RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 2, No. 143, 28 July 1998
ROMANIAN OPPOSITION PARTIES CRITICIZE ORBAN STATEMENT. The
main opposition Party of Social Democracy in Romania (PDSR)
on 27 July called on Premier Radu Vasile to condemn publicly
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's recent "ultimatum."
Orban had urged support for the setting up of a Hungarian
language university in Transylvania and had said that if the
university is not set up "there is nothing more to talk
about" (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 28 July 1998). The PDSR said
"the process of instituting joint sovereignty in
Transylvania" must be immediately stopped. The chauvinist
Greater Romania Party demanded that Orban be declared
persona non grata in Romania. Meanwhile, the nationalist
Party of Romanian National Unity accused President Emil
Constantinescu and the government of displaying an
"ambiguous positions" towards the Hungarian demands. MS
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