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CBS Talks: The Future of the EU - Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Hungary

  • Copenhagen Business School SPs202 3 Solbjerg Plads Frederiksberg, 2000 Denmark (map)

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The last talk of this semester is with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Péter Szijjártó. 

Agenda for the Talk: 
15.30 Registration 
16.00 Talk with Péter Szijjártó
16.30 Q&A 
17.30 Networking

The Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjártó, will share his view on the current European challenges and the future of the European Union. The present situation in the European Union is dominated by the highly debated refugee crisis. Hungary presents no exception and in this Talk Péter Szijjártó will share his view on the the crisis and describe how he perceives its impact on the EU. Consequently the title of the Talk is: The Future of the EU. 

Péter Szijjártó has previously argued that the EU is dealing - not with a refugee crisis - but a mass migration. He expects that as many as 45 million people in the Middle East and North Africa could soon start making their way to Europe due to the political situations and conflicts in their home countries. Further, the minister has remarked that European politicians should refrain from making comments that could be interpreted as invitations by people in unstable regions. 
Hear more about Minister Péter Szijjártó’s view on the refugee crisis and mass migration at our Talk on May 31st. 

The minister began his political career in 1998, when he was elected as the youngest member of the Municipal Assembly of Győr. Since September 2014, he has occupied his current entitlement. Péter Szijjártó is an educated economist who earned his degree in International Relations from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration.