EUROPEAN COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS HAILS THE OSCE 2010 CONFERENCE SUPPORT FOR OSCE REFORM
The conclusion of OSCE Conference held on Bucharest was an optimistic one: OSCE is still having a future and a role to play on the old continent. In the presence of the European elite of diplomacy and foreign policy experts the Conference on OSCE was a real success proving that Europe is still capable in offering solutions and intellectual debates with relevance for the XXI century.
The OSCE 2010 conference held in Bucharest was a success for Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbaev that has have the courage to launch an ambitious reform plan for OSCE and the intelligence to ask for an intellectual, diplomatic and academic response from Europe. Bucharest conference proved that there is a European support for these initiatives. The Bucharest conference on OSCE was a success for Romania that assumed a leading role in intellectual and academic debate on OSCE reform and was able to host a grandiose conference offering a leading support to OSCE by powerful voices as President Emil Constantinescu, President Ion Iliescu, Professor Anton Caragea, and Professor Ioan Cezar Coraci. Finally the Bucharest Conference was the only one organized in the European Union proving a European capacity to participate in world debate and to act in support of OSCE reform plans.
The Bucharest Conference on OSCE in 2010 was from the beginning planned as a response from civil society , foreign policy experts and key European political figures to plans of reform launched by Kazakhstan Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe . The Bucharest Conference held on 24 February under the high patronage of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation , Kazakhstan Diplomatic Mission in Romania and European Council on International Relations was a response of European structure to the key proposal launched by President Nursultan Nazarbaev in his Vienna speech calling for a global European response to OSCE crisis.
The Bucharest Conference on OSCE was a clear signal that OSCE is regarded as a powerful actor with a long history and a potential determinant future role in world affairs . All the speakers underlined there support for President Nazarbaev views that : “OSCE is an organization that cannot be replaced. Its stagnation or disappearance would create a volatile vacuum in the Euro-Atlantic area”.
Former Romanian President Emil Constantinescu stressed that :”The great contribution of OSCE to the security architecture of Europe and the world will have being the wars that never took place because OSCE created the democratic and dialogue mechanisms ,preventive diplomacy and cooperation with civil society. “
While Former President Ion Iliescu of Romania emphasized on the OSCE necessity in carving a new economic reality after the collapse of communism and the capitalism crisis .The globalization process itself is under scrutiny and OSCE is determinant in building a new world model of integration with respect to nations and with support for poor nations . The Bucharest Conference was declared as the place where “everybody who is anybody“in foreign policy debate could express his views on OSCE future, a wealth of fundamental reports varying from OSCE and human security, OSCE at crossroads, OSCE and the economic crisis solution, OSCE and the environment gave a clear assessment of today`s reality of the organization and of the future role of OSCE.
Concluding, the Conference on OSCE 2010. A decisive year for Europe . Kazakhstan Presidency was a clear success fulfilling his role as a large, European and representative forum on debate on the future of OSCE . The academic and intellectual response of Europe was an energetic support for Kazakhstan vision on reforming the OSCE. Now that the Bucharest conference has concluded and Europe give an academic support to OSCE reform is the time of decisive action`s in a decisive year for Europe . 2010. Kazakhstan Presidency .