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    Márton Ugrósdy at an online conference organized by ISRS of Uzbekistan

    Márton Ugrósdy, the director of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) participated in an online conference organized by The Institute for Strategic and Regional Studies under the president of the Republic of Uzbekistan (ISRS) of Uzbekistan, covering the online summit of the Turkic Council.

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    Economic cooperation and investment between the V4 and Japan

    The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) has launched a series of events to analyse the economic cooperation and perspectives between the Visegrad countries and Japan after the COVID-19 era. The second online roundtable discussion of the event series was held on February 26, 2021. The topic of the event was the “Economic Cooperation between Japan and Visegrad countries in the post-Covid age”. The contributing panellists from Japan and Hungary were Dr. Atsuko Higashino and Prof. Kaoru Natsuda, furthermore Mr. Zoltán Sűdy and Dr. Ágnes Szunomár.

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    Green energy in Focus – Investment incentives in Poland and Hungary

    On 25 February 2021, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) organized an online roundtable discussion titled „Green energy in focus – Investment incentives in Poland and Hungary”. The event was the first within the project supported by the Waclaw Felczak Foundation and was part of the Felczak Workshop series and the Hungarian-Polish Knowledge Base Programme. The expert participating in the present discussion were Mr Markus Becker, Head of Government Affairs & Policy for Europe of GE, Mr Márton Buda, strategy expert of MVM, Mr Tomasz Zjawiony, president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Katowice, and Mr Márton Ugrósdy, Director of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT). The discussion was moderated by Mr Gábor Deák, Supervisory Board member of the Waclaw Felczak Foundation.  

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    The European Union and Turkey – current affairs and perspectives

    On 18 February 2021, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) organized an online roundtable discussion with the title The European Union and Turkey – current affairs and perspectives. Didier Billion, Deputy Director of the French Institute of International Strategies and Relations (IRIS), Turkey expert and former Ambassador János Hóvári, and Máté Szalai, senior research fellow at the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade participated as panelists.

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    Visit of Đorđe Radulović, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro at the Institute

    On 26 February 2021, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro, Đorđe Radulović participated in a closed discussion at the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT).

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    Economic cooperation and investment between Hungary and Japan

    The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade has launched a series of events to analyse the economic cooperation and opportunities between Japan and Central and Eastern Europe after COVID-19. The first online roundtable discussion of this event series was held on 16 February 2021, moderated by László Vasa, senior research fellow and chief advisor of IFAT. The topic of the event was the “Economic Cooperation between Japan and CEE in the post-Covid age”. The speakers included Professor Mr. Yorizumi Watanabe and Mr. Toru Suehiro, furthermore Péter Goreczky and Csaba Moldicz.

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    The introduction of central bank digital currency and China’s weight in the global economy

    On 12 February 2021, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) hosted an online roundtable discussion with the title Introduction of central bank digital currency and China’s weight in the global economy. Mr. Pál Péter Kolozsi, director of Hungarian National Bank and Mr. Dániel Nagy, researcher and former director of Hold Investment Fund were participating as panelists.

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    The EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment

    On January 29, 2021, the Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) organized an online roundtable discussion entitled “The EU-China Investment Agreement”. The participants of the event were Sándor Kusai, Honorary Associate Professor at Pázmány Péter Catholic University and former Ambassador of Hungary to China, and Csaba Wolf, Senior China Analyst at Baker McKenzie and former Foreign Trade Attaché in Beijing. The event was hosted by Gergely Salát, senior researcher at IFAT.

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    Márton Ugrósdy at the Foreign Affairs Committee

    Márton Ugrósdy took part in the session of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly, commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Visegrad Cooperation’s founding.

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    Nationalisms in the Western Balkans 2. Kosovo and Albania in the future – farther or closer to each other?

    The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) held the second discussion of the “Nationalisms on the Western Balkans” series entitled “Kosovo and Albania in the future – farther or closer to each other?” on 28 January 2021. The event was moderated by Ferenc Németh, IFAT Research Fellow, and the guest speaker was Political Analyst and Founder of the RTV Mitrovica, Prof. Dr. Nexhmedin Spahiu.