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+ - RFE/RL NEWSLINE 14 September 1998 (mind) VÁLASZ  Feladó: (cikkei)

RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
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RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol 2, No. 177, 14 September 1998

CEFTA MEMBERS MEET IN PRAGUE. The heads of government of
member countries of the Central European Free Trade Agreement
met in Prague on 11 September and agreed to set up a sub-
committee on agricultural trade to help solve trade disputes.
Poland and Romania recently imposed taxes on agricultural
imports from Hungary, and Slovakia announced at the meeting
that it will impose a 70 percent levy on grain imports from
Hungary. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban responded that
this "far exceeded" CEFTA norms and that Hungary will
complain to the World Trade Organization. Orban expressed
support for a Czech initiative to give CEFTA a "political
dimension" along the line of the Visegrad accords, but
Romanian Prime Minister Radu Vasile opposed such a move.
Slovak Premier Vladimir Meciar said he would oppose any move
to have CEFTA discuss political matters in 1999, when the
organization's presidency is taken over by Hungary. MS

RADICAL WING OF HUNGARIAN ETHNIC PARTY DEMANDS 'DUAL
CITIZENSHIP'... The Szeklers' Forum, convened in Cernatul de
Jos on 12 September by Laszlo Tokes, honorary chairman of the
Hungarian Democratic Federation of Romania (UDMR), criticized
the performance of the UDMR leadership and demanded the right
to "dual citizenship" for members of the Hungarian ethnic
minority. The forum also passed a resolution that the
Romanian-language media described as a demand for the
territorial autonomy of the Szekler counties. The resolution,
however, makes no mention of those counties and speaks of
autonomy in line with "the subsidiary principles" of "Western
practice on local autonomy and self-government." The forum
also demanded the return to the Hungarian community of
confiscated Church property and the "reinstitution" of a
Hungarian state university in Cluj. And it protested attempts
to "militarize" counties inhabited by ethnic Hungarians and
"change their population structure." MS

...AS UDMR LEADER DISTANCES HIMSELF FROM RESOLUTIONS. UDMR
chairman Marko Bela has said that the Cernatul de Jos
gathering was " not statutory" and that the relatively low
attendance shows that the bulk of UDMR members do not
identify with criticism by Tokes's wing. Marko said it is "up
to the Hungarian government" to discuss the "dual
citizenship" proposal, adding that he himself would not ask
for that status. He added that some of the forum's demands
already figure in the UDMR's program and Tokes's wing must
"show how to implement them more specifically." On 11
September, European Commissioner Hans van den Broek, said in
a statement that he has "encouraged" the Romanian government
to find "alternative means" to satisfy the Hungarians'
demands. He also denied that he views "muliculturalism" as
the only way to meet those demands. MS

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+ - RFE/RL NEWSLINE 15 September 1998 (mind) VÁLASZ  Feladó: (cikkei)

RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
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RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol 2, No. 178, 15 September 1998

SLOVAK COALITION STILL TRAILING OPPOSITION. A public opinion
poll conducted by the independent MVK institute shows that
the ruling coalition parties continue to trail the combined
opposition. Meciar's Movement for a Democratic Slovakia
(HZDS), however, continues to lead the field and scored its
best result in polls so far, with 28.2 percent support. The
opposition Slovak Democratic Coalition is backed by 23
percent. The Slovak National Party and the Workers Party
(both HZDS coalition partners) are backed by 5.6 and 2.5
percent, respectively. The opposition Party of Civic
Understanding is supported by 15.3 percent, the Party of the
Democratic Left by 12.6 percent and the Hungarian Coalition
by 7.2 percent. MS

HUNGARY, AUSTRIA, DISCUSS EU EXPANSION. The EU will start
membership negotiations with Hungary in November, Austrian
Chancellor Viktor Klima told visiting Hungarian Prime
Minister Viktor Orban on 14 September. Austria currently
holds the rotating chairmanship of the EU. Klima said the
planned expansion is "a unique chance to create a common,
peaceful Europe," but he noted that Austrians are "concerned
about the possible inflow of cheap labor from Hungary." Orban
said the fears are "partly exaggerated" because "those
wanting to work in Austria are already" in that country. The
two sides also urged action for a "more effective" handling
of the refugee problem and closer collaboration among EU
members in fighting organized crime. MSZ

COMPROMISE REACHED ON HUNGARIAN-LANGUAGE STATE UNIVERSITY IN
ROMANIA? The leaders of the ruling coalition, meeting on 14
September, are reported to have reached a compromise in the
dispute about the setting up of a Hungarian state university.
The precise nature of the compromise is unclear, but Bela
Marko, chairman of the Hungarian Democratic Federation of
Romania, told reporters after the meeting that the decision
of the Chamber of Deputies' Education Commission will have to
be changed into one that is "more permissive" on university
education in the languages of national minorities. He also
said a special law will deal with the setting up of a
Hungarian language state university. The Chamber of Deputies
Education Commission is meeting on 15 September to discuss
the coalition leaders' proposal. MS

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