RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 2, No. 129, 8 July 1998
HUNGARY'S ORBAN VOWS TO CRACK DOWN ON CRIME. Prime Minister
Viktor Orban on 7 July told journalists in Budapest that
cracking down on violence and organized crime is a priority
for his cabinet. He said order can be restored only through
a larger police force, more efficient anti-mafia
legislation, and tighter control over foreigners. Amendments
to the existing immigration law and tightening the criminal
code rank high on the agenda of the new cabinet's first
meeting, he said. Orban also explained that former police
chief Sandor Pinter has been appointed interior minister
owing to his thorough knowledge of and experience in police
affairs as well as his ideas on how to improve public
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