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Public lecture of the Cypriot Foreign Minister at IFAT

On 21st June 2017, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) hosted the public lecture of Mr Ioannis Kasoulides, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus. The lecture was entitled “Energy and security in the Mediterranean from the perspective of Cyprus” and covered a broad range of political, economic, security and energy-related topics of concern to South Eastern Europe and the Levant.

Roundtable discussion on the evaluation of Europe’s future – where is Europe heading?

Within the framework of the “Stronger together” series of events, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade organised a roundtable discussion on Europe’s future and the possible forthcoming perspectives of the European integration on 15th of June. The invited guests were Dr. Balázs Molnár (Deputy State Secretary for European Union Affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office), and Dr. Gábor Zupkó (Head of the European Commission Representation in Hungary). The discussion was moderated by Dr....

Iran after the presidential election: domestic and foreign policy challenges during the second term of Hassan Rouhani

The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade organised a roundtable discussion on the 12th of June 2017 entitled “Iran after the presidential election: domestic and foreign policy challenges during the second term of Hassan Rouhani”. The participants – Erzsébet N. Rózsa (Institute of World Economics, external expert of IFAT), Miklós Sárközy (Károli Gáspár University) and Gergely Ablaka (Eötvös Loránd University) – analysed the election and its effects on the Middle East. The event...

Ukraine and Euro-Atlantic Security

The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT), in cooperation with the Embassy of Ukraine in Budapest, the Embassy of Canada in Budapest, the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Budapest and the Embassy of the United States in Budapest organised a public lecture with the title of "Ukraine and Euro-Atlantic Security" at IFAT on June 1. After the opening remarks of Ambassador Márton Schőberl, director of IFAT, Mr. Oleksii Makeiev, Director General for Policy and Communications of the...