Institutions

Paulovia has several legacy institutions that date from pre-1945 that are being reorganised for the modern era. However, most institutions were founded on the re-establishment of the principality in 1998. As a forward looking state, Paulovia is building upon their foundations and developing these institutions to provide the necessary tools for a dynamic, confident and succesful country whilst preserving traditions and culture. Article 4 of the Constitution provides the guiding principles for this essential programme.

Some of the institutions detailed have are still evolving or await further development subject to finance procurement, constitutional restrictions or skill shortages. However, it is the earnest desire of HRH Prince Paul and his government to proceed with the full programme of development as soon as circumstances allow. Some operational institutions are linked to their own page. 

Bank of Paulovia : The Bank of Paulovia was created in under Act 08/05: Currency and Monetary Instrument (Bank) Act on 25 October 2005. The Act laid the foundation for an independent national bank and the design, production and control of a national currency. In 2005 the official currency was the Paulovia Pound (PP). During 2006 discussions for a common currency took place between micronational signatories of the Novasolum Treaty and work on a Paulovian currency was halted. Nothing came of the common currency discussions and Paulovia adopted the Pound Sterling (GBP) in late 2006. From 2008 the Euro has been unofficially accepted as a dual currency. The Bank of Paulovia remains a small but essential part of the Paulovia financial system. 

Commission for Evironmental Protection (CoPE) : A new organisation established in April 2009 to monitor and report on the environmental impact of civil and commercial developments in Paulovia and formulate climate change policy recommendations to the government.

National Film Council : Organisation producing, promoting and distributing film and TV programmes made in Paulovia.

National Health and Welfare Service (NatHWS) : Modelled on the British system the NatHWS was established by Act 10/05 on the 28 October 2005. It is one of great success stories of national development. 

National Museum : Situated in St. George on Omorfee Island, the National Museum is a small but growing collection of artifacts from around the world. The museum has a growing reputation and is increasingly able to mount exhibitions featuring exhibits from around the world.

National Orchestra : A part-time orchestra based on Omorfee Island that annually tours the Paulovia Islands performing classic works.

National Theatre : A part-time theatre company that annually tours the Paulovia Islands performing work by from around the globe.

Paulovia Arts and Cultural Council (PACC) : Organisation for the promotion of all arts and culture including cross-cultural exchanges.

Paulovia Environment Ecology and Parks Service (PEEPS) : Established by Royal Charter in 2008 the service manages the National Parks and monitors the Paulovia coastlines, habitats and ecology of the islands. The service works closely with CoPE.

Paulovia Institute of Science, Research and Exploration (PISRE) : Established by Royal Charter in 2005, PISRE is based in the University of Paulovia and works closely with UniP research programmes and with CoPE. PISRE independently mounts expeditions for scientific purposes and is responsible for the maintainace, supply and manning of the Princess Helen Antarctic Research Station in West Antarctica.

  Paulovia Philatelic Bureau : Design and Philatelic Division of the PSP (also see Postal and Communications Service)

  Paulovia Servizio Posta : The PSP is the national postal service and mail carrier (see also Postal and Communications Service)

Postal and Communications Service (PComS) : Established under Act 05/05: Postal and Communications Service (Establishment) Act ,on 19 October 2005. PComS was the national postal service and communications operator. This included all TV, radio, internet and satellite comminications, the postal services under the Paulovia Servizio Posta, and the Paulovia Philatelic Bureau (stamp production and philatelic sales). From 11 April 2010 the Paulovia Servizio Posta became a separate national company.

Paulovia Islands Shipping Line : A state owned shipping company providing maritime transport for international trade inter-island ferry services. 

Prince Paul Library : The national collection and part of the University of Paulovia. The main library is situated in the capital St. George on Omorfee Island, with an annex in the main UniP campus.

Paulovia Wine Company : The largest and most well known wine grower and gourmet food producer in the islands. The majority stock holder is the Royal Family with the balance of stock distributed to the workers of the Royal Estate.

Supreme Court : The senior court in the country responsible for clarifying constitutional issues, ruling on constitutional disputes and giving judgement on citizens claims of constitutional rights violations, plus acting as the final court of appeal in civil and criminal law cases.

  University of Paulovia (UniP) : Created by Act 10/05: University of Paulovia (Establishment) Act, on 28 October 2005. The earnest desire of HRH Prince Paul is to provide all resident citizens a first class tertiary education. UniP is close to HRH heart and Prince Paul is the university's first Chancellor.



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