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.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade, together with the Class IX International and Development Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, organized the sixth and last roundtable discussion of the series of lectures entitled „Islam and migration” on April 19th.
Our research fellow, Diana Szoke, held a presentation at the EuroMeSCo conference in Brussels on 15 April 2016.
On April 13th, Andrey Kelin, director of the department of European cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, held a lecture entitled „The current status of Russia-EU relations” in the Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade, which was followed by a question and answer session.
Upon the request of the prestigious British academic association BASEES (British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies) the Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade organized two panels and a round-table discussion int he framework of its Annual Conference which is traditionally held in the Fitzwilliam and Churchill Colleges of University of Cambridge.
A delegation from the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade made a visit to Warsaw in the hope of initiating new partnerships alongside the already existing ones. Director-General Mr. Márton Schőberl and research fellow Mr. Márton Ugrósdy met with Mr. Michal Baranowski, head of the German Marshall Fund’s (GMF) Warsaw office to talk about the possibility of cooperation between the two organizations, with a particular focus on how the IFAT and the GMF could take part in the preparation phase for the NATO summit held in Warsaw this coming July.
On 31st March the conference entitled „ASEAN Community: Deepening Integration Brings Expanding Opportunities for Trade and Growth” was held in the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade organized with the help of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Pázmány Péter Catholic University.
Fellowship opportunity for non-Visegrad expert fellows.
Mr. Michael O’Neill, UN Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Director of External Relations & Advocacy gave a lecture on ‘Agenda 2030: the future of development cooperation and UNDP’s role’ at the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade on 21 March 2016.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade had the pleasure to organise its event commemorating the 25th anniversary of the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between Hungary and Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Wang Xiauhui, Deputy Minister of the Publicity Department of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party gave a lecture about China’s 13th five-year plan in the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade on 8 March 2016.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade had the pleasure to organize the conference titled "NATO’s open doors: NATO enlargement in the Western Balkans".
Márton Schőberl, Director General of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) was requested to give a presentation on the most current questions of migration at the „Visegrad plus Japan" security policy conference organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Embassy of Czech Republic in Tokyo at the Josai International University.
On Tuesday, 23 February, H.E. Juraj Chmiel, Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Hungary, H.E. Roman Kowalski, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Hungary, H.E. Rastislav Káčer, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic in Hungary and Pecze Zoltán from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade gave a lecture titled „The 25th anniversary of the founding of the Visegrad Group – Quo vadis?" at the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade. The moderator of the event was Sándor Gyula Nagy, senior research fellow at IFAT.
Misinformation remains a key challenge in Ukraine, where various media outlets try to frame public discourse, while the country is still struggling to meet the challenges which the crisis in the eastern part of the county means to the economy and society.
The summary about the Czech V4 Presidency is now available.
A public discussion with Mr Michel Forst, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders entitled ’United Nations and the right to defend human rights” was held in the Institute of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
On Tuesday, 2 February, Miro Kovač, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Croatia gave a lecture titled "Partnership Relations between Croatia and Hungary in the Context of Strengthening Cooperation in Central and South-Eastern Europe" at the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade.
On Friday, 29 January, Anila Statovci-Demaj the deputy minister for education, science and technology of Kosovo gave a lecture titled „Higher education in Kosovo: challenges and perspectives” at the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Analysis by Diána Szőke.
Svitlana Mytryayeva, director of the branch of Uzhhorod of the National Institute for Strategic Studies delivered a lecture at the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade on 28 January.
Sándor Gyula Nagy, senior researcher of IFAT during his visit in Brazil has visited Brasilia, Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro conducted various interviews and materials for the common research with the Institute of World Economics. Its objective is to highlight the political-institutional, economic and social crisis, which Brazil is going through recently.
Analysis by Katalin Ertsey.
Accepting the invitation of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) (http://casseng.cssn.cn/) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of People’s Republic of China Director General of the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Márton Schőberl paid a visit to Beijing. By the participation of governmental organizations, NGO-s and think thanks from sixteen Central-European countries and China the 16+1 Think Thank network has been founded during a two day-meeting . Further specific details of the cooperation were discussed during separate workshops.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy, the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, the Lublin University of Technology, and the Slovak Atlantic Commission held an international conference under the title „Supporting economic reforms in Ukraine by transferring V4 experience” in Budapest. The project was supported by the International Visegrad Fund.
Six Ukrainian and thee Moldovan civil servants attended a four-day training program in Budapest between 23-26 November. The series of lectures was jointly organized by the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy (CEID), within the framework of the “Think Visegrad V4 Think Tank Platform” of the Visegrad Fund.
The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade and the National University of Public Service organized an event where H.E. Mr. Hashim Thaci, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo addressed a lecture about Kosovo’s regional cooperation and the Euro-Atlantic Perspective.