Statement from the Secretariat
Latvia is extremely worried about the situation in the Eurozone. Latvia has shown its willingness to sign up to the new EU Fiscal Compact agreed by member states last week. We are worried that states such as the Czech Republic, Hungary, Sweden and Denmark and showing doubts about the deal. While the Baltic Partnership wishes to seek a fiscal union of Eurozone states it is under no illusion that the states outside the Euro are compatible for the treaty. The absence of the United Kingdom is also worrying as it is moving away from Europe. Latvia wants to see a simple European Union that reflects the needs of the citizens and a Europe that moves as one not 23 or 26. A fiscal Union for Eurozone nations but not for nations outside the Euro.
The Secretariat also condemns the moves by France to undermine the position of the United Kingdom in the European Union. The Secretariat deplores any moves by France to isolate or aggravate the situation. The Partnership notes this as the United Kingdom is a key partner as an Associate Member.
As of the 1st January 2012 the currently open offers to Lithuania and Russia to join the Partnership will cease. If these nations wish to join from then on they will have to submit a formal application to the Secretariat.
Elections to the Secretariat take place on the 1st January 2012. Any nations interested in taking on the post for the four month term, January-April 2012 are welcome. Candidates are as follows:
Countdown to 2012, countdown to Germany's Presidency
Poland's presidency is in full swing. However on the 1st January 2012 Germany the Partnership's largest and strongest nation will take over the Presidency. The first German Presidency will provide the Partnership with huge influence and a real opportunity to push the MUN agenda forward.
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