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The KAS – IFAT Western Balkans Conference 2019: Through Business to Integration

Time: Thursday, February 28, 2019 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Location: Külügyi és Külgazdasági Intézet - 1016 Budapest, Bérc utca 13-15., Hungary Map

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade have the pleasure to announce their third joint conference on the Western Balkans. The KAS – IFAT Western Balkans Conference 2019 will be entitled Through Business to Integration.

The KAS – IFAT Western Balkans Conference 2019

will be entitled

Through Business to Integration

and will be opened by

H.E. Mr. Péter SZIJJÁRTÓ

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

 

Date and venue:

28th February 2019, 3.00 p.m.

Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade

Bérc utca 13-15, 1016 Budapest

Attendance by personal invitation and registration only.

Hungarian-German-English simultaneous interpretation will be provided at the conference. 
At the event photo, audio and video recordings will be made, which may be published. By participating at the event, you declare your permission. Please note that any audio-visual recording of the event can only be made upon the prior express, written approval of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (sajto@ifat.hu).

Through Business to Integration

In the last years a possible accession of the Western Balkan countries to the EU was part of a wider discussion at the EU level as well as in Germany and Hungary. A faster and stronger development of the region is needed in order to avoid further impoverishment and migration from the Western Balkan. Recently, Germany and Hungary have increased their investment and trade promotion in order to help the economic development of the region. Hungary introduced closer financial and institutional cooperation with the Western Balkan region. Further steps have been taken from Germany through the implementing of the Berlin process which sets the agenda for European-Western Balkan relations under the consideration of connectivity and economic cooperation.

The third KAS-IFAT Western Balkan Conference will concentrate on these topics, including the analysis of the current socio-economic development of the region and will deal with the question how the European Union, Germany and Hungary could contribute more efficiently to economic development.