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+ - OMRI Daily Digest - 9 May 1995 (mind) VÁLASZ  Feladó: (cikkei)

No. 89, 9 May 1995

May, Slovak National Party Chairman Jan Slota said his party supports
neither the govern-ment's proposed amendments to the criminal law nor
its draft law on conflicts of interest. He also said the decision of the
SNP not to support the ratification of the Slovak-Hungarian treaty is
final. Speaking on Slovak Radio on 5 May concerning the ratification of
the treaty, Premier Vladimir Meciar said it is necessary to take
preventative measures to avoid a government crisis but that he will
begin discussions on the treaty with other political parties. -- Sharon
Fisher, OMRI, Inc.

Reuters reported on 6 May that the country's Constitutional Court has
rejected a call by the Smallholders Party for a national referendum on
strengthening presidential powers. Hungary's presidency is now largerly
a figurehead post with few executive powers. The court ruled that
constitutional changes cannot be the subject of referendums. The
Smallholders collected more than 156,000 signatures in support of a
directly elected, strong presidency and said they would nominate their
leader, Jozsef Torgyan, for the post. Hungary's presidents are currently
elected by parliament. A referendum must be held if it is requested by
more than 100,000 people. The ruling Socialists have indicated that they
intend to reelect Arpad Goncz to the post when his term expires in July.
-- Jiri Pehe, OMRI, Inc.

MACEDONIA RECEIVES $55 MILLION IMF LOAN. The International Monetary Fund
on 5 May granted a $55 million loan to Macedonia, dpa reported the
following day. The money is intended to assist economic reforms in the
country. IMF officials in Washington said the loan was granted after the
marked stabilization of Macedonia's state finances, which ended
hyperinflation and lowered state debts. -- Stefan Krause
OSCE TO MEDIATE MACEDONIA MEMBERSHIP. The Organization for Cooperation
and Security in Europe (OSCE) has received agreement in principle from
Greece and Macedonia to mediate the issue of Macedonian membership in
the organization, international agencies reported on 8 May. The current
chair of the OSCE, Hungarian Foreign Minister Laszlo Kovacs, said:
"During his recent visit, the foreign minister of FYROM [Former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia] raised the issue and today Greece has also
indicated that it would welcome OSCE playing a role in solving the
problems." Greece has blocked Macedonia's entry into the OSCE because it
objects to the country's use of the name Macedonia. Greek Foreign
Minister Karolos Papoulias, visiting Budapest for talks with Kovacs,
said: "We want to overcome the crisis." -- Michael Mihalka, OMRI, Inc.

[As of 12:00 CET]

Compiled by Steve Kettle

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+ - CET - 9 May 1995 (mind) VÁLASZ  Feladó: (cikkei)

Tuesday, 09 May 1995
Volume 2, Issue 89

  The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe plans
  to mediate between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of
  Macedonia, now known as FYROM in diplomatic circles. 
  Hungarian Foreign Minister Laszlo Kovacs, who is the current
  chairman of the OSCE, said FYROM wants the OSCE to help. 
  Greece agreed to OSCE mediation yesterday.  Greece has blocked
  its northern neighbor's entry into most international bodies,
  including the OCSE, because it objects to FYROM's use of the
  name Macedonia, which is also the traditional name of an area
  of Greece.  Each country also accuses the other of having
  designs on its territory and Greece has blocked traffic at the
  border.  The European Union and a special envoy of US
  President Bill Clinton are already mediating between Greece
  and FYROM. 

  Hungary's celebration of VE Day was much more low key than
  those in western Europe.  Hungarian officials and foreign
  diplomats in Budapest attended a solemn ceremony yesterday in
  St. Stephen's Basilica.  Thanksgiving, reconciliation and hope
  were the themes of the service attended by several hundred
  dignitaries.  Hungarian cabinet members and politicians as
  well as diplomats from the World War Two allies remembered the
  dead, gave thanks for peace and prayed for an end to wars
  still raging in Europe today.  Hungary fought on Germany's
  side in the Second World War, a conflict which left the nation
  devastated.  Foreign Ministry State Secretary Istvan St.
  Ivanyi agreed with the ceremony's theme of reconciliation.

  "I found it really excellent and very noble.  It showed the
  clear spirit of reconciliation which is very important.  We
  wouldn't like to divide the countries into winning and losing
  sides, or into defeated and victorious countries, 50 years
  after the war."

  St. Ivanyi added that Hungary has a special reason to celebrate
  the anniversary this year.

  "Hungary wanted to join Europe even at that time, but the
  communists avoided being a part of the free nations.  Only
  after 45 years have we succeeded in becoming a member of that
  family and that's another reason to celebrate."

  Hungarian leaders said they hope Europe will never be divided
  again. --David Fink


  OMV Hungaria, a wholly-owned unit of Austria's OMV, plans to
  invest up to $108 million in Hungary, to increase the number
  of its petrol stations from 27 to 80 by the year 2000.  OMV
  has invested almost $34 million in Hungary since its
  establishment in 1990.  OMV Hungaria was profitable for the
  first time last year, but the company expects to lose money
  this year because of Hungary's large black economy and a 
  recently introduced 8 percent surcharge on imports, which is
  part of the government's austerity program.

  The privatization of Hungary's largest savings bank, Orszagos
  Takarekpenztar es Kereskedelmi (OTP), will start in earnest
  this year.  OTP holds 50 percent of Hungarians' savings and
  intends to introduce shares on the Budapest Stock Exchange
  (BSE), the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and at London's SEAQ.
  Currently the Hungarian state owns almost 80 percent of OTP.
  Last year OTP had a total balance sheet of $7.75 billion.  It
  has a 14.8 percent capital adequacy ratio, which exceeds the 8
  percent international standard that many other large Hungarian
  banks have achieved only with the help of costly bank
  consolidation programs.  OTP's privatization strategy, adopted
  by the government last February, focuses on retaining a
  domestic majority and selling OTP's stakes to the broadest
  possible circle of shareholders.  After the state health
  insurance fund and the pension fund, each receive 10 percent
  stakes in OTP this May, the largest share package, a total of
  20 percent will be sold to institutional investors as part of
  a private placement. 

  The National Bank of Romania has decided to double to $150
  million a syndicated loan arranged by Citibank, the country's
  first such loan in 15 years.  Romania has been trying to
  rebuild its standing on markets and get a credit rating. The
  loans are part of that effort.  Thirty-one banks are
  participating in the deal which is due to be signed on May 31
  in London.  Among them, banks from Poland, the Czech Republic
  and Hungary.  Citibank launched the syndication in March.  The
  one-year loan, which will carry a margin of 275 basis points
  over LIBOR, was launched on March 21 and closed on May 2.  The
  loan will be used to consolidate central bank reserves, which
  stand now at around $550 million.


  By Emmanuell Richard
  Prime Minister Gyula Horn is planning a June visit to the
  United States to meet with President Bill Clinton and US
  business people.  At a recent conference in Budapest, the
  Hungarian government and the US business community recapped
  their working relationship in Hungary.  Hungary's minister of
  industry and trade opened the conference titled 'Doing
  Business in Hungary' and Finance Minister Lajos Bokros closed
  it with a special luncheon attended by more than 200 US
  business people.  According to Steve Mizen, director of
  investment and construction for Ace Hungary, the American
  business community in Hungary supports the finance minister's
  austerity plan.   Among the plan's provisions are a gradual
  devaluation of the forint and an 8 percent surcharge on all
  imports.  Mizen said that part of the plan concerns him.

  "With the increase in taxation we have noticed a marked increase
  in smuggling and black market activity.  This is mostly
  because, according to studies that have been done, any duties
  over 5 percent encourage smuggling.  Below 5 percent, there is
  no incentive for this smuggling, so we are finding for
  instance tobacco smuggling, beverages and also motorworks,
  tools, etc., where the price increases and the duty has made
  it now a completely profitable occupation to run containers
  across the border."

  Foreign business people are also concerned about whether the
  Hungarian government is doing enough to encourage foreign
  investment by supplying the infrastructure needed to do
  business.  This includes street renovations, modernizing
  telecommunication networks and building manufacturing
  facilities.  Laszlo Czirjak is the president and general
  manager of Bankers Trust and vice president of the American
  Chamber of Commerce. He said foreign investment should be
  encouraged more.
  "We feel as a general theme that it would be appropriate for the
  government to consider tax incentives, which might be in the
  form of a reduction of taxes to promote investments in certain
  areas, in certain industries, or on a penalty side, to promote
  environmental or other types of actions which again are for
  the good of all.  You can use the incentives there as well."

  Despite the current lack of incentives, Ralph Gerson, president
  of the Hungarian Business Council, encourages prospective
  investors to do business in hungary.

  "There is a very attractive emerging market in the country and I
  think the government in the last few months has really stepped
  up to some of the issues including devaluation of the forint."

  Many companies are happy about the forint's devaluation and have
  said it's a sensible way to increase exports.  But as Ace's
  Mizen said, Hungary has to do more.  He explained what members
  of the US business community would like to see happen.

  "We are also recommending a lower VAT right, in line with the EU

  Hungary also needs to advertise itself.  The US business
  community in Hungary hopes Prime Minister Horn's trip to the
  US will, at least, accomplish that.


  By Nancy Marshall
  Right now there are between 4,000 and 7,000 refugees in Hungary
  and it's impossible to predict how many more will seek refuge
  here as the war in the former Yugoslavia intensifies.  Most of
  the refugees are housed in private homes, which is much
  cheaper than putting them in refugee camps.  But, just as the
  Red Cross is facing a budget crunch, a recent poll suggests
  Hungarians are getting tired of hosting refugees.  Out of
  1,000 Hungarians interviewed, 40 percent said they didn't want
  their country to take in any more refugees.  Only 5 percent
  said Hungary should host all refugees seeking help, while 55
  percent said it depends.  Patrick Healey is the head of the
  central European regional delegation of the International
  Federation of the Red Cross.  He said the Red Cross puts polls
  in perspective.

  Healey:  It's been dealt with in the past with a positve
  attitude by the Hungarian governments, whether it was the
  previous one or the present one.  You would find in many
  countries, whether it was in central and eastern Europe or
  western Europe, Scandanavia, America or Canada, that there's
  an anxiety on the part of the general population about
  receiving refugees.  But in Hungary, the actual experience of
  the refugees has been very positive.  There's been very little
  active discrimination or hostility or conflict.  One must also
  bear in mind that a lot of refugees who have come to Hungary
  are ethnic Hungarians.

  CET:  You mentioned the Hungarian government earlier.  At one
  point, the government decided to shut down at least one
  refugee camp without notifying the United Nations.  What has
  been the government's response to the possibility of more

  Healey:  The policy of the United Nations High Commission for
  Refugees, the policy of the Hungarian government and also the
  approach of the International Red Cross has been developed
  over time, because the situation constantly changes.  We felt,
  for example, that in the last half year there was genuine
  progress being made in the former Yugoslavia with regard to
  the conflict.  We've seen refugee numbers going down, not just
  in Hungary, but in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia,
  Croatia, Slovenia and Macedonia, and there was a genuine hope
  that a longer term peaceful solution would begin to emerge. 
  That might not be the case.

  CET:  How is the Red Cross coping financially with the added
  strain of additional refugees from the former Yugoslavia?

  Healey:  In supporting, assisting, protecting the victims of the
  conflict in the former Yugoslavia, we've spent about 300
  million Swiss francs.  We've had active discussions with the
  internationl community.  My office organized a meeting here
  March 7, where we had about 20 major donor countries
  represented, including the United States, Canada, Turkey and
  Libya and other Moslem countries.  We've been trying to work
  out with donors exactly what the resource strategy will be.
  What we do, practically, on the ground to help people, depends
  on what resources we have.  And we're now in May, almost
  halfway through the year, and our resources are a very small
  percentage of what we need and what we were hoping for.  We're
  constantly having to adjust the kind of support and assistance
  we can give.

  CET:  Are refugees already starting to come into Hungary,
  additional ones from the former Yugoslavia?

  Healey:  Not in large numbers at the present time.  The numbers
  of refugees has been going down.  That's partly because
  there's been a voluntary repatriation; refugees have actually
  been going back to their homes.  There's the possibility that
  there may be an increase in the number of returnees; this is
  people who've, one way or another, found there way into
  Germany or Scandanavian countries and who will be, voluntarily
  or otherwise, repatriated back to countries such as Hungary in
  central and eastern Europe.  
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+ - Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Newsletter (apr.13) (mind) VÁLASZ  Feladó: (cikkei)

Sajnos a Kulugyminiszterium a hirkozlemenyeket nem naponta, 
hanem nagyobb idokozonkent, nagyobb mennyisegbe tovabbitja. 
Igy elnezest kerek a rendszertelen es az oriasi terje-
delmu tovabbterjesztesert, ami valojaban nem az en hibam. 

Buchwald Amy


from the Daily Bulletin of the Hungarian News Agency MTI
distributed by the Department for Press and International Information
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Hungary

H-1394, Budapest P.O.B. 423.
Telephone: 36 (1) 156-8000
Telefax: 36 (1) 156-3801
No. 74/1995                                                             13 Apri
l 1995

Minister of Finance - Parliamentary Debate

        Budapest, April 12 (MTI) - The package of measures accepted by the
Cabinet on March 12 can be considered as the foundation of a programme
for national growth, Minister of Finance Lajos Bokros said on Wednesday,
when he took part in the debate in the Hungarian Parliament convened to
discuss the government's austerity package.

        With these measures, Hungary can assure for itself very high
economic growth over the next ten years and will be able to approach the
standard of living of western European countries. This would allow Hungary
to join the community of western European nations as an equal partner,
rather than as a poor relation, Bokros said, discussing the long-term goals of
the package.

        According to Bokros, the stabilization programme will provide the
conditions necessary for the creation of sustainable economic growth.

        Bokros said the main task was to cut government spending
significantly. As a result of the government's austerity package, the budget
deficit is expected to fall to 6-7 per cent of GDP this year, and to under 5
cent next year.

        Parallel to this, Bokros stressed that reducing inflation was the most
effective method of reducing Hungary's indebtedness. The fact that the
state budget is financed by a relatively small proportion of domestic savings,
in itself encourages the private sector, which is where economic growth will
come from.

        The Minister of Finance also gives priority to the re-launch and
acceleration of privatization, as this is the most effective way of attracting
foreign capital.

        Discussing the cabinet's package of measures aimed at stabilization,
Minister of Finance Lajos Bokros spoke of his recent personal experiences.

        During the recent general assembly of the European Bank for
Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), held in London, Bokros said the
finance ministers and central bank governors of the participating countries
unambiguously, and almost without exception, had welcomed the steps
taken by the Hungarian government in its efforts to reduce both foreign and
domestic debt.

        The international financial community is aware that Hungary is no
longer struggling merely with the problems involved in switching to a market
economy but also with difficulties that the West has had to face before,
Bokros said.

        The only criticism made at the EBRD general assembly was why the
Hungarian government had not gone even further in trying to cut the budget

        The minister discussed the need for Hungary to service its debt. He
said that if Hungary failed to fulfil its obligations related to the state
debt, it
would find itself in a situation in which the state could not cover even its
current expenditure, as not only would it not receive new loans, but its own
government securities would not be bought either.

        As regards privatization, Bokros said at the annual general meeting of
the EBRD, his foreign colleagues had emphasized the importance of re-
launching and accelerating privatization. Although the privatization revenues
of HUF 150 billion expected this year are important from the point of view of
stabilizing the budget, more important, however, is that the major public
utilities facing privatization should use all their reserves, and the
of these firms can boost the influx of foreign capital. "Thus privatization is
one of our most important tasks," Minister of Finance Lajos Bokros said.

MPs Clash Over Source of Economic Problems

        Budapest, April 12 (MTI) - The finance minister's contribution was
followed by a heated debate about which government was to blame for the
problems facing the country .

        Ivan Peto, leader of the parliamentary group of the Alliance of Free
Democrats, junior partners in the ruling coalition, said today's financial
situation was due to previous governments trying to avoid unpopular
measures. This was also the case during the first six months of the Horn
cabinet, he added. Arguing in favour of the austerity package, he said the
aim of the coalition was not to scrap the welfare system, but only to adjust it
to what the country could bear.

        Bela Kadar (Hungarian Democratic Forum) interpreted Peto's words
to mean that he blamed the former government for the current conditions,
and pointed out that over the last nine months the average monthly increase
of Hungary's state debt was twice as great as it had been under the
previous government. With regard to the government's stabilization
programme, Kadar said the time had come to consider lowering interest
rates, which, although not popular with the banks, would considerably
reduce the budget deficit.

        The leader of the HDF's parliamentary group, Ivan Szabo, attributed
the country's serious economic and financial troubles to slow privatization
and in particular the delay in transferring the energy companies into the
private sector. Had the Horn cabinet not "interfered", the budget deficit
would not have moved from the HUF 280 billion mark it reached on
November 30, 1994.

        Imre Szekeres, leader of the parliamentary group of the Hungarian
Socialist Party, stressed the responsibility of the previous governments led
by Jozsef Antall and Peter Boross. In his view, the country is now paying the
price of the increase in domestic consumption in 1993.

        Jozsef Torgyan of the Independent Smallholders Party blamed the
present government for the deficit, adding that it was not the economy but
economic management which was in crisis, with "its incoherent tax policy
which disrupts the economy."

Parliamentary Debate - Horn

        Budapest, April 12 (MTI) - Addressing Parliament on Wednesday,
Prime Minister Gyula Horn said the debate had convinced him that the
government had made the right decisions on March 12.

        He wondered why some people pretended to know nothing about the
country's situation. Hungary is a small country, to a certain extent
dependent on others financially. Regrettable though it is, this fact must be
acknowledged, he added. The agreement to be signed with the International
Monetary Fund will lend credibility to the government's intentions, and
without it the promised loans cannot be drawn from the European Bank for
Reconstruction and Development, and the World Bank. This is also why it
was important that the international community welcomed the government's
measures announced on March 12 with the comment that this government
had dared to risk conflicts that previous governments had not, Horn said.

        The prime minister said that the measures were intended to promote
stabilization, reform and development simultaneously. However, he added,
this was only a part of the reform of public finances, which would need more
time to carry out. His words were also an answer to the question put by
Viktor Orban, chairman of the opposition Federation of Young Democrats,
about the government's failure to submit its ideas for the longer term
together with the stabilization package.

        Horn emphasized that the government was standing by its decisions.

Prime Minister Horn Sees Gilles Menage

        Budapest, April 12 (MTI) - The Electricity Works of France (EdF) has
been showing interest in the privatization of the Hungarian energy sector.
This company seeks to establish long-term partnerships rather than obtain a
stake as a financial investor in Hungary.

        This was one of the key topics at a meeting between Prime Minister
Gyula Horn and Gilles Menage, president of EdF, here today, Menage
himself told reporters.

        He also said he thought the safe operation of the nuclear power plant
at Mochovce in Slovakia was technically feasible.

        No concrete investments were discussed, since the Hungarian
Parliament must first approve the privatization of the energy sector.

        Menage said it depends on the decisions of governments as to what
areas EdF will target in Central Europe. He added that EdF was generally
interested in both the production, transportation and sale of electricity.

President Goncz Meets Lithuanian Parliamentary Delegation

        Budapest, April 12 (MTI) - President Arpad Goncz received Ceslovas
Jursenas, chairman of the Lithuanian Parliament, here today, presidential
spokesman Andras Farago told reporters.

        He quoted President Goncz as commenting on Hungarian-Lithuanian
relations that the two countries had been working to solve practically
identical historical tasks and were striving to build a market economy and
wants to develop legal harmonization with Europe.

        President Goncz said both countries were directly involved in
implementing major European infrastructural investments, above all

        Ceslovass Jursenas said Lithuania's foreign policy priorities included
building closer ties with the Scandinavian countries and the Visegrad group
of countries (Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia).

Gyarmati: OSCE Mission in Chechnya Could Open Next Week

        Moscow, April 12 (MTI) - Istvan Gyarmati, acting on behalf of the
chairman in office of the OSCE, and Sandor Meszaros, head of the OSCE's
permanent mission in Grozny, will prepare the opening of an OSCE mission
in Chechnya on Friday. Gyarmati, who arrived in the Russian capital today,
told MTI, after talks, that the six-member mission could start up as early as
next week.

        Gyarmati and Meszaros will leave for the crisis zone on Thursday,
first to Dagestan and on Friday to Grozny, where they will seek locations for
the mission and assess technical problems.

        Prime Minister Gyula Horn of Hungary - Hungary holds the chair of
the OSCE - signed an agreement in Moscow in early March for in principle
opening a permanent mission.

        During an early visit by Gyarmati to Moscow and to the crisis zone an
agreement was reached on a mission mandate which was approved by the
permanent council of the OSCE in Vienna on Tuesday.

        The mission will monitor the observance of human rights and if
necessary draw public attention to violations. Its duties also include
preparing and supervising free elections in Chechnya.

        Gyarmati said the delegation will not visit the areas where fighting is

going on and from where human rights have been violated, as these will be
topics for the mission to handle.

        On Wednesday Gyarmati had talks at Russia's foreign ministry.
        As agreement was reached on the mandate in Chechnya, Gyarmati
discussed ways to settle the Karabakh crisis with OSCE mediation, the
Georgian-Abkhaz crisis, and the Crimean dispute.

        Gyarmati met Andrei Loginov, an executive in President Yeltsin's
staff, and discussed a permanent OSCE mission in Chechnya.

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+ - Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Newsletter (apr.14) (mind) VÁLASZ  Feladó: (cikkei)


from the Daily Bulletin of the Hungarian News Agency MTI
distributed by the Department for Press and International Information
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Hungary

H-1394, Budapest P.O.B. 423.
Telephone: 36 (1) 156-8000
Telefax: 36 (1) 156-3801
No. 75/1995                                                             14 Apri
l 1995

Oil Flowing Through Adriatic Pipeline

        Budapest, April 13 (MTI) - Oil deliveries have again resumed on the
Adriatic pipeline, Andras Horvath, commercial supply director of the
Hungarian Oil and Gas Co. (MOL), told MTI on Monday.

        The Croatian JANAF firm had already delivered 18,400 tons of crude
oil in early March from the delivery trapped in the pipeline since the war
started. At present, the Szazhalombatta MOL refinery is receiving an
additional 31,600 tones.

        Horvath said that talks are in progress about new commercial
deliveries, and regular pipeline deliveries could begin shortly.

Hungarian, Lithuanian Parliament Speakers Meet

        Budapest, April 13 (MTI) - The Speaker of the Hungarian Parliament
Zoltan Gal held talks with Ceslovas Jursenas, President of the Lithuanian
Parliament (Seimas).

        Jursenas later told MTI that they had discussed questions relating to
the two countries' domestic policies, legislative practices and their efforts
join European organizations. He said Lithuania would like to make use of
Hungary's experience in European integration, and therefore he had
confirmed the invitation to President Arpad Goncz to visit his country. He
hoped members of the Hungarian Parliament would also visit Lithuania, and
stressed that the two countries should try to coordinate their efforts in
European and world organizations.

        Gal said the problems the two countries had to face in domestic and
foreign policy, in the economy, and in parliamentary work were similar.
Seimas also has to pass a multitude of laws, and, as in the Hungarian
parliament, the pace of legislation cannot be faster than parliamentary
democracy allows.

        Prime Minister Gyula Horn will meet Jursenas in the afternoon.

Central European Heads of State Meet in Hungary

        Budapest, April 13 (MTI) - At the invitation of Hungarian President
Arpad Goncz, the heads of state from seven Central European countries -
Austria, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Slovenia
- will meet in Keszthely at Lake Balaton (SW Hungary) on May 26 and 27 to
discuss the human dimension of the region's integration. Italy's Oscar Luigi
Scalfaro will participate for the first time at a meeting of Central European
heads of state.

        Presidential spokesman, Andras Farago told a news conference in
Budapest, on Thursday, that the first such informal meeting of Central
European presidents was initiated by Thomas Klestil of Austria, in 1993. As
well as the political, economic and social aspects of the process of
integration, the Keszthely meeting will consider its effects on the individual.

        Other questions will include the interaction between national and
European identity in the process of integration and whether it is necessary to
have a strategy to prepare society for integration, and if so, what should it

        The heads of state will also discuss the extent to which the EU
member countries and those seeking admission are prepared to make the
temporary sacrifices that integration requires.

Government Moves to Combat Black Economy

        Budapest, April 13 (MTI) - The government dealt today with ways to
curb the black economy, said Elemer Kiss, administrative state secretary at
the Prime Minister's Office after today's Cabinet meeting.

        The Cabinet decided to set up an operative commission to coordinate
work under the supervision of a staff member from the Prime Minister's
Office. Representatives from the national police headquarters, the tax
authorities, the Customs and Excise Department, the border guards and the
Office for National Security will take part in the work of this commission.

        The commission will investigate concrete cases, and it will also make
recommendations to the government on the basis of the experience gained
during its work.

        The Cabinet also decided to revive the work of the Commission to
Defend the Economy, and this commission will also make recommendations
to officials.

        Customs legislation, the different legislation on tax and foreign
currency and other laws will be reviewed by the Minister of Justice in an
effort to combat the illegal economy.

        It will be the duty of the minister to propose amendments to legislatio
after a codification commission has reported to him.

        The Cabinet also decided today to increase by 250 the number of
police investigating white collar crime.

Danube Water Replacement - Government Decision

        Budapest, April 13 (MTI) - The government decided today to replace
the water lost from the Danube in the Szigetkoz area, Minister of
Environmental Protection Ferenc Baja told reporters.

        He explained that this was necessary because since the construction
of the hydroelectric power plant at Gabcikovo, Slovakia had diverted the
Danube, causing much less water than previously to flow into the old bed
and tributaries of the river Danube.

        The government confirmed its former decision to build a weir at the
1843 kilometre mark of the Danube and thus forward more water to the
tributaries. The cost of construction is expected to be HUF 450 million and
will be financed from the general reserves of the budget.

        Construction will begin as soon as the Slovak government accepts a
package of measures agreed to by Prime Minister Horn and Premier Meciar
last January.

        The government also said that if the construction suffered a delay, or
if extraordinary meteorological conditions endangered flora and fauna in the
Szigetkoz area more than they do today, ministers would be empowered to
instruct the water management authorities to replace the water using
emergency pumps.

        The Cabinet also decided to set aside HUF 120 million for the
development of a monitoring system to measure the impact of water
replacement on the environment.

Government Decides Television Staff Cuts

        Budapest, April 13 (MTI) - The government today decided that
Hungarian Television will have to dismiss 1,000 of its 3,700 employees,
Elemer Kiss, administrative state secretary at the Prime Minister's Office,
announced today.

        The TV management and employee representatives have agreed to a
15 per cent reduction in staff, which would mean having to dismiss 560
employees. The government considers this to be the first phase of the
planned staff reductions, and it must be followed by further reductions, so
that by the end of the year the target reduction in staff of 1,000 can be met.

        Kiss said that TV President Adam Horvath had protested against the
further staff reductions.

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from the Daily Bulletin of the Hungarian News Agency MTI
distributed by the Department for Press and International Information
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Hungary

H-1394, Budapest P.O.B. 423.
Telephone: 36 (1) 156-8000
Telefax: 36 (1) 156-3801
No. 77/1995                                                             19 Apri
l 1995

Boutros Ghali Meets Hungarian Foreign Minister

        New York, April 18 (MTI) - UN Secretary-General Boutros Ghali
expressed his satisfaction to visiting Hungarian Foreign Minister Laszlo
Kovacs about the active role Hungarian diplomacy has played as chairman-
in-office of the OSCE.

        "Hungary's activity is important not only in regard to European
developments but also for its relations with the UN," the UN Secretary-
General told MTI after meeting Kovacs in his office on Monday evening.

        He described the meeting as extremely constructive, stressing the
importance of regular consultations between the UN and the Organization
for Security and Cooperation in Europe, adding that the common aim was to
strengthen and deepen ties.

        The Secretary-General proposed convening a conference with the
participation of all regional security organizations to explore ways of
promoting cooperation.

        Kovacs supported this proposal and said December appeared the
best date for holding such a conference.

        Ghali informed Kovacs about the UN's activity in former Yugoslavia
and the prospects for settling the conflict there.

        Discussing the suggestion that Yugoslavia's membership of the
OSCE should be renewed, Kovacs said the Belgrade leadership should first
make a gesture towards the OSCE missions in Voivodina, Sandjak and
Kosovo and not the other way around as the Yugoslav government would

        Kovacs also spoke about preparations for an OSCE peace-keeping
operation in Karabakh, and asked Ghali to help in securing the Security
Council's political support for this enterprise.

        Kovacs then reported on the state of the missions in Chechnya and
Macedonia and he and Ghali discussed ways of solving the dispute between
Macedonia and Greece.

        Ghali, speaking to Hungarian journalists later, conceded that in the
work of the United Nations success sometimes alternates with failure.

        "We should examine why certain peace-keeping missions or attempts
at mediation fail, and we should learn lessons from these failures," said

Foreign Minister's Speech - NPT Conference

        New York, April 18 (MTI) - Hungarian Foreign Minister Laszlo Kovacs,
head of the Hungarian delegation at the 1995 Review and Extension
Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear
Weapons, gave a statement to the conference on Tuesday in New York.

        The Foreign Minister expressed Hungary's strong commitment to the
implementation of the Treaty which, by preventing the proliferation of
nuclear weapons, can serve as a solid basis for the security of the whole

        He welcomed Resolution 984 (1995) of the Security Council as a
major contribution of the five permanent members towards providing
additional security assurances to non-nuclear weapon States.

        He emphasized that Hungary is for the indefinite extension of the
Treaty without any linkages or conditions. The Minister saw the indefinite
extension of the NPT as a vital requirement to maintain the conditions and
atmosphere vital for progress in negotiations on a Comprehensive Test Ban
Treaty and other arms control and disarmament topics. At the same time, he
underscored the need to address the global menace of conventional arms
proliferation and stressed the importance of the full implementation of the
Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE).

        Commending the role of the International Atomic Energy Agency and
its safeguards system in the implementation of the relevant provisions of the
Treaty, the Minister pointed out that Hungary, pursuing a policy of openness
and transparency, has, from the very beginning, cooperated fully with the
Agency in developing and operating its important verification and
confidence-building mechanism.
        The Foreign Minister went on to emphasize that the IAEA verification
mechanism should be made general.

        In this connection, the Minister called for joint actions against the i
transfer and smuggling of nuclear materials.

        In conclusion, the Hungarian Foreign Minister, in his capacity of
Chairman-in-Office for 1995 of the Organization for Security and
Cooperation in Europe, called the Conference's attention to the relevant
section of the Declaration adopted by the Heads of State and Government
at the Budapest Summit of the OSCE in December 1994 affirming their
commitment to implement fully all their existing undertakings in the field of
nuclear disarmament and arms control, as well as their view that the NPT
should be indefinitely and unconditionally extended.

Diplomatic Ties - Hungary and Saudi Arabia

        Budapest, April 18 (MTI) - The Republic of Hungary and the Kingdom
of Saudi Arabia have agreed on April 18, 1995 to establish diplomatic
relations at ambassador level.

        The protocol on diplomatic ties has been signed in New York by the
permanent UN representatives of the two countries in the presence of
Hungarian Foreign Minister Laszlo Kovacs.

        Hungary pays special attention to developing relations with the Gulf
countries, as signalled by the recent visit of Hungarian President Arpad
Goncz to Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.

        Given the political and economic importance of the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia, Hungary considers the establishment of diplomatic relations as a first
step in creating a comprehensive framework for the development of
economic and commercial ties.

        Hungary plans to open an Embassy in Riyadh later this year.

President Receives Spanish Defence Minister

        Budapest, April 18 (MTI) - Hungarian President Arpad Goncz on
Tuesday received Spanish Minister of Defence Julian Garcia Vargas.

        During the cordial meeting the two sides discussed the state of NATO
and its future role.
        According to the Hungarian President's spokesman, Goncz said
Hungary is interested in becoming a member of NATO, however, it wishes to
attain this as the result of a process, and not with one single step.

        The president also said Hungary handles the issue of security not
merely in the military sense, but also ranks environmental protection and
welfare issues in this category.

        The Spanish Minister of Defence said his country's membership in
NATO was also the result of a rather lengthy process. He called attention to
the fact that certain weapons, and even weapons systems must be made
suitable for cooperation with NATO's weapons system.

        President Goncz and the Spanish Minister of Defence exchanged
views about the Yugoslav crisis, the possibilities of, and chances for, a
peaceful solution, and the Russian political situation.

President Goncz to Visit Ireland

        Budapest, April 18 (MTI) - President Arpad Goncz is to pay an official
visit to Ireland from April 23 to 26, and will be accompanied on the visit by
his wife Zsuzsanna.

        The invitation comes from President Mary Robinson of Ireland.

        President Goncz will strive, as during his other foreign visits, to
achieve some tangible results and with this aim in mind will meet several
important members of the Irish business community, the heads of the Irish
Chamber of Commerce and the Hungarian-Irish Economic Society.

        An agreement between the two countries to prevent double taxation
is expected to be signed during the visit. The president will be accompanied
by a large delegation of Hungarian businessmen.

        According to sources close to the president, Hungary's planned
accession to the European Union will be discussed during the talks with host
Mary Robinson, Prime Minister John Bruton, Deputy Prime Minister and
Foreign Secretary Dick Spring and leaders of the Irish opposition.

        President Goncz and those accompanying him, including Minister of
Agriculture Laszlo Lakos and Tibor Draskovics, administrative state
secretary at the Finance Ministry, will attempt to dispel Irish fears that
Hungarian agriculture could be a major rival for Irish agriculture, by
explaining that its structure is fundamentally different from that of Irish
        There are no unresolved conflicts to burden political relations
between the two countries, which do not look back on a very long past.

        Budapest and Dublin established diplomatic relations in 1976, and the
first Hungarian ambassador presented his credentials in 1991.

        Trade has grown spectacularly over the last one or two years: last
year Hungarian exports totalled USD 7.2 million and imports amounted to
almost USD 40 million.

        A total of 20 Hungarian-Irish joint ventures operate in Hungary,
including the food processing company, Avonmore and the
telecommunications company ITI, Bocom Int..

USD 2.5bn in Foreign Capital - Ministry of Industry

        Budapest, April 18 (MTI) - Foreign firms have indicated their intention

to invest USD 2.5 billion in Hungary over the next years, Minister of Industry
and Trade Laszlo Pal said in Szekesfehervar on Tuesday.

        The minister was attending the opening of the Machine Expo
organized by the largest machine dealer of Transdanubia, the Koves and
Forcorn firm.

        The majority of investments are linked to the car industry projects
completed in the past years, Pal said. He added the firms aim at developing
components production in Hungary.

        Almost all multinational firms in Hungary want to expand their

        More than 50 Hungarian and foreign exhibitors are displaying more
than 1,000 products at the Machine Expo, held for the fifth time this year.

Moldovan President in Hungary

        Budapest, April 18 (MTI) - The President of the Republic of Moldova,
Mircea Snegur, arrived in Budapest on Tuesday evening for an official visit,
to last until April 20.

        He was invited by Hungarian President Arpad Goncz.

        The Moldovan president is accompanied by his wife.
        Several Moldovan ministers, and a large delegation of Moldovan
businessmen are also accompanying the president.

        Mircea Snegur is to hold talks with President Goncz, and is scheduled
to meet the Speaker of Hungarian Parliament, Zoltan Gal. He will also open
an exhibition of contemporary Moldovan fine arts.

        The Moldovan President will also travel to Szekesfehervar, and will
visit two major industrial companies: the Ikarus bus factory, and the
Videoton electronics company. He will visit the Agricultural Research
Institute of Martonvasar, which is engaged in wheat improvement.

        Several Hungarian-Moldavian agreements are to be signed during
Mircea Snegur's visit, covering double taxation, protecting investments, and
cultural cooperation.

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from the Daily Bulletin of the Hungarian News Agency MTI
distributed by the Department for Press and International Information
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Hungary

H-1394, Budapest P.O.B. 423.
Telephone: 36 (1) 156-8000
Telefax: 36 (1) 156-3801
No. 76/1995                                                             18 Apri
l 1995

Horn Meets Montenegrin Prime Minister

        Budapest, April 14 (MTI) - Hungarian Prime Minister Gyula Horn met
Milo Djukanovic, Prime Minister of the Republic of Montenegro, in Budapest on

        The Government Spokesman's and Press Office said at the meeting
Djukanic had given his views on the Yugoslav crisis. Horn confirmed
Hungary's interest in a peaceful settlement of the conflict by political means,
and in good relations with all Yugoslav successor states based on long-term
interests. He stressed Hungary is strictly observing all its commitments
from the U.N. resolutions connected with the crisis, while seeing it as highly
important to create an atmosphere of mutual confidence with the Yugoslav

        Djukanic is here for the opening of the exhibition "500 Years of
Montenegrin Book Publishing" in the National Szechenyi Library.

OSCE - Hungarian Diplomats in Grozny

        Moscow, April 14 (MTI) - Istvan Gyarmati, acting on behalf of the
chairman in office of the OSCE, and Sandor Meszaros, appointed leader of the
OSCE permanent mission in Grozny, on Friday visited the Chechen capital
where the mission will soon start up.

        Gyarmati and Meszaros surveyed technical questions related to the
permanent mission. MTI learnt from Russian officials they saw a building that
had been offered by the Russian side for accommodating the six member
mission. The mission will include, apart from Meszaros, American, French,
Polish, Swiss, and Swedish diplomats.

        Later Gyarmati and Meszaros met leaders of the Chechen provisional
government and Russian troops in the Chechen capital.

        Earlier Thursday the Hungarian diplomats visited Machakal in Dagestan
to discuss technical problems and humanitarian aid.

        Decision on the permanent mission and its mandate was made by the
Permanent Council of the OSCE in Vienna early this week.

        The mission seeks to promote a political settlement of the crisis,
observe human rights, drawing attention to their violation.

        The mission expects to prepare for and supervise future free elections
in Chechnya.

Socialists Back Goncz at Presidential Election

        Budapest, April 14 (MTI) - The presidium of the Hungarian Socialist
Party proposed on April 22 the national board support Arpad Goncz as
candidate for the presidential election, deputy chairman Gyorgy Janosi
announced at a press briefing today.

        Prior to his election in 1990 Arpad Goncz was a member of the then
opposition and now governing party Alliance of Free Democrats.

        Janosi said the party presidium also dealt with the mode of election an
noted that uncertainty has developed about the election in the wake of an
initiative by the Smallholders Party that collected more than 150,000
signatures to call a referendum about the election of the president. Under the
Constitution the president is elected by Parliament, while the Smallholders
want citizens to directly elect the president. Under the move a referendum
would be staged if more than 100,000 signatures are collected.

        Now the Constitutional Court is examining whether changing the mode
of presidential election would also mean a change in the Constitution - if the
constitution can be changed by referendum.

        The Socialist Party presidium says preserving the political stability o
f the
country requires that the country has a president at the decided date - by July
3 at the latest, since Goncz's mandate expires on August 3, and an election
must be held one month before.

        The Socialist Party, does not rule out direct presidential elections in
future, but this must be regulated in a new constitution. If the idea of direct
presidential elections gains momentum, it will be supported by the Socialist

Bill on Supplementary Budget

        Budapest, April 14 (MTI) - The government on Friday submitted a bill on

the 1995 supplementary budget to Parliament.

        The bill envisages cutting the central budget deficit without repayment
capital from HUF 282.7 billion to HUF 156 billion.

        Earnings must exceed levels in the original act on the budget by HUF
157 billion, while spending can grow by HUF 30 billion.

        The government says it has become impossible to meet the figures of
the original budget under current economic conditions.

        In addition, implementation of the government's stabilization programme

also requires amendments in central budget targets.

        Plans called for a HUF 22 billion reduction for 1995 to cope with the
HUF 335 billion deficit in 1994 of the public finance sector without capital
repayment, but estimates suggest the deficit would approach HUF 350 billion
without these planned measures.

Supplementary Budget Revenue Targets 1995

        Budapest, April 14 (MTI-ECONEWS) -
                                            (billion HUF)
> ==========================================================
                                1994      1995        1995      1995

Revenue              preliminary original supplementary March
                               figure     target     target
> ==========================================================

Payments by companies   257.955 221.200 330.600 81.989
Consumption-related taxes  500.642      619.000 638.000 111.812
Payments by individuals 263.397 310.800 315.300 63.841
Payments by budget-run  4.617           6.000           7.000           0.277

Revenues from local
budget-run organizations        0.839           0.200           0.200
Withdrawals from
state funds                     5.300           0               0
Revenues from internatl.
financial operations            30.132          44.540          51.081
Bank profit tax and
dividends                       30.448          28.000          39.800
Other revenues          2.316           3.000           3.000           1.635
Revenues connected with
debt servicing          95.710          191.700 196.700
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
Total budget revenues:  1,191.356       1,424.440       1,581.681       281.611
> ==========================================================
Source: Ministry of Finance

Budapest, April 14 (MTI-ECONEWS) -
                                                  (billion HUF)
> ==========================================================
    Expenditure                    1994      1995      1995       1995
                               preliminary original supplementary  March
                                  figure    target    target
> ==========================================================

   Subsidies to companies               101.098    83.400    83.400     24.715
   Consumer price subsidies       27.047    32.000    32.000      7.922
   Project expenditure            73.223    90.120    86.120    16.070
   Support to Social Security      7.000     10.000    10.000     2.499
   Support to Social Security
     for welfare payments                  203.022   195.380   180.830  48.846
     organizations                         349.842   386.658   378.498  108.252
   Support to local councils               298.624   307.259   310.958    68.75
   Separate state funds                      37.410    36.269      39.269
   Expenditures connected
     with international
     financial operations               21.731    46.455    50.872       8.374
   Debt service                           292.145  454.043  500.259    128.154
   Other expenditures             3.676      4.508       4.508   0.709
   Reserves                                     --         19.100     19.100
   Extraordinary expenditures     4.176     12.893     12.893    4.197
   State guarantees                         11.263     20.000     20.000
   Total expenditure:                        1,430.257  1,707.085   1,737.708

> ==========================================================
TOTAL BUDGET REVENUES     1,191.356  1,424.440  1,581.681   281.611
TOTAL EXPENDITURES             1,430.257  1,707.085  1,737.708   427.978
BUDGET BALANCE            -238.901   -282.645    -156.027  -146.367
> ==========================================================

Source: Ministry of Finance.

Hungarian OSCE Diplomats On Chechnya Mission

        Moscow, April 15 (MTI) - MTI correspondent Lorant Koti reports:

        Istvan Gyarmati, envoy of the chairman-in-office of the Organization fo
Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), voiced again his disagreement
with the Russian federal armed forces continuing to employ "hardly qualified,
unacceptable" methods against the civilian population.

        Gyarmati was speaking to MTI after his Friday visit to Grozny. He and
mission head Sandor Meszaros of Hungary had previously managed to find an
appropriate building to house the permanent OSCE mission in Chechnya, so it
can begin operation at the end of next week.

        Gyarmati said the main aim of his visit was to make technical
preparations for the opening of the mission. At the same time, conversations
with refugees revealed once again that the Russian federal armed forces are
using base means against civilians in Samashki and elsewhere.

        The diplomat said he would use his Saturday meeting with Jury Baturin,
advisor to President Boris Yeltsin on national security matters, to firmly and
repeatedly draw attention to the fact that, despite the statements of Russia's
military and political leadership, the military actions are continuing in a
that is unacceptable to the international community.

        Gyarmati said they had met Samashki refugees and people who gave a
true account of events, but they had not met eyewitnesses, nor had been there
themselves, so they did not exactly know what had actually happened. The
mission headed by Meszaros has to expose this, together with the mass
murders and human rights violations, he added.

        Asked about his personal experiences, Meszaros said they matched his
expectations on the whole. Life in Grozny is slowly resuming and the removal
of ruins has begun. He said the mission would have been opened by late next
week, if not with a complete staff. Once the basic conditions are created, the
mission will possibly visit all scenes of military operations as soon as

        Meszaros said that the mission wants to promote a political settlement
of the conflict. The issue is not mediation, but participation in the
process. The OSCE can help the most by persuading all concerned parties to
engage in a dialogue. The organization's presence will lend weight and
credibility to the discussions, he added.

        The two Hungarian diplomats said they had discussed the technical
details of opening the mission. They had selected the building to be defended
by armed guards for 24 hours a day. They called it important that the mission
could make contact with anyone it deems necessary, without being hindered in
this by the guard. The mission has a mandate to move freely in Chechnya and
the neighbouring republics.

        The mission will have a satellite telephone link to the outside world,
radio telephones for inside communication. There are plans to set up sub-
departments in Nazrany and Hasavur later on as the mission staff can be
expanded. One diplomat each from the United States, Sweden, France,
Poland and Switzerland, the latter being a woman, will work with Meszaros at
the mission.

Hungarian FM Visit to U.S.

        New York, April 17 (MTI) - Hungarian Foreign Minister Laszlo Kovacs is
starting today a nearly week-long visit to the United States. He arrived in New
York, the first stop on his trip, on Sunday evening for the review conference
the non-proliferation treaty.

        At the U.N. headquarters, Kovacs will meet several politicians, includi
the Dutch, Belarus and Australian foreign ministers, the U.S. deputy
undersecretary of state in charge of European affairs and the U.S.
ambassador to the U.N. He will call on U.N. Secretary-General Boutros-
Boutros Ghali in his office, and on Tuesday he will make a speech at the
review conference of the non-proliferation treaty.

        The Hungarian foreign minister will then continue in Washington
discussing bilateral links and international issues with top officials at the
Department and the National Security Council. Hungary's role as chairman-in-
office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is also
expected to figure on the agenda.

        Kovacs is scheduled to give lectures on the security policy of Central
Europe, NATO expansion and Hungary's economic situation and future

Hungarian FM Meetings in New York

        New York, April 17 (MTI) - NATO expansion, the situation in Central and

Eastern Europe and Hungary's chairmanship of the Organization for Security
and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) were the main topics at talks Hungarian
Foreign Minister Laszlo Kovacs held with U.S. Deputy Foreign Undersecretary
of State Richard Holbrooke and American U.N. Ambassador Madeleine
Albright. The U.S. politicians spoke highly of OSCE activities, particularly
Hungary's chairmanship, with the comment that it may also help dispel
Russian reservations about the enlargement of NATO.

        Kovacs told Hungarian reporters that Holbrooke and Albright had
praised Hungary's policy on its neighbours, its basic treaty with Slovakia,
expressing the hope that a similar document would soon be signed with
Bucharest. Kovacs noted that the treaty, however important, is only one
element of Hungarian-Romanian relations - there are also opportunities for
progress in a number of other areas, which the Budapest government is trying
to exploit. The American side took notice of the information.

        Holbrooke and Albright confirmed the U.S. position that NATO's
expansion and the establishment of closer links with Russia should be carried
out simultaneously, as part of the European security structure. Answering a
question on Russian concerns over the enlargement of the Atlantic alliance,
Kovacs said he believed Moscow saw the question as a home policy matter at
least as much as a security policy issue.

        On discussing OSCE activities, mention was made of the conflicts in
Chechnya, Karabakh and Yugoslavia.

        The American politicians thanked Hungary for supporting the
unconditional prolongation of the non-proliferation treaty without any
Kovacs said Hungary had always stood for preventing the spread of nuclear
weapons out of the conviction that it is not the availability of nuclear arms
guarantees security.

        During the day, Kovacs met the governor of New York State, George
Pataki, a third-generation descendant of Hungarian immigrants, and confirmed
the invitation extended to him in January. The governor said he would like to
visit Hungary as early as this year. The Hungarian foreign minister also asked
for Pataki's mediation in boosting business links between New York State and
Hungary, and proposed that, following the example of Illinois, New York could
also open a permanent mission in Hungary.

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Uj konyvek 1995 aprilis

Az 1995. februa'r 1-28-ig megjelent (illetve regisztra'lt) mu"vek
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(Ko:nyvvila'g, 1995. a'prilis)

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Ariosto, Ludovico:
Az eszeveszett Orlando
  1-2. ko:tet
Fordi'totta: Simon Gyula.
Nemzeti Tanko:nyvkiado'.
Felfedezett klasszikusok 10.
1272 oldal, ko:tve 1941 Ft
Bari Ka'roly:
Di'szletek egy szinonima'hoz
Magyar Mu"hely, Pa'rizs, Be'cs, Budapest.
Magyar Mu"hely Bara'ti Ko:r fu:zetek 34.
72 oldal, fu"zve 350 Ft
Euro'pai dia'kko:nyvta'r.
477 oldal, fu"zve 360 Ft
Bi'ro' Andra's:
Holt angyalok
Tiniva'r, Kolozsva'r.
74 oldal, fu"zve 270 Ft
Dsida Jeno":
Egyszeru" vers a kegyelemro"l
Dsida Jeno" hu'sz valla'sos verse
Polis, Kolozsvo'r.
56 oldal, fu"zve 420 Ft
Garai Istva'n:
E'bressz ku:rto:s virradatkor
Szerzo"i kiada's.
180 oldal, fu"zve 300 Ft
Gyo"ri La'szlo':
95 oldal fu"zve 290 Ft
Hej! Csere'nyem elo"tt...
Kiskunhalas ne'pdalai
Kiskunhalasi O:nkorma'nyzat.
Halasi te'ka 14.
303 oldal, fu"zve 500 Ft
Ka'rpa'ti Kamil:
Relief egy fegyha'zro'l
Ka'rpa'ti Kamil Mu"vei.
153 oldal, fu"zve 295 Ft
Federico Garci'a Lorca
Legszebb versei
A vila'girodalom gyo:ngyszemei.
160 oldal, ko:tve 398 Ft
Me'liusz Jo'zsef:
Kaddish elegy
Jitgadal ele'gia
Elegia isgadal
78 oldal, fu"zve 270 Ft
A magyar nyelven i'rt halottsirato' e'nek jiddis, angol e's roma'n
fordi'ta'sa't is tartalmazza.
Reviczky Gyula
Legszebb versei
A magyar irodalom gyo:ngyszemei.
160 oldal, ko:tve 398 Ft
Re'dai Ga'bor:
Fe'nypa'sztoros e'jszaka'n
Kru'dy Gyula Irodalmi Ko:r.
96 oldal, fu"zve 180 Ft
Vo:ro:smarty Miha'ly
Legszebb versei
A magyar irodalom gyo:ngyszemei.
176 oldal; ko:tve 398 Ft
Andrassew Iva'n:
116 oldal, fu"zve 390 Ft
Balassi Ba'lint-Dobokay Sa'ndor:
Tiz okok
273 oldal, ko:tve 380 Ft
Conrad, Joseph:,
A szigetek sza'mu"zo:ttje
334 oldal, fu"zve 499 Ft
Jo'kai Mo'r:
Jo'kai Mo'r Munka'i 55.
253 oldal, ko:tve 750 Ft
Madersprach Viktor:
Vad-a'sz ko:nyvek.
230 oldal, fu"zve 650 Ft
Mailer, Norman:
A ho'he'r dala 2. ko:tet
495 oldal, fu"zve 498 Ft
Miksza'th Ka'lma'n:
1. ko:tet: A ke't koldusdia'k
- A besze'lo" ko:nto:s
- A szelistyei asszonyok
A magyar pro'za klasszikusai 22.
273 oldal, ko:tve 790 Ft
Mo'ricz Zsigmond:
Seneca. - Magyar
Mezo"gazdasa'gi Ko:nyvkiado'.
Csala'di ko:nyvta'r.
152 oldal, ko:tve 448 Ft
Nagy Lajos:
A falu a'larca - Kiskunhalom - A tani'tva'ny
Babits Kiado', Szeksza'rd.
Magyar klasszikusok 8.
627 oldal, ko:tve 1300 Ft
Po'sa Zolta'n:
Meneku:le's ne'gy sa'von
229 oldal, fu"zve 350 Ft
Rege'ny a kelet-euro'pai paternalista diktatu'ra'k kora'bo'l.
Vonnegut, Kurt:
Az o:to's sza'mu' va'go'hi'd
248 oldal, ko:tve 495 Ft
A szerzo" ne'met fogsa'gba esett, Drezda'ba vitte'k, ahol a
va'go'hi'd pince'je'be za'rva e'lte a't a pusztito' le'gita'mada'st.
Katona Jo'zsef:
Ba'nk ba'n
Talentum dia'kko:nyvta'r
159 oldal, fu"zve 228 Ft
Mada'ch Imre:
Az ember trage'dia'ja
Talentum dia'kko:nyvta'r.
190 oldal, fu"zve 228 Ft
Oidipusz kira'ly - Oidipusz Kolo'noszban
Euro'pa dia'kko:nyvta'r.
157 oldal, fu"zve 280 Ft
A sivatag kupola'ja
126 oldal, fu"zve 200 Ft
Fiatal ko:lto"k antolo'gia'ja.
A szelek u'tja
Ja'szkunsa'g antolo'gia
Ja'szkunsa'g Szolnok.
298 oldal, ko:tve 399 Ft
Megjelent a Ja'szkunsa'g ci'mu" folyo'irat alapi'ta'sa'nak 40.
e'vfordulo'ja alkalma'bo'l:
Bakos Istva'n:
(avagy egy "tu'le'lo""  ko:ztisztviselo" va'logatott feljegyze'sei,
571 oldal, fu"zve 352 Ft
Konkoly-Thege Alada'r:
Te'pett lobogo'
Ferlinpress, Pe'cs.
120 oldal, fu"zve 275 Ft
O:ne'letrajzi ihlete'su" ko:nyv a ha'romszi'nu", ci'meres lobogo'ro'l.
Aznavour-Garvarentz, Ao"da:
Az Aznavour csala'd
Babits Kiado', Szeksza'rd.
234 oldal, fu"zve 230 Ft
Horva'th Miklo's:
Male'ter Pa'l
Osiris-Sza'zadve'g. -1956-os Inte'zet.
399 oldal, fu"zve 720 Ft
Szalai Csaba:
Simogatni vadcsala'nnal
Spectrum Holding.
240 oldal, fu"zve 199 Ft
Publicisztika'k e's riportok.
D. Magyari Imre.
Besze'lgete'sek 1. ko:tet
Pesti Mu"sor.
302 oldal, fu"zve 495 Ft
"Egy igaz to:rte'net re'szletekben..."
Ciga'ny-magyar kapcsolatok hata'ron innen e's tu'l
Ko"ba'nyai O:nkorma'nyzat.
246 oldal, fu"zve 392 Ft
Replika Ko:r.
Replika ko:nyvek 2.
267 oldal, fu"zve 295 Ft
Aja'nlhato' a feminizmussal szemben ellene'rze'ssel viselteto"
valamennyi no"nek e's fe'rfinak.
Pusztay Ja'nos:
A szo:lkupok
Savaria University Press,
Minoritates Mundi.
194 oldal, ko:tve 408 Ft
A szo:lkupokna'l sza'mos kedvezo" va'ltoza's figyelheto" meg
az uto'bbi esztendo"kben, amelyek hozza'segi'thetnek ahhoz,
hogy a haldoklo' ne'p fo:lero"so:dje'k s u'j e'letet kezdjen.
Steinberg, Stephen:
Az etnikum mi'tosza
Fajok, etnikumok e's oszta'lyok
Csere'pfalvi Alapi'tva'ny.
275 oldal, fu"zve 195 Ft
Bossa'nyi Katalin:
"Mindannyian naivak voltunk..."
Besze'lgete'sek a demokra'cia'ro'l
Savaria University Press,
A'tiratok 7.
286 oldal, fu"zve 400 Ft
Bro'dy Andra's:
Komporsza'g ezredfordulo'ja
Pesti Szalon.
A'tiratok 4.
169 oldal, fu"zve 250 Ft
Kulcsa'r Ka'lma'n:
Kontinuita's e's a'tmenet
To:prenge'sek az uto'bbi e'vek magyar politikai gyakorlata'ro'l
Savaria University Press,
A'tiratok 6.
153 oldal, fu"zve 280 Ft
O:nkorma'nyza's vagy az elitek uralma
199 oldal, fu"zve 398 Ft
To'th Ka'roly Antal:
Savaria University Press,
240 oldal, fu"zve 310 Ft
Politikai emle'kirat e's cikkgyu"jteme'ny.
Dea'k Ferenc u:gye'szi iratai 1824-1831
Zala Megyei Bi'ro'sa'g - Zala Megyei Leve'lta'r.
210 oldal, fu"zve 300 Ft
Finley, Moses I.:
Politika oz o'korban
311 oldal, fu"zve 498 Ft
Gosztonyi Pe'ter:
A magyar honve'dse'g a ma'sodik vila'gha'boru'ban
420 oldal, ko:tve 980 Ft
Gro:ssing, Sigrid Maria:
A Habsburgok szerelmi kro'nika'ja
Magyar Ko:nyvklub.
269 oldal, ko:tve 590 Ft
22 hi'res besze'd
400 oldal, ko:tve 748 Ft
Iparosok e's kereskedo"k a ke't vila'gha'boru' ko:zo:tti
MTA To:rte'nelemtudoma'nyi Inte'zet.
Ta'rsadalom- e's mu"velo"de'sto:rte'neti tanulma'nyok 11.
128 oldal, fu"zve 250 Ft
Ki kicsoda a to:rte'nelemben?
414 oldal, ko:tve 598 Ft
Kocsis Istva'n:
A meztelen igazsa'ge'rt
A magyar-roma'n viszony megromla'sa'nak to:rte'nete
491 oldal, fu"zve 660 Ft
Ko:blo:s Jo'zsef:
Az egyha'zi ko:ze'pre'teg Ma'tya's e's a Jagello'k kora'ban
MTA To:rte'nelemtudoma'nyi Inte'zet.
Ta'rsadalom- e's mu"velo"de'sto:rte'neti tanulma'nyok 12.
480 oldal, fu"zve 980 Ft
Ma'lyusz Eleme'r:
MTA To:rte'nelemtudoma'nyi Inte'zet.
Ta'rsadalom- e's mu"velo"de'sto:rte'neti tanulma'nyok 13.
157 oldal, fu"zve 270 Ft
Missziona'riusok jelente'sei Magyarorsza'gro'l
e's Erde'lyro"l 1627-1707
- Relationes missionariorum de Hungaria
et Transilvania 1627-1707
Ro'mai Magyar Akade'mia.
459 oldal, fu"zve 680 Ft
Pusztaszeri La'szlo':
Magyar mu'lt - magyar sorsok
210 oldal, fu"zve 396 Ft
Gue'non, Rene':
Metafizikai i'ra'sok
1. ko:tet: A keleti metafizika;
A Le'ny sokfe'le a'llapota'nak metafizika'ja
Farkas Lo"rinc Imre.
156 oldal, fu"zve 260 Ft
2. ko:tet: A Vila'gkira'ly
112 oldal, fu"zve 220 Ft
Hamvas Be'la Mu"vei
6. Ko:tet: Tabula Smaragdina
E'letu:nk Kiado'. - Magyar Iro'k Szo:vetse'ge nyugatmagyarorsza'gi
E'letu:nk ko:nyvek
366 oldal, ko:tve 480 Ft
G. Komoro'czy Emo"ke:
Felvona'sve'g a vila'gszi'npadon
Veze'rlo" kalauz Hata'r Gyo"zo" bo:lcseleti munka'ihoz
173 oldal, ko:tve 390 Ft
Lengyel De'nes:
Okori bo:lcsek nyoma'ban
224 oldal, fu"zve 588 Ft
Majdnem nem lehet ma'ske'nt
Tanulma'nyok Vajda Miha'ly 60. szu:lete'snapja'ra
431 oldal, fu"zve 515 Ft
Tu:ske's Tibor:
Kedves Professzor u'r
Ira'sok Fu:lep Lajosro'l
Baranya Megyei Ko:nyvta'r, Pe'cs.
Panno'nia ko:nyvek.
155 oldal, fu"zve 280 Ft
Parapszicholo'gia, ezoterika