Archive for 2019

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    Roundtable discussion about the Polish Parliamentary Elections

    On 15th of October 2019, a roundtable discussion titled ‘Parliamentary Elections in Poland’, organized by the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Wacław Felczak Foundation, took place in the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade. The topic of the roundtable discussion were the Polish Parliamentary Elections and the consequences held on 13th of October 2019. Dr. Anna Wisniewski (Senior Researcher, IFAT) discussed the results and significance of the Polish parliamentary election with Sándor Ackermann (Analyst, IFAT), Nikolett Garai (Research Fellow, IFAT) and Péter Dobrowiecki (Director, EU–V4 Office, Antall József Knowledge Centre).

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    Security Policy Corvinae – Book launch

    On the 4th of October, 2019, the Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade hosted the launch of the book entitled “Security Policy Corvinae” published by the Antall József Knowledge Centre. Two editors of the volume, Kinga Szálkai and Tamás Péter Baranyi and of its authors, István Tarrósy discussed the significance, peculiarities and the content of the book with the moderator, Máté Szalai.

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    V4 in the EU: Interest group or a group of strange troublemakers

    On September 21, 2019, the Czech Institute for International Relations (IIR) organized the 11th International Symposium on Czech Foreign Policy.

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    A bridge of understanding between Hungary and Ukraine

    On September 25, 2019 international discussion ”A bridge of understanding between Hungary and Ukraine” was held. The roundtable was the first joint event of the Ukrainian International Centre for Policy Studies (ICPS) and the Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) in 2019. The topic of the event was the current situation of Hungarian-Ukrainian relations and a deeper understanding of the conflict issues.

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    70 years of diplomatic relations between China and Hungary – conference at IFAT

    On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between China and Hungary, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) hosted a conference evaluating bilateral relations of the two countries. The event also provided a forum for authors contributing to the book to be published for the anniversary to present the results of their researches. The conference was organised jointly by IFAT and the China-CEE Institute.

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    How to deal with Russia, Ukraine and other neighbours in the East

    What are the main opportunities and challenges of a new European eastern policy? This was the central question of the lecture of Ambassador Michael Siebert, Director for Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia in the German Federal Foreign Office. The lecture was titled “How to deal with Russia, Ukraine and other neighbours in the East”, and took place on 16 September at the Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT). The lecture was followed by a discussion during which the participants talked about the rapprochement possibilities of the Member States of the EU’s Eastern Partnership, the domestic political developments in Ukraine, and disputes concerning the Nord Stream 2 project.

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    State of the EU and the Future of EU Enlargement Policy

    In cooperation with the Hungarian Embassy in Montenegro, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade organized its 4th conference within the framework of the Hungarian Cultural Season 2018-2019 in Podgorica on 10th September 2019. The event that took place in the EU Info Center under the title ‘State of the EU and the Future of EU Enlargement Policy’ aimed to analyse the current state of affairs in the European Union, including Brexit and how current developments might change the prospects of the EU enlargement process towards the Western Balkan region.

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    The UK and the EU – shared security challenges after Brexit

    On August 28, in cooperation with the British Embassy in Budapest IFAT hosted a roundtable discussion with special guest Nicholas Hopton, Director of EU External and Security Policy of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The main focus of the event was the security and defence aspects of Brexit and the possible future defense cooperation between the United Kingdom and the European Union.