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GOVERNMENT CONCLUDES TRADE DEAL, LOWERING FUEL COSTS

PROPONTIS (INTERNATIONAL REPORT). During a press conference following a meeting with his Pelasgian counterpart, Trade Minister Markos Stavrides announced that a free trade agreement had been concluded between the two countries, thereby granting Carian consumers and firms access to Pelasgian oil at a cheaper price. In return, Caria has eased trade restrictions on several Pelasgian imports, including automobiles and consumer electronics. The two countries have also reached agreements regarding the construction of harbour infrastructure to import Pelasgian oil and natural gas into Caria, as well as a long-term partnership between various industrial sectors. Critics attacked the government for yielding on pressure for cheaper oil instead of protecting Carian industry from Pelasgian competition, while others stated that not enough was being done to expand free trade between the two countries. Noting this, Trade Minister Stavrides told reporters: "Damned if you do, damned if you don't. I'm just making sure Carians can have affordable oil, while opening up some new markets for our own products."

NAUPLIA DEFEATS ANAKTORA 3-2, CONQUERING 2022 CHAMPIONSHIP

ANAKTORA. Asteras Nauplias F.C. defeated Anaktora's own A.S.A. F.C. 3-2, thereby conquering the title of champion for the 2021-2022 season. The team from Nauplia has had a rough four years since nearly filing for insolvency in 2018, as a result of years of mismanagement and severe fines related to corruption scandals. After being bought by Pelasgo-Carian chemical industry magnate Ion Sarantoglou, Asteras was able to recover, beating out both league frontrunners (Pannikaïkos F.C. of Nikaia and A.O.Th. F.C. of Thoricus), before defeating A.S.A. inside its own stadium, at Anaktora. Minor scuffles occurred between celebrating fans of the Nauplian team and disbelieving Anaktorans, as well as fans of Nikaia and Thoricus who had come to the central Carian city to cheer the Anaktoran team on. According to social media, Mr. Sarantoglou also got into a shouting match with the owner of the rival team, Mr. Vasileios Kypselides, who challenged the Nauplian team's owner to a fight but left in his car before that could occur.

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The Res Publica congratulates the People of Caria on the anniversary of the foundation of their Republic. We wishour neighbours continued prosperity, peace and stability and assure Caria of our continued good neighbor approach.
 
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GOVERNMENT CONCLUDES TRADE DEAL, LOWERING FUEL COSTS

NAUPLIA. The centrist government of Prime Minister Leon Grammatikos has made good on a series of promises of socio-legal reform and state modernisation which had been pending on its agenda since its election in 2019. Taking advantage of its victory in recent elections for the upper house of Caria's Koinoboule, the Gerousia or "Senate", the bipartisan "Light Blue" coalition support the Prime Minister pushed through two omnibus bills enacting much of the government's agenda--and not a moment too soon, with the 2023 general election already in sight and looking to be hotly contested.

The first law which primarily deals with administrative reform, has significantly modernising and digitised the country's governance. Per its provisions, new e-governance platforms will enable Carian citizens to obtain many common government services online, including civil registry requests (such as a simple divorce), business filings (such as the registration of a new corporation), and fiscal services (most notably including annual tax filings). The tax part of this reform is most important, as it will have the National Tax Agency prepare an estimate for each taxpayer and post it on a secure online platform; the citizen will then be able to either accept the tax estimate as is, or to request certain changes to it (e.g., additional deductions). It is important to note that Carian citizens residing abroad will also be able to access these services, following a one-time verification of their credentials by the local Carian consular authorities. As such, the need for many expensive administrative offices both in Caria and in its consulates abroad will be eliminated, along with corresponding staff and costs, while overall government services will be made more efficient (up to 200% so, in some cases, per government figures).

The second law touches upon legal changes to reflect social realities. The most important change, perhaps, is the reclassification of divorce as an administrative, rather than civil/legal, proceeding; as, in this day and age, marriage is no longer a contract between families requiring a court order to be dissolved, the vast majority of divorcing couples will simply be allowed to ask for a simple divorce online through a form, as an administrative record modification. Given that Carian law already requires 50% custody to be the default norm in more than 90% of cases, while alimony is extremely rare and child support is mostly paid by the State through general taxes, this means that Caria will have a very affordable and generally non-adverserial divorce procedure. Another important change concerns the recognition and creation of special provisions for the children of one Carian and one foreign parent--an increasingly common phenomenon, and one which presents unique challenges for the law. Finally, the Civil Code has been amended to reflect the growing preeminence of online activity, including provision for so-called "e-contracts", delicts and civil wrongs committeed online, and the running online businesses.

The changes have been met with both applause and criticism. On the one hand, civil servants' groups (Carian civil servants are constitutionally banned from having unions) opposed the changes, noting the reduction in state size that would come; this comes almost diametrically opposed to tax-payer and business groups, which both praised the decision. Likewise, the Orthodox Church of Caria and the Catholic Church in Caria were rarely united in their opposition to social reform, while many progressive groups praised the changes, particularly those concerned with fathers' rights and the rights of immigrants in Caria.


CARIA ESTABLISHES SOUTHERN THAUMATIC CO. AS COMPETITOR TO PELASGIAN FAR SOUTHERN CO.

ASPROLIMANON. The first flotilla of the newly established Carian Southern Thaumatic Company went out to sea today with much pomp and ceremony in the southernmost major port of Caria, following the signing into law of the instrument establishing the company by the Confederation's head of state, the First Archon (or "Chief Magistrate"). Per its founding document, the new C.S.Th.C. (more commonly known by its Carian initials, K.E.N.Th.) is chartered as a state corporation with the objective of exploiting natural resources in the Far South and the greater Southern Thaumatic region, as well as establishing and expanding Carian commercial activities in the region. Though the Charter neither explicitly authorises nor forbids the foundation of any outposts, as those that once led to settlement of the modern-day Pelasgian Far Southern Territories, Nauplia refused to clarify whether it in fact intends to establish a permanent presence in the Far South. Instead, Superintendent General of the State Georgios A. Kalamaras, who attended the ceremony on the Confederal Government's behalf, said the Caria "hopes to work with all [its] partners in the region for a long-term, sustainable and mutually beneficial relationship."

Neither the Government of Pelasgia nor the Pelasgian Far Southern Company (which was itself ironically founded when the Carian Notaras Dynasty still sat the Propontine Throne) offered any comment.

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Andronicus II Notaras crowned King of Caria following funeral of father, John VIII Notaras
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The Citadel of Nauplia, where the Royal Palace and the Old Cathedral are located, by night


Diadochos (Crown Prince) Andronicus II Notaras has now formally completed the last ceremonial steps required for him to be crowned and proclaimed King of Caria. His Majesty succeeded the late King John VIII Notaras, the first Carian King of the junior (or "Pelasgian") line of the House of Notaras to be born as heir apparent since the new King's grandfather, King Andronicus I of Caria and Pelasgia, named King by the Federal Parliament after King John VII Notaras died without living male issue. Last night, the new King completed the last ceremony imposed upon the Diadochos by custom and law: he attended an all-night memorial service for his predecessor at the Old Royal Cathedral of Nauplia, which is located on the fortified Acropolis (Citadel) of the city, next to the Royal Palace which has served as the traditional seat of the Carian heads of state. In previous weeks, His Majesty had completed his coronation ceremony and taken the constitutional oath required of him before both houses of the Federal Parliament.

Tomorrow, in his first act as Sovereign, His Majesty is expected to issue a Proclamation renewing the promises made by King Andronicus I to the representatives of the federalist Catholic and democratic Orthodox regions of the country. Though Caria was nominally founded as a federation of several smaller states (known as Polities), cultural and political differences between the Orthodox southern Polities (which form the majority, and are traditionally more democratic, centralist and conservative) and the Catholic northern states (which form a significant minority, and are traditionally monarchic, federalist and liberal), growing tensions caused by the natural tendency toward centralisation came to head in 1991, when then-middle aged King Andronicus I had to be confirmed as King by the delegates of all polities. In exchange for his Crown, the new King endorsed a plan that separated Caria's polities into three main zones: the Catholic north, the Orthodox south, and the secular mixed polities at the country's centre. Each region would be granted significant democratic autonomy within its boundaries, leaving only a handful of overarching powers (such as defence and foreign affairs) to the federal government—in addition to formally recognising that the Carian monarchy had become a largely ceremonial institution, leaving actual matters of daily governance to the democratically accountable Prime Minister.

Entering kingship in his early middle age, the 42-year old King Andronicus is slightly younger than both his father and grandfather were when they took the crown, but he is no less popular, being seen by Carians as a responsible and stabilising figure, respected by Catholics and Orthodox alike. His marriage to Sebaste Despotess Irene Vatatzaina, sister to the now-deposed Pelasgian Emperor Alexios VII Vatatzes, has drawn much attention, with Carians and foreigners alike debating whether the marriage treaty's provisions that required King Andronicus to give up his father and grandfather's claims to the Pelasgian Throne were still valid. For his part, the King has refused to comment on the matter, leaving it to the Government and its legal experts to decide such questions. "It falls to the Legal Council of the State and the Cabinet to interpret treaties and legal documents, and to use their provisions with a view to furthering the interests of the Nation," a statement by the Royal Palace of Nauplia read.


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The Commonwealth congratulates His Majesty upon his ascension to the Carian throne, we wish him a long and prosperous reign to the benefit of all Carians.
 
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