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Professor and Director, Center for EU Enlargement Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Member of Cabinet and Adviser of Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Brussels
Ambassador of the European Union to the People's Republic of China and Mongolia, Beijing
Bureau Chief, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Brussels

Dr. Peter BALAZS

Professor and Director, Center for EU Enlargement Studies, Central European University, Budapest

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

Mag. Dr. Madeleine MAHOVSKY

Member of Cabinet and Adviser of Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Brussels

Masters (Magistra) and 1992 PhD (Doktor), University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria , 1998, 2000 London School of Economics, Summer University Freelance Journalist Independent Researcher on Environmental Economics Lecturer in Economics, University of Economics and Business Administration Vienna Monetary Economist, Foreign Research Division, Oesterreichische Nationalbank Policy Analyst for Pension Systems, DG Employment, European Commission Policy Analyst, Unit Structural Actions, DG Budget, European Commission Economic Analyst for Austria, DG Economics and Financial Affairs, European Commission Senior Economist, Unit Conception and Analysis, DG Regional Policy, European Commission Acting Head and Deputy Head, Unit Evaluation and Additionality, DG Regional Policy, European Commission Adviser and Member of Cabinet to Danuta Hübner - Commissioner for Regional Policy, European Commission
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1988-1989
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2007-2009
 Since 2010 Adviser and Member of Cabinet to Johannes Hahn - Commissioner for Regional Policy, European Commission

Dr.iur. Hans-Dietmar SCHWEISGUT

Ambassador of the European Union to the People's Republic of China and Mongolia, Beijing

Graduation, Law Faculty (Dr. Jur.), Innsbruck University MCL, SMU, Dallas, USA Postgraduate studies, Diplomatische Akademie Wien (Diplomatic Academy Vienna) Joins the Austrian diplomatic service Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations, New York Head of the office, State Secretary for Economic Coordination in the Austrian Federal Chancellery Secretary and later head of the office to the Federal Minister for Public Economy and Transport of Austria Economic advisor to the Austrian Federal Minister of Finance Minister at the Austrian Embassy, Tokyo Director General for Economic Integration and Customs of the Federal Ministry of Finance, responsible for economic and monetary policy, international affairs, including the International Financial Ambassador of Austria to Japan Ambassador of Austria to the People's Republic of China -2010 Permanent Representative of Austria to the European Union in Brussels
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  Institutions, European Integration, Customs and excise taxes
1991-1999
1999-2003
2003-2007
2007

Dr. Raimund LÖW

Bureau Chief, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Brussels

Korrespondent des ORF, Moskau sowie Korrespondent und Büroleiter, ORF-Büro, Washington
 Studium der Neueren Geschichte und Politikwissenschaften, Universitäten Lausanne (CH) und Wien
 Aktiv in der Wiener Studentenbewegung
 Historische Forschungen zu zeitgeschichtlichen Themen und Lehrtätigkeit an verschiedenen Universitäten
 Mitarbeit, Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Geschichte der Arbeiterbewegung
 Referate und Beiträge auf Internationalen Historikerkongressen in Linz, Mexico City, Amsterdam
 Lehrtätigkeit, Universitäten Nottingham, Wien, Salzburg und Innsbruck
 Forschungstätigkeit, Amsterdam, Zagreb, Belgrad und Ljubljana
 Seit Mitte der 80er-Jahre Schwerpunkt auf aktueller journalistischer Berichterstattung im Österreichischen Rundfunk (ORF), Wien
1989-1991
1991-1997
2003-2007