RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 2, No. 168, 1 September
HUNGARY'S SECURITY SERVICES CLEARED OF ILLEGAL DATA
COLLECTION. Minister without portfolio Laszlo Kover, who
oversees the security services, told the parliament's
National Security Committee on 31 August that there is
no evidence that those services were involved in the
illegal gathering of data on Federation of Young
Democrats-Hungarian Civic Party leaders last year.
Representatives of coalition parties and the Hungarian
Justice and Life Party voted down a proposal that the
committee investigate the allegations. The committee's
chairman, Gyorgy Keleti of the Socialist Party, said
that vote made it clear that the coalition does not want
to clarify the case. The Swedish Embassy has denied
press reports that documents on the surveillance process
were forwarded to the press by one of its employees (see
"RFE/RL Newsline," 31 August 1998). MSZ
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