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The CASA PANCIU (HOUSE OF PANCIU)-Romanian wine is awarded the title of DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2014 and is widely considered among the main constituents of Romanian image abroad.
Taking in consideration his quality and world fame, the Romanian wine is part of the fore-front of country economic boom as part of the international recognition, country brand and a main export product.
In order to stimulate the Romanian wine promotion and to foster new international recognition`s for Romanian wine producers, the Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania is hosting an annual competition among the top wine brands in the country, choosing in the final selection the Romanian top quality wine: The Diplomatic Wine.
On 18 December 2013 the diplomat’s commission announced his final decision: for 2014 this distinguish honour, as Romania’s top wine was entrusted to House of Panciu ( Casa Panciu).
The House of Panciu has presented to the contest a large area of wines among them the famous: Sauvignon Blanc, White Girly (Feteasca Alba), Black Girly (Feteasca Neagra),Muscat Ottonel, Back Lady (Babeasca Neagra) or wines from Sagio line, maturated for at least 12 months in barrel’s of different origins (French, Romanian, American) that are offering to the wine specials aroma’s as: chocolate, coffee, vanilla etc.
The wines from House of Panciu stirred the imagination of the diplomatic taster committee, encompassing diplomats from Asia, Africa and Europe-the main trading area for Romanian wines).
The best wine was considered to be the Cabernet Sauvignon and Black Girly (Feteasca Neagra) and as the best sparkling wine was voted the Muscat Ottonel brand.
The House of Panciu managed to conquer the assistance not solely by the variety of the wine products presented but also by the special characteristics of the sparkling wines offered for tasting.
Keeping in mind the aroma, strengths, color, profundity and taste particularities of the analysed wines the House of Panciu had managed to prove eloquently that the Romanian Wine and specially the Vrancea region has not said his last word for the connoisseurs and still has a role to play on the wine market.
Diplomatic corp accredited to Romania tastes the DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2014 from CASA PANCIU
The Diplomats Wine, title awarded to the best Romanian wine, is bringing not only international and internal recognition to the producers but will be also offered as an intricate part of country brand and image and as a protocol element in all international and diplomatic activities.
Foreign dignitaries in visit to the country will have an opportunity to enjoy the magic of Romanian wine, by House of Panciu as a proof of the high quality of Romanian wine also Romanian diplomatic delegations will bring the products of House of Panciu as a testimony of Romanian wine across the globe, stated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation.
Tifesti-Vrancea-Panciu: the house of BEST ROMANIANS WINE FOR 2014
This is a formidable achievement, based on the efforts of the team of wine makers specialists form House of Panciu, a team that succeeded in reaffirming the potential of Vrancea wine makers in Romanian and abroad.
The House of Panciu is currently producing more than 20 brands of sparkling and still wine at high quality standards, benefiting by the special natural environment of Tifesti area, an area with steady and constant solar exposure, with good quality soil, without using pesticide or artificial fertilizers.
The House of Panciu is the heart and soul of the wines produced from a 120 hectares vineyard in Tifesti county, Panciu vineyards and cultivated with French types of grapes as: Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Ottonel and Cabernet Sauvignon, but also the most famous and loved Romanian type of grapes such as: White Girly, Royal, Sarba, Black girly and Black Lady.
Starting from 2009, this hard labor in the vineyard is having his fruits in the market presence of the House of Panciu products, special wines with low quantities of preservatives.
The wines obtained at the foothills of Vrancea are having a playful and active character resulted from the fermented history of the land of Vrancea.
Supplementary the House of Panciu is enjoying the long standing international recognition of the products of Panciu area, a wine region of solid and well established brand in the world and on all wine markets across the continents.
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Vinul romanesc produs de CASA PANCIU a fost ales VINUL DIPLOMATILOR PENTRU ANUL 2014 si este considerat unul din elementele principale de identitate ale Romaniei in lume.
Prin calitate si renume, vinul din Romania ocupa unul din locurile fruntase in economie, ca produs de export si de recunoastere nationala.
Pentru a sprijinii promovarea vinului romanesc si pentru a oferi noi posibilitati de recunoastere internationala pentru producatorii romani, Institutul de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica organizeaza anual o competitie a celor mai bune vinuri din tara noastra, alegand la final cel mai bun vin: Vinul Diplomatilor.
In data de 18 decembrie 2013 comisia diplomatilor si-a anuntat decizia : pentru anul 2014 aceasta onoare deosebita, de a fi considerat cel mai bun vin al Romaniei, a revenit vinurilor produse de Casa Panciu.
Casa Panciu a introdus in concurs o larga gama de vinuri, printre care amintim excelentele: Sauvignon Blanc, Feteasca Alba, Feteasca Neagra, Feteasca Regala, Muscat Ottonel, Babeasca Neagra sau vinuri din gama Sagio, maturate cel putin 12 luni in barrique-uri de diverse origini (frantuzesc, american sau romanesc), si imbogatit cu arome complexe, de cafea, ciocolata sau vanilie etc.
Vinurile de la Casa Panciu au starnit entuazismul comisiei de diplomati, reprezentand trei continente ( cate trei diplomati din Asia, Africa si Europa, ce provin din principalele piete de desfacere a produselor vini-viticole romanesti).
Cel mai bun vin fiind considerat cupajul de Cabernet Sauvignon si Feteasca Neagra, iar la capitolul cel mai bun vin spumant, sufragiile s-au indreptat spre Muscat Ottonel.
Casa Panciu a reusit sa cucereasca asistenta nu doar prin varietatea sortimentelor de vin prezentate, dar si prin caracteristicile deosebite ale vinurilor spumante prezentate.
Prin aroma, tarie, culoare, calitati organo-leptice si profunzimea vinurilor, oferite pentru degustare, Casa Panciu a reusit sa demonstreze diplomatilor ca vinul romanesc, din regiunea Vrancea, nu si-a scris ultima pagina si nici nu si-a spus ultimul cuvant.
Corpul diplomatic acreditat in Romania degusta VINUL DIPLOMATILOR pentru 2014 de la CASA PANCIU
Vinul diplomatilor, titlul corespunzator celui mai bun vin romanesc al anului, aduce nu doar recunoastere interna si internationala producatorilor, dar va fi si oferit ca element de protocol si de recunoastere a imaginii Romaniei, in toate delegatiile internationale din anul 2014.
Delegatiile straine ce vor sosi in tara noastra vor putea sa guste magia vinului romanesc, prin produsele Casa Panciu, iar in toate delegatiile internationale noi vom aduce produse de la Casa Panciu, ca semn al inaltei calitati a vinului romanesc pe toate meridianele globului, a declarat Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea, Directorul Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica.
Totodata nu pot decat sa il felicit pe dl. Daniel Guzu, Directorul de la Casa Panciu, pentru inalta calitate a produselor sale, produse care au cucerit atentia diplomatilor straini, produse care au reusit sa se impuna ca fiind vinul anului 2014, vinul diplomatilor, si care vor reprezenta imaginea vinului din Romania timp de un an.
Este aceasta o remarcabila realizare, bazata pe eforturile echipei de profesionisti in vinificatie de la Casa Panciu, care au reusit sa readuca zona Vrancea in topul producatorilor de vin din tara noastra.
Tifesti-Vrancea-Panciu: locul de origine al celor mai bune vinuri romanesti
Casa Panciu produce peste 20 de sortimente de vinuri linistite si spumante, de o calitate deosebita, beneficiind de cadrul natural deosebit al ariei Tifesti, zona cu o indelungata expunere solara, cu un pamant de cea mai buna calitate, ne-epuizat de agricultura intensiva, fara chimicale si fara tratamente agresive.
Casa Panciu este inima si sufletul vinurilor provenite din cele peste 120 de hectare situate la Tifesti, in podgoria Panciu, cultivate cu soiuri frantuzesti precum Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Ottonel si Cabernet Sauvignon, dar mai ales cu cele mai renumite si iubite soiuri romanesti de Feteasca Alba sau Regala, Sarba, Babeasca Neagra si Feteasca Neagra.
Din 2009, munca grea si dedicata din podgorie se fructifica prin prezenta pe piata a vinurilor Casa Panciu, vinuri cu un continut minim de sulfiti.
Vinurile obtinute la poalele muntilor Vrancei au un caracter vioi si neastamparat, precum acest pamant framantat, aflat la imbinarea placilor tectonice.
In plus Casa Panciu beneficiaza de indelungata recunoastere internationala de care se bucura produsele zonei Panciu, zona cu renume solid, bine stabilit pe pietele de gen din intreaga lume.
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Pusa Hack, proprietara brand-ului EXOTIQUE, a multumit tuturor celor prezenti, care au sustinut-o in activitatea sa de a uni frumusetile Asiei cu interesul fata de cultura, civilizatie si mobilier oriental al romanilor.
Intr-o frumoasa ceremonie si in prezenta reprezentantilor comunitatii diplomatice, a delegatiilor Parlamentului si a reprezentantilor guvernului, EXOTIQUE si creatoarea sa Pusa Hack au sarbatorit zece ani de activitate pe piata din Romania.
Pusa Hack primeste felicitari din partea reprezentantilor parlamentului: senatorii Ionel Agrigoroaei si Florinel Dumitrescu
Ceremonia a avut loc si in prezenta unui mare numar de vedete de televiziune si presa, a unor oameni de afaceri de prim rang si personalitati ale lumii culturale.
In discursul sau de bun venit, Pusa Hack, proprietara brand-ului EXOTIQUE, a multumit tuturor celor prezenti, care au sustinut-o in activitatea sa de a uni frumusetile Asiei cu interesul fata de cultura, civilizatie si mobilier oriental al romanilor.
„Acest urias efort, de peste un deceniu, nu ar fi fost posibil fara atatia oameni de valoare care au investit timp si energie in a ma ajuta sa construiesc brand-ul EXOTIQUE si sa aduc magia orientului in casele romanilor. Voi fi fericita cand fiecare roman va avea in locuinta sa ceva care sa ii aduca aminte de minunile Asiei, de la pagodele chineze, la templele din Laos sau la minaretele moscheilor, o lume intreaga asteapta sa fie descoperita″, a concluzionat d-na Pusa Hack.
Un gand de multumire si o imbratisare de recunostiinta au fost adresate, in aplauzele furtunoase ale asistentei, catre Prof.Dr.Anton Caragea, Directorul Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica sub al carui inalt patronaj se desfasura seara aniversara.
Pusa Hack-un adevarat ambasador al valorilor orientale felicitata de Prof.dr.Anton Caragea-Directorul IRICE
Prof.dr. Anton Caragea, Directorul Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica, a multumit d-nei Pusa Hack pentru extraordinara cooperare din acesti zece ani in promovarea culturilor orientului.
„Din Filipine in Orientul Mijlociu si pana in Asia centrala si China, d-na Pusa Hack a adus minunile Asiei in Romania, ne-a facut sa calatorim in minunatele colturi de la capatul lumii si a actionat ca un adevarat ambasador al Romaniei in Asia si al Asiei in Romania, ca un adevarat reprezentant al diplomatei publice„, concluzionat Prof.dr. Anton Caragea, declarand apoi deschise ceremoniile aniversare.
Senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei prezinta mesajul de felicitare al parlamentarilor.
A fost apoi prezentat un mesaj din partea parlamentarilor prezenti, citit de senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei, Presedintele Grupurilor de Initiativa si Prietenie Parlamentara cu Laos si Emiratele Arabe Unite, ce a subliniat ca : Gratie eforturilor doamnei Pusa Hack putem vedea azi tot ceea ce Asia are mai de pret si mai deosebit in galeria EXOTIQUE: traditii, un mod de viata si intelegerea culturilor asiatice. Asta este ceea ce ne ofera d-na Pusa Hack, nu doar mobila sau obiecte de arta ci o lectie de viata si de traire autentic orientala in inima Romaniei.
În final doresc să urez ii mult succes d-nei Pusa Hack proprietara EXOTIQUE în misiunea de a apropia in continuare Asia si Romania şi să apreciez la cel mai inalt nivel aportul domnului prof. univ. dr. Anton Caragea, directorul Institutului de Relaţii Internaţionale şi Cooperare Economică la realizarea acestei deosebite manifestări şi expoziţii.
Au mai luat apoi cuvantul Mihai Prundianu, Presedintele Consiliului de Afaceri Romania-Laos, vedete de televiziune, actori si cantareti indragiti, toti pasionati de stilul EXOTIQUE si de comorile pe care cu darnicie d-na Pusa Hack le pune la dispozitia iubitorilor de frumos.
Atmosfera antrenanta, tombole, si cadrul mirific, desprins parca din cele 1001 de nopti, realizat in cadrul showroom-ului EXOTIQUE au facut ca aniversarea sa se transforme intr-o petrecere ce a durat pana a doua zi.
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Pusa Hack, the EXOTIQUE brand owner, had express his gratitude towards all those present that supported here efforts in combining the beauties of Asia with the interest in culture, civilization and high class oriental furniture of Romanians.
In an ample and unique event and benefiting by the presence of diplomatic community, of parliamentary and governmental representatives, EXOTIQUE and his brand creator Pusa Hack celebrated ten years of activity on Romanian market.
Parliamentarians: Ionel Agrigoroaei and Florinel Dumitrescu are offering high appreciation for Mrs. Pusa Hack dedicated work in EXOTIQUE.
The extravaganza has also being attended by an impressive number of media stars, actors, high ranking business people and first rank members of Romanian cultural elite.
In his welcoming remarks, the EXOTIQUE brand owner had express his gratitude towards all those present that supported here efforts in combining the beauties of Asia with the interest in culture, civilization and high class oriental furniture of Romanians.
This outstanding efforts spanning over a decade was made possible only by support from exceptional people that invested time in energy in helping me build EXOTIQUE brand and bringing the magic of the East in the homes and parlors of each and every Romanian.
I will be happy when each Romanian will have in his dwelling something to make him remember Asia, from Chinese pagodas to Lao temples or to mosques minarets, a huge world is waiting to be discovered concluded Mrs. Pusa Hack.
In thunderous cheers of the assistance an embrace and a thanking was address to Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation, who offered his high patronage to the anniversary night.
Mrs. Pusa Hack-EXOTIQUE brand owner is warmly congratulated by Professor Dr.Anton Caragea-IRICE Director
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation had express his thanks to Mrs. Pusa Hack for the extraordinary cooperation extended these ten years in promoting the oriental cultures.
From Philippines to Middle east and from Central Asia to China, Mrs. Pusa Hack has brought the marvels of Asia to Romania and made us travel in EXOTIQUE places far and wide and has acted as a true ambassador of Romania in Asia and of Asia to Romania, as a true representative of Romanian public diplomacy, concluded Professor dr. Anton Caragea, declaring that the anniversary ceremony are opened.
Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei is conveying the parliament message.
A message from parliamentarians attending the ceremony was the read out by senator Ionel Agrigoroaei, President of Parliamentary Initiative Friendship Groups with United Arab Emirates and Laos that underlined that: thanks to exertions by Mrs. Pusa Hack we can witness today everything that Asia is cherishing and is having more special in EXOTIQUE art gallery: traditions, a way of life and understanding the cultures of Asia is what Mrs. Pusa Hack is offering to us. Not only furniture or art objects but a lesson of life, of oriental authenticity in the heart of Romania.
Finally I want to wish only success to Mrs. Pusa Hack, EXOTIQUE brand owner in here mission to bring closer Asia and Romania and to address high praise to professor Dr. Anton Caragea, Director of Institute of International relations and Economic Cooperation by organizing this magnificent exhibition and anniversary.
Other laudatory speeches where held by President of Romania-Laos Business Council, artist, television presenters, admired national singers, all pensioned by the EXOTIQUE style and in awe at the treasures offered unselfishly by Mrs. Pusa Hack to beautiful furniture addicts.
The pleasant atmosphere, raffles and outstanding setting carved from 1001 nights story in the EXOTIQUE gallery made the anniversary to last all night.
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During last ten years, EXOTIQUE has managed to present to Romanian public in premiere the art and crafts of Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea, Laos and traditions of China and India, being in the vanguard of interior design and art in Romania.
On 23 October 2013, EXOTIQUE, the leading art and furniture provider importer from Far East to Romania will celebrate his ten years in existence.
During this period, EXOTIQUE has managed to present to Romanian public in premiere the art and crafts of Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea, Laos and traditions of China and India, being in the vanguard of interior design and art in Romania.
The EXOTIQUE success in educating the consumer and in opening new cultural horizons by bringing the magic of Asia in the houses of many Romanians was acknowledged in this period by receiving the title of royal supplier for Romanian Royal Court and official partner of Romanian public diplomacy for 2010.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation, had accepted to give his high patronage to the event of 23 October 2013. This decision comes in appreciation of the role played by EXOTIQUE and Mrs. Pusa Hack in promoting the cultural relations between Romania and Extreme Orient, in presenting the Asian cultural magic and in promoting in Romania the image of country`s such as: India, Korea, China, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines etc.
Luxury and style: trade mark for EXOTIQUE
On 20 October 2013, Mrs. Pusa Hack, EXOTIQUE brand owner and Professor Dr. Anton Caragea visited the EXOTIQUE art showroom, where the ten year party anniversary will be held and analyzed the unique products that will be displayed on this occasion.
Mrs. Pusa Hack took the opportunity to present the highlights of 2014 furniture fashion trends, based on industrial style.
Interior style of opulence by EXOTIQUE
The industrial style, the trend of the year, combines metal and natural wood and is functioning perfect in traditional or contemporary settings.
Unique art objects that are combining old sheesham wood in furniture with camel skin and textile decorated with old brands (army, industrial, French empire or English style etc.) are also part of the trend.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had admired the exhibition art crafts, the high class and extraordinary taste and value of the objects presented by Mrs. Pusa Hack stating that: today EXOTIQUE is an art and furniture trend setter and that Mrs. Pusa Hack deserves to be recognized as a true ambassador of dialogue of civilizations by putting together in an harmonious dialogue the art and civilization of the entire Asian continent.
Making your house a palace with EXOTIQUE
The event of 23 October 2013 will herald the EXOTIQUE style based on beauty and high class and will benefit from the presence of members of Romanian Parliament and Government and of diplomatic corps accredited in Romania in a moment that will combine a full open day with surprise visits, products sampling, oriental art presentations and a spectacular raffle.
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In zece ani de activitate, EXOTIQUE a reusit sa aduca, pentru prima data in Romania, mobilier si obiecte de arta si artizanat indonezian, malaezian, coreean, traditional-chinezesc si indian, fiind un deschizator de drumuri in domeniul designului interior de calitate.
In data de 23 octombrie 2013 EXOTIQUE, cel mai mare importator de obiecte de arta si mobilier oriental din Romania, sarbatoreste 10 ani de existenta.
In acesti zece ani, EXOTIQUE a reusit sa aduca, pentru prima data in Romania, mobilier si obiecte de arta si artizanat indonezian, malaezian, coreean, traditional-chinezesc si indian, fiind un deschizator de drumuri in domeniul designului interior de calitate.
Succesul EXOTIQUE, in educarea consumatorului si deschiderea de noi orizonturi culturale si pentru aducerea magiei Asiei in casele romanilor, a fost rasplatit cu titlul de furnizor al Casei Regale a Romaniei si cu titlul de partener oficial al diplomatiei publice pentru 2010.
Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea, Directorul Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica, a acceptat sa ofere Inaltul sau patronaj evenimentului din data de 23 octombrie 2013. Aceasta decizie a venit drept apreciere pentru rolul deosebit al EXOTIQUE si al proprietarului acestui brand, d-na Pusa Hack, in promovarea relatiilor dintre Romania si zona Extremului Orient, in prezentarea magiei specific asiatice si a sustinerii imaginii unor tari precum India, Coreea, China, Laos, Malaezia, Filipine etc.
Magia EXOTIQUE, magia bunului gust.
In data de 20 octombrie, d-na Pusa Hack, proprietara brandului EXOTIQUE si Prof.Dr.Anton Caragea au vizitat showroom-u l EXOTIQUE, in care va avea loc aniversarea a zece ani de activitate si au analizat exponatele unicat ce vor fi prezentate cu aceasta ocazie.
Totodata d-na Pusa Hack a prezentat in premiera punctele forte ale expozitiei si tendintele pentru anul 2014, bazate pe stilul industrial.
Mixt de stil si extravaganta: marca EXOTIQUE.
Stilul industrial, moda anulului 2014, imbina metalul cu lemnul natural si functioneaza perfect atat in decoruri traditionale cat si contemporane.
Obiecte de arta unice ce combina lemnul de sheesham vechi din hambare, lambriuri sau podele, pielea de camila si materialele textile decorate cu vechi tipare (militare, industrial, stil francez sau englez) sunt, de asemenea, parte din acest trend.
Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea a admirat exponatele expozitiei, bunul gust al organizarii si valoarea extraordinara a obiectelor aduse de d-na Pusa Hack, declarand ca : astazi EXOTIQUE stabileste moda si trendurile in designul interior, iar d-na Pusa Hack ar merita sa fie recunoscuta ca un adevarat ambasador al dialogului civilizatiilor, aducand in jurul ei intr-un dialog al armoniei arta si civilizatia intregului continent asiatic.
Stil si opulenta la EXOTIQUE.
Evenimentul din 23 octombrie 2013 va purta marca EXOTIQUE, adica a bunului gust si al frumusetii si va beneficia de prezenta membrilor Parlamentului si Guvernului Romaniei, precum si a corpului diplomatic acreditat in Romania intr-un moment ce va imbina o zi intreaga a portilor deschise cu tombole, vizite supriza, degustari de produse si prezentari de arta orientala.
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The first Romanian Parliament based on one-candidate party list had marked a series of records such as: the biggest number of parliamentary in Romanian history, but also the least productive in terms of pass legislation.
There is one field that marked a net positive trend in parliamentary activities: parliamentary diplomacy.
The former Parliament, in activity between 2008-2012, had marked a time of political isolation and a refuse of natural role as promoter on international stage of Romanian national image and interests by using the tools of parliamentary diplomacy.
In this area the present day legislative had marked an impressive boost in activities.
Amongst the parliamentary with the best track record in this area of sensitive and important realm of parliamentary diplomacy we can count in Senate: the county of Iasi representative: Mr. Ionel Agrigoroaei and in the Chamber of Deputies, The Chairman Valeriu Zgonea, Dolj County representative.
The Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei had succeeded an impressive activity in this field, being the only Romanian parliamentary, in the last two legislatures, chosen to organize a parliamentary friendship group.
This record is related to the Initiative Group for Parliamentary Cooperation between Romania and United Arab Emirates, a group created and leaded by the senator with the support of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation and United Arab Emirates Embassy in Romania.
Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei presenting the support for DUBAI- HOST OF WORLD EXPO 2020
The Initiative Group for Parliamentary Cooperation is specially carved entities created to mark the parliamentary dialogue and to support the openings of the parliamentary friendship groups between the two parliaments.
United Arab Emirates are the main economic partner of Romania in the Arabic Golf area and a partner for extensive political, diplomatic and cultural dialogue.
Unfortunately the bilateral parliamentary cooperation was not at the required level necessary to support such developed relations and the Initiative Group for Parliamentary Cooperation between Romania and United Arab Emirates was designed especially to bridge this gap.
Also, Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei was involved in supporting the official visit of a high level delegation from United Arab Emirates in a courtesy call to Romanian Parliament and in organizing the Romanian Exhibition in support of Dubai-Host City for World Expo 2020.
Meanwhile the Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei was the first Romanian senator and political figure to be invited for taking part in a delegation in Laos.
Laos is one of the key economic actors in the Indochina Peninsula area, one of the Asian tigers of the region and a country of enormous potential for bilateral cooperation with Romania.
Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei meets the Prime Minister of Laos
The Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei was received by the Laos Prime Minister- Thongsing Thammavong, by Dr. Bosengkham Vongdara-Minister of Tourism and Culture, by Minister of Foreign Affairs and by Mr. Asang Laoly -Vice-Prime Minister of Laos, being the first Romanian parliamentarian that enjoyed such high level access in Laos.
Another area that was crucial in the activity of Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei was the relation with Kazakhstan.
The Senator has being elected as member of Romania-Kazakhstan Parliamentary Friendship Group. Kazakhstan is the main trading partner of Romania in the region, is the second international investor in Romanian national economy and a strategic partner for Romania in Central Asia.
Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei presenting the KAZAKHSTAN 2050 STRATEGY by President Nursultan Nazarbayev
Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei was the only Romanian parliamentarian elected to attend the unveiling of Romanian edition of the KAZAKHSTAN 2050 STRATEGY by Kazakhstan President –Nursultan Nazarbayev. He was also involved in the visit of Kazakhstan parliamentary delegation to Romanian Parliament, the first of a kind in the history of bilateral relation and in organizing the International Conference on Combating World Crisis and on Kazakhstan 2050 Strategy in Romanian Parliament.
By this sustained activity and marking a series of records in parliamentary diplomacy the senator Ionel Agrigoroaei leads in the international activity top in this legislative session.
Interesting to point out is the fact that: the rich international activity of the senator has not diminished the efficiency of his internal activities, the senator leading also in the statistics on the interpellations addressed to the Prime Minister (8 interpellations) questions (27) and in open speeches (51 presentation).
In the Chamber of Deputy, President Valeriu Zgonea had succeeded also a remarkable diplomatic performance. Amongst his strong points in diplomatic activities we can count: the record of being the first Chairman of Chamber of Deputies invited to attend the Astana Economic Forum ( May 2013) the most important international venue to debate world economic problems and select the necessary measures to combat the world economic crisis.
Thanks to the activity of Chairman of Chamber of Deputies, for the first time, the voice of Romania could be heard at the stage of this international world forum.
Chairman Valeriu Zgonea had also received the honor, grace to his astute diplomatic talent, of being the first leader of Chamber of Deputies invited to inaugurate an exhibition destined to support Dubai candidature to WORLD EXPO 2020.
President of Chamber of Deputies-Mr. Valeriu Zgonea outlines the support for DUBAI-HOST OF WORLD EXPO 2020 exhibition
The exhibition to support the Dubai candidature for WORLD EXPO 2020 was the greatest event of this kind in Europe and the presence at his opening of a high level delegation from United Arab Emirates had marked the important role Romania hold, result of his intensive parliamentary activity.
The important role of diplomatic diplomacy, lead by deputies leader, Valeriu Zgonea was also underlined by the visit to Romanian Parliament of the high level delegation of Kazakhstan Parliament, the main strategic partner of Romania.
President of Romanian Chamber of Deputies meeting the high level United Arab Emirates delegation
All this remarkable strategic achievements are representing a new face of the Legislature that started his mandate in 9 December 2012: a more dynamic parliament internationally represented and with a good activity at the level of parliamentary diplomacy.
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Finalul sesiunii parlamentare, in iulie 2013, a dat nastere la nenumarate statistici si evaluari ale performantelor legislativului rezultat in urma alegerilor din decembrie 2012.
Primul parlament al Romaniei, bazat pe votul uninominal,a marcat o serie de recorduri precum: cel mai numeros Parlament din istoria Romaniei, dar si cel mai putin productiv in termenii legislatiei aprobate. Intr-un domeniu insa activitatea noului parlament a inregistrat o crestere calitativa neta : diplomatia parlamentara.
Fostul parlament, al perioadei 2008-2012, a marcat o izolare politica si un refuz al rolului natural, de promotor al imaginii nationale si al interesului Romaniei pe scena internationala prin diplomatia parlamentara, actualul Parlament a marcat o imbunatatire simtitoare a activitatilor in aceasta zona.
Printre parlamentarii ce s-au ilustrat cel mai bine in acest domeniu, important si sensibil, al diplomatiei parlamentare, ii putem enumera la Senat, pe reprezentantul Iasi-ului, Ionel Agrigoroaei si la Camera Deputatilor pe Presedintele Valeriu Zgonea, reprezentantul Dolj-ului.
Senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei a reusit o activitatea impresionanta in acest domeniu, fiind singurul parlamentar roman, din ultimele doua legislaturi, ales sa organizeze un grup parlamentar de prietenie.
Este vorba de Grupul de Initiativa pentru Cooperare Parlamentara Romania-Emiratele Arabe Unite, la conducerea caruia a fost ales senatorul de catre Institutul de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica si de catre Ambasada Emiratelor Arabe Unite in Romania.
Senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei prezinta sprijinul pentru DUBAI-CAPITALA EXPOZITIEI MONDIALE 2020
Grupurile de initiativa pentru cooperare parlamentara bilaterala, sunt organisme create special pentru a pune bazele dialogului parlamentar si pentru a realiza constituirea grupurilor parlamentare in cele doua parlamente. Emiratele Arabe Unite sunt principalul partener economic al Romaniei in zona Golfului Arabic, partener de dialog politic, diplomatic si cultural extins.
Din nefericire cooperarea parlamentara bilaterala nu era la nivelul dorit si necesar unor asemenea relatii si Grupul de Initiativa pentru Cooperare Parlamentara Romania-Emiratele Arabe Unite a aparut tocmai pentru a remedia aceasta situatie.
Totodata, senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei a fost implicat si in organizarea vizitei oficiale, a primei delegatii la nivel inalt a Emiratelor Arabe Unite la Parlamentul Romaniei si in desfasurarea expozitiei de sprijin a Romaniei pentru orasul Dubai-Oras Candidat la Expozitia Mondiala 2020.
Totodata senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei a fost primul senator si om politic roman invitat, in ultimii douazeci de ani ,sa faca parte dintr-o delegatie in Laos.
Senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei si Primul Ministru al Laos-ului
Laos-ul este unul din principalii actori economici din zona Peninsulei Indochina, unul din tigrii economici ai regiunii si o tara cu un potential enorm pentru cooperarea bilaterala cu Romania.
Senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei a fost primit de Primul Ministru al Laos-ului (Thongsing Thammavong) de Ministrul Turismului si al Culturii-Dr. Bosengkham Vongdara, de Dr. Thongloun Sisoulith -Ministrul Afacerilor Externe si de Dl. Asang Laoly -Vice-Prim Ministrul Laos-ului , fiind primul parlamentar roman ce a beneficiat de un acces de un asemenea nivel in Laos.
O alta zona, ce a beneficiat de activitatea senatorului Ionel Agrigoroaei a fost relatia cu Kazahstanul.
Senatorul a fost ales in Grupul Parlamentar de Prietenie cu Kazahstanul, tara ce reprezinta principalul partener economic al Romaniei in regiune, al doilea investitor international in economia tarii noastre si un partener strategic pentru Romania in Asia Centrala.
Senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei prezinta lucrarea STRATEGIA KAZAHSTAN 2050 a presedintelui Kazahstan-ului-Nursultan Nazarbayev
Senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei a fost singurul parlamentar roman ales sa participe la prezentarea editiei, in limba romana, a lucrarii :Strategia Kazahstan 2050 a Presedintelui Kazahstanului-Nursultan Nazarbayev. A fost de asemenea implicat in vizita delegatiei parlamentare din Kazahstan la Parlamentul Romaniei, prima de acest fel in istoria relatiei bilaterale si in organizarea Conferintei Internationale Combaterea Crizei Economice Mondiale si Strategia Kazahstan 2050, la Parlamentul Romaniei.
Prin aceasta activitate sustinuta si marcand o serie de recorduri pentru diplomatia parlamentara, senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei conduce detasat in topul activitatilor parlamentare internationale in acesta legislatura.
Interesant este ca, bogata activitate internationala a senatorului nu a diminuat interesul sau pentru activitatile interne, senatorul conducand detasat in aceasta legislatura si in domeniul interpelarilor adresate Primului Ministru ( in numar de opt) si al intrebarilor ( 27 la numar) si al luarilor de cuvant (51 de prezentari).
La Camera Deputatilor, Presedintele Valeriu Zgonea a reusit o performanta diplomatica remarcabila. Intre punctele forte ale activitatii sale diplomatice putem enumera performanta de a fi primul Presedinte al Camerei Deputatilor invitat sa participe la Forumul Economic de la Astana ( mai 2013), cel mai important forum international de dezbatere a problemelor economiei mondiale si a masurilor necesare pentru combaterea crizei economice actuale.
Presedintele Camerei Deputatilor-Valeriu Zgonea deschizand Expozitia de sprijin pentru Dubai-CAPITALA EXPOZITIEI MONDIALE 2020
Multumita activitatii Presedintelui Camerei Deputatilor, pentru prima data, vocea Romaniei s-a putut auzi de la tribuna acestui inalt forum.
Presedintele Valeriu Zgonea avut onoarea, gratie talentului sau diplomatic, de a fi primul lider al Camerei Deputatilor invitat sa inaugureze un vernisaj dedicat unui oras candidat la Expozitia Mondiala 2020 : Dubai-ul.
Expozitia de sustinere a candidaturii orasului Dubai pentru WORLDEXPO 2020 a fost cea mai mare din intreaga Europa si prezenta la deschiderea ei a unei delegatii la nivel inalt, a Emiratelor Arabe Unite, arata rolul important al Romaniei, gratie activitatii sale parlamentare intense.
Rolul important al diplomatiei parlamentare, conduse de liderul deputatilor, Valeriu Zgonea, trebuie marcat si prin vizita la Parlamentul Romaniei a delegatiei la nivel inalt a Parlamentului din Kazahstan, principalul partener strategic al Romaniei.
Presedintele Camerei Deputatilor primeste delegatia la nivel inalt din Emiratele Arabe Unite
Toate acestea realizari diplomatice remarcabile, arata si o noua fateta a legislativului ce si-a inceput mandatul in 9 decembrie 2012 : un parlament mai dinamic, prezent international si cu o buna activitatea la nivelul diplomatiei parlamentare.
|Posted by OSCE on September 3, 2013 at 9:15 AM|
Japanese Prime Minister-Shinzo Abe launched in the last year of government a series of economic policies known as abenomics.
Just two years ago the key words about Japan where summarized in the expression: lost decades. After 1990, Japan seems to be fallen in along period marked by stagnation and by natural disasters such as Kobe earthquake and more recent Fukushima tsunami.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea MA, FINS, EDA and H.E. Ambassador of Japan-Keiji Yamamoto.
On economic field, the country that once towered over the region as an international symbol of economic growth in the sixties and seventies, was struggling now with hipper-inflation, reduced economic competitiveness and the unfair competition of cheep and low quality products of China.
The man who succeeded in pulling up the country from tittering on the brink of the abyss: Shinzo Abe had managed also to enrich the economic vocabulary with a new term: abenomics (a strange mingling of his name-Abe and economics).
What is abenomics?
The economic policy that allowed a new Japanese economic miracle to appear was created by a seasoned and sophisticated mixture of direct state investment in economy and indirect state buying of Japanese National Bank bonds, a move that allowed for the credit to be cheaper and more relaxed and for interest rates to decrease.
This infusion of capital was not planed as a sole engine for economic growth but was planed to aid and support private investment as the key factor in economic development.
State sponsored investment is just an auxiliary, a support and confidence booster in economic growth and an ingredient to further increase private confidence in economy.
Another key element of the economic stimulus plan is offered by the increase in competitiveness of the Japanese products by means of financial support, including currency devaluation that is insuring that national products are cheaper and more attractive and by fiscally backing increases in competitiveness.
Finally, what is making Japanese prime minister plan different is the accent on fighting the inflation and keeping it under control.
As a golden rule, any stimulus package must bear the responsibility of an increase in inflation. Is not the case with Japan where abenomics is creating a serious anti-inflation package with controlling the spike in wages, strict taxation and export oriented growth rather that stimulus of internal consumption.
All are specific measures that are making abenomics a balanced experience between growth and inflation, competitiveness and exports etc. Finally, another trait of the abenomics that deserves our attention is the social management plan.
The pension system, social security and health systems are all regarded as pivots of the economic growth but also of national satisfaction.
Proceeding by this path the Abe government is not falling down the easy road of electoral charity, as done in United States or Europe, but is opting for investing the economic surplus in indirect social expenses that are enriching life quality without inflation as a side effect.
A new inspired decision!
Abenomics-an international model?
Once the first results of abenomics are becoming visible. the plan enjoyed a star status, many economists are predicting a role model for these economic policies, famous economic thinkers as Joseph Stiglitz, risking the prophecy that abenomics will be a successful blue print for world economy.
The general interest was also attracted by the elevation of economic situation at the level of national security agenda.
It is in this decision a message of seriousness and maximum attention that Shinzo Abe government is portraying as a supplementary strong point of the Japanese economy in front of the national and international private investors.
The status of national economy becomes as such an element of national security and your investments are sure, is the subliminal message that Japan is offering to the investment market as a new powerful arguments in his favour.
Undoubtedly, the news of the hay days of Japanese economy is a good news for world economy already deeply endangered by the collapse of Chinese economy.
The abenomics can be only used by the country which already has build a powerful economic apparatus, with a developed industrial mechanism like European Union members states or American economy, as we are confronted with an economic experience that is focused on refining the economic decisions in preventing inflation and insuring a healthy and stable economic development after the current world economic crisis.
As such the abenomics model must be understood and copied by the world economic powers in order to allow a solution to emerge out of this world economic crisis.
By this alone the abenomics can be the most valuable contribution that Japan is presenting in re-launching the world economy development and by extracting the world out of this auto-regenerating crisis.
Today, thanks to abenomics, Japan can rest assured as his role model in world economic recovery is guaranteed.
|Posted by OSCE on January 2, 2013 at 5:30 PM|
When I was asked to provide the main speech at the SECURITY AND COOPERATION PLATFORM IN EUROPE-ASIA IN THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY I could not stop do not realize how much it means in Romanian history the constant struggle of our nation in favor of peace and security worldwide.
For Romania, throughout its history, the efforts in favor of disarmament initiatives, reduction of stress and creation of a climate of understanding between nations have never been an intellectual fashion, but have always been part of our country's security strategy.
Supporting the ideal of world peace, the Romanian statesmen understood that they serve our national most sacred interest.
Therefore, hosting by Romania a conference on security and cooperation in Europe and Asia is part of this long tradition of our country to give its support to such generous initiatives as the one of the presidency of Kazakhstan.
First of all we must understand the security risks and frozen conflicts are not merely academic debates, but they reflect the reality of a globalized world, constantly changing and that no country can claim a right of permanent security. Peace is built, planned and sometimes fought for it and knowing the future risks of a nation puts is part of a true statesman’s activity.
In order to shape a vision on the future risks, we must have the courage to openly discuss difficulties this. In recent years we have been invited to conferences in Washington, organized by the Atlantic Council, on the future of the U.S. - EU relations and at NATO conference in Oslo, on the organization's new strategic concept. My interventions have emphasized the need for abandoning the language of "politically correct" which is nothing more than taking former "wooden language" of the Communist regimes. None of them resolve conflicts, but postpone them. Or, the task of SECURITY AND COOPERATION PLATFORM IN EUROPE-ASIA was first of all to resolve old frozen conflicts and then to focus on their prevention.
Regarding the long-term strategy of a SECURITY AND COOPERATION PLATFORM IN EUROPE-ASIA, things are somewhat different. An effort is required to understand and anticipate the trends of evolution or involution of the world in which we live. Changes in the security environment can be understood only if we consider changing nature of international relations, rules, regulations, typology of actors, goals and mechanisms of action.
A triggering element of the new theoretical approach was the Russian-Georgian war in August 2008. Its immediate consequences revealed the inherent weaknesses of frozen conflict resolution systems, managed by the OSCE - in South Ossetia and the UN - in Abkhazia.
Beyond that, the apparent institutional bottlenecks of the EU foreign policy and conflicts within NATO became obvious. Although the conflict was blocked, a major institutional international crisis turned out visible. Its components are a crisis of the means, a crisis of principles and a moral crisis. The reviewing of the security strategies based on new models of approach has become a necessity. The same thing applies for the logical consequences regarding security assessment and planning.
THE PLATFORM FOR SECURITY AND COOPERATION in Europe and Asia must primarily have a preventive vocation. This will be the cornerstone of its activity in the immediate future. This implies a growing complexity of the analysis and means of action. The repeated crises have shown that, unfortunately, locally preventive interventions are not sufficient and must be inserted in an assembly of long-term actions, which should consider all regions and all questions that they may destabilize, from the economic difficulties to the rooted stereotypes in the divergent mentalities, from the instability of the ways of communication to the unconventional security risks.
Being the only Euro-Asian organization in which all Member States are Europe and Asia, THE PLATFORM FOR SECURITY AND COOPERATION in Europe and Asia may prove to be an effective tool to build a culture of dialogue and cooperation in Europe and Asia and of Europe worldwide.
The SECURITY AND COOPERATION PLATFORM EUROPE-ASIA should aim to become a laboratory where the political culture of safety is created through mutual trust, negotiation and cooperation.
The SECURITY AND COOPERATION PLATFORM EUROPE-ASIA can identify major risks, formulate and implement programs to enhance mutual trust, both within countries with high risk, as well as in potential conflict areas.
In this lab I believe that there is a privileged place for former presidents during the period of transition from communist dictatorships to democracies. With their experience of statesmen and civic reformers, using mutual relationships and earned prestige, they can play a role in defusing conflicts and in rethinking the organization's long-term strategy.
The great contribution to peace initiatives, such as PLATFORM SECURITY AND COOPERATION EUROPE-ASIA of President Nursultan Nazarbayev to the European security architecture and the world one will be without doubt that the war will not be held due to the creation of democratic mechanisms and dialogue with civil society to strengthen cooperation, preventive diplomacy.
Is there a need for peace initiatives? Yes. For what? For a safer world. For whom? For all of us.
|Posted by OSCE on January 2, 2013 at 5:25 PM|
Dear representatives of the Diplomatic Corps accredited in Romania
Distinguished representatives of Romanian Parliament and Government of Romania
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I would like to begin by thanking and address a word of appreciation for choosing Romania as host of the International Conference SECURITY AND COOPERATION PLATFORM IN EUROPE-ASIA IN THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY.
The Romanian voice has been heard strongly and steadily over the past 100 years in support of all initiatives to create a climate of peace in the world: names such as the Romanian Nicolae Titulescu or Vespasian Pella remain in the golden book of the League of Nations in the interwar period for their efforts in promoting peace and stability worldwide.
Romania has linked its name to the peace and disarmament conferences of the 30s which tried to avoid the nightmare of a new world war, created a framework for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Helsinki Agreements of 1970-1975, supported disarmament negotiations in the eighties and now supports the idea of the Cooperation and Security Platform in Europe and Asia.
I would like to note and appreciate the initiative of the Kazakh Presidency, President Nursultan Nazarbayev, to organize a broad debate on building a Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian security platform based on the extraordinary success of Kazakhstan's OSCE chairmanship.
In my speech I want to refer to two types of challenges facing the Platform for Cooperation and Security in Europe and Asia. Developing a long term strategy of security in Eurasia region can not be postponed, given that other organizations have approached it. The EU has recently defined a strategy and NATO will adopt a new strategic concept
This effort to establish a cooperation strategy and global security is accelerated by the rapid changes of the globalization.
The globalized world can be characterized as a risk society in which have a large number of citizens has adapted. Especially young people up to 40, who do not assume perennial identities and loyalties, but pragmatic and present.
The contemporary world is complicated by the coexistence of proto-state or pseudo-state structures based on clans, extended families or other structures that preceded the formation of peoples or nations. They are visible in Africa, in parts of Asia or Latin America. The approach of the international community of each of the actors and each theme should take into account the perceptions of the actor in question.
The security of each state of the world must adapt to post-modern society. In today's world, states can no longer be divided into blocks because the reactions which occur as a result of different interests lead to changing alliances and the opposite sides for different themes or topics.
It is on the one hand a reflection of democratization of the contemporary world, but also the pragmatism of the governments forced to meet the needs of its own citizens.
The problems of transition to democracy, coupled with separatism and strengthening delay of the new independent states creates at their turn direct risks related to political legitimacy of states and governments and question the institutional capacity to fight corruption, and the mafia-type groups which fuel separatism and blocks the consolidation of the new states.
These elements, coupled with the existence of the frozen conflicts arouse concern, both for the fragmentation trends of new independent states, as well as for the transit of terrorist elements to Europe or the preservation of backward mentality that generates the appeal for the administrative models.
Conflict prevention and post-conflict management situations require a comprehensive vision able to develop the complementarity of the actions initiated by Platform for Cooperation and Security in Europe and Asia with activities of other global or regional bodies.
A balanced view should take into account the interests of different ethnic and religious communities, the duties of States and their citizens' natural rights, local and future interests of the regional actors.
It can not be developed without the contribution of the representatives competent to express plurality of voices, questions and aspirations of hundreds of millions of people living in the space of the Platform for Cooperation and Security in Europe and Asia it is. Political structures such as the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly can be completed with civil society structures. Only such a process meant to strengthen the respect for human rights, democracy and common security may acquire depth that only real intention of peoples can guarantee.
Finally I would like to thank the diplomatic community for the confidence vote for Romania by supporting this important event in our country, I would like to thank the Presidency of Kazakhstan, Romania's strategic partner for a strong focus given on the strategy debate in Bucharest in the coagulation strategy for the Cooperation Platform and Security in Europe and Asia and I would like to hope that our efforts of all those present will help to create a better and safer world for us all.
|Posted by OSCE on January 2, 2013 at 5:20 PM|
PRESIDENT NURSULTAN NAZARBAYEV PLAN FOR PEACE AND STABILITY IN THE XXI CENTURY.
By PhD. Professor Anton Caragea
The illusory perfect world of the XXI century.
At the beginning of the twentieth century optimistic geopolitics, led by the famous thinker Francis Fukuyama, believed that we are witnessing the fulfilling prophecy on the end of history.
At first glance everything seemed to give them justice: the market economy seem to liquidate traditional inequalities between countries and promised an era of overall development and steady growth of the living standards.
If, on the level of the individual safety, market economy promised abundance and absence of crises, in the field of global security the developments seemed to ensure a better future. The permanent EU enlargement ensured security on the European continent, joining former Cold War adversaries in a forum of development, democracy, security and general welfare, it seemed that a future in which even Russia will become a member of the European Union was not one too far away.
On military level NATO appeared to be an invincible military shield and it seemed to become even a global alliance which was to provide at indications of the Security Council, missions to impose global order. The global equation of stability seems solidly built.
Nothing has remained from this perfect picture of a better world.
NATO intervention in Afghanistan and the defeat suffered has influenced the future plans of the Alliance, the announced withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014, ends long-standing contingency plans for NATO trouble spots.
From now on there will be only punctual interventions with duration of less than one year, the only ones that the Alliance can do effectively.
Instead of a coherent NATO interventions focusing on post-conflict reconstruction, we started to become witnesses of illegal intervention or of unilateral actions from the NATO members, which do not only exceed the action out of the alliance, but it also contradicts its fundamental principles.
The EU crisis, which began as an economic crisis that hit Greece, Spain, Portugal and Ireland became a general economic crisis and blocked the expansion of the political union, expansion was supposed to be a future of prosperity for Europe.
The EU political crisis threatens more and more achievements that were once considered as permanent certainties: the right to free movement is questioned, the right to work is severely restricted and fined and the portrait of EU as a club of democracies is as severe questioned by the expansion of right-wing parties and by the blocking of the democratic mechanisms which no longer work on the continent.
Increased security risks.
The collapse of the safety certainties led to the revival and development of security risks: forgotten border conflicts are worldwide present, territorial conflicts in the Far East are among the most visible.
In Europe, the Kosovo crisis questioned the stability of the boundaries drawn after World War II, and there are here additional trouble spots throughout the Balkans and throughout Central Europe.
All these attract with them increased security risks and general instability, with only two possible outcomes: return to arms race and to the conflicts we thought forgotten after 1945 or rebuilding a new system of global security.
Voice of reason.
In September 2012, when leaders of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) was held in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, the usual speech reception, group pictures and final smiles were expected.
They were to have a surprise. Before them, their host President Nursultan Nazarbayev presented a comprehensive project to revive the dialogue and reduce tensions in the Euro-Asian.
It was not the first time the president of Kazakhstan surprised their guests with comprehensive and ambitious reform plans.
Everyone remembers in 2010, when Kazakhstan took over the Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
Everyone expected a usual cosmetic presidency, of a prestigious organization in free fall and utility. It was not to be like this.
President Nursultan Nazarbayev launched a project to reform and restructure the OSCE, put in foreground the overall security projects and the restoration of OSCE action potential. The organization was not able to meet leaders in 1999, Kazakhstan has managed to achieve this performance. OSCE failed for two decades to bring together the civil society leaders, but in 2010, within the Conference of Bucharest, Kazakhstan has managed to do that.
At the end of a one year term, Kazakhstan has managed to inject fresh vigor into an organization that seemed irreversible affected by routine and inefficiency.
Now the voice of reason, the voice of Kazakhstan, is heard again: it is time for a platform of security and cooperation in the Euro-Asian and Euro-Atlantic area.
The security and cooperation platform.
The New Security and Cooperation initiative, launched by President Nursultan Nazarbayev states:
- Creation of a zone of stability that connects the Atlantic and Asia, the European and Asian continents.
- Establishment of a mechanism of interaction, flexible and based on tangible results and creation of communication channels.
- Unification of the countless existing organizations on global security: NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), CSOT (Collective Security Treaty Organization), CICA (Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia), the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe).
- Focus of the dialogue on general security issues, banning the nuclear tests - initiative ATOM (stopping nuclear tests worldwide)
The methods of the new organization: Platform for Security and Cooperation Euro-Asian and they promise to help ease the global climate:
- Imposing the consensus as the only method of action of the new organization
- Solving of the crises by dialogue and diplomatic means
- Focus new organization on the central problems such as geopolitical rivalry / reducing global distrust / fight illegal migration / fight against trafficking in human beings and drugs / counter terrorism and extremism and suppression of territorial claims.
Kazakhstan – clear action, concrete results.
President Nursultan Nazarbayev said from the very beginning that his country will lead by example and will convince through clear results about the usefulness of its initiative.
Thus Kazakhstan launched in 1990, a successful initiative for the denuclearization of the region Central Asia, closed the nuclear test polygon from Semipalatinsk and gave up a huge arsenal of nuclear weapons (third in the world after the U.S. and Russia).
With such results, Kazakhstan took the flag of the fight for nuclear disarmament, having demonstrated that a nuclear country may renounce its weapons for promoting world peace. Not by words but by deeds, seems to be the motto of Kazakhstan's international action.
Thus, President Nazarbayev announced at the nuclear disarmament meeting in Seoul, the initiative to create an international bank for uranium, an entity meant to control the resources and use of nuclear material for peaceful projects.
The establishment of such a bank would block traffic fusion materials, would allow nuclear arms control and allow the commencement of global nuclear disarmament. The new initiative received immediate support from the United States and the United Nations, as being the only reasonable proposal to address the problem of trafficking in nuclear materials.
Meanwhile, Kazakhstan has proposed a less ambitious goal, the ATOM initiative to ban nuclear tests and has made this initiative a decision available to all people, building a specialized website where any responsible citizen can support initiatives designed to have a world without the risk of nuclear tests.
In Afghanistan, where the military solution failed, Kazakhstan has shown that the humanitarian solution gives results: hundreds of Afghan students graduate courses in Kazakh universities, laying the foundations, by providing the necessary personnel for the economic, administrative and health recovery of a country devastated and laying the foundations of a return to normality. Also construction of social facilities (schools, hospitals, health centers) developed the only strategy that works: higher standards of living.
The counter-drug fight reduces the sources of income of the destructive elements and Afghanistan rises again from the ashes of a failed military intervention.
As to the economic crisis, the Kazakhstan's president has built in his country the third world economy as growth rate, but he was concerned that only nation achieves economic growth, but he also provided a platform for combating global crisis.
The solutions to fight the crisis were offered free, together with the necessary consultation.
While other solutions have failed and world organizations have enormous cost, the Kazakhstan’s offers as a solution to the crisis is only up to people affected by the crisis if they want to apply or not.
Finally, the most recent contribution of Kazakhstan to the political and economic crisis, is the rebuilding the Silk Road. The Silk Road brought prosperity and security from Asia to Europe for two millennia.
Now with 5,000 kilometers of road built by Kazakhstan will link China to St. Petersburg and bring raw materials in emerging markets in Asia and will connect the European consumers with products offered by the Asian market.
By its revolution in transport, Kazakhstan has become the bridge between Asia and Europe, the area of transport and logistics and has become the host of dozens of trans-regional and multilateral organizations, connecting the Asia-Pacific, Europe-Atlantic area.
Romania-Kazakhstan: a joint voice for global security.
After offering the example of a modern nation, contributing effectively to the global debate on crucial issues such as nuclear safety and solving of the global economic crisis, the new proposal of the President Nursultan Nazarbayev promises to offer a solution to avoid a ravaging conflict in the XXI century.
Romania’s response to the initiative of Kazakhstan can only be positive, given the long tradition of Romanian efforts towards disarmament and creation of a global security system.
The Romanian voice must be with Kazakhstan's initiative in setting up the platform for Security and Cooperation in the Euro-Asian and Euro-Atlantic integration, as the only reliable solution to ensure not only national security but also to bring our contribution to the great idea debate of the century.
Our country's voice must be heard again in support of world peace!
|Posted by OSCE on January 2, 2013 at 6:05 AM|
On 30th of November 2012, the ceremony of handing out the awards for diplomatic and international relations activity, hosted by the Balkans and Europe Magazine has taken place.
Professor dr. Anton Caragea receiving the PRIZE ON VOCATION FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION.
The prizes are destined to render homage to the most important personalities of Romanian diplomatic life, personalities that had a long standing and positive influence in forging Romanian foreign policy and in supporting a better international image for our country.
Professor dr. Anton Caragea, Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation was hailed as the best romanian diplomat of this year, receiving the PRIZE ON VOCATION FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION .
In the last period, the PRIZE ON VOCATION FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION was bestowed upon such lofty personalities as: Macedonian President-Boris Trajkovski, Azerbaijan President: Ilham Aliyev and Greece Prime Minister, Constantinos Simitis etc.
In the official handing out ceremony, offering the response to the presentation made by Mr. Carol Roman, Director of Balkans and Europe Magazine, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had taken the rostrum presenting the main highlights of his vision of Romanian foreign policy.
Professor dr. Anton Caragea had underlined the necessity that Romanian voice must be regarded as the voice of Europe, and when Bucharest is stating a foreign policy decision this must be also regarded as an European voice. Romania is a fundamental element of European construction, concluded professor Anton Caragea.
Professor dr. Anton Caragea on the rostrum for the acceptance speech.
Another basic principle of foreign policy must be the necessity for Romania to forge new partnership`s, a tradition that has proven useful for Romania in the past and must be revived.
The revival of this long standing tradition had transformed the foreign policy landscape of Romania as seen by the favorable examples of Romania`s relations with Kazakhstan and United Arab Emirates.
By strategic partnership with Kazakhstan, Romania was able to host in February 2010 the Preparatory Conference on OSCE reform and the theories presented in the Bucharest Conference had being transformed in key elements of the OSCE agenda of reform, debated in the High Level Astana Conference in December 2010.
In 2011, Romania hosted the most important international conference, after the one held in Washington, to mark the independence of Kazakhstan.
In 2012, Romania was the first European country to announce his support for Astana-Kazakhstan capital, as the host for EXPO 2017 international exhibition. Also in 2012, the two decades of successful diplomatic relations between Romania and Kazakhstan where celebrated with pomp and ceremony.
I must also emphasize on the hosting by Romania of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe and Asia, in November 2012, occasion for the Romanian elite to express his staunch support for the Kazakhstan President-Nursultan Nazarbayev, plan to forge an area of security and cooperation between Europe and Asia.
This are just a few moments of a bilateral relation that must be regarded as an example for the future of Romanian foreign policy, concluded his allocution professor A. Caragea.
Professor dr. Anton Caragea had also mentioned the results of his visits to United Arab Emirates, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan as elements of building new cooperation bridges.
Professor dr. Anton Caragea with Ambassador of UAE-Yacoub Yousif Al Hosani and Kazakhstan Charge d`affairs -Talgat Kaliyev.
Kazakhstan and United Arab Emirates are among the countries that have a rapid growing bilateral relation with Romania during professor Anton Caragea term in office.
Accompanied by thunderous applause of the assistance, professor dr.Anton Caragea had received the PRIZE ON VOCATION FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION as a statement of appreciation for his lofty diplomatic activity.
On this occasion where also honored, for their role on bilateral relations development, the Ambassador of Peoples Republic of China Mrs. Huo Yuzhen , Ambassador of Bulgaria Mr. Aleksandar Filipov and Ambassador of United States to Romania etc.
The PRIZE ON VOCATION FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION was previously received by: Macedonian President-Boris Trajkovski, Azerbaijan President: Ilham Aliyev and Greece Prime Minister, Constantinos Simitis.
|Posted by OSCE on February 7, 2012 at 8:00 AM|
European Council on International Relations has being voted as the BEST EUROPEAN THINK TANK AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION at the Bucharest meeting of european international relations and diplomatic experts from across European Union.
The meeting hosted by Ecological Institute of Romania and Justice and Law Institute of Romania discuss the evolution in international law`s and justice, the reform of European Law, European Court of Justice and Rome Treaty.
EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS VOTED AS EUROPE BEST INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION
On the conference the international visitors discuss also the impact of international think tank role in XXI Century world in offering alternative views to official point` s, offering targeted analyses and evaluation and offering assistance to governments and ministries across the world.
Also the think thanks are offering new possibilities to public diplomacy, that is extensively becoming the most important area of diplomacy as the nations states opportunities for diplomatic activities are shrinking .
The participants voted EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS as BEST EUROPEAN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AND THINK TANK and a peerless model for European public diplomacy. In 2011 European Council on International Relations offered breaking analysis on areas such as Syria, Middle East, and Central Asia etc. established diplomatic links to important countries such as Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Algeria, Morocco, Venezuela, Argentine and Brazil.
Also EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS created in parlous condition monitoring missions, supported democracy worldwide, offered priceless training in diplomacy, international relations and elections organizing and monitoring.
The extensively and unremitting exertions for the public good of EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS offered to European Union an opportunity to express his values, to assert his unity and to offer a world model for public diplomacy , considered the participants at International Law and Justice Seminary.
|Posted by OSCE on December 19, 2011 at 4:10 AM|
On 13 December 2011 on United Nations Headquarters in Romania was unveiled the special initiative on protecting natural areas of United Nations Development Program ( UNDP).
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea -ambassador for Natural Protected Area`s visiting Chaguaramas Natural Rezerve from Trinidad and Tobago.
On this occasion Professor Dr. Anton Caragea was presented with the appointment of Goodwill Ambassador At Large for the World Natural Protected Area. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea was empowered to speak on behalf the ecological and protection program`s regarding protected natural area and to represent on world stage the necessity issues related to: integrating environment into development , environment and finance, local development, climate change, sustainable energy, ecosystems and biodiversity, ozone and climate , climate strategy etc.
In his acceptance speech as Goodwill Ambassador for Natural Protected Area Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had appreciated the wealth of Romanian natural protected area evaluated at more than 23 natural and national parks that are representing a priority for natural conservation in Romania and for the world. This regions will be a priority for me and also we have to emphasize the educational vision in promoting natural area protection and development, touristic opportunities, conservationist education programs and international aid. All this all the pillars of developing and insuring financial independence and sustainability for natural protected areas, concluded professor dr. Anton Caragea.
The discussion concluded with the UNDP Country Representative presentation of the UNDP plans main features: The natural environment is the foundation on which poverty reduction efforts and sustainable development must be built. Poor people everywhere depend critically on environmental assets and energy resources for their livelihoods and well-being. It is widely recognized that recent and ongoing global shocks, food, fuel, financial, climate change, have linkages, if not in some cases direct lineage, to environmental issues related to the use and management environmental systems and services. Therefore, mainstreaming environment and sustainable development, including climate change, in national development planning and implementation is central to UNDP`s poverty reduction and Millennium Development Goal mission.
|Posted by OSCE on September 30, 2011 at 3:40 AM|
On 25 august 2011 , in the framework of European Council on International Relations high ranking academic delegation visit in Tajikistan , Professor Dr. Anton Caragea , President of European Council on International Relations and his delegation where received by H. E. President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan.
In an impressive ceremony witnessed by 500 guests , Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on International Relations, bestow with a public ceremonial , the most prestigious cultural and political award of Academic Committee of European Council on International Relations : LEADER OF XXI CENTURY AWARD to H.E. President of Tajikistan – Emomali Rahmon .
H.E. President Emomali Rahmon had received the official scroll signed by Academic Committee of European Council on International Relations honoring the achievements of President of Tajikistan , followed by the Golden Crystal symbolizing the accountability of the receiver and in the end by the trade mark of the award the Original Certificate of LEADER OF XXI CENTURY AWARD.
The ceremony was lived broadcasted by national and international channels and attended among many others by members of Parliament and Government of Tajikistan.
After the ceremony an official audience was offered for Professor Dr. Anton Caragea , President of European Council on International Relations and his delegation.
On this opportunity President of Tajikistan had made for European delegation a presentation of the situation in his country including : construction of a line of impressive hydro-energy power plant that will insure full energy independence for Tajikistan in the next three years and also will make Tajikistan the supplier of clean energy for the region , constructing high voltage line for energy exports toward Pakistan and Afghanistan , infrastructure projects , tourism and transport modernizations , reforestation programs .
In all this fields there are important bilateral cooperation opportunities for European Union expertise to be present, had appreciated President Emomali Rahmon.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on International Relations had underlined in his replay that: developing a bilateral fruitful relationship, based on mutual respect and understanding is welcomed by European side and the presence of a high level European Council on International Relations delegation, vast and complex, shows the commitment of our part in fostering the relations with Tajikistan.
Tajikistan had overcome the horrors of civil wars, had succeeded to avoid the dramatic faith of Afghanistan and build a society of equilibrium, with a social market economy, offering to all the path of development. The vast plans, announced by President of Tajikistan, are a living proof of the right track of the country and we are appreciative for the expressed desire that Europe will be a gate for Tajikistan .
The dialogue had continued for an hour and a half, far more that the 30 minutes initially dedicated and after European Council on International Relations delegation had being invited to inaugurate the world tallest flag and then at on official banquet on the side of President Emomali Rahmon.