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UP-DATE ON CAMBODIA ELECTIONS 2018: INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY APPEAL FOR VOTERS TO ATTEND PEACEFUL ELECTIONS

The Head of International Election Observation Missions (IEOMs) in Phnom Penh, have called on all stakeholders in the country to ensure peaceful and credible elections on July 29, 2018 and for citizens to take part in large numbers in this festivity of democracy and freedom.

 

 

The heads of the missions made the call on the eve of the Kingdom of Cambodia National Assembly polls.

The mission urged the political leaders, parties and their supporters to respect the rule of law during balloting and through the results tallying process and for people of Cambodia to show their commitment to democracy and free elections by taking part in great numbers in the July 29, 2018 elections.

“The IEOMs encouraged the candidates to accept the outcome of the elections in line with the provisions of Democracy and Good Governance.

 

“In the event of complaints or disputes, we encourage candidates to seek redress through legal channels whilst at all times refraining from acts of violence and intimidation.”

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More information about upcoming election process in Cambodia can be accessed here:

 

H.M. KING NORODOM SIHAMONI WEIGHTS IN: CAMBODIA IS HAVING FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS!

CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CREATES A BALANCED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRESS AND JOURNALISTS

CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ENSURES FREE AND FAIR 2018 POLL

NEW INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: CAMBODIA`S DEMOCRATIC MODEL 

INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE DEDICATED TO CAMBODIA`S 2018 ELECTIONS 

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The missions called on the National Electoral Commission (NEC) and party polling agents “to conduct their duties in a professional manner to ensure that “the elections are transparent,credible and conducted in accordance with prescribed laws and regulations in respect to the preparations already made to that effect.”

It added that the missions congratulate the government of Cambodia for the efforts carved out until now and it is expected to uphold its constitutional obligations to provide a secure environment that guarantees the safety of candidates, voters, NEC officials and electoral materials.

 

The pre-election report considered the political climate for July 29, 2018 elections as conducive to free and transparent polls.

 

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The full text of the pre-election assessment report can be read out here:

EUROPE AND ASIA CONFERENCE

DIPLOMATIC BULLETIN 

WORLD ELECTIONS MONITORS ORGANIZATION

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BREAKING NEWS: MORE THAN 160.000 ELECTION MONITORS FOR CAMBODIA 2018 ELECTIONS

The elections for National Assembly of Kingdom of Cambodia are marking a new achievement with the registration of more than 160.000 electoral monitors for the upcoming elections branded by the Government as an example in history and by international community as free and fair in preparations.

 

 

The National Election Committee (NEC) of Kingdom of Cambodia increased the estimate from a previous figure of about 80,000, saying the observers were fairly evenly split between civil society groups and political party observers.

The National Election Committee (NEC) increased the estimate from a previous figure of about 80,000, saying the observers were fairly evenly split between civil society groups and political party observers.

Some 107 organizations will send observers to polling stations, according to a statement released by the NCE on Wednesday.

The Government of Prime Minister Hun Sen is credited with organizing what government assses to be the best elections in the nation`s history.

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The full text of the pre-election assessment report can be read out here:

EUROPE AND ASIA CONFERENCE

DIPLOMATIC BULLETIN 

WORLD ELECTIONS MONITORS ORGANIZATION

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In the official pre-election monitoring report it was appreciated that: The international community is congratulating the government of Cambodia for the exemplary development of democracy in the country during the twenty-five years since the Constitution of Cambodia enshrined liberal multi-party democracy. 

As we near the elections scheduled for 29 July this year, we appreciate the full progress of civil and political rights in Cambodia and the commitment for the conduct of credible, free and fair elections in July.

The peaceful climate after the dissolution of the terrorist organizations that where plaguing the nation and the fact that  rights to freedom of expression, press, association and peaceful assembly, are respected, protected and fulfilled are encouraging.

It is clearly that Cambodia is registered on a path of development,  full commitment to human rights and in full adherence to a genuine liberal multi-party democracy as envisaged in the Constitution of Cambodia for the benefit of all Cambodians.

The preparations for July 29 elections where saluted world-wide as conducive to a free and fair expression of the will of the Cambodian people and as a living democratic exercise and we hope that the election day, tabulation, collation and announcing of the results will be conduced in the same transparent manner.

 

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More information about upcoming election process in Cambodia can be accessed here:

 

H.M. KING NORODOM SIHAMONI WEIGHTS IN: CAMBODIA IS HAVING FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS!

 

CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE CREATES A BALANCED CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PRESS AND JOURNALISTS

CAMBODIA`S NATIONAL ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ENSURES FREE AND FAIR 2018 POLL

 

NEW INFORMATION ABOUT NATIONAL ELECTION COMMITTEE OF CAMBODIA

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY: CAMBODIA`S DEMOCRATIC MODEL 

 

INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE DEDICATED TO CAMBODIA`S 2018 ELECTIONS 

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MURIGHIOL AND PUFLENE RESORTS WILL HOST FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR THE 2018 SUMMER DIPLOMATIC TRIP

Danube Delta will be the center, for a third year in a row, of DISCOVER ROMANIA 2018 summer trip of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation (IRCE), the program destined to acquaint diplomats and international friends of Romania with the country historical patrimony and leisure opportunities and destinations.

The destination selection was made keeping in balance the international rename of the area of Danube Delta, the breathtaking beauty of the region and the celebrations destined to mark in 2018 and 2019 the YEAR OF SAINT EPICTETUS AND ASTION.

We hope that 2018 will be a continuation of the successful declaration of 2017 as THE YEAR TO DISCOVER DANUBE DELTA.

The successful promotion campaign has managed to attract on Danube Delta a record of 120.000 visitors in 2017 compared to 71.000 last year stated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, IRICE President.

In 2017 PUFLENE RESORT and Mihai Puflene are being honored with the prestigious title of DIPLOMATIC PARTNERS.

At the heart of this sensibilization campaign aimed at informing Romanian public with regards to the extraordinary tourism potential of the Danube Delta was Mr. Mihai Puflene the General Director of PUFLENE RESORT and an avid and ardent promoter of the Danube beauties and potential, bent of sharing them with the world.

 

For his role in promoting Danube Delta as a center for relaxation and discovery for the entire Dobrogea(Dobrudja) region during 2016 and 2017 diplomatic trips, Mr. Mihai Puflene and PUFLENE RESORT where named OFFICIAL DIPLOMATIC PARTNERS of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation (IRICE).

 

PUFLENE RESORT: the creation of the Danube Delta connoisseur Mr. Mihai Puflene has become the center of Danube Delta discoveries journeys.

If we can transform 2018 in another the year of discovery for Danube Delta and we could elicit Romanian tourists and foreign diplomats in uncovering this treasure it is all due to Mr. Mihai Puflene and his efforts that attracted tourists and development in the area.

PUFLENE RESORT has also succeeded in setting a new standard for hospitality and elegance in the region and of public diplomacy, we must also be grateful to PUFLENE RESORT for the support offered in bringing diplomats in Danube Delta in discovery trips in 2016 and 2017 and now once more in 2018.

 

We have to give thanks to PUFLENE RESORT dedicated staff for an outstanding hospitality that we recommend to all those who want to discover Delta and to Mr. Mihai Puflene, the lover and connoisseur of Danube Delta, the man that aims to bring all Romanians to know and share the beauties of Danube we can only wish him Good look and we are continuously by your side, concluded Professor Dr.Anton Caragea, IRICE President.

The Summer 2018 Diplomatic trip will take place from 10th August to 15th August and will be dedicated to diplomats and foreign friends and partners of Institute of international Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania and will be carved as an opportunity and invitation to discover Danube Delta heritage, history, culture, hospitality and cuisine treasures.

The full photo journal of the 2017 Summer Diplomatic Trip can be observed here: IRICE PRESIDENT OFFICE

The full photo journal of the 2016 Summer Diplomatic Trip can be observed here: PRESIDENT OFFICE

The Journal of 2011 Ambassadors Visit to DANUBE DELTA is available here:

The Journals of previous visits to Moldavia can be observed here: Iasi and Bucovina

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LIDERUL CLASAMENTULUI PARLAMENTAR DIN 2013 ESTE SENATORUL AGRIGOROAEI IONEL

Senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei, desi aflat la primul mandat de senator, a reusit rapid sa se impuna printr-o activitate febrila in plan parlamentar si al reprezentarii internationale.

El a mai fost evidentiat pentru activitatea sa sustinuta in Parlamentul Romaniei,  fiind declarat la finalul sesiunii parlamentare 2012/2013 cel mai bun parlamentar, pentru rolul sau in promovarea imaginii Romaniei si a Parlamentului ca factor determinat al activitatilor de politica externa ale tarii noastre.

Din data de 17  decembrie 2013, lucrarile Parlamentului Romaniei pentru sesiunea parlamentara 2013 au luat sfarsit si anunta un nou al analizelor si clasamentelor privind activitatea parlamentarilor romani in aceasta legislatura.

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Senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei reuseste din nou sa conduca in topul activitatii parlamentare  

Cu aceasta ocazie, Institutul de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica a realizat o analiza a activitatii parlamentare, desfasurate in Senatul Romaniei, in acesta perioada.

Principalele elemente, luate in calcul, au fost : eficienta activitatii de reprezentare internationala, sustinerea oferita imaginii Romaniei in lume, eforturile depuse in vederea promovarii diplomatiei parlamentare, ca parte integranta a diplomatiei romanesti si  perfectionarea rolul Parlamentului in strangerea relatiilor internationale, in promovarea intereselor economice, politice si culturale ale tarii noastre si inaugurarea de noi dimensiuni in cooperarea parlamentara si diplomatica cu alte state ale lumii etc.

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Senatorii Florin Constantinescu si Ionel Agrigoroaei in discutii cu delegatia coreeana 

Luand in considerare toate aceste elemente, in prim planul activitatii senatorilor din acest an sau inscris senatorii : Agrigoroaei Ionel si Constantinescu Florin.

 Ambii senatori au reusit sa obtina puncte importante prin promovarea imaginii Romaniei in contextul relatiilor cu Extremul Orient, cea mai mare oportunitate pentru economia Romaniei in urmatoarea perioada.

 In contextul vizitei delegatiilor din Republica Populara Chineza si al Forumului Economic bilateral, desfasurat sub egida Parlamentului Romaniei, cei doi parlamentari au avut initiativa largirii dialogului prin integrarea Peninsulei Coreene in acest proces.

 Astfel, cei doi senatori au reusit o extraordinara lovitura de imagine diplomatica si economica, organizand vizita unei delegatii din R.P.D. Coreea, cu care au sustinut un dialog important, menit sa refaca legatura cu un partener economic de prima mana,  cu  schimburi bilaterale in valoare de peste un miliard de dolari, inainte de 1989.

O alta reusita a fost vizita celor doi senatori in Republica Moldova, unde prin dialogul sustinut, avut la Chisinau, au reusit sa impulsioneze fortele pro-democratice si pro-occidentale din Republica Moldova, reusind astfel sa evite riscul unui scenariu ucrainian  pentru statul de dincolo de Prut.

Rolul delegatiei parlamentare a Romaniei a fost instrumental in evitarea unui astfel de scenariu negativ pentru zona noastra si pentru Uniunea Europeana.

La randul sau, senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei, cel mai activ senator al anului 2013, a punctat pentru rolul sau decisiv in deschiderea dialogului cu zona Peninsulei Indochina, in deschiderea Consilului de Afaceri Romania –Laos, in luna septembrie 2013 si in inaugurarea Expozitiei Internationale de Arta-EXOTIQUE. Aceasta manifestare a reunit la Bucuresti obiecte de arta si manifestari culturale din peste zece state din Extremul Orient, realizand  o adevarata punte de cultura intre Romania si zona Asiei.

Totodata senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei a mai participat si la lucrarile Conferintei Kazahstan-Romania din aprilie 2013, de la Palatul Parlamentului, a luat initiativa constiturii de grupuri de prietenie si cooperare parlamentara cu Republica Populara Democratica a Laosului si Emiratele Arabe Unite si a avut un rol deosebit in inaugurarea Expozitiei de sustinere a candidaturii orasului Dubai la Expozitia Mondiala din 2020.

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Senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei si Primul Ministru al Laosului PDR

In plus, in cadrul activitatii de reprezentare internationala a Romaniei mai putem enumera : vizita senatorului Ionel Agrigoroaei in Laos, in mai 2013, in cadrul unei delegatii europene, participarea la lucrarile comisiei mixte Romania-Kazahstan si participarea la peste 47 de evenimente diplomatice, desfasurate in Romania in ultimul an.

Nici activitatea interna, in cadrul dezbaterilor parlamentare, a senatorilor nu a fost trecuta cu vederea iar senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei a iesit in evidenta cu : peste 57 de intrebari, 3 declaratii politice, 7 initiative legislative, 27 de interpelari si 100 de luari de cuvant in plen, ajungandu-se la un remarcabil total de 194 de interventii, interpelari si luari de pozitie in cadrul lucrarilor Parlamentului Romaniei, ceea ce ii confera un loc fruntas si in cadrul activitatii interne a Senatului.

 Reamintim ca, senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei a mai fost evidentiat pentru activitatea sa sustinuta in Parlamentul Romaniei,  fiind declarat la finalul sesiunii parlamentare 2012/2013 cel mai bun parlamentar, pentru rolul sau in promovarea imaginii Romaniei si a Parlamentului ca factor determinat al activitatilor de politica externa ale tarii noastre.

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Senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei inaugureaza Expozitia de Arta Orientala-EXOTIQUE

Prin astfel de activitati sustinute, Senatul Romaniei a demonstrat ca, in ciuda unor campanii de presa negative, rolul institutiilor parlamentare ramane fundamental in efortul de reprezentare internationala a Romaniei.

Intregul top al parlamentarilor romani poate fi citit aici la CENTRUL DIPLOMATIC

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DELEGATIA ROMANEASCA PARTICIPA LA CEA DE A 42-A ANIVERSARE A EMIRATELOR ARABE UNITE

Cu ocazia celei de a 42-a aniversari a Zilei Nationale a Emiratelor Arabe Unite o participare importanta a fost cea a delegatiei romanesti cea a luat parte la aceasta extraordinara manifestare de apreciere si solidaritate fata de realizarile Emiratelor Arabe Unite (EAU).

Participarea romaneasca la sarbatoarea nationala a Emiratelor Arabe Unite a devenit un eveniment cu caracter permanent si o expresie ferma a parteneriatului si sentimentelor de prietenie ce unesc cele doua tari.

Dialogue Romania-UAE

Dialog substantial in EAU: E.S. Suhail Mohammad Al Mazroui, Ministrul Energiei, E.S. Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea, Director IRICE, Dr. Nawal Al Hosani-Directorul Comitetului pentru Premiul Viitorul Energiei- Zayed si director al orasului Masdar,E.S. Sultan bin Nasser Al Suwaidi-Guvernatorul Bancii Centrale a Emiratelor Arabe Unite

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Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea, Directorul Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica,  ce a condus participarea romaneaca in ultimii cinci ani la Ziua Nationala a Emiratelor Arabe Unite, a beneficiat de  un program de familiarizare cu cele mai noi realizari ale Emiratelor si a primit informatii de prima valoare de la principalii reprezentanti ai guvernului EAU printre care ii enumeram pe :E.S. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan-Ministrul Culturii, Tineretului si Dezvoltarii Comunitare,E.S. Sultan bin Nasser Al Suwaidi-Guvernatorul Bancii Centrale a Emiratelor Arabe Unite, Dr. Nawal Al Hosani-Directorul Comitetului pentru Premiul Viitorul Energiei- Zayed si director al orasului Masdar, E.S. Suhail Mohammad Al Mazroui, Ministrul Energiei, E.S. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi-Ministrul responsabil de Constructiile Publice etc.

Vizita, ce a avut loc intre 25 noiembrie si 2 decembrie 2013, a oferit un program politic si cultural bogat si impresionant, ce a oferit o larga paleta de informatii vizitatorilor.

Abu Dhabi sky line

Noul Abu Dhabi- vedere generala

Old Abu Dhabi

Vechiul Abu Dhabi-respectul fata de istorie 

Programul gandit pentru Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea a inclus si o vizita speciala la Orasul Energiei-Masdar, un tur al zonelor de productie a energiei solare pentru intregul oras Masdar precum si  inspectarea spatiilor de cazare si predare pentru studentii si cercetatorii de la Institutul de Tehnologie Masdar  precum si un test al cele mai noi masini, propulsate electric, realizate de cercetatorii de la Masdar.

Masdar City of Energy

Masdar-orasul energiei solare 

Partea culturala a programului a inclus si o vizita la Moscheea simbol a lumii arabe : Moscheea Seic Zayed  din Abu Dhabi, Insula Yas si Centrul Cultural de pe insula Saadiyat si o expeditie de safari in desertul Al Ain.

Masdar Electric Car

Masina integral propulsata electric si creata la Masdar

Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea a fost totodata felicitat pentru decizia de a sustine candidatura orasului Dubai pentru organizarea Expozitiei Mondiale din 2020, o decizie ce a avut un ecou deosebit la consfatuirea de la Paris a Biroului International de Expozitii, ce a votat cu o larga majoritate  sa sustina Dubaiul drept organizator al Expozitiei Mondiale din 2020.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque from Abu Dhabi

Moscheea Seic Zayed din Abu Dhabi-un simbol al arhitecturii islamice moderne

Romania, atat singura cat si ca parte a Europei, este intotdeauna devotata aliantei si prieteniei cu Emiratele Arabe Unite si promovarea si sustinerea candidaturii Dubaiului pentru Expozitia Mondiala era o parte necesara si integranta a cooperarii pe termen lung intre cele doua natiuni, a opiniat Profesor Dr. Anton Caragea.

 Romania a fost cea de a doua tara ce si-a anuntat sprijinul pentru Dubai, intr-o ceremonie impresionanta desfasurata la Palatul Parlamentului si ulterior timp de opt luni, in toate intalnirile sale, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea a obtinut sprijin de la natiuni din Europa, Asia si Africa pentru candidatura Dubai-ului la Expozitia Mondiala din 2020.

UAE 42 National Day Celebration

Delegatia romanesca participa la manifestarile prilejuite de cea de a 42-a aniversare a Zilei Nationale a Emiratelor Arabe Unite

Sprijinind candidatura Dubaiului si a Emiratelor Arabe Unite pentru organizarea Expozitiei Mondiale din 2020 si participarea constanta la sarbatorirea Emiratelor Arabe Unite sunt toate marturii ale prieteniei strategice ce uneste intr-un spirit fratesc Romania si Emiratele Arabe Unite.

Aceasta conexiune devine o punte ce uneste solid Romania si tarile Golfului Arabic, a concluzionat Prof. Dr. Anton Caragea.

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EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF TOURISM SPECIAL EDITION DEDICATED TO LAOS IS UNVEILED

On 1 June, 2013 at the headquarters of European Council on Tourism and Trade the latest issue of European Journal of Tourism has being unveiled.

The 8th edition of the European Journal of Tourism is dedicated to LAOS-WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION for 2013.

Laos has being unanimously elected as WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION in 2013 for his fabulous historic and civilization legacy and for his outstanding track record for safety of tourism and for ethical and green tourism.

Benefiting the legacy of Kingdoms of Lan Xang, Luang Prabang, Champasak etc Laos is rich in temples , palaces and historical places that is quasi unique in the world. Also the rich Buddhist heritage is creating the favorable spot for religious and cultural oriented travel.

 The latest issue of European journal of Tourism is presenting in extenso the debates hold on the award, the list of competing countries and   the long list of reasons for awarding WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD to Laos.

Other high-profile articles are dedicated to: the ceremonies held in Vientiane for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD and to the election as member of European Tourism Academy of Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism of Lao PDR, Bosengkham Vongdara.

Special highlights of the eight number of European Journal of Tourism are also the visit of the European Council on Tourism and Trade delegation in Laos and the agreements reached on fostering touristic and diplomatic relations between Europe and Laos.

Two pages are dedicated to photo chronic`s to showcase the luxurious ceremonies for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION IN 2013 held in Laos.

European Journal of Tourism is a regular publication of European Council on Tourism and Trade destined to disseminate information`s about World Best Tourist destinations, European tourism statistic, evolution`s, laws, regulations and main event`s.

European Journal of Tourism has an average readership for issue of more than 120.000 professional’s that includes the 180 embassies in Europe as well as all major European government institutions, private corporations and the international community at large. As the flagship newspaper of the European tourism community, we are the only publication in the Europe able to reach the tourism highly targeted and lucrative market.

Read on-line the LAOS WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2013 special issue of EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF TOURISM

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KAZAKHSTAN: A WORLD MODEL

On 25 April 2013, Romania had organized a conference of presentation and support for Kazakhstan 2050 Strategy and for President Nursultan Nazarbayev initiative on combating global economic crisis by G Global organization.

 Conference working

The conference has enjoyed the presence of senators and deputies of Romanian parliament, the academic community and was held in the presence of representatives of diplomatic corp accredited to Romania.

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Professor Dr. Anton Caragea opens the Round Table Conference on Kazakhstan: a role model country. 

In the opening speech of the conference Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation had clearly marked the importance of Kazakhstan 2050 strategy.

Kazakhstan 2050 strategy is not only a domestic receipt to develop Kazakhstan economy and to produce growth, employment and development but it is a blueprint for all nations to combat economic crisis and is offering a model for economic progress in a time of crisis, concluded professor dr. Anton Caragea.

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had presented also the major foreign policy initiatives destined to reshape the world of XXI century proposed by Kazakhstan:

-the platform for Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian security as part of Astana’s drive to create a framework for cooperation between key regional organizations in charge of security.

– the G-Global initiative on combating world economic crisis was unveiled offering a rostrum for exchange ideas and plans to curb the present day economic crisis.

-the KAZAKHSTAN 2050 Strategy as an example for world economies on how to create growth and employment and economic development in a time of crisis.

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Senator Akhan Bizhanov, President of Kazakhstan-Romania Parliamentary Friendship Group in Kazakhstan Senate answering to romanian press questions.

The Kazakhstan Senator Akhan Bizhanov, President of Kazakhstan-Romania Parliamentary Friendship Group in Kazakhstan Senate and Chairman of Social and Cultural Committee of the Senate had extensively presented the Kazakhstan 2050 strategy   emphasizing the economic development and the development measures that will enshrine Kazakhstan amongst the world most developed nations.

Kazakhstan 2050 strategy has being the objective of world attention in the last span of time on the account of: mechanism`s to generate economic development, crisis management and building a knowledge and technology based economy, all this are regarded as material for analysis and role model for other countries development strategy.

Senator Baktybai Shelpekov, President of Budget and Finance Commission in Kazakhstan Senate highlighted the significance of G Global as a way to combat world crisis, to elaborate new strategy and policies for world development and as the only solution for a democratic and complete response to world challenges of XXI century.

Conference on Kazakhstan 2050

More that 200 parliamentarians and academics express their support for Kazakhstan 2050 strategy and for G Global initiative.

Messages of support for Kazakhstan 2050 strategy and g Global were read out by H.E. Valeriu Zgonea, the President of Chamber of Deputies of Romania, H.E. Florin Constantiniu , Vice-President of Romanian  Senate , Ionel Agrigoroaie, Vice-President of Romania-Kazakhstan Parliamentary Friendship Group, Mr. Azamat Zhangulov, Vice-President of Rompetrol etc.

The round table had enjoyed a massive presence of parliamentarians and academicians who expressed their admiration for Kazakhstan startling   achievements as: building a democratic and open society, a powerful economy and an inclusive society blending minorities, languages and religions in a society of future.

Kazakhstan is today a role model nation and Kazakhstan 2050 strategy is offering, together with G Global initiative, a charted way for promoting economic development and democratic debate worldwide.

We can safely conclude that Kazakhstan lessons were fully embraced by the Romanian political and academic elite in the Palace of Parliament held conference.

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ROMANIAN ECONOMY IN 2012. ROMANIA IN DEEPENING CRISIS.

Monday 6 of February 2012 at the Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation headquarters was held the first conference of 2012: The evolution of Romanian economy in 2012.  The crisis will continue!

 The conference has joined economical experts from Romania and European Union, economical supervisors and personalities of political, economical and academic life of Romania.

Another example of Romanian economic success : street beggars

 2009 and 2011 – first years of economic crisis.

 The conference started with an evaluation of economic crisis impact in the period of the first years: 2009, 2010 and 2011.

In the first year of the crisis in Romania -2009- the economic crisis has affected the vital areas of economic life: the collapse has started with construction industry and construction material factories, collapse continued by the real estate market shrinking. Others affected sectors where: insurance, banking and stock exchange and in all the financial sector was strongly shaken down. The consumer confidence has fallen sharply and the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has being reduced with 10% in 2010 and 8% in 2011.

 The decrease in our economy has being so devastating that we are below the 2000 level. Unfortunately the economic collapse of 2010 and 2011 has laid the foundation for a crisis without equivalent in Romanian history that will affect the country in 2012 and 2013.

 2011- The year of economic earthquake.

 2011 will be remembered without a doubt as the year of economic turmoil in Romania, had appreciated in one voice all the experts present at the gathering. First of all the 2011has being the year in which the Romanian economy had collected all the hard hits from all the economic collapse of the last years. The financial system has being especially hard hit and this had made the fragile Romanian economy to reach the breaking point. The inflation had resurfaced and the experts appreciate that a 10% percent yearly inflation is unavoidable.

The resurgence of inflation had put a dramatic pressure on population economy and had made any recovery unthinkable for the next 2-4 years. The collapse in economic system, the internal and external investments had being reduced to minimum, the credit on internal market has being practically suspended and all this had provoke for 2012 an economic decrease of more than 15% of GDP or even 18% of GDP after others opinions. A factor not to be neglected in amplification of the crisis is the governmental incompetence that by increasing the taxes, legislative chaos and a deliberate politics of destroying the middle class investors in the favor of big companies all did nothing ells than to aggravate the economic crisis.

 2012 – between crisis and slowing down economy.

 The 2012 will be a decisive year to slow down the economic collapse or to direct the economy in a new catastrophic decline. It must be very clear, all economic experts underlined, that the present economic decline will last for a decade at European level, so all those opinions that declared that Romania will start a new economic growth before the next 10 years; either don’t know what they are saying either is bluntly laying.

All the European statistics are speaking about the lost decade of Europe between 2010 and 2020 , term referring to the blocking of economic development at continental level and the frozen of present situation for a decade.

Those that are declaring that Romania will surpass in the period of economic crisis the France or Great Britain economy , are telling stories that are unbelievable , declared laughing Mihail Racaceanu – chief economist. What is important is to succeed that we have in 2012 a decrease in economy of less than 10% and in the interval between 2012 and 2015 to stop the decline and in 2020 to come back to pre-crisis year of 2007 and in 2050 at the pre-revolutionary level of 1989.

 In 2050 the Romanian economy will reach the level of 1989 as a historic economic reference year.

 This assessment was a strong one, keeping in mind that the pre-crisis governmental statistic declared that in 2025 Romania will succeed in recuperating the gap and reach the level of industrial activity prior to 1989 Revolution.

This perspective is no longer feasible, a new perspective is appearing after the crisis and after the lost decade and a cumulative GDP decrease of more than 60% from 2007 economy level.

This economic recession will be hard to recuperate in the context of nongovernmental involvement, the general economic climate of recession and finally the worst factor of all: the burden of external debt.

 External debt will plunge Romania into financial meltdown.

 The factor that will suffocate Romanian economy in the next period will be, after 2015, the foreign debt crisis.

The Boc government has careless accepted more than 36 billion dollars credit and in total the private and state debt of Romania is reaching the unbelievable sum of 95 billion dollars, this only if the government will no longer accept new loans.

But this perspective is an unrealistically  one as President Traian Basescu has announced new external loans for 2012 , that will surely bring Romania to being incapable to pay the foreign debt. Despite the writing on the wall in all of cases like Greece, Spain and Ireland, Romania is accepting new loan from International Monetary Fund, loans that will not be invested in developing and modernizing the economy but in pay offs for next parliamentary and presidential elections’. This consumer invested loans at extortionate interest rates will suffocate completely an ailing and failed economy as Romanian economy is.

Unemployment: with a rate of registered unemployment of more than 10% of the active population and with another 15% percent of the population already left out of the governmental unemployment aide Romania tops all the EU member countries with a real unemployment figure of more than 25% of the population. This figure must be put in perspective with more that 50% of the population below the poverty line and the full picture of the economic meltdown and social tragedy could be analyzed. Romania economy is in crises and no plans for a future development had not being adopted.

 

2012: The economic crisis is worsening.

 The conclusions of the most important economic experts of Romania where clear: the crisis is not over by far, but has entered in a more difficult faze that will affect financial and banking system and economic fundaments. The economic crisis will continue until 2015 at the earliest and a coming back cycle that will last until 2020. This decade will be without a doubt the lost decade of Romania but if the necessary measures are not rapidly taken to re-establish control on economic decline than we risk that Romania economy will not come back not even in 2020.

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Emiratele Arabe Unite au parcurs un drum lung în ceea ce priveşte dezvoltarea economică şi socială in cei 40 de ani de independentă, declară Ambasadorul Emiratelor Arabe Unite -Yacoub Yousef Al Hosani

“Emiratele Arabe Unite au parcurs un drum lung în ceea ce priveşte dezvoltarea economică şi socială in cei 40 de ani de independentă” declară Excelenţa Sa Ambasadorul Yacub Yousif Al Hosani în dialog cu Prof.dr.Anton Caragea


VICE PRESIDENT, PRIME MINISTER AND RULER OF DUBAI – H.H. SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM

Presedintele UAE – H.H. SHEIKH KHALIFA BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN

Emiratele Arabe Unite sărbătoresc pe 2 decembrie Ziua Naţională şi cea de-a 39-a aniversare. După cum explică Excelenţa Sa, această dezvoltare uimitoare într-o perioadă scurtă este firească, Emiratele Arabe Unite se bucură astăzi de unul dintre cele mai înalte şi sofisticate standarde de viaţă dintre toate ţările lumii, cu o economie puternică şi o societate democratică. 

Cum a fost posibil acest lucru într-o perioadă atât de scurtă?

Emiratele Arabe Unite, în demersul de unificare început acum 40 de ani, au înregistrat multe realizări care au transformta statul şi societatea, precum şi pe cetăţenii săi, pentru a intra în secolul XXI înarmaţi cu capacitatea de a face faţă provocărilor şi beneficiilor acestui secol. În acelaşi timp, au căutat permanent  să-şi stimuleze cetăţenii  pentru a obţine mai mult şi pentru a întări ceea ce s-a realizat, asigurând astfel generaţiilor viitoare o viaţă decentă şi stabilitate.

Desigur, Emiratele Arabe Unite au parcurs un drum lung în ceea ce priveşte dezvoltarea economică şi socială,  însă noi am fost în măsură să construim o viaţă instituţională puternică, cu un grad mare de deschidere către societate. Aceste aspecte care au caracterizat procesul de dezvoltare, susţinute şi de spiritul de toleranţă, au prevalat în toate segmentele societăţii. De asemenea, ca ingredient important, puternica noastră viaţă spirituală ne-a fundamentat şi îmbogăţit experienţa, plasând ţara noastră pe un loc special, nu doar la nivel regional, ci şi la nivelul întregii lumi. Într-adevăr, Emiratele Arabe Unite trăiesc de mai mulţi ani un proces de dezvoltare nouă care a transformat E.A.U. într-un centrul financiar şi comercial internaţional. Pe lângă aceasta, trăim o experienţă parlamentară nouă, în adevăratul sens al cuvântului, care corespunde standardelor internaţionale. Pe de altă parte, succesele obţinute la nivel naţional nu ar fi fost posibile fără o politică externă înţelept promovată de stat, care a facilitat îndeplinirea obiectivelor.

            Transformarea Emiratelor într-un centru  economic global nu a fost posibilă doar prin luarea unei singure decizii, ci este rezultatul planificării pe termen lung şi a eforturilor depuse în mod susţinut. Aceste eforturi nu s-au limitat numai la simple construcţii economice, ci se regăsesc în infrastructură, în calitatea serviciilor, în dezvoltarea socială, incluzând aici şi dezvoltarea resurselor umane prin programe de formare continuă, în crearea unui mediu legislativ şi juridic în acord cu evoluţia economică şi socială atât la nivel naţional, cât şi global. De aici rezultă că poziţia Emiratelor Arabe Unite pe harta economică mondială nu este temporară sau conjuncturală, ci este rezultatul unor eforturi continue. În cadrul acestui proces de dezvoltare au fost antrenate multe instituţii economice şi financiare, care au construit o fundaţie solidă pentru a depăşi criza cu care se confruntă astăzi economia mondială.

Care este situaţia actuală din Emiratele Arabe Unite şi ce planuri de dezvoltare aveţi în viitor?

 Nu există nicio îndoială că E.A.U. au înregistrat mari realizări în ultima perioadă, însă noi ne continuăm eforturile, urmărind permanent să ne dezvoltăm. Statul sprijină constant acest proces de dezvoltare, astfel încât să poată gestiona optim fluctuaţiile regionale şi internaţionale sau orice alte evenimente.

Pentru că ne aflăm la începutul unei noi etape, suntem preocupaţi să asigurăm cetăţenilor noştri accesul la informaţiile necesare pentru a avea mai multă putere în demersul de angrenare a tuturor membrilor societăţii în toate instituţiile statului (culturale, de învăţământ,mass-media, economice etc.), contribuind astfel la construirea naţiunii noastre. În aceste momente, când aniversăm 40 de ani de la fondarea statului, speranţele pentru ţara noastră nu au limite; aspiraţiile guvernului nostru pentru cetăţenii săi, aşteptările noastre pentru un viitor mai luminos sunt, de asemenea, nelimitate. Vom intra într-o eră nouă, care reflectă viziunile ambiţioase şi grija faţă de generaţiile viitoare, sub conducerea înţeleaptă a Alteţei Sale Preşedintele Statului, şi a Vice-Preşedintelui, care păşesc pe urmele Sheikhului Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahayan, fondatorul şi tatăl Emiratelor Arabe Unite, Allah să-l odihnescă în pace.

 Excelenţa Voastră cum puteţi descrie relaţia dintre România şi Emiratele Arabe Unite?

 Istoria relaţiilor bilaterale este marcată de interacţiuni la diferite niveluri, care au debutat, în plan diplomatic, la 1.08.1989. Relaţiile sunt întărite de vizitele reciproce la nivel înalt efectuate în ultimii  ani, care au contribuit la dezvoltarea prieteniei şi aprofundarea cooperării între cele două ţări. Emiratele Arabe Unite beneficiază de o semnificativă experienţă de dezvoltare, dar şi de o înaltă apreciere venită din partea organizaţiilor economice internaţionale, ceea ce a facilitat relaţionarea dintre cele doua ţări. Faptul că România este una dintre ţările europene interesate de relaţiile cu ţările din regiune, în general, şi cu Emiratele Arabe. Unite, în special, este importantă dezvoltarea relaţiilor în toate domeniile. De exemplu, în 2008 volumul schimburilor comerciale a ajuns la 522 de milioane de dolari. Dublarea volumului schimburilor comerciale în ultimii cinci ani este un indicator clar al dinamicii care caracterizează relaţiile dintre cele două ţări.

 Excelenţă, care sunt planurile dumneavoastră pentru dezvoltarea relaţiilor dintre România şi Emiratele Arabe Unite în domeniile politic, economic şi cultural?

 Emiratele Arabe Unite, prin directivele Alteţei Sale Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan, urmăresc să dezvolte relaţiile de prietenie şi cooperare fructuoasă cu România, împărtăşind dorinţa comună de a extinde perspectivele de cooperare în beneficiul celor două ţări. E.A.U. se vor concentra asupra căilor de consolidare a relaţiilor bilaterale, dar şi asupra modalităţilor de intensificare a schimburilor în diverse domenii de activitate, cu scopul clar exprimat, de satisfacere reciprocă a intereselor. Un rol important revine Comisiei Mixte Ministeriale, care oferă cadrul instituţional necesar dezvoltării cooperării bilaterale într-un mod practic şi coerent. Sper ca în perioada următoare să extindem cooperarea –  în beneficiul ambelor ţări – şi asupra altor domenii de activitate, precum turismul şi investiţiile.

 Care este mesajul Excelenţei Voastre pentru cititorii noştri, cu ocazia Zilei Naţionale a Emiratelor Arabe Unite?

Ţara noastră a devenit un actor important pe scena economică mondială şi, totodată, este renumită şi pe harta turismului internaţional ca o destinaţie foarte apreciată, toate aceastea datorându-se conducerii noastre înţelepte. Cu această ocazie îi invit pe prietenii noştri români să viziteze Emiratele Arabe Unite şi să observe realizările obţinute în timpul celor de 40 ani.

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”Emiratele Arabe Unite intră într-o epocă strălucitoare a viitorului” declară Excelenţa Sa Ambasadorul Yacub Yousif Al Hosani în dialog cu Prof.dr.Anton Caragea

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WHY IS TRINIDAD TOBAGO THE WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION ? by Honorable Kamla Pershad Bissessar –Prime Minister of Government of Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

The award of World’s Best Tourist Destination will significantly assist in branding destination Trinidad and Tobago globally. We must change the perception of our country in the overseas markets. We must celebrate our country and work hard to sell our country abroad. It is anticipated that this award will open us to untapped European markets that are perhaps weary of the traditional leisure destinations and desire a more exciting vacation experience.

Honorable Kamla Pershad Bissessar –Prime Minister of Government of Republic of Trinidad and Tobago 

Date: Wednesday October 19, 2011

Venue: Regency Hall-  Hyatt Regency Trinidad

Time: 12.30pm

I am indeed truly humbled and deeply honoured to be standing here today to accept, on behalf of the People of Trinidad and Tobago, the World’s Best Tourism Destination Award for 2012 from the European Union Council on Tourism and Trade. A non-governmental organisation, this body has a wide ranging membership of tourism representatives within the European Union.

We were also declared the World’s Favourite Cultural Destination in 2012 by the European Union Council on Tourism and Trade.

It is my understanding that this award was unanimously given to Trinidad and Tobago primarily for our history of impressive cultural festivals, environmental conservation and biodiversity protection amongst other factors.

It is not an award that is traditionally given to well-established tourism destinations but it is the highest honour awarded to non-European Union countries that have embraced sustainable tourism as a tool for cultural and social development and that respect and preserve their cultural and natural heritage.

I extend my heartfelt thanks to the European Union Council on Tourism and Trade for having us join other distinguished winners of this award such as the United Arab Emirates, Syria and South Koreea.

But moreover, I thank the Council for recognising what most of us fail to acknowledge and value. And this is … Trinidad and Tobago is brim-full with tourism potential.

We are not the traditional sun, sea and surf destination. What differentiates us from the rest of our Caribbean neighbours is our diverse and rich natural, cultural and built heritage.

This People’s Partnership Government is seriously committed and dedicated to the development of the tourism industry in Trinidad and Tobago. Tourism is an incredibly important pillar in our national economic diversification effort.

We are not paying “lip service” to the industry as some may have done in the past. For too long tourism has been looked down on as a second class service sector.

We recognise that tourism is a business and fiercely competitive. Tourism requires skills, talent, enterprise and more importantly the support of government.

The award of World’s Best Tourist Destination for 2012 is important for several reasons.

Firstly, it facilitates the formation of closer linkages with Europe for tourism, trade and investment possibilities. The European continent, as in its colonial past, is a formidable trading partner especially with the fall of communism and the rise of new economic powers.

Europe is, and will certainly continue to be, a cornerstone for our international business.

Ladies and gentlemen,

The economic and social advancement of this beautiful twin island Republic of ours depends to a large extent on how well we develop and harness our resources. And one such untapped resource is that of tourism.

The award of World’s Best Tourist Destination will significantly assist in branding destination Trinidad and Tobago globally. We must change the perception of our country in the overseas markets. We must celebrate our country and work hard to sell our country abroad.

It is anticipated that this award will open us to untapped European markets that are perhaps weary of the traditional leisure destinations and desire a more exciting vacation experience.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

An important opportunity that this award presents is a platform to advance the commitments of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

As many of you may or may not be aware, in 2008 Trinidad and Tobago, along with its neighbours in the rest of the region, embarked upon a reciprocal trade agreement with one of our largest trading partners – the European Union (EU). The signing of the EPA signalled a shift in our trade and economic development.

We are now required to open our markets to Eastern Union manufacturers and service providers; but the EPA also provides market access for our country’s export of services to the European Union.

The Economic Partnership Agreement also speaks to specific disciplines on tourism services because of its importance to the social and economic development of the European Union and the Caribbean. These rules are complemented by a commitment to legally binding open market conditions for each other. For instance, the Europe Union has made commitments for travel agencies, tour operators, tourist guides services.

Trinidad and Tobago, on the other hand, have made commitments in relation to hotels and restaurants, marina services and spa services.

The EPA also includes measures that would make it easier for European Union investors to invest in the Trinidad and Tobago. This award, then, will provide a platform to attract increased investment and to promote growth and development in the tourism sector. The Economic Partnership Agreement is, therefore, rendered more relevant, more strategic and more focused on deliverables.

Honorable Prime Minister Kamla Pershad Bissessar receives WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD  for 2012.

The World’s Best Tourism Destination award will, moreover, engender a measure of national pride amongst our citizenry and raise the level of public confidence in Trinidad and Tobago as a tourist destination.

We should be proud of our country and its tourism potential. We have so much to be proud of, so much to share with each other, and so much to show off to the rest of the world. Let us not doubt or question our intrinsic value.

In closing, ladies and gentlemen, I must take a moment to publicly acknowledge the hard work and sacrifices of our tourism community … the stakeholders in our midst. The last few years have been quite challenging for all in the tourism industry.

But rest assured that the tourism industry will get the backing it needs.

But we cannot do it alone. We have all to work together. The private sector in the lead but with government acting as a facilitator; supporting every step of the way.

I want to urge you to continue working with commitment, energy and enthusiasm for the betterment of the tourism industry.

I thank you. God’s richest blessings on us all.

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