

The daily affairs are taken care of by the SWAEA Secretariat, which is headed by the Secretary General, an official who is nominated by one of the member states (in alphabetical order of their short names in Ingerish1) for one two year term, starting every July. The choice of Secretary General has to be approved by the Assembly.

List of Secretaries General of SWAEA

# name term country remarks
1 Pieter van Bruynesse 1996 - 1998 Flag of Forrintië.png Forrintië
2 1998 - 2000 Flag-of-Delta.PNG Neo Delta
3 2000 - 2002 Randalia Flag.png Randalia
4 Ītuts Ālim Řugere 2002 - 2004 Flagrots.png Řots
5 2004 - 2006 VegaFlag.PNG Vega
6 2006 - 2008 Wapashian Flag.png Wapashia
7 2008 - 2010 Yuris Flag.jpg Yuris
8 2010 - 2012 Amsel Flag.png Amsel
9 2012 - 2014 Deodecaflag.png Deodeca
10 2014 - 2016 ElhádhonFlah.png Elhádhon
11 Ariën van Tuijl 2016 - 2018 Flag of Forrintië.png Forrintië
12 2018 - 2020 South Ismikk Flag.png Ismikk
13 2020 - 2022 Karvaland flag.png Karvaland
14 2022 - 2024 KovatanyFlag.svg Kovatany
15 Natalie Verik-van Ophamert 2024 - 2026 Flag Lezerne.png Lezerne

1Member states joining retroactively should be avoided if this would logically render this list incorrect until present day. Changes after present day are of course allowed if new member states join whose names can be inserted alphabetically before the countries that are already listed.

Treaties and Agreements

Founding treaty

Agreement on the Astrasian Economic Region

The Agreement on the Astrasian Economic Region provides free movement of persons, goods, capital, and services. The compliance of the member states with this agreement is monitored by the SWAEA Surveillance Authority.

Institutions

SWAEA Surveillance Authority

SWAEA Court

SWAEA Statistical Office

SWAEA Human Rights Office

To become a member of the SWAEA a country must meet the criteria defined at the first of the first SWAEA meeting in Forrintië in 1996. These require a that all member states respect human rights and civil liberties, even if a country does not have a fully democratic government. The SWAEA Human Rights Office is respondible for the evaluation of a country's fulfilment of the criteria.

Name discussion

Originally intended as an organisation for countries in the South-Western part of Astrasia, the countries that joined SWAEA since 1996 can be found all over the subcontinent, which has triggered proposals to change the name more than once. The discussion is however ongoing.

See also

Members of the South-West Astrasian Economic Alliance (SWAEA)
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Full members: Amsel Flag.png Amsel · Deodecaflag.png Deodeca · ElhádhonFlah.png Elhádhon · Flag of Estelia.png Esteli · Flag of Forrintië.png Forrintië · South Ismikk Flag.png Ismikk · Karvaland flag.png Karvaland · KovatanyFlag.svg Kovatany · Flag Lezerne.png Lezerne
· Flag-of-Delta.PNG Neo Delta · Randalia Flag.png Randalia · Flagrots.png Řots · SAF flag.svg South Astrasian Federation · TriaquiaFlag.png Triaquia · Template:Unesia · VegaFlag.PNG Vega · Wapashian Flag.png Wapashia · Yuris Flag.jpg Yuris
Associate member: FLAGJISL.png Jørpenilands

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