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Dr. Peter BALAZS Professor and Director, Center for EU Enlargement Studies, Central European University, Budapest


1963 Graduated in Economics at the Budapest School of Economics 1963-1968 "Elektroimpex" Economist, Hungarian Foreign Trading Co. 1969-1982 Desk Officer, Director, Ministry of Foreign Trade 1982-1987 Counselor in charge of the EC, Hungarian Embassy 1987-1988 Prime Minister Office: responsible for international economic organisations 1988-1992 Director General for multilateral relations, Ministry of International Economics Relations 1992-1993 Permanent State Secretary supervising the sectors of industry, energy, building industry, trade and tourism, Ministry of Industry and Trade 1994-1996 Ambassador, Hungarian Embassy, Copenhagen 1997-2000 Ambassador, Hungarian Embassy, Bonn-Berlin 2000 Dr. habil of the Budapest School of Economics 2000-2002 Budapest University of Economics and Public Administration: Professor 2001-2003 Ministry of Foreign Affairs: State Secretary for Integration and External Economic Relations 2003 Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences 2003-2004 Permanent Representation of Hungary to the European Union: Ambassador (Corepter II.) 2004 Member of the European Commission 2005-2009 Professor at the faculty of International and European Studies at the Central European University 2009-2010 Foreign Minister of the Republic of Hungary since 2010 Professor, Central European University (CEU) Director, Center for EU Enlargement Studies (CENS), CEU