Vol. 1, No. 66, 3 July1997
POLISH PREMIER IN HUNGARY. Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz, on a one-day visit to
Hungary on 2 July, met with his Hungarian counterpart, Gyula Horn. Cimoszewicz
stressed that Poland, like Hungary, wants Slovenia and Romania included in the
first wave of NATO expansion, but he noted that "it is not us who will take
this decision." Horn appealed to Poland and the Czech Republic not to ignore
Slovakia's efforts to integrate into NATO and Euro-Atlantic structures. He
called for "reactivating" the Visegrad group but not as a means of exerting
pressure on Slovakia. Horn added that Budapest wants Slovakia to meet NATO and
EU requirements "as soon as possible."
HUNGARIAN COALITION WANTS PARLIAMENTARY INVESTIGATIVE COMMISSION
The Socialists and the Free Democrats on 2 July proposed that the
parliamentary commission investigating the Tocsik privatization scandal (see
"RFE/RL Newsline," 26 June 1997) be disbanded. Tamas Deutsch, the chairman of
the commission, said the coalition partners are opposed to approving,
publishing, or allowing the legislature to debate the commission's final
report because they are "implicated" in the affair, according to Hungarian
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