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Lobbying – a key element of European politics?

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Alpbacher Hauptschule (Turnsaal)
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english language
Professor and Director, Center for EU Enlargement Studies, Central European University, Budapest
President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
Ambassador ret.; Consultant, Federation of Austrian Industry, Vienna

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
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2009-2010
  Director, Center for EU Enlargement Studies (CENS), CEU

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Research Assistant, Institute for Agricultural Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
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Dr. Gregor WOSCHNAGG

Ambassador ret.; Consultant, Federation of Austrian Industry, Vienna

Jusstudium, Universitäten Wien, Grenoble und Trinity College, Cambridge Postgraduate-Studium in Europarecht und Nationalökonomie am "Collège d'Europe" in Brügge, Belgien Nach Gerichtspraxis Eintritt in das Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten, Abteilung Wirtschaftliche Österreichische Vertretung, Vereinte Nationen in New York Österreichischer Botschafter, Kairo Leiter, Abteilung Presse und Information im Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten Österreichischer Botschafter in Nairobi und Ständiger Vertreter bei den UN-Organisationen in Nairobi über Leiter, Generalsekretariat im Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten Leiter, Abteilung Wirtschaftliche Integration im Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten; Stellvertretender Leiter, Wirtschafts- und integrationspolitische Sektion im Bundesministerium für Leiter, Wirtschafts- und integrationspolitische Sektion im Bundesministerium für auswärtige Angelegenheiten
1960-1965
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  Integration
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  Umweltschutz UNEP und Städteplanung HABITAT
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  Stellvertreter von Bot. Dr. Manfred Scheich bei den EWR- und EU-Beitrittsverhandlungen
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  auswärtige Angelegenheiten
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