Tournament Sum Up: Final Image Impressions
Round 1: This House would pay all elected politicians the median wage in their country.
Round 2: This House believes that when multi-national corporations conduct any business in Western states, these nations should enforce their environmental standards at all stages of production.
Round 3: This House believes that Western states should not use private military contractors in combat.
Round 4: This House would ban any treatment, service, or ritual from claiming a physical healing effect until it is tested and proven more effective than a placebo by a national regulator.
Round 4 A – Removed for privacy reasons
Round 5: This House believes that the European Union should lift its arms embargo on China.
Round 6: This House would only allow the media and campaigning organisations to depict or publish information about the deceased in a tragedy with the explicit permission of the family.
Round 7: This House believes that the West should stop all attempts to gather information or intelligence by deception and/or coercion of foreign citizens.
Round 8: This House believes that it is legitimate for individuals to punish people they deem to have committed online harassment by revealing their identity online.
Round 9: This House would introduce a 100% inheritance tax.
Open Quarters: TH would prohibit businesses from taking a public position on social issues
ESL Quarters: TH would legalise surrogacy for profit in Western Liberal Democracies
ESL Semis (aborted because of Fire Alarm): TH would allow EU citizens to donate to political parties in any EU state
ESL Semis: TH would introduce a mandatory term of at least 1year of non-military national service for 18year olds
Open Semis: TH would require all defendants in criminal cases to be represented only by state-employed lawyers.
ESL Final: “TH believes that parents of a musical child genius have a moral obligation to push that child to maximise their musical potential.”
Open Final: “TH would treat the deaths of soldiers as regrettable losses of lifes rather than examples of heroism.”
W24 – Guten Abend Wien: http://www.w24.at/Guten-Abend-Wien/828650/6088
Tiroler Tageszeitung: http://www.tt.com/home/10350495-91/studenten-debattier-em-in-wien-geht-in-finalphase.csp
Hessische Niedersächsische Allgemeine: http://www.hna.de/lokales/goettingen/europameisterschaft-goettinger-teams-debattieren-wien-5321442.html
Jerusalem Post: http://www.jpost.com/page.aspx?pageid=7&articleid=411610
Israel National News: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/333253#.Vce_WiaqpBc