Commonwealth Morning Post »» tea time edition free, independent and ruthless since 1692 - 6 Guilder Senior Minister Duinman to Request Meeting with Two Kingdoms to Discuss Deepening Ties Vrijpoort/Freeport - Senior Minister Bas Duinman will direct the Ministry of Overseas Affairs to officially request a working summit with his counterpart in The Two Kingdoms to discuss deepening economic ties. Currently the former colonial master of Nedernesia and Nedernesia enjoy tarif-free trade and visa-free travel amongst citizens and permanent residents. Many in Senior Minister Duinman's party (People's Action Party) want this greatly expanded to include a customs union and the free movement of people, thereby removing work permit requirements. Analysts at Vrijpoort Universiteit expect The Two Kingdoms to largely agree in principle to these suggestions, however the sticking point may be the idea of the total free movement of people. Nedernesia is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world due to its current and historical open-door immigration policies and reliance on global trade. Some are not so sure that all those in the Jysk society would be happy with an increase in Nedernesians of 'other' non-central European backgrounds being able to come and work in the Kingdoms so freely. The economic benefits of closer integration, however, would be difficult to argue against with analysts estimating billions of guilders to be saved annually as well as a more liberal workforce that would benefit businesses in both countries. OTHER NEWS »Business - The Ministry of Money is set to introduce new regulations on bank account openings that will for the first time require both domestic and foreign account holders to prove their source of wealth. Nedernesia has a robust international financial industry thanks in part to discreet banking practices and the ease of opening an account as a foreigner. Non-citizens and non-permanent residents are not required to pay tax on their deposits, which has drawn criticism from other countries who often find it difficult to track down tax evaders who use Nedernesian accounts to hide their assets. The new regulation is not expected to help in that regard, but is more focused on weeding out potential money launderers. »Defence - The Royal Sky Force (RSK) hopes to make use of air bases in the far north of The Two Kingdoms as part of cold weather training exercises this winter. RSK Sky Admiral Mark van Daalen hopes to send a squadron of fighters and multiple transport aircraft to test the abilities of both the equipment and wingmen. »Society - A student-led group 'Stundents for Housing' is planning a large street protest this weekend to criticise the government's lack of attention on the severe affordable housing shortage in Freeport. The city, home to about 95% of the Commonwealth's roughly 6 million residents has not had enough new affordable housing units built in the past few decades, with land prices and rents soaring. Freeport straddles a straight separating the Commonwealth's two largest islands, both of which have mountains not far offshore, making construction difficult and expensive. 'Students for Housing' maintain that this is no excuse and that more lowlands farther out from the city centre need to be rezoned for new housing construction and rents need to be frozen. The Royal Commonwealth Mounted Police (RCMP) expect severe road closures on Saturday and urge those planning to travel to make use of the metro and regional railways instead of cars.