Olivér Várhelyi

European Commissioner for Neighbourhood & Enlargement
European Commission

Olivér Várhelyi

European Commissioner for Neighbourhood & Enlargement
European Commission

Biography

Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement/Member of the European  

Commission 

2019 – present

Permanent Representative of Hungary, ambassador extraordinary and  

plenipotentiary  

2015-2019

Deputy Permanent Representative of Hungary, ambassador extraordinary and  

plenipotentiary  

2011-2015

Head of Unit responsible for Industrial Property Rights, European  

Commission, Directorate-General Internal Market and Services 2008-2011

Head of the European Union Law Department, Ministry of Justice, Hungary  

2006-2008

Head of the Legal Service, Permanent Representation of the Republic of  

Hungary to the European Union 

2003-2006

Legal counsellor, Mission of the Republic of Hungary to the European Union  

2001-2003

Head of cabinet, Head of the Legal Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cabinet  

of the Deputy Head of the State Secretary for Integration  

1998-2001

Desk officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department for EC Harmonization,  State Secretary for Integration  

1996-1998

Desk officer, Ministry for Industry and Trade, Office for European Affairs,  Department for EC Coordination and Harmonization  

1996

Trainee, Ministry for Industry and Trade, Office for European Affairs  1995

Bar examination  

2005

Law degree at University of Szeged, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences  1996

Master of European Legal Studies, Aalborg University, Denmark  1994

 

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