Szabolcs Takács is the State Secretary for European Union Affairs at the Prime Minister’s Office of Hungary. The State Secretary comprehensively supervises the European Union issues in the Hungarian Government. He represents Hungary in the General Affairs Council.

Prior to this position, he served as the Deputy State Secretary for Security Policy (Political Director) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He also served as the Deputy State Secretary for Global Affairs between 2012 and 2013, and as a Director General of the Asia-Pacific Department between 2011 and 2012.

Between 2005 and 2009 he was the Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Hungary in Doha, Qatar and prior to that worked at the Department of Asia-Pacific since joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2002.

He specializes in the Western-Balkan and Asia-Pacific regions. From 2015 to 2016 he chaired the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), an organization of 31 countries.