1 August 2022, 22:50 h, by Lukas Rahgen
As announced by the green-liberal coalition after the coalition talks last year, the Chancellor is eager to travel around the world hoping to improve relations between Gianatla and its neighbours around Pacifica. The efforts have not only lead to the foundation of the Concordia Entente, a trade agreement with Besern and arms deals with the Frost Empire and Sedunn, now analysts and the economy hope, strives with the USI have also been made.
Especially industries in the engineering sector were hit by the announcement of the Gianlucian government in early June to suspend most economic activity with the USI once again after the nuclear attacks on Straton and Hawk in Denver. While the USI was not behind those attacks, the argumentation of Sanddorn’s administration was, that the government has to sanction those, who are not willing to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This step had backfired however, with a deal between train manufacturer Rennfast and the Izaakian government having been nullified shortly after the sanctions were made public. Other Gianlucian companies were hit by the counter-sanctions too, when Blanc’s government was announcing a multi-level rating system, which determines how much access companies from certain countries receive in the USI. Gianatla scored as low in the rating as the civil war torn Ryccian Federation, which equals a very limited access to Izaakian markets.
That talks went smoothly and more successful than many political analysts would have expected was also visible during today’s celebrations for the USI’s national day. Unification Day is celebrated since the annexations of Brödmark and La Montagne, being known as a big parade showing the diversity of the Izaakian state and culture. The diverse display has mostly happened behind the backs of the horseback riding heads of government, Chancellor Sanddorn and President Blanc. Still correspondents from several news stations have seen both enjoying the festivity, in which the Izaakians were not too afraid to let their President mingle with her voters and political opponents alike, albeit her having survived no less than three assassination attempts throughout the last year.
“Despite the differences, we of course still have, I would say, this visit of Izaakia on Unification Day was a first step into the right direction again. I thoroughly hope, the Gianlucian-Izaakian relations can at least normalise again”, Sanddorn commented to some reporters in the evening.