August 15, 2020

Albania Appeal for Support

Since Tuesday, 26 November 2019, Albania is constantly being hit by numerous and intense earthquakes causing ripples of damage and devastation.   The most powerful earthquake, of magnitude 6.4, hit in at 03:54 AM  the two biggest cities, Durrës – costal city and Tirana – capital of Albania, as well as surrounding residential areas.   50 people and counting are found dead, over 700 and counting injured, and thousands are homeless (not yet counted): this is so far, the balance of a day that will be long remembered as the tragedy of November 26, 2019 for Albania.  At this point, emergency rescue teams are still…

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Gerhard Jarosch at Eurojust

Mr. Gerhard Jarosch was appointed National Member for Austria at Eurojust for a four-year term, starting 1 January 2018. In accordance with Article 2(1) of the Eurojust Decision, the appointment was approved by the Secretary General of the Council of the European Union. From 1999 until 2003, Mr. Jarosch was a prosecutor in Eisenstadt, Austria, situated near the EU Schengen border with Hungary. There he dealt with a large variety of criminal cases. He became a prosecutor in Vienna in 2003, specialised in organised crime and terrorism cases and international legal cooperation. In 2008, Mr. Jarosch became a Senior Prosecutor….

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Cambodia Celebrated Ten Years of Reign

By Baron Henri Estramant. Cambodia is on a festive mood, on 29 October 2014, the Khmer people celebrated ten years of reign of the popular but shy and low-profile King Norodom Sihamoni. His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni is a bachelor who became the country’s monarch (or co-monarch rather while his father was still alive) after the formal abdication of his late father Great King Norodom Sihanouk. Up to his father’s death on 15 October 2012, Sihamoni was a sort of “junior King” whereas his father was formally titled “Great King”. Whilst two joint monarchs are not strange to Cambodian royal…

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Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed passed away

By Baron Henri Estramant. Art investors, collectors and the highest artistic circles around the globe are in shock after the unexpected news of the demise of Qatari sheikh Saud bin Mohammed Al Thani were announced. The former Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage (1997-2005), Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Jassim Al-Mohammed Al Thani, is credited with putting Qatar on the world map for art collections. Even going as far as to amassing a gigantic collection of paintings, photographs, vintage cars, jewerelly, furniture, and other rare objects which are now exhibited at the Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar…

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