Deputy State Secretary for Hungarian Communities Abroad
Zsuzsanna Répás is an engineer-economist with further master degrees in chemical engineering and history. She has been working with the policy for Hungarian communities abroad within the last fifteen years. Between 1998 and 2002 Ms. Répás was chief adviser and private secretary of State Secretary Zsolt Németh in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where her main responsibilities included dealing with issues concerning Hungarian communities abroad and communication with Hungarian organizations beyond the borders. Between 2002 and June 2010 Ms. Répás was foreign policy adviser at the Cabinet of Foreign Affairs and head of Cabinet for Hungarian Communities Abroad at the Parliamentary Group of Fidesz – Hungarian Civic Party. Currently, since June 2010, she is Deputy State Secretary for Hungarian communities abroad at the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice. Her State Secretariat politically belongs to the field Zsolt Semjén, Deputy Prime Minister for Hungarian communities abroad covers in the government. The State Secretariat is dealing with the autochthonous Hungarian communities living in the neighboring countries as well as the Hungarian diaspora communities living in Western Europe and overseas.
As for other activities, Zsuzsanna Répás is member of the Synod of the Hungarian Reformed Church.