Archive for May, 2019

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    Iranian-American Tensions and the Chances of a New Gulf War

    A year after the American withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal, the relations between the United States and Iran hit a new low. The Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade organised an expert roundtable on the 29th of May to interpret Iranian-American tensions and to discuss the chances of the eruption of a new Gulf war. The participants of the debate included Ádám Éva, researcher of the Antall József Knowledge Centre, Erzsébet N. Rózsa, senior research fellow of the World Economy Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and professor of the University of Public Service, and László Csicsmann, associate professor of the Corvinus University of Budapest. The discussion was moderated by Máté Szalai, senior researcher at the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade assistant professor at the Corvinus University of Budapest.

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    Europe in the Global Competition – An Innovative Old Continent?

    On 22 May, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) hosted a roundtable discussion titled “Europe in the Global Competition – An Innovative Old Continent?”. The discussion was part of the joint event series called “Stronger Together – Mapping a New Path for the European Union” which is held by IFAT and the State Secretariat for European Union Policies and Coordination of the Prime Minister’s Office.

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    15 years in the EU: What have we learned?

    On the 20th May 2019, the 15th anniversary of the Czech Republic entering the European Union was celebrated at the Prague House in Brussels. In this context, Czech Institute for European Policy EUROPEUM organised together with the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU and the Delegation of Prague to the EU a panel discussion entitled 15 years in the EU: What have we learned?, where four representatives from the states of Visegrad group were given the floor.

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    Strengthening security and stability in the Western Balkans: Role of integration structures

    The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade organized a roundtable discussion entitled “Strengthening security and stability in the Western Balkans: Role of integration structures” on 14th May in order to evaluate that how Euro-Atlantic integration process enhances security and stability in the Western Balkans. The event was moderated by Anna Orosz, Research Fellow at Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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    Diplomatic and International Relations – America in the 19th-21st Centuries

    On 13 May 2019, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade organized its most recent event, the launch of the book titled Diplomatic and International Relations – America in the 19th-21st Centuries, with the invited guests Mr. Tamás Magyarics, professor of the Department of American Studies at Eötvös Loránd University, and Mr. Sándor Gyula Nagy, deputy director of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade. Moderator tasks were performed by Mr. András Lénárt, assistant professor at the Department of Hispanic Studies of the University of Szeged.

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    Insight on the current state of EU – India relations

    The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade hosted a public lecture by Prof. Dr. Purusottam Bhattacharya, retired professor of international relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, who offered critical insights on the current state of the EU – India relationship.

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    Supporting Culture in a Globalized World: The Role of Economic and State Actors

    On May 9, 2019 the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) and the Hungarian Embassy in Sarajevo held a joint conference titled “Supporting Culture in a Globalized World: The Role of Economic and State Actors” as part of the Hungarian Cultural Season in the Western Balkans launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary. The speakers from Hungary and Bosnia and Herzegovina discussed the possibilities of support culture, the existing practices and limitations of the latter.

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    Economy of Romania – current issues and outlook

    On the 6th of May 2019 the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade had the pleasure of hosting, for the third time, Dr. Andrei Radulescu Director of Macroeconomic Research of the largest bank in Romania, Banca Transylvania.

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    Presidential Elections in Ukraine

    On the 2nd of May the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade hosted a roundtable discussion entitled ,,Presidental Elections in Ukraine”. During the event both the domestic- and foreign policy aspects of the elections were touched upon.