Mesogean Cooperation Organization

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The Mesogean Cooperation Organization territories
The Mesogean Cooperation Organization territories
CapitalMassè (de facto)
Largest cityAmpuria
Official languages
Demonym(s)Mesogean
TypePolitico-economic union
Member states
Leaders
• Chairman
Jean-Claude Juncker
Donald Tusk
Martin Schulz
LegislatureCouncil of the MOZ
Mesogean Parliament
Formation
16 December 1981
1 August 1994
Area
• Total
[convert: invalid number] (7th)
• Water (%)
3.08a
??b
Population
• 2016 estimate
881,477,973a
481,319,743b (3rd)
• Density
[convert: invalid number]
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
• Total
₭32.294 trilliona
₭22.677 trillionb
• Per capita
₭31,309a
₭37,358b
Gini (2016)??.?a
??b
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HDI (2016)Increase 0.???a
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Currency
Time zoneWET (TUC-1)
CET (TUC)
EET (TUC+1)
Date formatDD/MM/YYYY
Driving sideright
Calling code+2 and +3
ISO 3166 codeME
Internet TLD.me
Website
moz.me
  1. ^ figure for Full, Associate and Acceding Members
  2. ^ figure for Full Members only

The Mesogean Cooperation Organization (MOZ) is a regional intergovernmental political and economic union consisting of sixteen Mesogean nations. Since its formation on 16 December 1981 by Aetolia, Echia, Faencia, Lucoria, Meleto, Monsora, Rutuli, Tortona, Varkana and Volisania, the organization's membership has expanded to include several other states.

Purpose

Membership

Currently the MOZ has 16 full members, 6 associate members, 2 acceding states and 5 observers. Full members are fully bound by the treaties and institutions of the MOZ; associate members are bound only by the treaties and institutions they choose to be part of; acceding states are states that are in the process of becoming either full or associate member states; and observers are states that are not part of the MOZ but are bound by it through other treaties or are exploring the possibility of acceding.

MOZ Members
Status Name Join date Notes
Full member  Aetolia 16 December 1981
 Echia 16 December 1981
 Faencia 16 December 1981
 Kotcija 23 April 1994
 Lagash 9 March 2003
 Lucoria 16 December 1981
 Meleto 16 December 1981
 Monsora 16 December 1981
 Reige 23 April 1994
 Rutuli 16 December 1981
 Thermessa 23 April 1994
 Tortona 16 December 1981
 Varkana 16 December 1981
 Vasaras 1 January 2017
 Volisania 16 December 1981
Associate  Burawa 12 June 1987 Not part of the Mesogean Customs Union, the Mesogean Area or the ESO; part of the MFTA
 Hersatia 6 July 1995 Not part of the Mesogean Customs Union or the ESO; part of the MFTA and the Mesogean Area
 Jarin 28 October 1998 Not part of the Mesogean Customs Union, the Mesogean Area or the ESO; part of the MFTA
 Orma 12 June 1987 Not part of the Mesogean Customs Union, the Mesogean Area or the ESO; part of the MFTA
 Rufusia 12 June 1987 Not part of the Mesogean Customs Union; part of the MFTA, the ESO and the Mesogean Area
 Sakalia 12 June 1987 Not part of the Mesogean Customs Union; part of the MFTA, the ESO and the Mesogean Area
 Triphylia 28 October 1998 Not part of the Mesogean Customs Union or the ESO; part of the MFTA and the Mesogean Area
Acceding  Kandar On hold Part of the ESO
Not part of the Mesogean Area or the MFTA
Associate and full membership opposed by Kotcija
Full membership opposed by Aetolia, Echia and Volisania
 Hejaz On hold Part of the ESO
Not part of the Mesogean Area or the MFTA
Full membership opposed by Echia and Volisania
Observer  Armazia Member of the ESO, part of the Mesogean Area
 Papal States Member of the ESO, part of the Mesogean Area
 Pavia Member of the ESO
 Svaneti Member of the ESO

History

Foundation

The Mesogean Cooperation Organization was established in 1981 by the Treaty of Massè, which was later amended and updated in 1994 by the Treaty of Capua.

Expansion and further integration

Charter

Organizational structure

Chairmanship

Heads of government

Secretariat

Organs and bodies

Mesogean Directory

Mesogean Parliament

Senate
Community Council

Institutions

Associate institutions

Competences

MOZ member states retain all powers not explicitly handed to the Mesogean Cooperation Organization, depending on their membership status. In some areas, the MOZ enjoys exclusive competence. These are areas in which member states have renounced any capacity to enact legislation. In other areas the MOZ and its member states share the competence to legislate. While both can legislate, member states can only legislate to the extent to which the MOZ has not. In other policy areas the MOZ can only co-ordinate, support and supplement member state action but cannot enact legislation with the aim of harmonizing national laws.

That a particular policy area falls into a certain category of competence is not necessarily indicative of what legislative procedure is used for enacting legislation within that policy area. Different legislative procedures are used within the same category of competence, and even with the same policy area.

The distribution of competences in various policy areas between full member states and the organization is divided in the following three categories:

Exclusive competence
Shared competence
Supporting competence
"The Organization has exclusive competence to make directives and conclude international agreements when provided for in an Organization legislative act."
"Member States cannot exercise competence in areas where the Organization has done so."
"Organization exercise of competence shall not result in Member States being prevented from exercising theirs in" ...
  • research, technological development and (outer) space
  • development cooperation, humanitarian aid
"The Organization coordinates Member States policies or implements supplemental to theirs common policies, not covered elsewhere"
"The Organization can carry out actions to support, coordinate or supplement Member States' actions in" ...
  • the protection and improvement of human health
  • industry
  • culture
  • tourism
  • education, youth, sport and vocational training
  • civil protection (disaster prevention)
  • administrative cooperation

U/C

Economy

Overview

Full, Associate or
Acceding Member state
sorted by GDP
GDP (PPP)
in billions
of krone
(2016)
GDP (PPP)
per capita 2016
krone
Public debt
% of GDP
(2016)
Deficit (-)/
Surplus (+)
% of GDP
(2016)
Deflation
% Annual
(2016)
Unemp.
%
2016
Volisania 11,547 44,730 7.2 0.7 0.1 4.6
Burawa 4,256 36,719 TBD TBD TBD TBD
Echia 2,526 34,174 9.2 0.2 0.0 6.1
Aetolia 2,484 46,678 8.2 −3.1 0.2 5.1
Hejaz 2,471 41,621 TBD TBD TBD TBD
Orma 2,051 33,471 TBD TBD TBD TBD
Lagash 1,992 27,753 7.7 −1.6 0.1 7.9
Kandar 1,663 18,582 TBD TBD TBD TBD
Vasaras 1,305 17,477 TBD TBD TBD TBD
Varkana 1,158 31,848 2.3 −0.4 0.17 3.7
Jarin 1,112 14,725 TBD TBD TBD TBD
Monsora 1,030 40,317 4.4 0.0 0.1 6.4
Kotcija 864.83 25,662 5.3 −1.6 0.2 7.5
Triphylia 645.774 25,366 TBD TBD TBD TBD
Tortona 462.012 162,452 TBD TBD TBD TBD
Rufusia 401.755 31,627 TBD TBD TBD TBD
Rutuli 351.094 51,678 TBD TBD TBD TBD
Thermessa 121.49 32,673 TBD TBD TBD TBD
Faencia 50.829 35,235 TBD TBD TBD TBD
Lucoria 48.427 31,572 TBD TBD TBD TBD
Meleto 28.294 26,857 TBD TBD TBD TBD
Reige 11.939 26,725 TBD TBD TBD TBD
Template:Country data Maltese Maltese 10.011 24,712 TBD TBD TBD TBD

Single Market

The Mesogean single market (Breislandic: Mesogäisch Binnenmarkt) applies to all members. With a population of 481,319,743, a GDP (PPP) of ₭17.981 trillion and a GDP (PPP) per capita of ₭37,358 the Mesogäisch Binnenmarkt is the largest economy in the world.

Free trade

The Mesogean Free Trade Area (Mesogäische Freihandelsbereich; MFHB) is a regional trade organization and free trade area consisting of the associate members of the MOZ. The organization operates in parallel with the full members, and all associate member states participate in the Mesogean Single Market. They are not, however, party to the Mesogean Customs Union or the Energy Standard Organization.

Whilst the MFHB is not a customs union and MOZ associate member states have full rights to enter into bilateral third-country trade arrangements, it does have a coordinated trade policy with the rest of the MOZ. As a result, the associate member states have jointly concluded free trade agreements with the MOZ and a number of other countries. To participate in the MOZ's single market, Burawa, Hersatia, Jarin, Orma and Sakalia are parties to the Mesogean Economic Area (MEB), with compliance regulated by the MFHB Surveillance Authority and the MFHB Court. Triphylia has a set of bilateral agreements with the MOZ instead.

Monetary policy and union

Free-trade agreements

Foreign affairs and summits

Mesogean identity

Historically, Mesogean culture has not led to a geopolitical unit. At present, Mesogean integration co-exists with national loyalties and national patriotism. A development of Mesogean identity is regarded by supporters of Mesogean integration as part of the pursuit of politically, economically and militarily influential united Mesogean states. Such proponents argue it supports the foundations of common Mesogean values and strengthens the supra-national institutions of the MOZ. The concept of common Mesogean identity is viewed as rather a by-product than the main goal of the Mesogean integration process, and is actively promoted by the MOZ and non-governmental initiatives.

MOZ summits

Regional Forum

Other meetings

Demographics

Urbanization

Languages

Religion

Education and science

Health care

Culture

Sport

Symbols

Media