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H.E. János Martonyi

Minister of Foreign Affairs

‚ Republic of Hungary


János Martonyi is the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Hungary. His work experience spans a variety of Hungarian state institutions at which he held following positions: senior head of department at the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Ministry of Trade (1984); government commissioner in charge of privatization (1989-1990); State Secretary in the Ministry of International Economic Relations (1990-91) and as State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1991- 1994). From 1998 to 2002, he was the Foreign Minister of Hungary. As an international arbitrator, he is a member of the Board of the Permanent Arbitration Court of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is actively involved in politics as the President of the Free Europe Centre for European Integration of the Fidesz Hungarian Civic Union, a member of the Executive Board of the Centre for European Studies, a foundation of the European People's Party based in Brussels, a member of the Batthyány Society of Professors and a member of the advisory board of the weekly HetiVálasz. He is a permanent guest of the Fidesz presidium, a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and Chairman of the Nézopont Institute, Budapest. He has lectured at ELTE University’s Faculty of Law and Public Administration in Budapest since 1987, and at the University of Szeged from 1997. He was a visiting professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, and Natolin (Warsaw), Poland, between 1995 and 1998, and at the Central European University in Budapest in 1996. From 2002 until 2009, he was a full-time professor and managing partner in the MartonyiésKajtár Baker & McKenzie law firm in Budapest. He is the author of numerous articles and essays in various languages in the field of international trade law, competition policy and competition law, European integration and community (European) law, global regulations, cooperation in Central Europe and international politics.