|Eastern European League|
"December 21, 2036"
|Official Languages||Polish, German, Russian, Greek|
|General Secretary||Donald Kaczyński|
The Eastern European League (EEL) is an economic, political and military union of 13 member states, located primarily in Eastern Europe. Committed to regional integration and security, the EEL was established by the Treaty of Lodz on 21 December 2036 shortly after the creation of POTA and the end of the Flood War. With over 400 million citizens, the EEL generates the second largest economy in the world by nominal GDP and the third largest by per capita GDP.
The EEL has developed a single market through a standardized system of laws which apply in all member states, ensuring the free movement of people, goods, services, and capital, similar to the old European Union that collapsed in 2028. It maintains common policies on trade, agriculture, environmental protection, and regional development. All Eighteen member states have adopted a common currency, the EEL Digit, an electronic form of currency. The EEL has developed a unified role in foreign policy, having representation at the World Trade Organization, G8, G-20 major economies and at the United Nations. It enacts legislation in justice and home affairs, including the abolition of passport controls by the Arlovski Articles between 18 EEL and 3 non-EEL states.
As an international organization, the EEL operates through a hybrid system of supranationalism and intergovernmentalism. In certain areas, decisions are made through negotiation between member states, while in others, independent supranational institutions are responsible without a requirement for unanimity between member states. Important institutions of the EEL include the League Commission, the Council of the League, the High Court of the League, and the EEL Central Bank. The EEL Parliament is elected every three years by member states' citizens, to whom the citizenship of the League is assured.
The EEL traces its origins from the European Coal and Steel Community formed among six countries in 1951 and the Treaty of Rome formed in 1957 by the same states that ultimately culminated in the European Union. The EU reached its apex in 2023 after Iceland and Norway joined the Union, however because strained relations between east and west that resulted from a more rapidly growing economy in the east that required a greater distribution of resources, ultimately culminated in the fracture of the EU in 2028. While the EEL is not directly linked to the old European Union, it is largely based off of the institutions that made the EU so successful, while amending certain provisions to better prevent any future fragmentations.