Vol. 1, No. 170, 2 December 1997
HUNGARIAN OPPOSITION CRITICIZES "TWIN DAM" PROPOSAL. The opposition has
sharply criticized government commissioner Janos Nemcsok's proposal that
Hungary build two small hydropower plants on the Danube instead of
completing the original Gabcikovo-Nagymaros project. That proposal was
submitted to a Slovak delegation on 24 November in Bratislava. Hungarian
opposition deputies lambasted Prime Minister Gyula Horn for letting the
Hungarian delegation make such proposals without the explicit
authorization of the legislature. Horn, for his part, said that the "twin
dam" proposal would ensure that work already completed on the project
would not be wasted. He added that The Hague tribunal's ruling on the
matter was neither a success nor a "fiasco" for Hungary, since a
compromise with Slovakia can still be reached. MSZ
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