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February 20, 2014 8:00 am

Hungary Prime Minister Asks for Time After Jewish Group Boycotts Government Events

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Hungarian PM Viktor Orban. Photo: Wiki Commons.

Bloomberg – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban asked the country’s main Jewish group to delay negotiations on controversial steps that triggered its boycott of government events on the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust.

Orban asked to resume talks after Easter, citing the political campaign underway for April 6 parliamentary elections, according to a letter the premier wrote to Mazsihisz, the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities. A copy of the letter was posted on the government’s website.

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