The Permanent Representation of Hungary to the European Union plays a central role in exercising the rights deriving from the EU membership, fulfilling obligations and effectively representing Hungarian interests. As a primary duty, the Permanent Representation is taking part in the elaboration and representation of the Hungarian position in EU decision making.

Supervised by the Minister for European Union Affairs, its structure reflects the organization of the Hungarian government: attachés from every ministry and several national agencies can be found among our staff.

Similarly to the other EU Member States’ permanent representations, three ambassadors are serving at the Permanent Representation of Hungary.

Ambassador Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative, H.E. dr. Bálint ÓDOR has been leading the establishment since 1st September 2022. His main task is representing Hungary in the Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER II.), which is dealing with – among others – with justice and home affairs, trade policy and economic and financial issues while also responsible for preparing meetings of the European Council.

Ambassador Plenipotentiary, Deputy Permanent Representative H.E. dr. Katalin Molnár represents the Hungarian Government in COREPER I., which is responsible for key sectoral policies such as agriculture, fisheries, environment, transport, telecommunication, employment, social affairs, energy, competition, education, youth and culture.

The Hungarian member of the Political and Security Committee is Ambassador Plenipotentiary H.E. Levente Bánfalvi.

Diplomats of the Permanent Representation work in specific units under the guidance of the three ambassadors. Horizontal issues are covered by our units dealing with legal matters, relations with the European Parliament, the press, and with protocol.