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Yearbook 1996

Hungary. According to, 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.

1996 Hungary

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.

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