RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
RFE/RL NEWSLINE 10 May 1999
FIDESZ CALLS FOR "INTERNATIONAL SUPERVISION" OF
VOJVODINA. Fidesz, the senior party of the Hungarian
governing coalition, called for the restoration of
autonomy to Yugoslavia's northern province of Vojvodina
as part of any settlement of the conflict in Kosova,
Hungarian media reported on 10 May. A declaration
approved by a weekend Fidesz party conference also
called for "international supervision" of areas of
Vojvodina inhabited by ethnic Hungarians after the end
of the Kosovo conflict, without specifying what kind of
international supervision it considers necessary.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told RTL TV that
any post-war conference on the Balkans must not end
without adopting measures to improve the status of
Vojvodina's 350,000 ethnic Hungarians. Hungarians
account for 17.5 percent of that region's 2 million
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