RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
RFE/RL NEWSLINE 1 July 1999
BUDAPEST MAYOR HELD AT YUGOSLAV BORDER. Gabor Demszky
was kept waiting three hours at the Yugoslav border at
the start of his 30 June visit to Subotica to meet with
Jozsef Kasza, mayor of that city and chairman of the
Federation of Vojvodina Hungarians. After the meeting,
Demszky said Yugoslavia's reconstruction is impossible
without its democratization, and he urged cooperation
between cities in Hungary and Vojvodina, Hungarian media
HUNGARIAN MINORITY CONTENT WITH ROMANIAN EDUCATION LAW.
Bela Marko, chairman of the Hungarian Democratic
Federation of Romania, said on 30 June he is "satisfied"
with the Senate's decision earlier that day to approve
the amended version of the Education Law recommended by
a mediation commission of the parliament's two chambers.
The law allows the setting up within existing
universities of departments offering instruction in
national minority languages and the establishment of
"multicultural" universities, whose language of tuition
is to be established by separate laws. In high schools
that offer instruction in minority languages, history
and geography must be taught in Romanian. MS
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