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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...

Danube Region Strategy “Energy Prospects Post-2020” conference

On 31st May 2017, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade – with the support of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – organized a conference entitled „Danube Region Strategy: Energy Prospects Post-2020”. As part of Hungary’s current presidency of the Danube Region Strategy, this program was the first in a series of events that will also focus on transport and clean connectivity. The closed morning session for experts from DRS Member States highlighted the technical,...

Mahmoud Barimani visited the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade

On the 15th of May, 2017, Mahmoud Barimani – the director general of the department in charge of Northern and Central European relations in the Foreign Ministry of the Iranian Islamic Republic – visited the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT). Mr. Barimani was accompanied by H.E. Gholamali Rajabi Yazdi, the ambassador of the Iranian Islamic Republic to Budapest.

Roundtable discussion on Europe from a regional perspective – what can flexible cooperation bring to Europe?

The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade organised a roundtable discussion on Europe from a regional perspective and on the possible added value of flexible cooperation on the 24th of May in the framework of the so-called „Stronger Together” series of events. The invited guests were Dr. Valentin Katrangijev (Expert Advisor to the Director of the Diplomatic Institute to the Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs), Lucie Orgonikova (Deputy of Vice Prime Minister for Research, Science and...

Israel in the post-Arab Spring Middle East - Public lecture by Amir Weissbrod

Amir Weissbrod, the Deputy Head of the Center for Political Research, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel held a public lecture on Israel in the post-Arab Spring Middle East on the 22nd of May in the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT). The event was organised in cooperation between IFAT and the Embassy of the State of Israel in Budapest.

The first 100 days of the Trump presidency

The Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade organised a roundtable discussion on the first 100 days of the Trump presidency on 11 May 2017. The invited experts were Tamás Péter Baranyi, leading researcher of the Antall József Knowledge Centre, Tamás Magyarics, associate professor of the Eötvös Loránd University, Márton Ugrósdy, deputy director for strategy and researcher of IFAT, and Gábor Zord, journalist for foreign policy of Magyar Nemzet. The discussion was moderated by Bence...

Asian Diplomatic Days - Closed multilateral panel meeting with Hungarian and Asian diplomats in IFAT

Within the framework of the “Asian Diplomatic Days” of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungarian and Asian diplomats took part in a panel meeting, which was hosted by the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT). The diplomats from Bangladesh, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, the Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam met with representatives of the ministry and discussed current issues of the European Union and the Association of...

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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...