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+ - OMRI Daily Digest - 8 March 1995 (mind) VÁLASZ  Feladó: (cikkei)

OMRI DAILY DIGEST
No. 48, 8 March 1995

OSCE WILLING TO MEDIATE CHECHNYA CONFLICT. The OSCE is willing to help
mediate the conflict in Chechnya and set up a permanent mission in the
republic, international agencies reported. Hungarian Prime Minister
Gyula Horn made the announcement on 7 March after talks with President
Yeltsin. Hungary currently holds the rotating chairmanship of the OSCE.
Yeltsin said, "We have made considerable progress in tackling many of
the problems discussed in Budapest during the OSCE summit in December of
1994,"  Interfax reported. Horn stressed the positive results of the
Budapest summit and hoped further progress could be made toward a
comprehensive security regime in Europe. -- Michael Mihalka, OMRI, Inc.


EAST EUROPEANS SKEPTICAL ABOUT THEIR FUTURE. The results of a
Eurobarometer opinion poll, released on 7 March in Brussels, show that a
majority of citizens in East-Central European countries view negatively
the political and economic developments that took place in their
countries in 1994. In none of the 18 countries surveyed were a majority
of citizens satisfied with the development of democratic institutions.
The lowest percentage of dissatisfied citizens was recorded in the Czech
Republic (53%) and the highest in Bulgaria (91%). Since the previous
Eurobarometer poll, the number of people who hope their country will
gain membership in the European Union has doubled to 36%. Paradoxically,
the lowest percentages of citizens who view the EU positively were
registered in those countries whose governments are most actively
striving for EU membership--Hungary (32%), the Czech Republic (34%), and
Poland (42%). In only four countries--the Czech Republic, Slovenia,
Albania, and Estonia--were more than half of the poll's respondents
convinced that the situation in their countries is improving. The market
economy is viewed most favorably in Romania (71%) and Albania (67%). The
Eurobarometer poll was commissioned by the European Union. -- Jiri Pehe,
OMRI, Inc.

HUNGARIAN OFFICIAL SAYS PROBLEMS WITH ROMANIAN-HUNGARIAN TREATY PERSIST.
After signing the document to accompany the basic treaty with Romania,
Ferenc Somogyi, secretary of state at the Hungarian Foreign Ministry,
said there are "still problems," Radio Bucharest reported on 7 March.
Disagreement persists on issues that one side considers important and to
which the other gives lower priority, he added. Radio Bucharest quoted a
spokesman for the Hungarian Foreign Ministry who said the signing of the
document in Bucharest neither replaces the negotiations on the basic
treaty nor has relevance for those talks. Somogyi's Romanian
counterpart, Mircea Dinu, praised the document, saying it provides for a
semi-annual review of the "level of [progress in] collaboration between
Romania and Hungary." Radio Bucharest, quoting "sources close to the
Romanian delegation," said "substantial progress" was made at the
expert-level negotiations on the basic treaty in Budapest on 7 March.
The next round of negotiations at expert level are to begin in Bucharest
on 13 March. -- Michael Shafir, OMRI, Inc.

[As of 1200 CET]

Compiled by Victor Gomez
Compiled by Jan Cleave

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+ - NATO - Press Release (8 March 1995) (mind) VÁLASZ  Feladó: (cikkei)

PRESS RELEASE (95)21                     8 March 1995


      NATO VERITY WORKSHOP WITH COOPERATION
                    PARTNERS


On 9 and 10 March 1995, NATO's Verification Co-ordinating
Committee is hosting, at the NATO Headquarters in
Brussels, its second Workshop on the VERITY NATO
Verification Database in support of the Treaty on
Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE Treaty).
Representatives from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs,
Defence and national verification organisations of
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech
Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, the
Russian Federation, the Slovak Republic and Ukraine will
be participating, together with their counterparts from
all NATO countries.

VERITY was opened to Partners in November 1993 and the
first workshop was organized in February 1994 to provide
training on the usage of the system.

Partner countries like NATO nations, can now connect to
VERITY directly from their capitals. They can retrieve CFE
official information as well as contribute to the
completeness of the database by providing the reports of
CFE inspections they conducted. Participants will have
ample time to familiarize themselves with the aspects of
the system and to exchange views based on their
experience.

Sharing information through the VERITY database is a very
tangible way to implement the Treaty in a spirit of
co-operation.

The Workshop will be opened by Ambassador von Moltke,
Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs.

                          * * * * *
NATO's Verification Co-ordinating Committee, established
by the NATO Council in May 1990, is composed of
representatives of Ministries of both Foreign Affairs and
Defence. It coordinates implementation of conventional
disarmament and arms control agreements among Allies,
provides a forum for a regular exchange of views on
related matters and manages cooperation in this field
with Partner countries.

The CFE Treaty aims at providing increased stability in
Europe at lower levels of armament, and thus eliminating
the danger of surprise attack. Allies continue to attach
the highest importance to seeing that becoming a reality,
by 16th November 1995 at the latest.

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+ - VoA - Magyarorszag/Horvatorszag (mind) VÁLASZ  Feladó: (cikkei)

date=
type=correspondent report
number=2-175170
title=Hungary / Croatia (s-o)
byline=Stefan Bos
dateline=Budapest
content=
voiced at:

Intro:  The International Red Cross has warned for an
unprecedented refugee crisis in the former Yugoslavia when U-N
peace keepers plan to withdraw from Croatia on March 31st.
Stefan Bos reports from Budapest the announcement was made at a
conference with delegations from Red Cross Organizations and
donor countries.

Text:  A spokesman for the International Red Cross Federation,
Encho Gospodinov, says an estimated 200-thousand new refugees are
expected to cross into neighboring Slovenia if U-N peace keepers
leave Croatia.

He also expects thousands of refugees will try to make their way
into Hungary where already more than seven-thousand mainly women
and children find shelter by Hungarian families.

Mr. Gospodinov says the withdrawal of U-N peace keepers might
lead to all out war.

                     /// Gospodinov act. ///

         We still hope that a conflict can be avoided.  But I can
         tell you that today, in the conference room where we had
         discussed the situation, there were not too many
         optimists.

                   /// End Gospodinov act. ///

Red Cross Organizations across the region are looking for
sponsors to adopt new refugees. Mr. Gospodinov says so far, Red
Cross officials were not successful in convincing the Croatian
government to extend the U-N mandate. (Signed)

neb / sb / bd-t/pt

07-Mar-95 8:33 pm est (0133 utc)
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source: Voice of America

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