Posts tagged with ‘Europe’

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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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    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.

  • China and Hungary: 70 years of diplomatic relations

    The China-CEE Institute and the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade has the pleasure to invite you to the conference…

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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.

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    Public lecture of a research fellow of The Japan Institute of International Affairs

    Both China and Japan have their own ambitious initiative for connecting countries and regions via infrastructure development. The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade has hosted a public lecture of Mr. Takeshi Miyai, research fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs and Think Visegrad visiting fellow on the two countries’ connectivity strategies and their Central and Eastern European (CEE) aspects.

  • How Japan’s and China’s Connectivity Strategies Intersect in Central and Eastern Europe: Ambitions and Ambiguities

    The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade has the pleasure to invite you to the event entitled „How Japan’s and China’s Connectivity…

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    Hungarian national interest in Europe: minority affairs in the European Parliament

    On 8 July 2019 the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade hosted the round-table discussion, Hungarian national interest in Europe: minority affairs in the European Parliament. Among the invited guests, Balázs Brucker, political scientist, held the keynote speech, ’The national minority intergroup of the European Parliament: an old-new instrument for minority interest enformecement’, to which Zoltán Kántor, Director of the Research Institute for Hungarian Communities Abroad and Attila Kovács, Associate Research Fellow of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade reflected and added their professional ideas. The roundtable discussion was moderated by Márton Ugrósdy, Director of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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    Stronger Together: Evaluation of the Romanian EU Presidency

    The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade hosted a roundtable discussion titled „Stronger Together: Evaluation of the Romanian EU Presidency” on the 17th of June, 2019. The invited guests were Dr. Mihai SEBE, Expert, Project Manager, European Institute of Romania and Associate Editor, Romanian Journal of European Affairs and Dr. Oszkár ÖKRÖS, European Director, Head of Department, State Secretariat for European Union Policies and Coordination of the Prime Minister’s Office. The event was moderated by Dr. Attila KOVÁCS, Associate Research Fellow of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade.