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July 1, 1988
Romania, stung by Hungarian protests over its plan to evict thousands of ethnic Hungarians from Transylvania, ordered the closure of a Hungarian cultural center in Bucharest. Earlier, Romania had ordered Hungary's consul general in the Transylvanian city of Cluj to leave the country and declared the consulate there closed.
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January 11, 1991 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A long-stifled argument over the ethnic identity of Transylvania, the vast "land beyond the forest" that has changed nationality three times this century, has erupted into an ominous war of words between Hungary and Romania. Although the conflict so far has been limited to official name-calling and a diplomatic standoff, it is fanning a brush fire of nationalism that could lead to more violence in Hungarian communities that have resisted Romanian assimilation for 70 years.
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October 6, 1988
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev dressed down visiting Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu, signaling the Kremlin's concern over maverick economic and political policies that have left Romania out of step with its Communist neighbors. In an unusually blunt luncheon address in Moscow, Gorbachev made it clear that he is disturbed by economic mismanagement and human rights violations in Romania.
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March 25, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Hungary's ambassador in Bucharest, Pal Szuts, met with Romanian Prime Minister Petre Roman and disputed a Romanian statement accusing Budapest of inciting ethnic clashes that killed several people in Romania's Transylvania province last week, a Hungarian diplomat said. An official Romanian statement said Roman had urged Hungary "not to complicate the situation through declarations that give Romanians in Transylvania the feeling that they are endangered."
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February 28, 1989 | From United Press International
Hungary, in an unprecedented attack by one East Bloc state on another, demanded Monday that the U.N. Commission on Human Rights investigate violations of basic freedoms in neighboring Romania. Gyula Horn, Hungarian state secretary for foreign affairs, a rank equivalent to deputy foreign minister, delivered the demand at the commission's annual meeting here.
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November 18, 1989 | From Time Wire Services
Romania has sealed its border with reformist Hungary, Budapest Radio reported Friday night. "Information received so far confirms that nowhere along the Hungarian-Romanian border can the frontier be crossed," the radio said. The development highlighted Romania's increasing isolation within Eastern Europe, swept by reformist winds that hard-line Romanian Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu is resisting.
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March 21, 1990 | CHARLES T. POWERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The government delivered a stiff note of protest to the Romanian ambassador in Budapest on Tuesday, demanding that the Romanian government take action to protect the ethnic Hungarian minority in the Transylvanian city of Tirgu Mures, where one person was killed and dozens were injured in ethnic violence. Romanian nationalists wielding clubs, axes and scythes seriously injured at least four people when they attacked ethnic Hungarians in Tirgu Mures on Monday.
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March 25, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Hungary's ambassador in Bucharest, Pal Szuts, met with Romanian Prime Minister Petre Roman and disputed a Romanian statement accusing Budapest of inciting ethnic clashes that killed several people in Romania's Transylvania province last week, a Hungarian diplomat said. An official Romanian statement said Roman had urged Hungary "not to complicate the situation through declarations that give Romanians in Transylvania the feeling that they are endangered."
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December 21, 1989 | CHARLES T. POWERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With his army on full alert, the nation's borders sealed and continuing protests against his police-state government, President Nicolae Ceausescu of Romania returned home from a visit to Iran on Wednesday and accused "fascists and reactionaries" and "imperialist espionage centers" for inciting the demonstrations.
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March 21, 1990 | CHARLES T. POWERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The government delivered a stiff note of protest to the Romanian ambassador in Budapest on Tuesday, demanding that the Romanian government take action to protect the ethnic Hungarian minority in the Transylvanian city of Tirgu Mures, where one person was killed and dozens were injured in ethnic violence. Romanian nationalists wielding clubs, axes and scythes seriously injured at least four people when they attacked ethnic Hungarians in Tirgu Mures on Monday.
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December 21, 1989 | CHARLES T. POWERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With his army on full alert, the nation's borders sealed and continuing protests against his police-state government, President Nicolae Ceausescu of Romania returned home from a visit to Iran on Wednesday and accused "fascists and reactionaries" and "imperialist espionage centers" for inciting the demonstrations.
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November 18, 1989 | From Time Wire Services
Romania has sealed its border with reformist Hungary, Budapest Radio reported Friday night. "Information received so far confirms that nowhere along the Hungarian-Romanian border can the frontier be crossed," the radio said. The development highlighted Romania's increasing isolation within Eastern Europe, swept by reformist winds that hard-line Romanian Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu is resisting.
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September 19, 1989 | CHARLES T. POWERS, Times Staff Writer
As a result of Hungary's liberal policies toward the East Bloc's political and economic refugees, an increasing number of Romanians are risking jail--and occasionally the bullets of border guards--in order to escape into Hungary.
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February 28, 1989 | From United Press International
Hungary, in an unprecedented attack by one East Bloc state on another, demanded Monday that the U.N. Commission on Human Rights investigate violations of basic freedoms in neighboring Romania. Gyula Horn, Hungarian state secretary for foreign affairs, a rank equivalent to deputy foreign minister, delivered the demand at the commission's annual meeting here.
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November 29, 1988
Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu reaffirmed his plan to destroy thousands of villages and resettle inhabitants in new towns, adding that some villages have already been transformed, the state news agency Agerpres reported. Speaking at the start of a three-day Communist Party Central Committee meeting in Bucharest, Ceausescu also ruled out the possibility of political pluralism.
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October 6, 1988
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev dressed down visiting Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu, signaling the Kremlin's concern over maverick economic and political policies that have left Romania out of step with its Communist neighbors. In an unusually blunt luncheon address in Moscow, Gorbachev made it clear that he is disturbed by economic mismanagement and human rights violations in Romania.
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