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Mr. Michel BARNIER in Budapest (21-22/07).

Boedapest, Heldenplein
date July 21, 2010 - July 22, 2010
city Budapest, Hungary
attending M. (Michel) Barnier i, V. (Viktor) Orbán i, T. (Tibor) Navracsics i et al.
organisation European Commission (EC) i

Meetings with M. Viktor ORBÁN, Hungarian Prime Minister, M. János MARTONYI, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tibor NAVRACSICS, Minister of Public Administration and Justice, György MATOLCSY, Minister of National Economy and attendance at a workshop chaired by Mr Richárd HÖRCSIK, President of the Parliamentary European Affairs Committee)


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