RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol 2, No. 14, 22 January 1998
PARTIAL AGREEMENT IN SLOVAK-HUNGARIAN DAM
DISPUTE. Hungarian and Slovak delegations, meeting in Bratislava on 19
January, reached a "theoretical agreement" whereby Hungary would not
on shutting down an existing dam at Cunovo, on the Slovak bank of the
Danube. In September 1997, the International Court of Justice in The Hague
had ruled that this dam was illegally built when the Slovaks diverted the
Slovak territory. Janos Nemcsok, head of the Hungarian delegation, told
Hungarian media that, in exchange, Slovakia would agree to providing
water for Hungary in the old river bed and to turning a Hungarian
reservoir at Dunakiliti into a resort lake. That agreement would satisfy
water needs. According to "Magyar Hirlap," the agreement is the most
result of the three-month negotiations between the two countries. MSZ
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