General Assembly of „Fédération des Unions de Européenes des Consuls Honoraires (F.U.E.C.H.)“ in Paris on 26th of September 2010


On the occasion of the General Assembly of the European Association of the National Unions of Honorary Consuls the board for the next 3 years had been elected by the member organisations.


As President HCG Mdme. Ann-Katrin Bauknecht had been elected again.

Further members of the board are:

HC Roland Roux de Chavannes, Chancellor and 1st Vice-President (F)

HCG Dr. Wolfgang Breitenthaler, Secretary General (A)

HCG Dr. Georgy Suha, Vice-President for Diplomatic Affairs (HU)

HC Willy Deswaef, Vice-President (B)

HC Marko Smole, Treasurer (SLO)


In her report President HCG Mdme. Ann-Katrin Bauknecht especially mentioned the successful establishment of the seat of F.U.E.C.H. in Brussels at the Permanent Mission of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg to the European Institutions. Also F.U.E.C.H. is officially registered with the European Commission as organisation representing the interests of Honorary Consuls in Europe at the European Institutions in Brussels.


At present the national consular organisations of Austria, Germany, France, Hungary, Principality of Liechtenstein, Slovenia, Kingdom of Netherlands, Kingdom of Belgium and Lithuania are members of F.U.E.C.H., the CC-organisations of Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Montenegro are interested to become members.


On 25th of September, the day before the F.U.E.C.H.-General Assembly, the President of UCCF Hon. Consul Roland Roux de Chavannes opened the founding assembly of the “Ordre de Saint Gabriel”, a newly constituted international Order of Merit with headquarter (Magistry) in Lyon, an association of the Order is registered in Brussels. The founding Consular Corps had been France, Belgium, Austria, Italy and Hungary. The Order is awarding its ranks (Officier, Chevalier, Commandeur) to merited persons with diplomatic and consular background as well as to persons from military, politics, culture and business. The corresponding Presidents of the Consular Corps members are first contact for persons interested in the Order.


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