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Friday, 14 April, 2000, 11:05 GMT 12:05 UK
Hungary PM in Romania after pollution

The Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban, is paying his first visit to Romania since the river pollution, in which industrial waste from Romania devastated Hungarian fishing communities.

Mr Orban -- who's having talks with President Emil Constantinescu, the Romanian prime minister, Mugur Isarescu, and other senior officials -- said current court action would decide the compensation to be paid for the pollution.

Romania has said reports of devastation were exaggerated.

In a further sign of disagreement between the countries, Mr Orban said he was unhappy with some details in the recently signed treaty between the countries. He's also discussing with Romania, where there's a large Hungarian minority, the possible opening of two more Hungarian consulates in the country.

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