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KAZAKHSTAN AMBASSADOR OFFICIAL GUEST AT INDAGRA 2014

On 1st of November 2014, the President General-Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania – Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had made an on the spot information visit to Agricultural Exhibition INDAGRA 2014.

Official visit to INDAGRA 2014

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and Kazakhstan Ambassador Daulet Batrashev inspecting agricultural machineries at the Agricultural Fair-INDAGRA 2014

 

This year has brought about a plus of prestige, luster and representativeness for INDAGRA agricultural fair, had stated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, clearly enthusiastic about the presence of a record number of countries to the event. At the venue where presented firms from 22 countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Korea (South), Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Great Britain, Moldavia, Holland, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Turkey, Hungary etc.

 

In order to offer new opportunities for Romanian economy Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had invited the Ambassador of Kazakhstan-Daulet Batrashev to accompany him during his visit to agricultural exhibition.

Kazakhstan is enjoying the greatest agricultural potential amongst the Central Asia region and can widely benefit from Romanian agricultural experience, from Romanian products and our state of the art technology and no other place is better illustrating thus enormous potential of our country than INDAGRA 2014 stated Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

The visit started with a stopover at CASA PANCIU (HOUSE OF PANCIU)-the diplomatic partner and creator of DIPLOMATIC WINE OF ROMANIA for 2014-the best Romanian wine.

Ambassador Daulet Batrashev at INDAGRA 2014

Tasting Romanian Diplomatic Wine for 2014 (from right to left): H.E. Kazakhstan Ambassador Daulet Batrashev, IRUCE PDG-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, Mrs. Ioana Tudor-CASA PANCIU (HOUSE OF PANCIU) Director, CASA PANCIU (HOUSE OF PANCIU) somellier, Mr. Marian Nistor-HORECA developer for CASA PANCIU (HOUSE OF PANCIU).

At CASA PANCIU, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and his guests could appreciate the new wines of 2014 harvest such as: Chardonnay variety (dry), Cabernet Sauvignon transformed onto white wine (dry) – the star of this year winery  production, Aligote (medium-dry), Şarba-Romanian specific variety (medium-dry), Rose made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes) – dry, Cabernet Sauvignon & Feteasca Neagra 2012 (dry), as well a perfect Romanian variety as Feteasca Neagra(Black Girl) 2013.

 

Kazakhstan Ambassador had tasted the well-known and appreciated wines from HOUSE OF PANCIU and was in owe at the long-lasting taste, aroma and savory of the Vrancea wines, that are clearly surpassing celebrated wines from Italy or France and must be presented on the Kazakhstan market, where will find favor with the lovers and connoisseurs of fine and quality wines.

The visit had continued to the small and medium producers from Transylvania region and horse breeding stable from Sibiu County, where Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had highly appreciated the horses exhibited and Kazakhstan Ambassador had also related with his country traditions in the field of husbandry, horse farms and stables.

The delegation moved on and visited the ship farms from Marginimea Sibiului region where all present where interested in observing traditional milking and cheese production techniques from the region.

 

President Anton Caragea-INDAGRA2014

Professor Dr. Anton Caragea admiring the horse show put in place at INDAGRA 2014 Agricultural Fair.

 

INDAGRA 2014 had clearly marked a perfect opportunity for Romanian diplomacy to highlight for the world the high quality of Romanian food and agricultural industry products and to get the limelight for the traditional recipes that are transforming the Romanian food products in true symbols of perfect quality and taste, perfect for export.

The remarkable Romanian wine from HOUSE OF PANCIU-CASA PANCIU had already conquered the world and it is now the time that more and more agricultural products of our country to be promoted and recognized as veritable ambassadors of our nation in the world had concluded the President General Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation.

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US NEW POLICY TOWARDS EASTERN EUROPE by Professor Anton Caragea

JOE BIDEN AND US NEW POLICY TOWARDS EASTERN EUROPE

 Joe_Biden and new US policy on Eastern Europe

On 17 of July at European Council on International Relations was published a letter signed by 22 former presidents, intellectual and policy makers from Central and Eastern Europe announcing their mistrust in the new rapprochement policy with Russia . Regarding the abandon of the missile shield in Poland and Czech Republic the letter pointed out: “Abandoning the program entirely or involving Russia too deeply in it without consulting Poland or the Czech Republic can undermine the credibility of the United States across the whole region”.  Now Joseph Biden has toured the region proclaiming the US new vision for Eastern Europe.

 

End of confrontational vision.

First announcement made in the visits in Ukraine and Georgia between 20 and 24 July was the end of the confrontational vision at Black Sea that G. Bush has supported. Even the visit in those two countries was left to Joe Biden, vice-president while Barack Obama has selected Moscow as the main step on his diplomatic journey. This was a gesture never made by previous administration which only visits Moscow after visiting Romania, Poland or Baltic states in order to send an unambiguous signal that relations with Russia are determined by Russia policy in Eastern Europe. No such signal come from Obama administration, sending the vice-president was itself a sign of downgrading relations with the region.  Joe Biden also announced the policymakers in Tbilisi and Kiev that now is the time to have better relations with Russia and pressured US allies like Georgia’s Saakashvili to open society and to embrace democracy reform, which was seen as a favorable moved toward pro-Russian opposition which is regularly   accusing President Saakashvili of dictatorial ambition. Also in Kiev Biden didn’t missed the opportunity to meet Victor Janucovici the Kremlin backed main contender for president Victor Yushcenko for presidential bid in 2010 Ukrainian elections. A striking difference form previously US unwavering support to orange revolution leaders in Ukraine and Georgia.

Bush and Yushchenko at the time of orange revolution

Yushcenko a leader of orange revolution now abandoned ?

End of the missile shield.

Now between 20 and 23 of October vice-president Biden was in a new diplomatic journey to Eastern Europe visiting Poland, Romania and Czech Republic in order to officially announce the US redraw from the Missile Shield Plan. Announced in 2007 by Bush administration, the Missile shield was seen by many as a continuation of Reagan Star Wars, that help bring down Soviet Union economy and communism system. This time the shield, publicly oriented against Iran, was universally regarded as a pressure against Putin`s Russia. All the leaders of the region have seen this sign of US commitment to the Eastern Europe in the face of a new assertive Russian power. The Obama administration decision to build a small shield, really dedicated counter Iran ballistic system, on Black Sea in Turkey and Israel and maybe Azerbaijan, was looked as a further signed of US disengagement in the region. Joe Biden visit was projected with the purpose of calming eastern European fears and to build a new relation between US and Eastern Europe.

A new U.S. strategic vision.

Joe Biden explained in Warsaw, Bucharest and Prague  that: US is not seeing Russia as an enemy and the Cold War perception  of Moscow as a foe that must be isolated under an Iron Curtain is over . The result of this assertion was that US will not tolerate and support rebellious actions as Georgian-Russian war in summer of 2008 or Ukraine pressure on Russian navy or Romanian plans to counter Russian influence at Black sea and Polish pressure in Belarus. All this actions of harassment backed by previous US administration must end.        

Also US is ready to sponsor a detente in the Eastern Europe- Russia relations based on economic and cultural relations and on a new vision of a common economic space between Russia and Europe. This vision of peaceful cooperation is not shared in the region , the 22 former leaders wanted a tougher stance on Kremlin: “When it comes to Russia, our experience has been that a more determined and principled policy toward Moscow will not only strengthen the West’s security but will ultimately lead Moscow to follow a more cooperative policy as well”. The US response is a startling: No! to this vision.

Do you remeber the time when Saakashvili meets GBush

Saakashvili sacrified on the altar of a new US-Russia relationship ?

A space of economic cooperation.     

Instead of political confrontation from Baltic to Black Sea Joe Biden is wanting to see economic cooperation and more precisely: energy cooperation. In Poland he was spoken about energy routes in the Baltic linking Russia and Europe closer, in Romania was speaking about Trieste- Constanta gas pipeline and a liquid gas terminal at Constanta, based on Qatari gas transported to Romania and from here to Western Europe.  Also Biden expressed support not for EU backed Nabucco pipeline, destined to override Russia as a gas supplier to Europe but to South Line, a Russian sponsored gas pipeline.  To measure what a disappointment this speech  will be for Eastern Europe leaders I quote one more time from there letter: „Central and Eastern European countries should lobby harder … for diversification of the energy mix, suppliers, and transit routes, as well as for tough legal scrutiny of Russia’s abuse of its monopoly and cartel-like power inside the EU. But American political support on this will play a crucial role. Similarly, the United States can play an important role in solidifying further its support for the Nabucco pipeline”.

Finaly Joe Biden signaled in all the capitals his wish for a new generation of leaders in Eastern Europe capable to understand the necessity of a new policy towards Russia, in Bucharest, he was paying a lot of attention to opposition leaders in order to signal the US disinterest in the fate of Romanian president Traian Basescu, a former darling of Bush administration, and the play was repeated over and over in Warsaw and Prague.

Lessons of Joe Biden visits.

First it is interest to point out that Biden avoid going to Baltic States , shattered by economic crisis , isolated in EU and pressured by Russia, a sign that Baltic States must first  end there anti-Russian stance and normalize relations with Kremlin.  Also Biden didn’t visit Bulgaria that already switch to a more conciliatory stance with Russia accepting Russian pipelines on his territory, supporting Russia in Kosovo, Serbia and Balkans relation and opened for strategic business partnership with Russia. Also Hungary that signed 10 billion agreement on gas, energy and oil with Russia accepting to become Russia`s main energy partner in the region was avoided. For Bulgaria and Hungary the new Washington vision was already in place; make business not war was the tune form White House. This was a visit to last remaining pro-Bush strongholds: Poland, Romania and Czech Republic destined to signal that US is redrawing support for confrontational vision. Cohabitation with Russia is a must for the new leaders of the region.    

Professor Anton Caragea PhD ,MA, FINS

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