Viktor Orbán, the Prime Minister of Hungary has received the Vice-President of India, H.E. Mohammad Hamid Ansari on a bilateral meeting in the Parliament, on 16 October, 2016. On the margin of the meeting, the Indian Council of World Affairs and the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade has signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade on 12 October 2016 organized a public lecture entitled "Battle for Europe – the place of Ukraine in this fight" with the participation of Mr. Vadym Prystaiko, Deputy Foreign Minister Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ukraine.
On 13 October 2016, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade, co-hosted by the Korea National Diplomatic Academy, organized a conference in which experts from the Visegrad countries had a chance to share their experience on the regime change and democratic transition with their Korean counterparts, in light of the potential reunification of the Korean peninsula in the future. The partners of the event were the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, along with the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
On the 6th of October 2016, the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade’s delegation, led by Director-General Mr Márton Schőberl participated in the China – CEE Political Parties Dialogue conference in Budapest.
It is not correct to assume that an intervention by the United States in Syria would be the key to solve the conflict – concluded the experts of the Institute for Foreign Affairs’ roundtable discussion, which received a particular media attention and was held before a full house on the 5th of October at IFAT.
On 26 October the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade is organizing a Dialogue Workshop ’Mapping Migration Challenges in the EU Transit and Destination Countries’.
Szilveszter Bus, Deputy State Secretary for Opening to the South, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary. Has signed a cooperation agreement with the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) in Hanoi on the 29th of September, 2016 on behalf of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade.
On 23 September 2016, IFAT was delighted to welcome Prof. Wang Weiguang and his delegation.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT), together with the EuCham - European Chamber, and the Center for European Neighborhood Studies of the Central European University (CEU) organized an international conference regarding the possible impacts of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union and the United States of America on the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of Central Europe.
Study by Yury Tsarik, GR-Director of Center for Strategic and Foreign Policy Studies in Belarus, Minsk.
Mr Jinwook Choi, President of Korea Institute for National Unification gave a lecture on North Korean Situations and the Prospects of Korean Unification on 6 Sep 2016 at IFAT.
By Krisztina Szabó
Analysis by Máté Szalai and Péter Wagner
Mr. Márton Schőberl, Director-General of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade represented Hungary at the roundtable discussion on the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the Visegrad Cooperation which was held in the capital of the United States, in Washington, DC.
Analysis by Zsuzsanna Csornai.
On 21 June 2016, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania held a public lecture about the European integration process of his country and regional cooperation in the Western Balkan region on the margin of his official visit to Budapest that took place in the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Ertsey Katalin és Szőke Diána elemzése.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland organised the ‘Countdown – 30 days to Warsaw Summit’ conference on 7th June, 2016.
Ramesh Abhishek, Co-chair of the Indian-Hungarian Joint Economic Commission and Secretary in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion and dr Didar Singh, Secretary General of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) held a public lecture about India’s current economic environment in the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade. The event was moderated by Anna Juhos, external research fellow of IFAT.
After the book launch in 31st of May 2016 in the lower house of the Italian Parliament in Rome, which was reported by the Italian public media, the special issue of Quaderno di Geopolitica was introduced to the Hungarian public in 7th of June 2016 in the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT).
Dr. Fanni Mandák, the assistant professor of the National University of Public Administration, the external expert of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT), and the Dr. Sándor Gyula Nagy, senior research fellow of IFAT participated at the Italian book launch of “Ungheria: 1000 anni in Europa” in 31st of May 2016 in the lower house of the Italian Parliament in Rome.
During their study tour in Europe, the high-level delegation of the Chongqing Academy of Social Sciences (CQASS) also visited the Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) on 18th May. The delegation of the Chinese think tank was led represented by Prof. Wang Sheng, Vice President of CQASS.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade organized a roundtable discussion entitled „Brexit: possible economic, legal and political consequences” on 18 May 2016. Participants of the discussion were Levente Blahó, senior analyst at Raiffeisen Bank Hungary, Zoltán Marosi, partner at Oppenheim Legal and Márton Ugrósdy, research fellow at the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade. The moderator of the event was Zsuzsanna Csornai, research fellow at IFAT.
Study by Károly Grúber and Tamás Vaszari.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade organized a roundtable discussion entitled „Elections in Serbia – expectations and results” on 2 May 2016 with the aim to analyse the results and circumstances of the elections held in Serbia.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade had the opportunity to participate in a European Union project which consisted of 14 consortium partners. The aim of this project is to investigate the Middle East region according to political, social and economical aspects between 2016 and 2019.
The IFAT held a roundtable-discussion on 3 May titled “Belarus at the Crossroads of International Politics”.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Budapest, organized a public lecture entitled „Priorities and challenges of the upcoming Slovak EU presidency” on Thursday, 5th May.
Dr. Sándor Gyula Nagy, the senior researcher of the IFAT hold an online lecture at the „Regional Business Development” course of the International Business Management master program of the Tecnológico de Monterrey, which is supervised by Attila Kovács, external expert of IFAT.
H.E. Dr. Riad Malki, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Palestine held a lecture in the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade on Monday.
The Hungarian Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade together with the Slovak Atlantic Commission, the Czech Europeum – Institute for European Policy, the Lublin University of Technology and the Center for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy organized the final event of their common project entitled „ Supporting Economic Reforms in Ukraine by Transferring V4 Experience” which was held on 21 April, 2016 at the Hungarian Embassy in Kiev.
A roundtable discussion was held in the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade entitled „Brazil in a political and economic crisis” on April 25.
„Tax havens or tax optimalization” was the title of the roundtable-discussion held in the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade on Wedenesday.