Hääl Põhja: News from Virumaa

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    The faculty of the Marian University condemns this attack. Professor Freudenberger was a leading scholar of Gunnland, who not only taught many Gunnishmen to appreciate our folkloric traditions as literature, but served as an ambassador of Gunnish culture to the wider world. She will be missed as a friend and mourned as one of the great scholars of our age. May perpetual light shine upon her.

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    The government of the Great Southern Kingdom of isn't afraid to say what needs to be said. An assassin's tool that sophisticated could only be the work of the radical & rogue Communist regime of Serenierre. We condemn this attack, act of war even, in the strongest possible terms. We also send our most heartfelt condolences to the good Freudenberger family. They should know she died a martyr in speaking out against the aforementioned. This is not the last we have to say about this.

    May God bless Virumaa. Viva Justosia.

    Fernando Torres
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    We are curious why the Kingdom of Justosia has made such a baseless allegation. On what grounds has the name of this country been maligned in this manner?
     
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    We thank the government of the Great Southern Kingdom of Justosia for their input, but we would prefer to not jump to conclusions into what currently is an ongoing investigation. The device used is called a Slavonian Umbrella and has quite a long history of use around the Gothic Sea region, being used from the 1970s. It isn't actually that sophisticated, as it just uses a pneumatic trigger to shoot a dart so small that it makes the victim just feel that it might have been stung by a bee. It is the same system that is used in airsoft guns. Our range of suspects are internal, going from lone wolfs to anarcho-republican cells.

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    23. aprill 2018


    Royal Council presents candidates for the Driftwood Throne

    The Royal Council has met today for the first time in 5 years and rather than discuss the delay for the election to further keep the Driftwood Throne vacant, it has met to decide on who are to be the potential candidates for the investiture as more and more pressure is put on the cabinet and the dukes to see an end to the current status quo, where the nation is a kingdom is nothing but name.

    The biggest ducal families which have traditionally alternated on the Driftwood Throne in the past 550 years are the Saars of Raasiku and the Tamms of Sakala. The current patriarchs of the ducal families are ingrained in the current political status quo, with Alvar Saar being also the minister of Rural Development, his younger brother Einarr leading the White Guard and his wife, Laura Eskola-Saar being the chief prosecutor for the Raasiku tribunal. To the north, Paavo Tamm is the General Director of the Far Northern Forest Exploitation Corporation (KPMeAK), while also being the member of the board for the National Railway Freight Transport Corporation (RRKK). The two heads of the ducal families have usually butted heads in the past and the council has taken note on the potential disruption electing one of them might cause.

    This has also opened a discussion in the 7 hour long meeting about the importance of bringing someone younger on the throne, to bring more energy into the state's institutions. Some have seen this as an attempt to keep the country away from becoming an ossified gerontocracy like Kadikistan, while others observe that the next generations in the ducal families enjoy closer relationships than the very cold one between Alvar Saar and Paavo Tamm.

    It has also been suggested to follow the examples set forth at the Council of 1755 and 1880 and to invite a foreigner to sit on the throne. This is seen with good eyes by many as it avoids breaking the delicate internal balance between the different factions of the state while also pushing the throne to stay away from the internal politics.

    As of yet, the royal laws that the all candidates must be catholic males of noble descent, at least of 20 years of age, and while there have been female regents in history, they are seen as the exception and there will probably be no queen regnant in quite a while.

    The nominees after today's meeting are the following:

    • Alvar Saar, duke of Raasiku;
      • Hendrik Saar, the son;
      • Aleksander Saar, his younger son;
    • Einarr Saar, his brother;
    • Paavo Tamm, the duke of Sakala;
      • Olev Tamm, his son;
    • Arvi Laas, the duke of Saaremaa;
    • Evald Kabin, the count of Muntelene;
      • Matteus Kabin, his son;
    • Karl Maimu, the count of Kaleva;
      • Jaak Maimu, his son;
    • Ando Aavik, the Duke of Riisvere;
    • Ivar Cardinal Laas, the Prince Bishop of Ugandi;
    • Feliks Cardinal Kuusik, the Prince Bishop of Loksa;
    • Robert Gunn, Clan chief;
    • Prince Joachas, crown prince of Gunnland;
    • William G, Wilson;
    • Iain McDougall, Clan Chief;
    • Ambrose Cameron, Clan Chief;
    • Charles Augustus, king of Neustria;
    • Karl Maria VIII von Eschenbach, King of Elben, Grand Duke of Bourgogne;
      • Johann Maria von Eschenbach, his nephew;
    • Albrecht III von Dietz-Hadamar of Eiffelland;
      • Friedrich, the Crown Prince;
      • Phillip, Johann, Wolfgang, Franz, Ludwig, his brothers;
    In the next meetings five favourites will be selected and from there when one of them will manage to gain the majority of votes in the council, he would be invited to become King of Virumaa and of the North.

    OTHER NEWS
    Housing Project:
    Discussions have started in the government about the creation of a new lot of 500,000 houses around the main cities of nation as returnees from Loago flock back into the homeland. To reduce the costs, the government has decided that many of the new homes will be under the form of 8 to 16 story tall apartment blocks built out of prefabricated concrete, as it provides a fast and cheap way of getting through the crisis. It has been rumoured that even the army might be mobilised to help in the construction project. No information has been given on when the construction will start. In the meantime, the government is giving tax privileges to the returnees settling in the high north or in Saaremaa.
    Assassins sentenced: The assassin cell that orchestrated the death of Ulrike Freudenberger has been dismantled by the State Police. They were all Prometheist Terrorists who were against Freudenberger extremely critical position against the flawed and anarchic ideology. Prometheism was a political movement in the first half of the 20th century espousing radical social democracy and republicanism. One of the assassins, who testified for the killing and as the one who engineered the Slavonian umbrella has been sentenced to death, while three other conspirators of his have been sentenced to 20 years in the Corrective Labour Camps of Saaremaa.
    The Fenniad Commences: As winter finally gave way to a timid spring and negative temperatures are not felt anymore during the day on the mainland, with the exceptions of Sakala and northern Pohjamaad, the Ministry of Sport has declared the commencement of the Fenniad. Modelled after the ancient Pelasgian Olympiad, the Fenniad is Virumaa's biggest celebration of athleticism and sport as it pushes the masses to reject a sedentary lifestyle and pursue an active one. Dubbed as the biggest amateur sporting event, the Fenniad has brought together nearly half a million of amateur sportsment in a plethora of different disciplines. Open usually to Virunian citizens, this year's Fenniad is opened to Gunnishmen, Elbeners, Vaquero and Ostmarkers too.
     
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    Iain MacDougall, Earl of Muir and chief of Clan MacDougall, plans to celebrate his thirtieth birthday in Virumaa to attend Fenniad events. The Royal Council's nomination of the MacDougall is a great honor for clan and country.
     
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    We are greatly honored to be considered by the Royal Council. It is also an honor for our beloved nephew to be under consideration as well. May God's will be done in the selection of a new, strong, Christian king of Virumaa.

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    27. aprill 2018

    State Elder rushed to the hospital after collapse

    Mihkel Vaino, the State Elder of Virumaa, the head of the government and regent of the Apostolic Kingdom has been rushed today to the hospital after he collapsed during a meeting at the Kadriorg Palace. He has been taken to the Queen Eha Hospital in central Kuressaare, where he is being treated by the most competent doctors the Apostolic Kingdom has to offer. After a preliminary analysis, it has been stated that he was exhausted and dehydrated, which caused the collapse, as with the work of the royal council and a series of low key summits and work visits in the country, he didn't manage to sleep in the last 4 or 5 days.

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    It is the 3rd time the State Elder collapses in this year and now, more and more aides and National People's Action members are asking him to rest and leave the affairs of state in the hands of a younger generation. In early February, Mihkel Vaino has celebrated his 77th birthday, becoming the oldest State Elder in Virunian recent history, with only the 15th century Grandmaster of the Knights of the Viridian Cross, Amis Riou being older than him when he administered the affairs of the Order's State, as he actively participated in governance until his death at 92 years.

    The general state of the health of Mihkel Vaino has been today put in discussion today at a meeting of the Central Committee, with some voices stating that the State Elder's health impedes an efficient administration of the state and also further exhaustion puts his own life in danger. Einarr Saar, the head of the conservative faction has immediately stated that "there is no need to jump to conclusions about the future," and he accused the ones already pushing for the retiring of the State Elder, calling them "vultures who can't even wait to jump on him".

    In the midst of concerns regarding the future administration and the health of the State Elder, the team of doctors from the Queen Eha Hospital have stated that this time, the recovery will be harder for Mihkel Vaino has previous medical conditions, which are as of yet undisclosed, are impeding a speedy recovery.

    OTHER NEWS


    Responses to the Gallians: The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Taavi Sepp has written an published an open letter in which he accuses the Gallians of ignorance for describing the Apostolic Kingdom a racialist state. "Virumaa has always been the home of many peoples, that is why we were up until recently a pluri-national and multi-continental country".
    Royal Energy Corporation tests the waters: As it has been rumoured for quite a long time that in the Waters of the White Sea, to the north west of Hiiumaa there are oil and gas reserves, the Royal Energy Corporation has stated in in May it will start a series of tests to see how big the reserves in the arctic sea are and to see if it is economically feasible to exploit them. As of yet, the infrastructure of the REC has been pushed to the limits last winter, when Elben has been put under embargo by Kadikistan and Virumaa became the main supplier of the southern kingdom, but it didn't manage to fully cover the demand of Elben.
    Royal Council meeting: After the first inconclusive vote, the Royal council meets again to try to decide on who will be seated on the Driftwood Throne. As of yet, the list of candidates has been reduced from 29 to 16, including Virunian nobles and Gunnmen, Elbeners and Eiffellanders.
     
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    29. aprill 2018

    Central Committee of the NPA appoints Koit Sokk as interim State Elder

    The Central Committee of the National People's Action has organised an emergency meeting in which it was decided that with the worsening of the health of the State Elder, Mihkel Vaino, an interim head of government must be selected to continue the administration until elections take place normally, the next year.

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    Koit Sokk has become the new State Elder
    The decision to host the emergency meeting has come after the phisicians at the Queen Eha Hospital have stated that the health of Mihkel Vaino is worsening, going as far as to state that if he wants to live another year, he must retire from public life. The meeting was convened only two hours afterwards, with members of the CC returning to Kuressaare even by helicopter from around the nation.

    One of the main absentees, who was in Imavere at the moment of the meeting was Einarr Saar, who is seen as the leader of the conservative and ultramarian block and the leader of the White Guard. He could not be present and many analysts have stated that his absence might have been the catalyst that stopped his faction in managing to unite to present him as the best candidate for the future.

    Thus, at the end of a 5 hour meeting, Koit Sokk, the minister of interior, has managed to win the full support of the reformer and the moderate blocks of the central committee and has been appointed to lead an interim administration until the elections in June 2020, when a new parliament and a new government will be set up.

    The election of Koit Sokk, probably one of the most prolific and most active of the reformist politicians in the last 30 years has been made possible by the continuous stagnation of the national economy since the 1999 crash. As much as Mihkel Vaino has proclaimed in 2017 that the Virunian economy managed to reach pre-crisis levels, there have been many voices that called it an empty victory as it has been done too little and too late in the way of alleviating the economical problems of the Apostolic Kingdom.

    It is thought that the Sokk administration will bring a series of economical changes nation-wide, following the successful example of economical reform in the State of Ugandi, which was administered by Sokk between 2005 and 2015 and had its average income increase from 70% of the national average to 120% in ten years. The success of the "Ugandi Miracle" in pushing a rejuvenation of the economy without surrendering the country to forces of anarchy, capitalism or communism has made Koit Sokk an image of a potential Virumaa of the future that is also, prospering.

    "The new administration of the Virumaa of tomorrow will still holdfast to our heritage, value and civilisation, Even so, must must adopt a policy of pragmatism and observe that what we had in the 2000s and 2010s didn't work as an effective economic policy and had us lagging behind our potential. From now on, a new era, of pragmatism must start for the Virunians, in which we, while keeping our values close to our heart, we must know that we must adapt to the realities of the 21st century and to push for a national modernisation. We must start
    broadening our horizon, not only to what was the colonial empire or the Gothic Sea region, but to put the ideology behind and see what friends we can look for even farther away. If we are to build a new and better Virumaa for the next generation, which we are to see it too, we must stop holding grudges and even reconcile with old enemies," stated Koit Sokk at the press conference organised immediately after the vote.

    Opposition has already started criticising him, with Einarr Saar declaring the whole event a farce, and the policies outlined by Sokk to be nothing more than "anarcho-populism, very close to betrayal of the values of the nation". To all this, Koit Sokk has responded with slight irony, stating that "as long as I am criticised by Saar and his lackeys, I know I am on the right path". Analysts have still been a bit concerned, conservatives like Jaak Soosaar have stated that he could not observe the lack of mention of the government's relation with the Church and that he found the criticism of ultramarianism slightly concerning. "If he is to lead with economic reform and cuts of expenses, as long as he is anti-ultramarianist, I am concerned that he has his eyes on the national subsidy given to the Catholic Church," he stated.

    Other analysts, more moderate have stated that it might represent a new era in which Virumaa can make two decisions, either dismantle the system set up in 1957 in the aftermath of the National Uprising and see the country develop more towards and Eiffello-Larsian style of politics and economy or try to modernise the system and see how much it can change the way of life of the people, without fully changing it.

    OTHER NEWS
    Wala protest in Kuressaare: 500 Walas from Loago have protested in front of the old Himyari Office, today the embassy of the Republic of Loago, asking for a return of Virunian rule to the Himyari country. The protesters are part of an NGO called "We are the Viridians", whose name comes from a poetic way of describing the Virunian civilisation and Viruno-tropicalism, after the national colour of the nation, viridian green. The protesters stated that Virumaa always was a pluricontinental and multinational country and compared to other colonialists, it has created a common identity in which it accepted Loagans and Cabaonians as equal citizens to the Virunians. They described the current administration and war in Loago as a humanitarian crisis of Occitan proportions.
    Veterans day: The White Guard has paraded in Heroes' Square in front of the Cenotaph bringing tribute to every soldier and warrior who fought for Virumaa since the beginning of time. The ceremony was presided by Koit Stokk, Rait Tamm the Commander of the Lounamaad White Army and Ants Kaljurand, the chief of the State Police.
     
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    April 30, 2019
    The Deber (Duty) Medal de Officiale has arrived as was promised from your friend HRM King Carlos Francisco II & the Milenio Royal Palace. May our bonds continue to deepen.

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    11. Juuni 2018


    Elagu Kuningas! Royal Council appoints candidate for the Driftwood Throne

    Long live the King! In today's meeting, the Royal Council has managed to find a candidate which won the support of two thirds of its members. The Elbener prince, Johann Maria von Eschenbach, the nephew of King Maria VIII of the northern Germanian nation has been elected by the Royal Council to become the next Apostolic King of Virumaa. It is for the first time in the last 65 years that a monarch will sit on the Driftwood Throne after the episode of 1954, when a blockage in the royal council started a political crisis, verging on a civil war, which was exacerbated by Kadikistani and communist invasion.

    The recent push for the election of a monarch comes from the young guard of the National People's Action, which has taken control of the government with the election of Koit Sokk as State Elder of the nation, pushing for reform and transformation in what Sokk himself has called "freshening up the politics".

    The first meeting of the Royal Council took place on the 23rd of April and for nearly two months, the members of the council had to surf between the infamous rivalry between the Saar family, dukes of Raasiku and the Tamm family, dukes of Sakala, the interests of certain corporations from the huge Sakala Pulp and Timber Corporation in Pohjamaad to the mining guilds of Lounamaad, from the rivalry between the King Alvar University of Kuressaare to the Polar Polytechnic of Imavere and going as far as the generational gap between the old guard and the young one.

    After a series of meetings, it has been decided that the best way to avoid the problems brought by the historical baggage of rivalries between institutions and families a local king would bring, was to elect a foreigner, hence by mid May, the list of potential candidates has been reduced from 29 to 15, and after hearing of the demise of the late Robert Gunn, to 14.

    Two main poles have dominated the election, with his grace, Paavo Tamm, the Duke of Sakala representing the young guard and his grace, Alvar Saar, the Duke of Raasiku, representing the old guard. Prince Joachas of Gunnland was soon out of the race as he was declared too young, even with the guidelines of the State Elder being to elect someone young, as per the program of political rejuvenation. King Charles Augustus of Neustria, Karl Maria VIII of Elben and Albrecht III of Eiffelland were quickly our of the race as personal unions were ruled out and that left the young guard supporting the Eiffellander princes and the old guard supporting Gunnish clan leaders.

    As a compromise, the reformers have ended their support for the Eiffellander princes, with the SCHAU! article regarding Prince Ludwig's homosexuality as being an important factor in making the decision and have chosen to support Prince Johann Maria of Elben as a compromise. His main counter-candidate was Iain McDougall, whom in the end lost after receiving only 30% of the votes, with the Elbener receiving the other 70%.

    Prince Johann Maria is 25 years old, unmarried and is currently in the early stages on working on a PhD on Early Modern Elbener literature and its influences across the shores of the Gothic Sea at the University of Orel. He has been invested in the Virunian Order of the Holy Brother's of the Sword as a lay member when his father, the younger brother of the Elbener King has been an ambassador in Kuressaare in the mid to late 2000s. The Royal Council has issued a proposal to the von Eschenbach family, inviting Prince Johann Maria to occupy the Driftwood Throne and be invested as Apostolic King of Virumaa and the North, Duke of Lounamaad and Pohjamaad under the regnal name of Paavo III.

    "I am glad that the council has finally decided to invite someone whom we consider to be the perfect candidate for this position. Prince Johann Maria's development has been followed by the political circles in Kuressaare since his first visit to the country and we are glad to see in him a man that is both mature while also espousing youthful energy, and a strong follower of our beliefs in Christ, a pillar of morality. We believe that he is the one that can make us hold our heads high and keep us tightly close to our brothers and friends from the south," stated Paavo Tamm in the press conference following the announcement.

    OTHER NEWS
    Authorities decide against gay festival: The authorities of the capital city have rejected appeals from gay friendly organisations to set up a pride festival, as they say that it violates article 200 from the civil code, which legalises homosexuality under the condition that it needs to be kept private and discreet. The organisers have stated that they didn't want to organise a parade, but rather just a series of workshops that can help people feel less isolated, but the authorities have remained adamant.
    Economical liberalisation a success: In the two months since the New Economic Mechanism has been set up by the government, Virunian citizens have organised and opened up to 2,000 small enterprises and companies and the government has managed to attract up to 1.5 billion Kroon in investments. Keskpank has updated the economic growth for this period, from the expected 1.3% to 2.9%.
    Army exercises in Loksa: The normally quiet and sleepy spa town of Loksa is witnessing now an exercise of the Catholic and Royal Army meant to improve the effectiveness of the armed forces in muddy and humid conditions of spring and summer. The Virunians are joined by allied units of the Elbener and Gunnish armies. Such exercises take place every year, with Loksa being selected because of the swampy terrain. In other, warmer years, locations were the permafrost would be superficially thawing would be selected too, but this year didn't see yet any temperature anomaly in that sense.
    Weather: Snows are expected in Novi Seversk and the northern isles of Saaremaa. Other than that, clear skies are to be expected in the next days over the mainland. Tomorrow a maximum of 17 degrees in Kuressaare, 15 in Raasiku, 12 in Loksa and Imavere, 7 in Pernu and Vendra and -2 in Pohjalinn. The sun can be seen in the next month during the whole night in Saaremaa, Sakala, and the northern fringes of Pohjamaad.
     
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    Government Imperio de Justosia
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    There's still time. Our righteous governments have much in common. I propose to your appropriate facets again the prospect of a trade & military alliance. We share too many values to be naked at the front of current European ignorance. God bless you. Viva Justosia.

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    DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF SYLVANIA - STATEMENT

    The Continental Republic of Sylvania wishes to congratulate the election of King Johann Maria von Eschenbach to the Driftwood Throne of Virumaa. May he be a beacon for the people to rally to and guide their own lives by. The People and government of Sylvania shall watch with great interest as Virumaa enters a new era.

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    The Vaquero Free State congratulates our northern brothers on the ascension of King Johann Maria von Eschenbach to the throne of Virumaa. We hope he enjoys a long and prosperous reign and that the people of Virumaa continue to to flourish.

    Venustiano Mendoza
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    His Majesty the King and all the family is overjoyed to see their kinsman ascend the throne of Virumaa. This is a glorious day for the House of Eschenbach and Elben looks forward to strengthened relations with Virumaa.
     
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    Propontis, 12 June 2019

    To whom it may concern,

    It is incumbent upon me, in my capacity as Secretary of External Affairs of His Imperial Majesty, to extend His Imperial Majesty's most profound and honest congratulations to the Apostolic Kingdom of Virumaa on the election of their new Sovereign, and to His Majesty, the Apostolic King himself. The Pelasgian Empire wishes a long, prosperous and bountiful reign upon the new King and his subjects, guided by the Hand of God and Faith in Christ.

    Signed and sealed,


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    June 12, 2019
    By my authority

    I send my heartfelt & overjoyed congratulations to his new Virumaan Royal Majesty. The lifeblood of Europe flows stronger when another head is anointed with a glorious crown. May your reign be long & prosperous. As our like faiths should also be. God bless you & your people. Viva Justosia.

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    Su Imperio Majestad Carlos Francisco II
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  18. Virumaa

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    12. juuni 2019


    Boreal and Austral Airways amalgamated into new company

    The twin companies that catered to aerial transportation in Virumaa and its associated states of Loago and Cabaon since 1922, Boreal and Austral Airways have been today declared defunct by the Royal Tribunal of Kuressaare and have been amalgamate into what is now known as the Viruinteravia.

    As per the independence treaty of Loago and Cabaon and their clear break from the Virunian Union, the Apostolic Kingdom has kept the ownership of the Boreal and Austral Airways trademarks together with half the
    air planes owned by Austral Airways, with the other half going to the newly created Loago Airlines.


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    Plane with Viruinteravia livery

    The change has been for quite a long time promised as part of the rejuvenation program, with the government promising to invest 400 million Kroon into the Boreal Airways but a new actor has appeared on the scene, with Alvar Saar, the Duke of Raasiku, promising to join the investment with 100 more million Kroon and with it, becoming a member of the board of directors of the company.

    The newly created Viruinteravia will be administered by a new Director-General, appointed by the Ministry of Transportation, and will be responsible to a board of Directors elected for a 2 year term by the shareholders.

    The change also comes with the updating of the quality of services of the Taiga Lounges owned by the old Boreal Airways, which were opened to first class and business class passengers for free and for economy class passengers for a fee of 50 Kroon. The Jungle Lounges, owned by Austral Airlines will be completely disbanded. The planes of the late AA have already been moved to the Queen Eha International Airport of Kuressaare and have been refurbished and painted in a new livery, showing the symbolic colours of the Apostolic Kingdom and the head of a polar bear, the national animal on the tail.

    Passengers have been announced that they don't have to worry as no flights will be disturbed during the change over, but from 2020, a series of routes might be discontinued, with new ones being set up, with profitability of the new company being the main objective of the board of directors.

    OTHER NEWS
    New Crime Series: Must Lesk (Engel. Black Widow), the new crime TV series produced by the Boreal Radio-Television Corporation will have its premiere Sunday evening at 8 pm on Boreal 1. Directed by the now world famous for his long cinematic takes, Magnus Vesik, the series follows the story of Liidia Kallas, a criminal investigation officer from Imavere as she fights crime and drug smuggling in the northern regions, while hiding her very own skeletons in the closet.
    "A fast and clean Investiture": Koit Sokk, the State Elder of Virumaa has assisted in the session of the Royal Assembly and has held a speech in front of the parliament asking for the organisation of a fast and clean investiture, stressing on the importance of seeing Prince Johann Maria taking the throne as fast as possible so the country can end the "shameful chapter of the royal vacancy". A commission has already been established to organise the ceremony. As per the Virunian tradition, investiture ceremonies have always been austere and lacked the pomp of its southern equivalents.
     
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    The Voice of the North is the voice of free, corporatist and catholic Virumaa
    16. Juuni 2019

    The Investiture of King Paavo III

    In a quite austere ceremony, closer to the imagery of the icy kings that reigned over the North from the Driftwood Throne rather than the pompousness of the Tiburans and Pelasgians, the Elbener prince Johann Maria von Eschenbach has been invested as King Paavo III von Eschenbach, the second Virunian king of Elbener ancestry.

    His Apostolic Majesty had to swear an oath to respect, protect and serve the people of Virumaa and work tirelessly to defend their interests and represent them for he is now not a simple citizen but rather, as he stood on the Driftwood Throne, he is transformed into a personification of Virumaa itself.

    The ceremony was headed by Koit Sokk, the State Elder and head of government and the National People's Action and by Paavo Tamm, the Duke of Sakala the main leader of the pro-reform faction. The two have each held speeches in which they have described this moment as a national rebirth after a 60 years long vacancy and see in the person of Paavo III the best man to have ever represented the Virunians in the recent history.

    The Ceremony started at the Kadriorg Palace, where the king was hailed as he sat on the Driftwood Throne by the Royal Council, copying the old and traditional way of investiture and it continued at the Raadi Palace, where the legislative convenes, with the king swearing fealty to the people of Virumaa and being invested officially and legally by the parliament with his royal duties. At the end, in the least two centuries, each king holds a personal speech, in which he presents what he envisions to be the best way way of governing the country in the future.

    The day felt as a typical one for the majority of the people even the ones in Kuressaare, as the investiture ceremony lacks in the parades, marches and celebrations of other monarchies such as Justosia, Pelasgia or Eiffelland. About 35,000 have still come up and waited at the grounds of the Kadriorg Palace for the hailing of King Paavo III and to see him and his retinue go to the Raadi Palace. As part of the celebrations, though, tomorrow has been declared a day off for the majority of the state-owned corporations.

    During his personal speech, King Paavo has made the effort of speaking in Virunian, albeit with a strong German accent, and he asked Virunians to remember the sacrifices of the soldiers and citizens in the winter war of 1956/7 and to see how much the nation has evolved with the signing of the SQT with Kadikistan. He has asked the government to do the same with Pohjamaa and to follow the example of the previous generation by burying the war axe and to go to the negotiation table. The speech ended with a phrase that made many question what he meant, when he asked directly the government to keep the country from becoming ossified, but to keep in line with the politics of the 21st century.

    At the end of the ceremony, Prince Johann Maria was proclaimed as Apostolic King Paavo, the third of his name, by the Grace of God and the Will of the People, King of Virumaa and the North, Grand Duke of Lounamaad and Pohjamaad and Grandmaster of the Holy Order of the Brothers of the Sword.


    OTHER NEWS

    Boost in tourism: The extended weekend has made many Virunians to book a few days at the spa hotels and resorts in Loksa, to enjoy some of the best thermal waters of Scania. Others, more adventurous have decided to enjoy a weekend of skiing on the slopes around Pohjalinn, the capital of the Duchy of Saaremaa, in the far north, where snow can be seen up to ten months per year. The richer ones are enjoying the start of the holiday season with trips to friendly nations such as the Vaquero Free State, Ostmark, Elben or Gunnland but also the likes of Pelasgia, Eiffelland or Clarenthia.
    NGO Sues the Justosian King: The Virunian based international NGO, "Equal under the Law" has sued today at the Royal Tribunal in Kuressaare the Justosian King and his family. They have sued him for libel and denigration, calling the twatter comments of parts of the Justosian dynasty as pure slander against the citizens of the world as they are being called "commoners" and "commoner dogs". They have stated that in Virumaa, such disrespect would have made a king lose his mandate as he is crowned not only by the grace of god, but also the will of the people. Even if they will win the trial, they know nothing will come out of it, but they want the King and his family to be declared persona non grata in Virumaa. They have called on for members from Gunnland, Elben, Eiffelland, Lars, Occitania, Sylvania, Auraria, Clarenthia, Azraq, Natal, Beautancus, Engellachia, Bourgogne, Neustria, Pohjamaa, Touzen and Crotobaltislavonia to do the same in the own countries.
    Riot in a Supermarket: Customers from a yet unnamed supermarket in Imavere started a riot when the foreign produce and goods stocked by the shop were depleted. The Store Manager tried to calm the spirits by presenting the Virunian made goods as quality and even better replacements, but the whole scene escalated when someone yelled that the problem is with the government which pushes artificial quotas for locally made products on the market. The police had to intervene.
     
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    Communique 19-06-18/01
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    The House of Eschenbach and all the Kingdom of Elben is filled with pride and joy that its son should be chosen for such a mission as leading Virumaa into the future. May God grant him much wisdom as He did King Solomon for the rule of his kingdom.
     
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