RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol 2, No. 189, 30 September 1998
SLOVAKIA TO REDUCE DUTY ON HUNGARIAN WHEAT IMPORTS. Slovak
Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs Anna Jostiakova said
after talks with her counterpart, Peter Balas, in Budapest on
29 September, that Bratislava will reduce the recently
imposed customs duty on wheat imports from Hungary from 70
percent to 22.5 percent, MTI reported. Hungary is to withdraw
the complaint it filed with the World Trade Organization. MS
ROMANIA'S HUNGARIAN PARTY TO LEAVE COALITION? Citing
procedural grounds, the Bureau of the Chamber of Deputies'
Education Commission on 29 September refused to discuss the
amendment, submitted by the coalition party leaders, revoking
the stipulation that prohibits the setting up of state
universities teaching in national minority languages. A
meeting of the coalition leaders on 29 September failed to
resolve the situation, and Hungarian Democratic Federation of
Romania (UDMR) leader Bela Marko said after the meeting that
the UDMR's coalition partners are now backing the
"multicultural university" solution, which the UDMR rejects.
Marko added that the UDMR demands the dismissal of Education
Minister Andrei Marga and that it will leave the coalition in
accordance with the decision of its Council of
Representatives if the UDMR's demands are not satisfied by 30
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