RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
RFE/RL NEWSLINE 6 March 2000
HUNGARY'S SOCIALISTS THREATEN PARLIAMENTARY NON-COOPERATION.
The opposition Socialist Party will limit its cooperation
with the governing parties until the end of their term in
office and is prepared to reach agreement with the coalition
only on matters of public interest, Socialist Party Chairman
Laszlo Kovacs said after the party's Steering Committee
meeting on 3 March. He said his party will initiate a special
session in the parliament to debate the election of media
boards. The party has also proposed setting up a
parliamentary investigative committee to examine the freedom
of the press, Kovacs concluded. MSZ
FORMER PREMIER'S FILE FOUND IN HUNGARY. The Fact Finding
Committee of the Deportation '56 association has found a 1993
authenticated copy of the vanished file of former Prime
Minister Gyula Horn, Hungarian media reported on 6 March.
Among the documents is a sheet filled out by Horn that shows
he was a member of a law enforcement agency from 15 November
1956 and not from 15 December 1956, as he had claimed.
According to Szabolcs Szerdahelyi, the president of
association, this means that Horn was present at the shooting
of protesters outside Budapest's Nyugati railway station on 6
December 1956. MSZ
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