On 26 November 2020, the Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade held an online roundtable on political processes that had been overshadowed or intensified by the coronavirus. These processes had already begun in many Latin American countries before this year, but they have been influenced in specific ways by the emergence of the virus and the economic crisis caused by the lockdowns. The discussion focused on three countries: Bolivia, Chile, and Colombia, but the events and phenomena presented as case studies provided lessons for the entire Latin American region.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Otto von Habsburg Foundation organised their joint conference entitled “Historical experience and the reunification of Europe” on 3 December 2019. The event provided an excellent opportunity to compare the views of EU Member States and the countries of the Western Balkans on enlargement policy questions, and to publish this volume on the anniversary of the conference.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) has launched its new webinar series entitled “Nationalisms in the Western Balkans”. The first event focused on the Macedonian identity and its connections to political developments.
V4 countries in the process of EU Integration of WB6 and implementation of Berlin process – Regional study
The regional study entitled “V4 countries in the process of EU Integration of WB6 and implementation of Berlin process” was published by the European Movement Montenegro within the framework of the “Together for EU Enlargement – V4 and WB Strengthening Cohesion of EU Integration and Berlin process” project, supported by the International Visegrad Fund. Anna Orosz and Ferenc Németh, Research Fellows from the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade took part in the project.
Mathieu Bataille, a researcher at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) and the French Space Agency (Center National D’Etudes Spatiales, CNES), gave a lecture on “Europe, Space and Defence” at the Institute of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. The online event took place on Thursday, November 19, 2020.
IFAT senior research fellow Gergely Varga participated in an online webinar organized by the Vice-Consulate of Hungary in Houston.
On 5 November 2020, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) hosted an online roundtable discussion with the title EU-China relations since the outbreak of the global pandemic. Mr. Gergely Fejérdy, Mr. Tamás Molnár and Mr. Gergely Salát, researchers of IFAT were participating as panellists.
IFAT’s director, Márton Ugrósdy participated in a panel discussion about Ukraine’s relations with its Western neighbors at the Re:open Zakarpattia conference. Even though the panel was held in a hybrid format due to the restrictions of the pandemic, the high level panel was very well attended by different speakers.
Turkish-Hungarian relations in the changing regional and global environment – joint conference organized by IFAT and SAM
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade organized a joint online conference with the Turkish Foreign Ministry’s Center for Strategic Research of Turkey on the 3rd of November, 2020.