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Péter Balázs

Péter Balázs

Péter Balázs was born in Kecskemét, Hungary, on 5 December 1941.

Previous assignments

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)

2004: Member of the European Commission, responsible for regional policy

2005-2009: Central European University, Budapest: Professor

2009–2010: Minister for Foreign Affairs in Hungary

Current tasks

Since 2010: Central European University, Budapest: Professor in the Department of International Relations and European Studies

Péter Balázs has been European Coordinator for the TEN-T Priority Project 17 (Paris-Bratislava) from July 2005 until April 2009, and again from 8 June 2010 until 31 December 2013.

On 12th March 2014 Mr Balázs was appointed European Coordinator for the North-Sea – Mediterranean Corridor.

Contact Mr Péter Balázs here.