A) A constitution for Europe? (2003-2004)
B) The crisis in Ukraine: Occupation of the Crimea
A constitution for Europe? (2003-2004)
Since its founding in 1950 as the European Coal and Steel Community the European Union has evolved and taken up a unique form, which makes stand out between other international organizations. Through establishing a directly voted legislative organ, maintaining a specialized multilateral court, as well as gradually developing a common identity, the Union seems to slowly acquire the characteristics of a nation.
Now, the final step in this direction has been officially proposed: The draft of a European Constitution is on the table. In the historical Council of the European Union, the delegates are called upon to debate and amend the possibility and the content of the document, along with its controversial legal and political consequences for current and future Member States.
The crisis in Ukraine: Occupation of the Crimea (2015)
The year is 2015. It has already been a year since the first time Russia intervened in Crimea, Ukraine. After Euromaidan protests lead to the fall of Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, Russian soldiers without insignias took control of the area and maintained power since. In April 2014, following a referendum which allegedly decided in favour of joining the Russian Federation, demonstrations by pro-Russian groups in Ukraine escalated into an armed conflict between the Ukrainian government and the Russia-backed separatist forces.
At the moment, political outbursts take place daily in the affected region. The already unstable Ukrainian government is challenged on multiple fronts, whereas the economic conditions of Crimea and the country as a whole are further deteriorating.
The European Union, sharing a wide part of its eastern borders with Ukraine and maintaining long-standing economic relations with the state, has increasing concerns about the situation. Accordingly, the delegates of the historical Council of the EU will take up the mission of addressing the issue and debating about the possible outcome of this controversial ongoing conflict.
/ Bulgaria (Topic B)
/ Croatia (Topic B)
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