RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol 2, No. 30 , 13 February 1998
HUNGARIAN PREMIER CALLS FOR CRACKDOWN ON CRIME. "What prevails in Hungary
today is not public safety," Gyula Horn told a 12 February news conference
in response to the brutal killing of media magnate Janos Fenyo (see "RFE/RL
Newsline," 12 February 1998). Horn said the police and the
Prosecutor-General's Office are unable to keep pace with the spread of
crime. He noted that 80 percent of robberies and murders in Hungary are
committed by foreigners, and he asked Interior Minister Gabor Kuncze to
submit a proposal to the government on introducing tougher entry rules for
foreigners. The cabinet has drawn up a five-point plan to improve public
safety, and a special unit has been set up to investigate Fenyo's murder,
Hungarian media reported. MSZ
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