On the 25th of May, E3G’s Tom Burke and Nick Mabey participated in the discussion event:
“The EU – a pilot for sustainability? — The transition of Central and Eastern Europe as a regional and global opportunity for walking the talk”.
The discussion was organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Hungary in the United Kingdom and the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe.
Tom and Nick presented the argument made in the E3G ‘Europe in the World’ pamphlet. Themes of particular interest in the discussion included the opportunities stemming from investment in infrastructure in Central and Eastern Europe and the intra-generational nature of the political and economic challenge facing Europe.
The event was led by Ambassador Borbála Czakó and also included speeches by Miklós Tátrai, senior state secretary, Ministry of Finance, Hungary; and Marta Szigeti Bonifert, executive director of the REC.
A report of the event and further photographs are available on the REC website.
Ambassador Borbála Czakó, Tom Burke, Marta Szigeti Bonifert, Miklós Tátrai, and Nick Mabey at the Hungarian Embassy