Vol. 1, No. 153, 5 November 1997
HUNGARIAN PARLIAMENT APPROVES HOLDING NATO REFERENDUM.
By a vote of 312 to 26, the parliament on 4 November voted to hold
a binding referendum on NATO accession on 16 November,
Hungarian media reported. The two questions on foreign ownership
of land, which were proposed by the opposition, have been removed
from the ballot. The parliament also approved a draft resolution
proposed by the opposition Democratic People's Party saying the
parliamentary parties uniformly declare their support for Hungary's
NATO membership as the most effective guarantee of the country's
RUSSIA TO PAY OFF HUNGARIAN DEBT THROUGH MILITARY
TECHNOLOGY. An unnamed Russian government source said in
Moscow on 4 November that Russia intends to pay off its $700
million debt to Hungary through military and civil technology,
Hungarian media reported, citing Interfax. msz
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