WINGSINGTON, D.C. (DM) – The Trans-Atlantic Union, an international legislative organization formed of the Free City-State of Edenopolis and the United States of Wings, was founded mere minutes ago.
While the two national leaders, King Horatio Eden of Edenopolis and President Emerson Rief of the United States, did not comment to newspapers, they did subsequently release a short joint statement, remarking simply “We’re going to make the Atlantic great again.”
The international community has yet to respond, though the treaty itself suggests that they already have an expected outcome; “Expressing concern that this organization will almost certainly be condemned as YAMO by other nation-states…” Given the veritable draught of similar “United Micronations”-esque organizations in recent times, this reaction would not be surprising.
The Treaty of Wingsington creating the organization was signed earlier today by the two national leaders. It prescribes for the creation of a legislative body – the Atlantic Assembly – and a conflict and dispute resolution chamber, the High Court of the TAU, as it has been abbreviated. Additionally, though not prescribed by treaty, the two nations party to the organization have created a logo for it, in a similar format to another international agreement crafted by them, the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA.
The organization has the power to legislate on behalf of the member states, provided that two-thirds of the nations of the Assembly are in favour – though nations opposed to “substantive legislation” are not forced to be a party to it.
The first session of the TAU is to be held later today, when a President will be chosen and a rota for who will take up the position after them will be set out.