On July 17, 2018 the release of the pre-electoral assessment report of The International Electoral Monitoring Team has taken place.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea The Head of International Electoral Monitoring Team for Cambodia`s July 2018 National Assembly Election marked in his speech that: we recognize that the 2018 elections in Cambodia the sixth since the end of the civil war, are critical to the maintenance of peace and stability in the country.
Inter In his presentation, the Head of the IE Mission Team for Cambodia noted that this was the sixth General Election to be held in the Kingdom since the end of the protracted civil war and the democratic character of the polls and the law provisions to this effect are the creation of H.E. Academician Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia.
The Honourable President Dr. Anton Caragea stressed that these elections are incremental steps that potentially create a conducive environment for political stability, economic growth, and sustainable development.
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The full text of the pre-election assessment report can be read out here:
Based on its assessment the IEM was of the opinion that the pre-election and the election phases of the process were evidently fair, free and transparent.
The event was attended by members of the diplomatic corps, electoral stakeholders, Heads and representatives of Diplomatic Missions, representatives of political parties, faith-based groups, local observers, members of civil society, and the media.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea with the first team already on the field for Cambodia`s Parliamentary Elections.
The IEM report of the 2018 National Assembly Elections will be completed and issued within 30 days after the close of the poll.
The report will be directed to the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia and the country’s National Electoral Commission.
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More information about upcoming election process in Cambodia can be accessed here:
With national and general elections in The Kingdom of Cambodia less than two months away, a critical website was launched today by a coalition of international organizations ( European Council on International relations, Bucharest Conference on OSCE-2010, Europe and Asia Conference, World Electoral Monitors Organization signatory to the Act for Transparent and Peaceful Elections) – to provide a source of up-to-date information, a database of key facts and figures, thought-provoking analysis of the electoral process, and a forum for debate.
The website is just one aspect of the crucial work that international community and World Electoral Monitors Organization is doing in the run-up to Kingdom of Cambodia sixth National Democratic Elections.
The site is dedicated to act as a vehicle for a network of international and civil society organisations that are dedicated to promoting civic education and transparent, democratic elections.
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More information about upcoming election process in Cambodia can be accessed here:
3) supporting the monitoring, and community control, of transparent and democratic electoral processes;
4) encouraging the spirit of consultation and dialogue between people and rulers; and,
5) working for lasting peace in the Kingdom of Cambodia;
The website, it has been designed to be easily accessible and user-friendly, enabling its users to quickly discover and enjoy its wealth of information.
Meanwhile, the banner includes the images of children accompanying family to the urns – an image that highlights three key issues.
The first is that democratic elections are a game with rules that must be followed.
Secondly, elections involve the formulation of a draft programme for both the present and the future.
And finally, the spirit of fair play that should characterize this process is not inevitable in itself, but represents a real opportunity for future generations.
A documentary outlining the preparation for transparent and democratic elections in Cambodia.
The international community is supporting the Kingdom of Cambodia on the assumption that the consolidation of a democratic culture inevitably involves encouraging people’s participation in government and governance, which requires empowerment of the citizenry, increasing awareness on rights and obligations, developing ability to influence and monitor the management and performance of political power.
The project encourages citizen’s participation through better coordination of civil society organizations during the 2018 electoral process.
It also entails empowerment of voters via a civic education campaign; the monitoring and management of the electoral process led by the National Electoral Commission of the Kingdom of Cambodia (NEC); and monitoring and facilitating consultation among electoral stakeholders including political parties, NGOs and other actors involved in the process.
PHNOM PENH-Diplomatic Center – Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC) made public the code of conduct for national and international observers in the forthcoming national election.
“The code of conduct of electoral observers aims to set out important measures for non-governmental organizations, associations, and electoral observers to fulfill their duties in a neutral and impartial position,” according to a NEC’s statement.
The statement said electoral observations should be conducted with integrity and transparency, and electoral observers should perform their tasks without any interference.
It said the observers should not interfere in internal affairs of Cambodia, and should not talk with voter registration applicants or voters in term of supporting or opposing any political party or candidate.
Also, the observers should not conduct any survey for any political party or candidate, and should not provide a written statement or interview to media in the form of supporting any political party or candidate.
The code of conduct also banned observers from disturbing the process of voter registration, voting and ballot counting.
Under the Law on the Election of Members of the National Assembly, the violator will be fined between 2,500 U.S. dollars and 5,000 U.S. dollars by the NEC, the statement said.
According to the statement, after the election process is completed, the electoral observers should submit a written report on their observation and conclusion on election process to the NEC.
The Southeast Asian nation is scheduled to hold a national election for the 125-seat parliament on July 29, 2018 and some 8.3 million Cambodians are eligible to cast their ballots.
The NEC had officially recognized 20 out of the 20 political parties that registered to contest in the election, according to another NEC statement.
Among the recognized political parties are the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) of Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, the royalist Funcinpec Party of Prince Norodom Ranariddh, and the Grassroots Democracy Party.
The three-week electoral campaign will start from July 7 to 27.
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday called on the authorities to freely allow political party leaders to meet their activists or supporters at different places across the kingdom.
“It will not be a free contest if we prevent the leaders of political parties from visiting various places to meet their members or supporters,” the prime minister said during a groundbreaking ceremony for a road construction in Kampong Chhnang province.
According to international observers, Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) of Academician Hun Sen is tipped to win the elections by a huge margins driven forward in the electoral preferences by the country steady economic growth, strong democracy and peoples centered policies implemented by the Academician Hun Sen during his tenure as the Prime Minister of the Kingdom.
Peoples are crediting him for the country’s hard-earned peace and development.
President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, has accepted the invitation from Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Jorge Arreaza Montserrat, for a familiarization visit with the realities of the Latin American country.
Jorge Arreaza Montserrat, The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela invited an European delegation to see first hand the realities of Venezuela.
Jorge Arreaza Montserrat, The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela has marked in the official invitation letter addressed to European Council on International Relations President:
As the Minister of People Power for International Relations I consider with interest your participation in this space of magnitude importance and your solidarity in this historical moment when we celebrated the legacy of dignity and justice of Comandante Hugo Chavez and of President Nicolas Maduro bequeathed to the Venezuelan people and to the Bolivarian revolution.
The visit of European delegates took place from 15 to 22 September 2017 and is part of a broader strategy of the Nicolas Maduro government to develop Venezuela and to diversify the nation’s economy and reduce dependence on oil income.
Development is a tool for a better Venezuela: H.E. Nicolas Maduro, President of Venezuela presents CARACAS candidature for World Capital of Culture and Tourism to H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea , President of EUCIR.
Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, EUCIR President remarked: Venezuela has one of the most diverse climates, with ice capped Andean mountains to the west, Amazon jungle to the south, wide rivers and tall waterfalls surrounded by tabletop mountains and unusual rock formations to the southeast, and a gorgeous, pristine Caribbean coast to the north that has some of the world’s finest and exclusive beaches, such as Los Roques and highest waterfalls on the planet, Angel Falls.
President/Professor Dr. Anton Caragea hosted in MIRAFORES TV studios and National Venezuelan Television.
During the week-long visit, the high-level European Council delegates hold extensive talks with various officials like: Juan Bautista Arias Palacio – Minister for Basic and Strategic Industries and Socialist Development, Minister for Communications and Information and Minister of Tourism.
Agreements regarding economic cooperation, tourism promotion, TV travel documentaries and bilateral information exchange and cooperation for SDG completion in the framework of Parliamentary Assembly for Sustainable Development Goals where tabled.
Cooperation in the field of tourism promotion and ECTT technical support for Caracas drafting a coherent plan to obtain the election as World Capital of Culture and Tourism was also agreed.
The highlights of the visit, where the two memorable encounters with President Nicolas Maduro.
On September 19, 2017, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea took the distinct honor to sign the HONORARY BOOK at MIRAFLORES Presidential Palace.
On 17 September 2017, the delegates part take in the President TV Show: Sundays with Maduro! together with Evo Morales, Bolivian President.
Evo Morales, President of Bolivia presents a tourism booklet to European delegation.
During the discussions, the tourism and cultural connections between the two countries were tabled and Professor Dr. Anton Caragea has given as gifts to the two President’s his latest book on Interference of Civilizations in European Union Project.
On 19 September 2017, in the conclusion of The International March of Solidarity with Venezuela, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea was invited for a photo session with President Nicolas Maduro, signed the Honorary Book at Miraflores Palace and has given an interview to the Miraflores TV Channel, expressing his support for Bolivarian Revolution role in forging a free and democratic Latin America.
The cultural program of the visit included discovery trips to Natural Sanctuary of Waraira Repano, a tour of Caracas landmarks like The Cathedral of Caracas, Saint Francis, Simon Bolivar birthplace etc.
The cable car of Caracas connecting the city with Waraira Repano.
A special day was dedicated to offering respect for Venezuelan history major figures, with a visit to National Pantheon and a stop to Simon Bolivar funeral monument and Francisco Miranda tomb.
Simon Bolivar: The Hero of Latin American Liberation struggle: a lay over charged with respect for official delegates.
An emotionally charged moment was the visit to Mountain Quarter (Quartel de la Montana) the place where the architect of the Bolivarian Revolution and the apostle of the poor`s: Commander Hugo Chavez is laid for eternal rest surrounded by world gratitude and love.
The delegates witnessed the changing of the guard and where hart struck by the powerful words of remembering for the fallen hero: Chavez lives!
President Dr. Anton Caragea in a moment of respect in front of the Commander HUGO CHAVEZ Mausoleum in Mountain Quarter (Quartel de la Montana).
The European delegation visit to Venezuela has given a new impetus to the relations between nations and their attendance to the world solidarity movement with Venezuela has being registered with gratitude by the people of the Caribbean nation, proudly building a revolution of freedom and dignity.
Venezuela it is blessed with an impressive diversity of natural treasures including crystalline beaches, dense jungles, expansive savannas and imposing mountains and we hope that the beautiful city of Caracas will have a fighting chance in WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM competition, stated President Dr. Anton Caragea.
It will be an incredible boost for all Caribbean region concluded the President.
Caracas: a candidate city for WORLD CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND TOURISM
The telepheric connecting Caracas and Waraira Repano
Natural sanctuary of Waraira Repano
MIRAFLORES Presidential Palace: the beating heart of Venezuela welcomed ECTT President!
Cathedral of Caracas: a splendid architectural marvel.
Europe has a new diplomatic partner in DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE – the creator of WORLD FAVORITE PERFUME IN 2017.
The decision has being announced during EUROPE DAY celebrations by European Council on Tourism and Trade President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.
European diplomatic partnerships are concluded in order to showcase to the world the European savoir faire and know how and to offer to foreign leaders a taste of what European tradition and culture stands for in the world.
Europe’s most prestigious and luxurious items are included on the diplomatic partnerships list.
From May 9, 2017, DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE creations: uniting Salvador Dali art with perfume creation technique of famous perfumer: Alberto Morillas had being inscribed on this list.
On the occasion of Europe Day 2017, France has received a new recognition as the center of world culture and lifestyle with the title of CREATOR OF WORLD FAVORITE PERFUME being saliently ascribed to DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE.
The Perfume is from 17th century onwards an intricate part of European culture and must be inscribed as a part of tourism development as tourists are attracted by magic places where perfume is made and by perfume artists.
Dali Haute Parfumerie has being inspired by the jewels collections created by the artist and now the exceptional perfume bottles are transformed in works of art, the jewels on the cap have to be preserved and kept in house for generations to come.
It was Mr. Jean-Pierre Grivory, President Director General of Cofinluxe that harbored the bold idea to launch a new luxury perfume brand, based on the artistic creations of Salvador Dali. A visionary decision that ascribed DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE on the road to universal recognition and success
Having your own signed Salvador Dali perfume in your house is without doubt the greatest gift that Dali Haute Parfumerie is offering to the aficionados of high end perfumes.
But the magic doesn’t stop at the bottle!
The perfume bottles of Dali Haute Parfumerie are the chalice that is protecting the fragrances carved by one of the world`s best perfume artists, fragrances that will invite you on a voyage across the essences of life.
Inside every Dali Haute Parfumerie fragrance you will find the rarest raw materials and substances in the perfume industry ranging from: absolute ambrette, orange blossom absolute, musk, patchouli of Indonesia, ylang-ylang, so many natural aromas and essences that will instantly transport you in a oneiric voyage.
In the official letter penned for Mr. Jean-Pierre Grivory, President Director General of COFINLUXE (the parent company of Dali Haute Perfumerie)on May 9, 2017, on Europe Day and announcing Dali Haute Parfumerie as World Favorite Perfume in 2017 is noted that: «Starting today DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE is receiving the precious recognition of quality for cosmetics and perfume’s industry and a sign of trust on international markets as the WORLD FAVORITE PERFUME FOR 2017.
On May 9, on the EUROPE DAY, when we are celebrating the values of our continent and all that our peoples are producing and in the presence of diplomatic corps accredited to our institution we have publicly signed the decree conferring the official title of WORLD FAVORITE PERFUME FOR 2017 to DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE.
From today DALI HAUTE PARFUMERIE fragrances will be used for protocol gifts, product tasting, for brand presentations, for international delegations and international events related to tourism, trade and diplomacy across the world, promoting Europe industriousness, innovation spirit and cultural prowess.
European Council on Tourism and Trade proudly crowned Dali Haute Parfumerie for the unique and astute spirit of promoting the European, but also universal values of Salvador Dali creations and encapsulating in his perfumes the French spirit, the European culture and the magic of a great perfume artist Alberto Morillas».
Romania had selected as national wine in 2016, wine of official presentation for public functions, the wine produced by the HOUSE OF PANCIU.
Romanian had also decided to highlight during this year the FETEASCA NEAGRA wine ilk as the national wine representative for the country terroir.
The Romanian wine aficionados attended the yearly meeting destined to showcase the best of Romanian wines and to elect the DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2016-THE BEST WINE OF ROMANIA.
The 30th January 2016 gathering took place in the luxurious compound of Mariott Hotel.
Listening to already a long-established tradition of DIPLOMATIC WINE ceremony: the ambassadors, politician, diplomats and tasters who hold wine in the greatest esteem as a phenomenon of culture and civilization embraced the opportunity to sample and final select the best wines of Romanian and the leading wine makers of the year 2015.
After the tasting session the delegation of wine experts, parliamentarians and diplomats has taken the opportunity to taste and appreciate the Romanian tranquil wines and sparkling wines on display and to carve up a top of Best Romanian Wines of 2016.
The undisputed winner of Romanian wines competition was the famous CASA PANCIU-HOUSE OF PANCIU who obtained the reconfirmation of her status as the Romanian wine highest quality producer and who was crowned as DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2016.
Diplomats and representatives from Republic of Moldavia and Eastern European Countries and Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-IRICE President General Director and Senator Ionel Agrigoroaei tasting the acclaimed BEST ROMANIAN WINE FOR 2016 -DIPLOMATIC WINE.
The second place was due to another special wine-MUSCAT OTTONEL from CASA PANCIU/HOUSE OF PANCIU, while the III place has being directed to an example of Romanian winemaking-the Cabernet Sauvignon a product of vinification in white.
On the sparkling wines the fight was less contentious as the famous producer HOUSE OF PANCIU (CASA PANCIU), reconfirmed his status as perfect wine maker in the sparkling wine tasting of 2016.
The MUSCAT OTTONEL, sparkling version, won the day and conquered the hearts with his perfect bouquet of aromas of vanilla and berry fruits and for freshness and the round savory taste.
This specificity is creating for every person who taste it, the perfect experience of Romanian sparkling wine.
The second place on sparkling wine tasting session was awarded to the blended sparkling wine from Muscat Ottonel and Royal Girl (Feteasca Regala) obtained by Asti method that eloquently proved his high quality by his perfect sugar concentration combined outstanding with fresh fruits aroma (grapefruit and pommel).
Celebrating the BEST ROMANIAN WINE-CASA PANCIU/HOUSE OF PANCIU: tasters from Targoviste University, Mr. Tudor Stefan-Head of Royal Group of Hotels and Professor Dr. Anton Caragea-IRICE President.
We have now, for a year-long period, in CASA PANCIU/HOUSE OF PANCIU, crowned the most famous Romanian wine maker named as DIPLOMATIC WINE, the representation wine for Romania in 2016.
CASA PANCIU/HOUSE OF PANCIU is bringing joy and marry celebration to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Prahova County!
Let`s raise the glass with this Vin d`honneur (Wine of honour) and wish her success in representing ROMANIAN DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2016! was the toast of professor Dr. Anton Caragea and his accompanying diplomats.
The diplomats involved in the tasting session had attended a Q&A session with the press and wine makers and encouraged them to keep the CASA PANCIU high mark of quality and to increase the wine quality in the perfect combination of HOUSE OF PANCIU/CASA PANCIU.
CASA PANCIU had already conquered the European markets with a consistent export and is insuring the presence of Romanian wines on international markets was the conclusion of diplomats and specialized wine tasters present at the venue.
Romania si-a ales pentru 2016 drept vin national, vin de reprezentare si prestigiu, vinul de la CASA PANCIU.
Totodata drept varietate nationala a fost alesa FETEASCA NEAGRA, un vin care prin calitatile sale a fost considerat a fi reprezentativ pentru terroir-ul national.
Iubitorii vinului romanesc sau intalnit, in data de 30 ianuarie 2016, in cadrul luxos oferit de hotelul Mariott, pentru a degusta si a alege, precum in fiecare an: CEL MAI BUN VIN AL ROMANIEI-VINUL DIPLOMATILOR pentru 2016.
In conformitate cu traditia ceremoniei VINULUI DIPLOMATILOR: ambasadorii, politicienii, diplomatii si toti cei pentru care vinul inseamna un fenomen de cultura si civilizatie au putut degusta cele mai alese creatii ale vinificatorilor romani si in final alege cele mai bune vinuri ale Romaniei si pe cei mai buni creatori de vinuri ai anului trecut.
In coordonarea Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica, Bucurestiul a devenit capitala expertilor si pasionatilor de vinuri, aflati in cautarea savorii vinului si a celor mai bune bauturi spumoase pe care Romania si lumea le poate oferi.
Delegatia de parlamentari si diplomati precum si experti degustatori, din partea Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica a putut sa analizeze si sa decida care este Cel mai bun dintre vinurile linistite si spumante romanesti si sa ne ofere topul calitatii celor mai bune vinuri din Romania pentru anul 2016.
A castigat competitia vinurilor romanesti celebrul producator CASA PANCIU, care a confirmat din nou inalta calitate a produselor sale cu degustarea vinurilor propuse pentru desemnarea VINULUI DIPLOMATILOR.
Degustand VINUL DIPLOMATILOR PENTRU 2016 reprezentanti din Republica Moldova si estul Europei alaturi de Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea-PDG Institutul de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica si Senatorul Ionel Agrigoroaei.
Pe locul II s-a aflat MUSCAT OTTONEL-ul de la Casa Panciu si pe locul III s-a situat pe un loc de onoare –Cabernet-ul Sauvignon vinificat in alb, un exemplu al maiestriei vinificatorilor vranceni.
Cel Mai Bun Vin Spumant Romanesc in 2016- CASA PANCIU
La categoria CEL MAI BUN SPUMANT, chiar nu au fost emotii, votul fiind unanim pentru CASA PANCIU- MUSCAT OTTONEL, spumant care a fost din nou apreciat, de toti cei prezenti, pentru prospetimea si parfumul persistent, aroma perfecta de vanilie si fructe de padure si miezul rotund, perfect imbogatit de arome si care ofera degustatorului experienta perfecta a vinului spumant romanesc, vin ce a reusit sa invinga in competitiile europene odinioara cunoscuta sampanie.
A fost apreciat cu placere si cupajul Muscat Ottonel si Feteasca Regala, obtinut prin metoda Asti, care a stralucit prin concentratia perfecta de zahar, combinata cu aroma de fructe proaspete si de prospetime cu o buna persistenta, care i-a cucerit pe toti cei prezenti, alaturi de notele finale de grapefruit si pomelo.
Degustand vinurile perfecte ale CASEI PANCIU: degustatori de la Universitatea din Targoviste, dl.Tudor Stefan-proprietarul lantului de hotelier Royal si Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea.
Feteasca Neagra de la CASA PANCIU poate fi considerata drept vinul perfect, ce imbina tipicitatea, aroma, gustul complet si tehnologia moderna-ea este noul ambasador al tarii noastre in lume.
Sa ii uram succes! a concluzionat Prof.Dr. Anton Caragea, ridicand cupa cu Vin d`honneur in cinstea industriei vinurilor din Romania!
CASA PANCIU a adus veselie si la Camera de Comert si Industrie!
In final diplomatii prezenti au dat interviuri si au discutat cu reprezentatii producatorilor romani oportunitati de cooperare si au subliniat la unison cresterea in calitate a vinurilor linistite si spumante romanesti, vinuri ce incep treptat sa cucereasca pietele mondiale.
Avand drept etalon al calitatii produsele de la CASA PANCIU, atunci putem spune ca vinurile romanesti depasesc multe din cele mai bune vinuri ale lumii si incep deja a fi favoritele Europei, au concluzionat diplomatii si degustatorii prezenti.