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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
  Director, Center for EU Enlargement Studies (CENS), CEU