RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol 2, No. 182, 21 September 1998
HUNGARIAN PRIME MINISTER IN ITALY. Visiting Prime Minister
Viktor Orban on 18 September told his Italian counterpart,
Romano Prodi, that Hungary wants Vojvodina to have the same
degree of autonomy that Italy proposes for resolving the
crisis in Kosova. After meeting with Pope John Paul II, Orban
told journalists that the new Hungarian government wants to
deepen cooperation between state and Church rather than
separate them. He said some of the provisions of an agreement
that the previous government and the Holy See signed are
incompatible with Hungary's judicial system. In order to
resolve the matter, Hungary and the Vatican will set up a
joint committee, Orban said. MSZ
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