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NAKHCHIVAN STATE UNIVERSITY IS INAUGURATED BY EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS DELEGATION

Posted by European Council on International Relations on November 8, 2013 at 5:05 PM

The Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan was visited between 2 to 5 November 2013 by a high level European Council on International Relations (EUCIR) lead by the Council President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.


 


EUCIR President visited with his delegation Azerbaijan and Nakhchivan Autonomous Region


The Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan is integral part of Republic of Azerbaijan and is favourable placed for economic and political cooperation as is surrounded by Iran, Turkey and Armenia and could become a potential cultural, economic and political hub in the region.

 


The European delegation visit to Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan was concentrated in analysing economic and tourist facilities, road and communication and to explore the development potential of Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan and also the cultural and historical patrimony of the outstanding region of Caucasus.

 


Amongst the highlights of the visit was the on the spot trip to the salt mine and health facilities of the Duzdag Health and Therapy Center recommended for treatment of a large area of long diseases.

 


In the amenities area also the delegation lead by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had visited the markets of the area and the facilities for producing world famous Ordubad art crafts.

 


In the cultural and historical leg of the journey the European delegation had embarked in a tour of city of Nakhchivan, a city with a 3.500 years history, a on the spot excursion to Prophet Noah Tomb, visiting Heydar Aliyev Palace in the city, carpet museum, a cruise to the ancient city of Ordubad, an incursion to the Nakhchivan Shah palace and to Ashabi-Khaf mosque and had observed a classical and opera spectacle offered by the Drama Theatre of Nakhchivan.

 



Opera spectacle offered by the Drama Theatre of Nakhchivan for EUCIR delegation

 


Among the cultural and archaeological patrimony of Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan praised by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea where nominated Momina Khatun Shrine and Huseyn Javid House Museum as land marks of a cultural trip to the region.

 


Also ECTT President Anton Caragea had congratulated the Nakhchivan Opera assembly that proved that high quality music and classical entertainment could be provided in any region if there is the will and the resources necessary.

 


Opera of Nakhchivan deserves all the plaudits and is a witness of the genius of Azeri people concluded Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

 


Taking the advantage of the presence of EUCIR Council President the authorities of the Nakhchivan Republic inaugurated the new facility of Nakhchivan State University.

 



EUCIR President tours the new building if Nakhchivan State University

 


The new university main building is comprised of 25 fully refurbished classes facilities, academic rooms, exhibition corridors and sport and cultural amenities.

 


Also the complex includes buildings for housing students from other areas and international students and professors in residence at Nakhchivan State University.

 



New housing facility at Nakhchivan State University

 


President Anton Caragea tour the facilities, inquired about internet access and medical and food arrangements for professors and students, visited cantina areas and explored the educational rooms and spruced up new buildings of the university.

 



Furbish classrooms at Univeristy

In his inaugural allocution Professor Dr. Anton Caragea express his admiration for the new Nakhchivan State University complex that is meeting international criteria’s for education, health and perfect learning environment wishing full success for the professor and students of the new university and promised that will come back to observe the progresses of the Nakhchivan State University.


 


 


The visit to Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan was the first visit of a European cultural delegation dedicated to analyses, assess and promote the cultural potential of this extraordinary region of Azerbaijan.

EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ENDORSE ECOLOGICAL CIVILIZATION PROJECT

Posted by European Council on International Relations on November 8, 2013 at 5:00 PM

ECOLOGICAL CIVILIZATION: THE GOAL OF MANKIND IN XXI CENTURY.

 

In the last period of time, a new concept had arise in the framework of international policy and of environmental action: the idea of an ecological civilization, understood as a complex economic, cultural and social structure that is insuring the future of global and sustainable development, in accordance with the laws and necessities of nature.


 

In today world the emphasis must be on building a new society structure, based on the values of ecological civilization.

 



Professor Dr. Anton Caragea presenting his views on a XXI century based on values of ecological civilization.

 


From a historical point of view, we can appreciate that we are leaving a turning point in the development of human society.

 


This moment can be only compared with the end of medieval age and the beginning of the industrial and modern period of human society, a period that involved a profound transformation in society, politics and economy.

 


Today we are living a similar period of world crisis and transformation.

 


This is involving a tremendous economic crisis, spaninng now for more that six years, a crisis that it will continue for at least five to ten more years and is re-shaping economic climate, business environment and is creating poverty, inflation and promoting striking inequality and exploitation all around the world.

 


Present day economic crisis, is proving that the XVII century economic model of capitalist and profit based economy is exhausted and is not creating wealth and prosperity but poverty, underdevelopment and crisis on a world scale .

 


The crisis that we are experience now is deeper than just the economic factor it is also rapidly becoming an environmental disaster at planetary scale.

 


The economic and civilization model in use today in the western world, becomes unsustainable: the resources are depleting in a rhythm unknown in history, the pollution is exacerbating and the economic cost of the environmental changes and climate changes is unfathomable.

 


Confronted by the failure of today economic system (based on inequality, quagmire poverty, the abnormal cost of consumer based society etc.) and the natural patrimony destruction by exploitation and pollution, all factors converge to make this model un-economic, un-ethical and un-sustainable.

 


The consumerist based society and vision of a future, in which we can spend and destroy everything for the sake of profit, is based on a failed policy and vision that is undermining the future of human society.

 


The economic crisis has broken down from the rostrum of philosophical ideas the concept of eternal development and never ending consumerism.

 


The ecological crisis is spelling clearly the end of another dream (of inexhaustibility of natural resources and non-value of nature) and is emphasizing the fact that: the collapse of the present civilization model is putting under question the future of human specie.

 


I must also emphasize that by today the ecological crisis is rapidly becoming an emergency in tackling, because of the high risk involved in the environmental damage and the resources exhausting.

 


Heydar Aliyev Center: the venue for a new manifesto for XXI century.

 


Solving this issues: safeguarding the resources and the environment becomes economically inefficient and unsustainable for today civilization model based solely on profit as supreme value.

 


Converting human society towards an ecological civilization is therefore logical and necessary in order to adapt the XXI century society to the challenges and transformations of our time.

 


The philosophical solutions of XVII century are no longer feasible in today economic and political climate.

 


As any new concept, the theory of an ecological civilization is yet to be properly determined, but there are some key issues that need to be analyzed:

 

 


Ecological civilization: a national goal or an international target?

 


More and more country’s are starting adopting and pioneering the concept of Ecological civilization (in 2007 Communist Party of China leader –Hu Jintao even press for adopting ecological civilization as a national objective in Peoples Republic of China and present day President Xi Jinping ask United Nations to register this concept along sustainable development ) we must draw a fine line between the implementation of the concept of Ecological Civilization (E.C) in the national economy and development plans and adopting as an international target.

 


Already United Nations Development Program adopted Chinese report on China Sustainable Development Report 2013 – the road to ecological civilization: the next decade, as an UNDP international document and started elaborating future policies on this document.

 


From this first steps is starting the first necessity in elaborating and implementing the concept of Ecological Civilization.

 


To this extent we can use the road map, already drafted for Millennium Development Goals and start incorporating the basic principles of ecological civilization into national documents in the same time as elaborating them as international documents.

 


We must clearly state that: all thou the national actor’s role in implementing Ecological civilization on a world scale is prominent, solely promoting the inclusion into national agenda will not suffice.

 


Only accepting Ecological Civilization as a long term, mandatory goal of the international community can offer chances to success in implementing this society model on a world scale.

 

 



Representatives from 65 countries attended the manifesto launch.

 


The role of diplomacy in promoting ecological civilization concept.

 


The promotion and international presentation of the ecological civilization paradigm is a task that can be entrusted to international diplomacy.

 


In order to rapidly foster the dialogue and the acceptance of the concept of ecological civilization (E.C.) this must be amalgamated as an index (similar to human development index) in ranking countries international stature and success.

 


All the countries must be evaluated in their contribution in implementing the E.C. model in their economy and society and also in appraising their role in attaining this aim on international level.

 


Ecological Civilization must be introduced as a part of international law by becoming part of the international treaty system, being a starting point for regional, trans-national and global and continental cooperation ( and also used in bilateral agreements between national and international company, NGO and cultural entities etc.-on the framework of cooperation carved for Millennium Development Goals ).

 


In 1997, United States proposed a Forum of Democracy, in promoting the values of indirect democracy world wide.

 


This initiative has failed in the mean time as indirect democracy is considered inadequate by more and more countries, but the idea must not be forfeit.

 


A similar Forum for Ecological Civilization, used by the nations and institution that understand their global responsibility, can be used to foster connection and promote the practical measures to achieve the goal of ecological civilization.

 


The international assistance budgets must be converted in budgets for ecological civilization development.

 


Instead of being awarded and placed for political agenda issues, on debatable criteria, there must be used solely for projects that are in conformity with sustainable development criteria and agenda.

 


The contribution of all nations to international peace and security and development must be based on the contribution to promote an ecological friendly civilization.

 


This also must be based on the contribution of United Nation and their relief and specialized agencies and also of economic world entities (such International Monetary Fund and World Bank) in implementing ecological civilization specific agendas.

 


Initiating a global and world wide level debate it is another urgency . This debate will be centred on economical agents and on the necessity of promoting the agenda of ecological civilization as the only rational and economic sound investment, based on concepts like: green economy, sustainable profit and updating economical mechanisms to the provocation of XXI century environmental cost.

 


Building an ecological civilization involves a change in the economic society matrix that has proven to be unreliable and inefficient and unproductive.

 


Today economic matrix ( that is disregarding the long term impact on environment) has proven to be inefficient, cost-ineffective and promoting under-development on a world level and promoting inequity and inequality between nations, regions and economical classes , creating un-sound disparities and provoking havoc in economy and world environment.

 


This situation must mark clearly that the ecological civilization is not a trend or an intellectual fashion, but must evolve in being a society model responsive to the necessities of XXI century.

 

European Council on International Relations-President

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, MA, FINS, EDA

EUROPEAN DELEGATION TOURS AZERBAIJAN

Posted by European Council on International Relations on November 8, 2013 at 4:50 AM

An European Council on International Relations lead by european council president had taken under consideration the academic, cultural and political opportunities offered by tAzerbaijan. 


Between 30 October to 5 November 2013 a delegation from European Council on International Relations (EUCIR) was invited for an official trip to Azerbaijan and to Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan in order to analyze academic, cultural and political opportunities offered by this important country in the Caspian Sea Region.


 

Also EUCIR President Anton Caragea attended from 31 October to 1 November 2013 the International Humanitarian Forum held in Baku, a forum that become the world center of cultural and academic elite.

 



EUCIR President Anton Caragea presents a manifesto for XXI Century in Baku

 


The Forum had united, under the leadership of Azerbaijan President-Ilham Aliyev, the highest representatives of academic groups and world leaders from 65 countries in search of solutions to build a world free of economic crisis, wars and conflicts.

 


Upon the invitation of Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan-Elmar Mammadyarov, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on International Relations (EUCIR) attended as key-note speaker to the forum activities.

 




Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev succed in transforming Baku in a gathering point for world elite.

 


Opening the International Humanitarian Forum of Baku, President Ilham Aliyev had underlined the necessity to reorganize international institutions system in order to increase their effectiveness and action power.

 


The purpose of this proposed reform is to empower the decisions of international organisms and to avoid negative cases, like in the situation of Nagorno-Karabakh where United Nations decisions are not implemented for more than two decades and remain dead letter.

 


Azerbaijan President highlighted the necessity to export inter-cultural dialogue model of Azerbaijan, that become a country for many religions and ethnical groups, a country that is respecting equally the Christian, Judaic or Islamic heritage, as part of the global historical patrimony of Azerbaijan.

 


″We have restored an ancient Zoroastrian temple in Azerbaijan. The oldest church in the Caucasus is also located in Azerbaijan. It has also been renovated. The Shamakhi Juma Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in the world, has been overhauled. It is 1270 years old.

 




In other words, restoration and protection of the monuments of all religions are part of the national policy″, concluded Azeri president.


 

The national Azeri leader mentioned in his speech and the importance of economic development model offered by Azerbaijan in this time of crisis, citing a constant economic growth, low unemployment and high standard of living, with salaries that increased six times in the last decade, all this factors helped Azerbaijan ranking in the top 39 world economic competitiveness.

 


In his allocution, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on International Relations (EUCIR) had openly thanked President Ilham Aliyev for the initiative to host this high standard forum that has the potential of creating a global world dialogue platform, in order to create a XXI century world without humanitarian crisis, a world of social equity, equal chances and sustainable development.

 



In his key note speech, President Dr. Anton Caragea underlined the fact that the only cure for world economic crisis is a global debate, that will replace the philosophical fundaments of XVIII century, with the imperatives of XXI century: an ecological civilization, relinquishing the capitalist economic paradigm and replacing it with sustainable development and ousting profit as the symbol of global economic assessment and replacing it by social utility.


 

After the forum works where concluded, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and European Council on International Relations (EUCIR) delegation taken up a tour of city of Baku and a familiarization trip to Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan, component part of Republic of Azerbaijan.

 


The visit had a strong cultural component including a tour of city of Nakhchivan, a city with a 3.500 years history, a on the spot excursion to Prophet Noah Tomb, visiting Heydar Aliyev Palace in the city, carpet museum, a cruise to the ancient city of Ordubad, an incursion to the Nakhchivan Shah palace and to Ashabi-Khaf mosque and had observed a classical and opera spectacle offered by the Drama Theatre of Nakhchivan.

 



President of EUCIR-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea inaugurates Ordubad Historical Museum

 


The Baku city tour presented a capital that unites perfectly high tech buildings and the splendours of the old city and had included a visit to Shirvanshah palace, Azeri national television and medieval citadel.

 


President of European Council on International Relations, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had stated in a television interview for National Azeri Channel that: Baku is today a symbol metropolis that is respecting the past and building a powerful mega polis in line with XXI century requirements and magnificent located on shores of Caspian Sea.

 


The visit to Azerbaijan was held between 30 October and 5 November 2013 and was inscribed in the bilateral expressed desire to develop the strategic partnership and in order to better appreciate the cultural, economic and civilization model offered by Azeri society to European Union.

EUROPE-KURDISTAN DIALOGUE

Posted by European Council on International Relations on October 12, 2013 at 5:35 PM

A productive and intensive dialogue was conducted between President of European Council on International Relations and  Minister for International Relations of Kurdistan Regional Government

On the occasion of the official visit of H.E. Hoshyar Zebari -Foreign Minister of Iraq to Europe was invited for a working visit to our country and the Minister for International Relations of Kurdistan Regional Government-Falah Mustafa Bakir.




 

President of European Council on International Relations receives Kurdistan Minister of Foreign Relations

 


On the sideline of this visit, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on International Relations held a discussion with Minister- Falah Mustafa Bakir regarding the developing of bilateral relations between Europe and Kurdistan in the broader framework of the relation between Europe and Iraq.

 


During the dialogue important topics where tabled, such as: broadening the cultural and academic relations between Europe and Kurdistan, opening special courses to prepare the diplomatic personal from the Regional Kurdistan Government, opening a parliamentary friendship group amongst the two parliaments and also the potential for bilateral economic cooperation was under review.

 


H.E. Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir had underlined the potential of bilateral educational cooperation and marked also the historical similitude’s that are bridging together Europe and Kurdistan as their common fight for democracy and against dictatorship considering this as the necessary base for a continuous development of bilateral relation.

 


H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on International Relations had convened upon the necessity to boost the bilateral dialogue and express congratulation on the exertions of Minister- Falah Mustafa Bakir in order to promote the correct and positive image of Kurdistan in the world.

 


Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had also underlined the significance of the visit of Minister Hoshyar Zebari for the bilateral connection and warmly appreciated the irreproachable organization of the visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq with the support of President Office of European Council on International Relations.

 


The relations between Europe and Iraq are becoming a crucial pillar in the framework of our country diplomatic connections with the Middle East, stated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

PRESIDENT ANTON CARAGEA ANALYSIS ON SHINZO ABE ABENOMICS

Posted by European Council on International Relations on September 3, 2013 at 8:45 AM

An article expressing the analysis of the policies implemented by Japanese Prime Minister-Shinzo Abe in the last year of government and is presenting the main figures of what is called today 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.

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.

 

EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF IRAQ

Posted by European Council on International Relations on August 25, 2013 at 8:45 AM

On 5 July 2013 the taking office, protocol meeting, between Prof.Dr.Anton Caragea, President of European Council on International Relations and H.E. Omer Berzinji, Ambassador of Republic of Iraq, had taken place.


 



Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea express his heart felted congratulation on the occasion of beginning of mandate of H.E. Omer Berzinji and stated that Iraq was and it will always be considered a strong ally and friend of Europe in the Middle East region and expressing the view that we have all the unmistakable signs of a successful strategic friendship.

 


In his speech Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had appreciated that between Europe and Iraq we are witnessing a large area of common interests such as: strong, constant developing and stable economic relations, an open and substantial political dialogue and a common sentiment of brotherhood.

 


All this elements are destined to forge a good understanding between the two nations.

 


The European – Iraqi relationship must be an example of constructing strong relation between Europe and Middle East region.

 


In the last decade the bilateral dialogue with Iraq was exceptional in amplitude, seriousness and efficacy and this bilateral long term commitment is constitute an obligation for both of the countries to continue building this framework of dialogue and friendship.

 


H.E. Omer Berzinji had expressed his appreciation for the encouragement`s offered by Prof.Dr.Anton Caragea and had stated that the vision of a economic, politic and cultural special relationship between Europe and Iraq is a mutual shared vision.

 


Iraq is constructing today and open and all inclusive society, based on dialogue and democratic values and also a strong economy that needs European support in technologies, goods and investments, in a win-win relations concluded H.E.Ambassador Omer Berzinji.

 


The dialogue had continued on concrete aspects and analyses of economic, political and cultural bilateral relations and on ways of fostering this dialogue on to the future.

 


Concrete actions on increasing European peoples awareness on Iraq continuing development and on economic opportunities, promoting the bilateral relation and especially marking festive the 50 years celebration of bilateral diplomatic relations where discuss and established, transforming the year 2013 in IRAQ IN EUROPE .

 


The amicable discussion marked also an evaluation of present day cultural debates in Islamic world, from the role of democracy and inter-cultural dialogue in Islam and the dialogue between Middle East and Europe where also themes tabled at the meeting.

 




An iraqi carpet is handed out in sign of appreciation for President Dr. Anton Caragea by H.E. Ambassador Omar Berzinji.

 


The dialogue led the foundations of a successful diplomatic mandate and offered the solutions necessary to foster in the near future the relations between Europe and Iraq and constitutes a promise to continue a successful direction of European diplomatic action.

SAUDI ARABIA NEEDS EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SALUTARY SUPPORT

Posted by European Council on International Relations on August 25, 2013 at 8:40 AM

On 10 June, 2013 a friendly and cooperation meeting between Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on International Relations and H.E. Abdulrahman Al Rassi, Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had taken place.



 


Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea expressed his amicable fillings and friendly interest towards the recent evolutions in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom is playing an instrumental role in promoting cultural and economic development in the Middle East area. Also Europe is witnessing with sympathy and interest the latest evolution from Saudi Arabia, including the government measures for consolidating the economic development and creating a diversified economy and the decision to foster social inclusion and cultural development in the Kingdom.

 


Europe is, and it will always be, ready to build a special and stable relation with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a relation based on the community of interests in the economic, politic and cultural areas, concluded Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

 


H.E. Ambassador Abdulrahman Al Rassi express his appreciation for the encouragements received and for the amicable atmosphere registered amongst Europe n people towards the culture and civilization of Saudi Arabia.


 

Between the two nations there is an ample desire for information and cooperation and to amplify the bilateral relation stated Ambassador Abdulrahman Al Rassi.


 

On this solid foundation we can consider an extension of the cultural dimension of bilateral relation and in building new bridges of dialogue between Europe and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 


The parties had appreciated that between Europe and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia there are large area of common interests, designed to forge a good understanding between the two nations.

 


An increase in the presence of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia related news in Europe n mass media and informational market and a better reflection of his specific culture to Europe n public and the presence of an academic message of support where also tabled at the meeting.

 


The dialogue had continued on concrete aspects and analyses of economic, political and cultural bilateral relations and on ways of fostering this dialogue on to the future.

 


The discussion led the foundations for continuing the dialogue and fostering the relations between Europe and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ORGANIZES UNITED ARAB EMIRATES DELEGATION EUROPEAN TOUR

Posted by European Council on International Relations on August 25, 2013 at 8:35 AM

A delegation from United Arab Emirates was invited for an official visit to Europe, as a part of the large and sustained efforts from Europe and United Arab Emirates side to further strengthen the bilateral relation and to offer a strategic dimension to the Europe -United Arab Emirates friendship.

 



Chairman of Economic Committee of Romanian Senate-Mr.Lucian Iliescu and Senator Ionel Agrigoroaiei-President of Romania-UAE Friendship Committee and UAE delegation: UAE Ambassador Yacoub Yousef Al Hosani , Mr. Khalid Almannaei – International Affairs Director UAE , Mr. Abdulla Qassem- World Engagement Director with WORLD EXPO 2020, Mr. Kaabi Hazza – Minister’s Office at Ministry of Foreign Affairs , MAHMOOD AL BASTAKI – CEO of DUBAI TRADE


 

The visit took place between 3 and 4 April 2013.

 


A perfect program was carved for United Arab Emirates delegation, with the support of Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on International Relations, program designed to emphasize clearly the importance of the bond connecting Europe and United Arab Emirates.

 


The UAE delegation was received at the highest level, special discussion being held with the President of Chamber of Deputies – Mr. Valeriu Zgonea and President of Senate-Mr. Crin Antonescu addressed a warm welcoming message to the delegation and entrusted Vice-President of Senate-Mr. Cristian Dumitrescu to express the highly degree of importance and special significance attach by Europe side to the relation with United Arab Emirates.

 


The Chairman of Economic Commission of the Senate, Mr. Lucian Iliescu had clearly marked the European side desire for economic cooperation and increase in the volume of bilateral trade and the support for using Dubai-The Host of WORLD EXPO 2020 as a hub for imports and exports from Europe to enter the Golf Cooperation Council market.

 


In the governmental level discussions, attended by ministers and secretaries of state from Ministries of Tourism, Economy, Business Environment and Future Society, the United Arab Emirates delegation was warmly received and with a clear note of interest in economic exchanges being developed further and with European desire to support Dubai Candidature for WORLD EXPO 2020 and to uphold an extensive political dialogue clearly underlined.

 




Minister of Information Society: Mr. Dan Nica and Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and UAE delegation : UAE Ambassador Yacoub Yousef Al Hosani , Mr. Khalid Almannaei – International Affairs Director UAE , Mr. Abdulla Qassem- World Engagement Director with WORLD EXPO 2020, Mr. Kaabi Hazza – Minister’s Office at Ministry of Foreign Affairs , MAHMOOD AL BASTAKI – CEO of DUBAI TRADE.

 


On 4 of April 2013, the United Arab Emirates delegation was honoured guest in the opening of the European Support Exhibition for Dubai-HOST OF WORLD EXPO 2020.

 


The ample, successfully and perfect organized visit by the highly skilled team of UAE Embassy, lead by Ambassador Yacoub Yousef Al Hosani, was a new chapter in the developing contacts between the two governments, parliaments and peoples and a clear illustration of Europe -United Arab Emirates strong friendship.

DIPLOMATS FROM EUROPE ARE INVITED TO DISCOVER THE BEAUTIES OF BUCOVINA

Posted by European Council on International Relations on August 25, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Professor dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on International Relations( EUCIR ) had invited a delegation of ambassadors to attended the spring edition of the DISCOVER EUROPE program by visiting Bucovina.


 

Bucovina is one of the most scenic spots of Europe, encompassing UNESCO cultural heritage sites such as: Voronet, Sucevita and Dragomirna and also geographical wonders that are transforming Bucovina in the land of magic, a focal point in world tourism top.

 


Under the mandate of the recently elected President of Suceava County: Mr. Catalin Nechifor , Bucovina has being transformed in a prime interest area for investors and business community, becoming a rapid developing economic attraction, ambassadors invited to take part in the delegation, having the chance for first hand contact with local realities and rapid developing areas in Europe .

 


Being invited to attend the regular trips of DISCOVER EUROPE program and visiting the natural and cultural scenic spots of Europe is a reward traditionally awarded to ambassadors that had successfully fulfilled their offices in the last six months, outstandingly promoting the bilateral relations with Europe .

 


In the last years EUCIR had organized ambassadors trip in gorgeous areas such as: Maramures County, Apuseni Mountain, Danube Delta and Hateg region and today we have felt it is the time to promote the fusion of art, culture and natural beauties but also the culinary specialities of Bucovina stated Professor dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on International Relations( EUCIR).

 


The program of ambassadors delegation headed by Professor dr. Anton Caragea was carved to include discussions on high level with authorities of Suceava county, with President of the Suceava Council: Mr. Catalin Nechifor, with the Rector Office of Suceava University( the university staff outlined the project of anew technologic campus , an investment to exceed 200 million euro) ,and discussion with leading business community members under the banner of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Suceava.

 


After the productive and intense business discussion held at local level the ambassadors delegation had also enjoyed an exceptional cultural program designed with the support of president of the County Council: Mr. Catalin Nechifor.

 


The visit had encompassed trips to UNESCO heritage monasteries of Voronet (world famous for his outside wall paintings and for the unique Voronet blue colour), Sucevita and Dragomirna, trips to Horse Training Center where ambassadors enjoyed a practical riding lesson and Hunting Center, where ambassadors where informed about the rules and regulation for organizing hunting’s in Europe and also could taste unique cuisine of the region.

 


The tight schedule had included also stops to Ion Irimescu Sculpture Museum, where the fabulous Irimescu sculptures with prices ranging from 1 to 10 million euro where scrupulously admired by the ambassadors, a visit to Vatra Dornei and the world famous mineral waters of the area, where ambassadors also enjoyed a meal of trout and pheasants and an instructive working visit to Black Pottery Center form Marginea Village, where they could admire the famous craftsmen of Bucovina and learn from source how to produce the unique ceramic of the region with unchanged technologic process from the last 5.000 years.

 


Professor dr. Anton Caragea, AMBASSADOR FOR WORLD NATURAL PROTECTED AREAS had included in the ambassadors visit some of the natural reservations from Suceava County in order to highlight the importance of this area to the local economy.

 


The program also included a special culinary show in every night that had included deer stake with wild berry jam, rabbit and pheasants and more than 50 varieties of local cheese and famous Bucovina pastry, the richness of the food illustrating Bucovina as a fusion zone for oriental cuisine and for western culinary experiences.

 


The ambassadors present to BUCOVINA: LAND OF MIRACLES trip expressed their gratitude for the special trip to the land of magic: Bucovina on the spot visit, that presented before their eyes unique cultural treasures , unique taste of culinary magic and more important they have the privilege to encounter the real miracle of the area: friendly and warm peoples of Bucovina.


 

 

 

 


Ambassador group visiting the famous Baciu House- the headquarters of delicious cuisine of Bucovina.


 

 

 

Ambassadors get courage for a Bucovina type dance in general joy.


 

 

 

The beauty of Bucovina horses.


 

 

 

Touring the Palaces of Vatra Dornei.


 

 

 

The famous pheasants of Bucovina.


 

 

 

Dialogue at the Camber of Commerce and Industry of Suceava county.


 

 

 

Visiting the mineral water gushing station in Bucovina . Health from water.

ROMANIAN PARLIAMENTARY ACTIVITY LIST FOR 2013 IS LEAD BY AGRIGOROAEI IONEL

Posted by European Council on International Relations on July 7, 2013 at 5:25 PM

The end of parliamentary session, in July 2013, had opened the gates to an avalanche of reports and statistics on the legislative performances.


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.

TOPUL PARLAMENTARILOR ROMANI CONDUS DE UN IESEAN: IONEL AGRIGOROAIE

Posted by European Council on International Relations on July 7, 2013 at 5:15 PM

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.

EUROPEAN DELEGATION VISIT TO KAZAKHSTAN. A STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP RECONFIRMED.

Posted by European Council on International Relations on June 17, 2013 at 5:35 PM

European Council on International Relations delegation, headed by Professor dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on International Relations was invited for an official working visit to Republic of Kazakhstan between 19-25 November 2012.

The high level European delegation has being invited to visit Astana-capital of the Kazakhstan and Aktau city –main center of the Kazakhstan on the sea tourism program.

The main objective of the visit was to convey the message of friendship and the desire of the European side to strengthen the bilateral cooperation with Kazakhstan in the areas of economy, culture and mass media.

The Kazakhstan side had expressed his interest in the further development of the bilateral relations with Europe and the desire to fulfill the basic principles of the strategic relations forged between Europe and Kazakhstan.

The program of the visit was dense and extremely significant in the desire of the two sides to commit the necessary resources in building an economic correspondent of the existing excellent political relations.

The European delegation headed by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea held meetings with President of Kazakhstan Trade and Industrial Chamber Mr. Tabyr Esembekov.

During this meeting was presented the opening of European -Kazakhstan Business Council and the parties decided on the opening of the Kazakhstan counterpart to European based Business Council, also where tabled the main topics of the bilateral economic agenda and decided on the visit to Europe of a delegation of Kazakhstan business leaders in February 2013 and the was decided upon helding the European –Kazakhstan Business Forum during the visit of H.E. President Nursultan Nazarbayev to Europe .

Professor dr. Anton Caragea held discussion with Mr. K. Burkhanov, Deputy of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan who welcomed the visit of the European delegation as a landmark visit in the development of the bilateral relations.

Mr. K. Burkhanov expressed also his appreciation for the European parliament role in the development of political relations between Europe and Kazakhstan.


The meeting also underlined the significance of extending economic relations between the two countries and established a calendar of the visits in the next period.

The European delegation also held meetings at the Talgo Factory, destined to be the first factory of locomotives in Central Asia and open discussion at the Ministry of New Technologies and Trade and at National Investment Company of Kazakhstan.

In the cultural part of the program, carved by Kazakhstan authorities, for the European delegation in the city of Aktau , professor dr. Anton Caragea visited State University of Aktau and the famous historical and religious site of Shakpak Ata.

During his visit to State University of Aktau, professor dr. Anton Caragea and European side held talks with European professor`s working there on common educational programs and meet the Rector of the University-Dr. Abzhapparov Abdumutalip.

Professor dr. Anton Caragea appreciated the European role in establishing joint educational program at Aktau University and express his proud that European side had constructed with Kazakhstan support a perfect model of educational institution.

Rector of Aktau University- Abzhapparov Abdumutalip asked for European support in having more professors for finance, economy, engineering and other areas stating that European professors are among the best in the world.

Than European delegation visited museums and cultural and touristic objectives in Aktau area , the main being the sacred place of Shakapak Ata, a special historical and religious significance sanctuary for people of Kazakhstan.


Professor dr. A. Caragea delegation visit to Kazakhstan proved to be instrumental in the development of the bilateral relation between the two states and extremely efficient in fostering the strategic relations existing between the two countries.

 

 

EUROPE-VIETNAM FRIENDLY DIALOGUE

Posted by European Council on International Relations on June 17, 2013 at 5:35 PM

On 20-th of July 2012 the working meeting between a delegation of European Council on International Relations, lead by professor dr. Anton Caragea and a delegation from Socialist Republic of Vietnam, lead by Ambassador Vuong Thua Phong, Vice-Chairman of Commission for External Relations of Communist Party of Vietnam had taken place.


Opening the working meeting, Professor dr. Anton Caragea had extended his gratitude towards the Embassy of Socialist Republic of Vietnam for hosting and organizing this working dialogue and bid official welcome into our country to Vietnamese delegation.

Professor dr. Anton Caragea had emphasized, in his speech, the European side openness towards friendly dialogue, consistent and productive towards Vietnam, expressing his interest in expanding bilateral economic exchanges and fostering political and cultural dialogue between the two countries.

The visit of a Vietnamese delegation at the highest level is for us a source of excitement, furthermore as Europe is seeking to re-ignite the long economic and political cooperation tradition towards Vietnam and is considering Vietnam as a privileged partner in this world region, stated prof.Anton Caragea .

Answering to comments made by Professor dr. Anton Caragea, H.E. Ambassador Vuong Thua Phong, underlined that Vietnam is also interested in political, cultural and economic cooperation with Europe and the encouragement received during his visit are extremely important in re-launching the bilateral dialogue.

The meeting had continued with a large area of issues raised in open dialogue between Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and Ambassador Vuong Thua Phong, Vice-Chairman of Commission for External Relations.

The issues varied from main developments in Europe and South-East Asia and the main humanity problems up to date.

The long and open dialogue, full of substance, was considered as extremely useful for the parties and the desire to continue this dialogue in the next period was underlined by the parties.

 

NATIONAL DAY OF VENEZUELA CELEBRATED BY EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Posted by European Council on International Relations on June 17, 2013 at 5:30 PM

On 5 July 2012 at the residence of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Embassy a special reception destined to mark the National Day of Venezuela was hosted.


The reception had gather representatives of diplomatic corp accredited to Europe, mass media and a delegation of European Council on International Relations headed by professor dr.Anton Caragea.

H.E Z. Coromoto Prieto de Rodriguez, Venezuelan Charge D`Affairs had underlined the importance of the 201 anniversary of independence of Venezuela, ″a period that is underlining our necessity and responsibility as a people of vanguard, as people of Venezuela to make the necessary efforts in the process of independence initiated 201 years ago to be recognized as part of our long struggle of our people to obtain the recognition of our rights to self-determination and dignity ″

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on International Relations had warmly appreciated the efforts of Venezuelan Embassy in Europe under the mandate of H.E Z. Coromoto Prieto de Rodriguez to make known to European public the ideals of Bolivar and Bolivarian revolution and the plight of Latin America and appreciated that 5 July is a turning point and an important date for any European freedom and dignity loving.

Also professor dr.Anton Caragea express his appreciation for receiving a new Venezuelan art piece as a sign of European-Venezuela excellent relations.

The 5 of July Venezuela reception was highly praised by everyone present for the extraordinary amicable atmosphere.

 

KAZAKHSTAN HOSTS RECEPTION TO HONOR THE STRATEGIC RELATION WITH EUROPE.

Posted by European Council on International Relations on June 17, 2013 at 5:30 PM

On 12 of July 2012 the Embassy of Republic of Kazakhstan had organized a public reception to celebrate the landmark of 20 years anniversary of diplomatic relations between Europe and Kazakhstan.


The celebration was attended by intellectuals, public figures, business community leaders, clergy and high level political personalities come to present homage to the strategic relation between Europe and Kazakhstan.

In only 20 years from establishing diplomatic relations Kazakhstan had rapidly become the main trading, economic and political partner for Europe and the Central Asian region.

Amongst the main highlights of this strategic relation we can present: European support for Kazakhstan chairmanship of OSCE in 2010, the European support for Astana`s bid as organizer of EXPO 2017 and the gigantesque conference held on 23 may 2012 when the European academic and diplomatic elite had express publicly the support for the strategic partnership between Europe and Kazakhstan.

All this important landmarks where presented in the framework of July 12 receptions, reception perfect organized by the Kazakhstan Charge D`Affairs- Talgat Kaliyev in an amicable and warm atmosphere.

A testimonial of the feelings of admiration and high standing of Kazakhstan in Europe was the presentation (at the indication of Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, Director of Institute of International Relations and economic Cooperation) by Mayor Nicolae Ontanu, on behalf of people of Bucharest of the main municipality honor, the medal SUPPORTER OF HUMANITY for H.E. President of Kazakhstan –Nursultan Nazarbaev.

This is a new indication that Europe-Kazakhstan relations are based furthermore on admiration and friendship among our nations appreciated professor dr.Anton Caragea.

In the end of this special night of friendship H.E. Kazakhstan Charge D`Affairs Talgat Kaliyev received warm congratulation from the attending participants for a perfect reception and a key moment in expressing European-Kazakhstan long term commitment for a strategic partnership.

 

EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SUPPORT FOR CYPRUS EU PRESIDENCY

Posted by European Council on International Relations on June 17, 2013 at 5:25 PM

On 4 of July 2012 the taking office protocol and presentation meeting between Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on International Relations and H.E. Kalliopi Avraam, Ambassador of Republic of Cyprus had taken place.


Prof.dr.Anton Caragea express his heart felted congratulation on the occasion of beginning of mandate of Mrs. Kalliopi Avraam , appreciating that between Europe and Cyprus there is a long history of cultural, economic and political cooperation and a large area of common interests , designed to forge a good understanding between the two nations .

The Europe- Cyprus relationship has the ability to become an example of building an economic and cultural exchange area between East Mediterranean region and Europe.

Now it is an auspicious moment for reconstructing and rebuilding the framework of dialogue and friendship between Europe and Cyprus, as the level of bilateral expectations is greater and the political and economic will for this favorable expansion of activities is clearly marked.

H.E. Kalliopi Avraam had expressed here appreciation for the encouragement`s offered by prof.dr.Anton Caragea and had stated that the vision of a economic, politic and cultural special relationship between Cyprus and Europe is a common shared vision. This year is especially important for the bilateral relation as Cyprus is having European Union Chairmanship and is interesting in searching ways of cooperating with Black Sea region and supporting the Republic of Moldova aspiration for EU integration.

The dialogue had continued on concrete aspects and analyses of economic, political and cultural bilateral relations and on ways of fostering this dialogue on to the future.

The main topics had concentrated on increasing the bilateral trade volume, expanding tourist liaisons and fully exploiting Cyprus special tourist potential and organizing information trip for European mass media and European tourism enterprises interested in being present on Cyprus tourist market.

The amicable dialogue concentrated also on the possibility of organizing academic and political events destined to mark Cyprus mandate as European Union President, hosting a bilateral Business and Trade Forum and a book exhibition about Cyprus.

The dialogue led the foundations of a successful diplomatic mandate and fostering the relations between Europeand Cyprus and constitutes a promise for re-launching a European diplomatic action towards Cyprus and supporting Cyprus to have a successful mandate at EU Presidency.

 

EUROPE AND JORDAN: FOSTERING NEW COOPERATION OPPORTUNITIES

Posted by European Council on International Relations on June 17, 2013 at 5:15 PM

On 19 of June 2012 the taking office protocol and presentation meeting between Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea, President of European Council on International Relations and H.E. Qabba`ah Munther , Ambassador of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan had taken place.


Prof.dr.Anton Caragea express his heart felted congratulation on the occasion of beginning of mandate of H.E. Qabba`ah Munther , appreciating that between Europe and Jordan there is a long history of economic and political cooperation and a large area of common interests, including an important Europe-Jordanian community , designed to forge a good understanding between the two nations .

The Europe- Jordan relationship has the ability to become an example of building an economic and cultural exchange area between Europe and Middle East.

Now it is an auspicious moment for reconstructing and rebuilding this framework of dialogue and friendship between Europe and Jordan stated professor dr. Anton Caragea, as the level of bilateral expectations is greater and the political and economic will for this favorable expansion of activities is clearly marked.

H.E. Qabba`ah Munther had expressed here appreciation for the encouragement`s offered by prof.dr.Anton Caragea and had stated that the vision of a economic, politic and cultural special relationship between Europe and Jordan is a common shared vision. Also ambassador Qabba`ah Munther had appreciated the clear progresses made by Europe in the last 17 years since his previous diplomatic appointment to Europe.

The dialogue had continued on concrete aspects and analyses of economic, political and cultural bilateral relations and on ways of fostering this dialogue on to the future.

The main topics had concentrated on increasing the bilateral trade volume, expanding tourist liaisons and fully exploiting Jordan special tourist potential and organizing information trip for European press and tour operators interested in being present on Jordanian tourist market, cooperating in presenting Jordan leisure real estate opportunities and re-launching the cultural exchanges.

The dialogue led the foundations of a successful diplomatic mandate and fostering the relations between Europe and Jordan and is constituting a promise for re-launching a European diplomatic action towards Jordan in the nearest future.

 

EUROPE CELEBRATES LAOS AS WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION OF 2013

Posted by European Council on International Relations on May 4, 2013 at 4:30 AM

 


Professor dr.Anton Caragea opens the European Council on Tourism and Trade session to elect WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2013. 


On 26th of April 2013 in a public séance of the European Council on Tourism and Trade, gathering representatives of tourism organizations from European continent has debated the list of candidates for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION for 2013.

Professor Dr. Mircea Constantinescu, Director of Tourism Academy had presented a report on the last year situation of the Award for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION that was dedicated to Trinidad and Tobago and it was used accordingly with rules and regulations and have being proving highly efficient in attracting new tourists and investor`s. 


In 2012 Trinidad and Tobago had reversed the downward spiral in number of tourists and revenues provided by tourism and was the ONLY country in the Caribbean region that registered an increase in number of visitors despite economic crisis. 


Increase in investment, increase in tourism potential and number of foreign visitors was the positive outcome of awarding WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION to Trinidad and Tobago in 2012, concluded professor Mircea Constantinescu. 



Mr. Petru Lificiu, Minister and Vice-President of European Council on Tourism and Trade read out and presented the candidatures for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD 2013. 


On the debate for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD FOR 2013 professor dr. Anton Caragea , President of European Union Council on Tourism and Trade ( ECTT) presented the report titled : LAOS : A TOURISTIC AND CULTURAL PARADISE proposing LAOS as the winner of WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2013.



 President of European Council on Tourism and Trade, Professor dr. Anton Caragea presents the reasons for selecting LAOS as WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION. 


Among the reasons for awarding WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2013 to LAOS the report outlined: 


- Promoting a new concept of community based tourism, friendly to nature, with low ecological impact and preservation of natural biodiversity and protection of endangered species and areas, especially rainforest eco-climate.

Community based ecotourism is a way to share revenues and income, to support rural communities in prospering and presenting there foodstuff and handicrafts to the world and to make the base for an economic local development. Sharing tourism benefits to all the population, offering a social tourism it is a lesson that Lao is offering to the world. 


- Offering to tourists not only a historical and outstanding cultural experience but also the possibility to explore nature , to contribute to ecological preservation and the opportunity to visit extraordinary space such as: Nam Ngum reservoir , Bolaven plateau, Mekong river islands , Mekong river boat trip , Tad Kouangsi waterfall , the cave of de Ting . 


All this are model of achievements in ecological and green tourism that must be world recognized .

- The continuous development and protection of cultural and historical patrimony of Peoples Democratic Republic of LAO, the transformation of Vientiane in a historical and spiritual center offering to the visitor a glimpse into rich culture and heritage of peoples of Lao .


- The preservation of an outstanding historical and cultural patrimony that comprises wonderful sites such as: Wat Phu- a UNESCO World Heritage Site from 12th century, the remarkable site from Plain of Jars, offering an insight into Neolithic civilization and a rare window into traditions of centuries The preservation of religious sites of world significance and value such as: Wat Xieng Thong, one of the most important of world Buddhism monasteries and remains a significant place for the spirit of religion and traditional art. Other sites that must be mentioned such as: Wat Phu ( UNESCO heritage site) and Champasak Cultural Landscape ( under UNESCO recognition). 


- Keeping alive spiritual tradition, integrating tourist`s and visitors in the atmosphere of the Lao people, offering possibility for an enriching cultural experience, are all achievements that transform Peoples Democratic Republic of LAO in a spiritual destination of first hand. 

 



Senator Ionel Agrigoroaiei, Director in European Council on Tourism and Trade.

After hearing the report, Senator Ionel Agrigoroaiei, from Romanian Parliamentary and Director in European Council on Tourism and Trade had express the feeling`s of all present at the gathering declaring that: LAOS is a strong candidate, with a perfect record of promoting clean, ecological and social oriented tourism and that only a unanimity vote in favor of LAOS could express the European tourism and economic community decisive action in favor of such a world model. 


Mr. Mark Doda, representing Balkan countries at the meeting had also stated the desire of peoples of South-East Europe to support a new model of tourism in the present economic climate, a community based tourism on Laos example. 


In the end of the debate European Council on Tourism and Trade decided, unanimously, to award WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2013 TITLE TO LAO PEOPLE`S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to declare LAO PEOPLE`S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC -FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATIONS in 2013. 



Delegates from 30 european countries voted in WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION competition.

 

It was also presented the Official Invitation, on behalf of Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism of LAO for a delegation of European high ranking official of European Council on Tourism and Trade, to present the WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD in Vientiane, in person, to His Excellency Minister of Tourism Professor dr. BOSENGKHAM VONGDARA.



 European Council on Tourism and Trade conference on WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION for 2013. 


Awarding the highest tourism distinction of European Council on Tourism and Trade, accepting the invitation for an working visit of high ranking members of European Council on Tourism and Trade in LAOS, are estimated all tourism experts as a good example of close tourism relations and mutual consensus between Europe and Laos, said at the end of the meeting Professor Anton Caragea, President of European Council on Tourism and Trade.

EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS VOTED AS EUROPE BEST THINK THANK

Posted by European Council on International Relations on February 7, 2012 at 7:55 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.



International Voters decided : EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS IS THE EUROPEAN UNION  BEST THINK THANK


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.

 

PROFESSOR ANTON CARAGEA ACCEPT`S TO BE GOODWILL AMBASSADOR FOR NATURAL PROTECTED AREA`S IN THE WORLD

Posted by European Council on International Relations on December 19, 2011 at 9:30 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 , MA, FINS, EDA inspecting Chaguaramas Natural Rezervation in 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.

 



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