Hampton Room, Malott Commons, Scripps College
For some time now it is has been our tradition to invite the Consul General of the Presidency State to deliver a “State of the European Union Address” during the appropriate semester. The purpose of this event is to brief students and faculty from the Claremont Colleges, and members of the Los Angeles consular community, on the priorities of the country holding the Presidency of the European Union Council, and to provide an assessment of the current situation.

The EU Center of California will invite Ambassador Balazs Bokor, Consul General of the Republic of Hungary in Los Angeles, to deliver the address titled “Where do we stand in the European Union – a Hungarian Presidency perspective”. His Excellency Balázs Bokor was appointed consul general in 2007, having served previously as chief of state protocol in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2005–07); nonresident ambassador for Beirut and Amman and ambassador to Damascus (2000–05); non-resident ambassador to Nicosia, Cyprus (1993–95); and ambassador to Beirut (1992–95). Bokor had also served in diplomatic service as director general (1999–2000) and deputy director general (1996–1998) for the Department of Middle East and Africa and as advisor for the Department of Policy Planning (1995) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and various other appointments since his first post in 1981 as an attaché in the Hungarian embassy in Aden, Yemen.

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