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Péter Balázs was born in Kecskemét, Hungary, on 5 December 1941.
- 1963 - Graduated in Economics at the Budapest School of Economics
- 1992 - PhD at the Budapest School of Economics
- 2000 - Dr. habil of the Budapest School of Economics
- 2003 - Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
- 1963 – 1968 - "Elektroimpex" Hungarian Foreign Trading Co.: Economist.
- 1969 – 1982 - Ministry of Foreign Trade: Desk Officer, Director.
- 1982 – 1987 - Hungarian Embassy, Brussels: Counselor in charge of the EC.
- 1987 – 1988 - Prime Ministers Office: responsible for international economic organisations.
- 1988 – 1992 - Ministry of International Economic Relations: Director General for multilateral relations.
- 1992 – 1993 - Ministry of Industry and Trade: Permanent State Secretary supervising the sectors of industry, energy, building industry, trade and tourism.
- 1994 – 1996 - Hungarian Embassy: Ambassador in Copenhagen.
- 1997 – 2000 - Hungarian Embassy: Ambassador in Bonn and Berlin.
- 2000 – 2002 - Budapest University of Economics and Public Administration: Professor.
- 2002 – 2003 - Ministry of Foreign Affairs: State Secretary for Integration and External Economic Relations. Hungarian Government Representative in the European Convention.
- 2003 – 2004 - Permanent Representation of Hungary to the European Union: Ambassador (Coreper II).
- May – Nov 2004 Member of the European Commission, responsible for regional policy.
- 2009 – 2010 - Minister for Foreign Affairs in Hungary.
Péter Balázs has been European Coordinator for the TEN-T Priority Project 17 (Paris-Bratislava) from July 2005 until April 2009. He has accepted to take up his tasks as European Coordinator again as of 8 June 2010. Péter Balázs is Professor in the Department of International Relations and European Studies at the Central European University (CEU) of Budapest.