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RFE/RL NEWSLINE 23 July 1999
HUNGARY FILES OBJECTION TO SLOVAK LANGUAGE LAW. "The new
Slovak law on minority languages does not satisfy the
commitments that Slovakia undertook in the [Hungarian-
Slovak] basic treaty," Hungarian Foreign Ministry State
Secretary Zsolt Nemeth wrote in a 21 July letter to his
Slovak counterpart, Jan Figel. Nemeth expressed regret
that the law ignores the proposals submitted by
Slovakia's Hungarian Coalition Party. He added that it
is important that the Hungarian minority be allowed to
use its native language in official matters not only in
localities where it constitutes at least 20 percent of
the population but also "in higher levels of public
HUNGARIAN EXTREME-RIGHT PARTY GETS POP STAR CANDIDATE.
Pop star Lorant Schuster, the lead singer of the
Hungarian rock group P.Mobil, announced on 22 July that
he has accepted the offer of Istvan Csurka, chairman of
the extreme-right Hungarian Justice and Life Party
(MIEP), to be the MIEP's candidate in parliamentary by-
elections in Siofok. MSZ
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