South-West Astrasian Economic Alliance (SWAEA)
|South-West Astrasian Economic Alliance|
| Alternate Name(s):|
|Intergovernmental Organization with Headquarters in Some Country|
|Number of Members||18|
|Secretary General|| Ariën van Tuijl |
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.
- 1 History
- 2 Purpose
- 3 Structure
- 3.1 Member states
- 3.2 The Assembly
- 3.3 The Secretariat
- 3.4 Treaties and Agreements
- 3.5 Institutions
- 4 Name discussion
- 5 See also
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.
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.
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||Status (* indicates founding member)||Joined||Capital||Population||Total area (km²)||Largest City||Official Languages||Government type|
|Esteli||full member||2017||Santos de Escocia||3,730,000||Santos de Escocia||Republic|
|Forrintië||full member*||1996||Viaden||93,012,496||449,514.95||Viaden||High Forrintian||Monarchy|
|Karvaland||full member||2017||Duncaster||16,003,139||TBD||Port Earnest||Ingerish||Monarchy|
|Lezerne||full member||2001||Eburen||1,298,739||3,604.88||Eburen||High Forrintian||Republic|
|Neo Delta||full member*||1996||Malojdeh||8,760,312||50,646.14||Malojdeh||Ingerish||Republic|
|South Astrasian Federation||full member||2016||Astrasiápolis||71,000,000||TBD||Astrasiápolis||Florescentian||Monarchy|
|Wapashia||full member*||1996||Tarkanaara||515,490||32,834||Peshpoto||Wapashian, Ingerish||Republic|
|Yuris||full member||2004||Ordyo City||TBD||269,172||Ordyo City||Yurish||Republic|
|Demirhanlı Devleti||becoming full member||2018||Tarsinar||TBD||72,639||Ardeşehir||Alkanlar||Monarchy|
* indicates founding member
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 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
|1||Pieter van Bruynesse||1996 - 1998||Forrintië|
|2||1998 - 2000||Neo Delta|
|3||2000 - 2002||Randalia|
|4||Ītuts Ālim Řugere||2002 - 2004||Řots|
|5||2004 - 2006||Vega|
|6||2006 - 2008||Wapashia|
|7||2008 - 2010||Yuris|
|8||2010 - 2012||Amsel|
|9||2012 - 2014||Deodeca|
|10||2014 - 2016||Elhádhon|
|11||Ariën van Tuijl||2016 - 2018||Forrintië|
|12||2018 - 2020||Ismikk|
|13||2020 - 2022||Karvaland|
|14||2022 - 2024||Kovatany|
|15||Natalie Verik-van Ophamert||2024 - 2026||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
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.
SWAEA Surveillance Authority
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.
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.
- Neo Delta
- List of international organizations
- Eastern Ulethan Organisation of Independent Allies
Full members: Amsel