February 12, 1991
The presidents of Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Poland gather at a castle in this scenic Danube River city in Hungary on Friday to ponder their relationship now that the former East European military and economic alliances have crumbled. Foremost on the agenda for the meeting of Hungary's Arpad Goncz, Czechoslovakia's Vaclav Havel and Poland's Lech Walesa will be the problem of luring Moscow to the negotiating table one last time so that the Warsaw Pact can be formally dissolved.
November 15, 1988
A new group has been formed in Hungary to press for multi-party elections with non-Communist candidates and to demand that Budapest renegotiate its ties with the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact, official media reported. The Federation of Free Democrats also called for the withdrawal of the estimated 65,000 Soviet troops in Hungary. The group was launched in Budapest at a meeting of independent political, ecological, religious and youth organizations, a participant said.
March 21, 1989 |
Tivador Partai, the president of the revived Smallholders Party in Hungary, is 80 years old. His study in the old house in the Buda hills where he has lived most of his life is lined with books and mementos, portraits of long-dead heroes and framed photos of political allies, snapshots taken back when their hair was thick and their hopes were high. "I am old and sick now," he said recently in an interview, the tone in his deep voice one not of self-pity but of straightforward reality.
January 9, 1990 |
The Red Army will pull out an airborne regiment, two tank battalions and 6,000 troops from Hungary this year, Col. Gen. Grigory Krivosheyev, Soviet deputy chief of staff, said Monday.
July 9, 1988 |
A senior State Department official said Friday the United States has received "increasing indications" that the Soviet Union may unilaterally pull some or all of its 65,000 troops out of Hungary, where they have been stationed since they crushed a revolt in 1956. A Soviet troop cut announcement, rumored for more than a year, could come next week at a summit meeting in Warsaw of Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev and leaders of the Warsaw Pact nations. Gennady I.
May 16, 1990 |
Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia's bids for independence "cannot be stopped," new Hungarian President Arpad Goncz said Tuesday. At a press conference here after meeting U.S. Jewish leaders, Goncz also said that Hungary's newly formed non-Communist government will want out of the Warsaw Pact, but it will have to find a way that will satisfy all parties, including the Soviet Union.