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RFE/RL NEWSLINE 23 March 2000
HUNGARIAN GOVERNMENT WILL NOT RESPOND TO CSURKA'S COMMENTS.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban told Hungarian Radio on 22 March
that the cabinet is not obliged to respond to comments by
opposition parties. Orban spoke following accusations that
the ruling coalition failed to comment on the remarks of
Istvan Csurka, chairman of the extreme-right Hungarian
Justice and Life Party. Csurka had told the parliament on 20
March that the recent pollution of the Tisza River was an act
of genocide by Romania (see "RFE/RL Newsline," 21 March
2000). Foreign Minster Janos Martonyi said Csurka's remarks
were "irresponsible and unfounded" and therefore unworthy of
"further analysis." MSZ
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