Hungary. According to
Countryaah.com, the country's finance minister Lajos Bokros
resigned in February when he did not receive the support of
Prime Minister Gyula Horn he wanted. Bokros wanted to lower
social benefits to a level in line with the International
Monetary Fund's wishes. Bokros was succeeded as finance
minister by Péter Medgyessy.
Parliament approved in October a government proposal
under which Hungary, as the first country in former Eastern
Europe, pledges to compensate Jews who fell victim to the
Nazi persecution in Hungary during the Second World War.
Victims of the Nazi Hungarian allies, the crosses, will also
be compensated according to the proposal.