The Spying Game, Continued

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Hugarian Prime Minister Peter Medgyessy

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002
What was the nature of Hungarian Prime Minister Peter Medgyessy's links with the communist-era secret service? And what other leading Hungarian politicians worked as spies and informers for the former regime? These questions, which exploded on the Hungarian political scene just days after Medgyessy's election victory in April, have dominated the news in Hungary over the past two weeks, as a long line of senior figures and former ministers appeared before two committees set up to investigate the pre-1989 history of all of Hungary's top politicians.

One committee is dedicated to unravelling...