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  • HUNGARIAN AMERICAN COALITION HOLDS SIXTH ANNUAL MEETING AND MEETING OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    December 10, 1997

    The Hungarian American Coalition (Coalition) elected new Board Members at its sixth Annual Meeting, held on Saturday, December 6, 1997, at the Kossuth House in Washington, DC.  Géza Kádár, Jr., Edith Lauer, Andrew Ludányi, László Papp, Zsolt Szekeres and Charles Vámossy were elected to serve for three-year terms.  The organization also renewed the membership of the Hungarian Reformed Federation of America and welcomed the Hungarian American Cultural Association, Inc., (Kossuth Club), a new organizational member from Florida. More...
  • HUNGARIAN AMERICAN COALITION MEETINGS HIGHLIGHT 1998 PRIORITIES

    December 10, 1997

    The Hungarian American Coalition (Coalition) during its meetings on December 6, 1997, discussed its 1998 priorities: the Coalition reiterated its strong support for NATO expansion, focused on Hungarian minority rights, and approved the establishment of a Scholarship Fund for Hungarian students to study in US colleges and universities. More...
  • HUNGARIANS STRONGLY ENDORSE COUNTRY’S NATO MEMBERSHIP

    November 21, 1997

    Hungarian citizens answered with a resounding YES on November 16, 1997, in a referendum on Hungary’s membership in NATO.  85% of voters favored NATO membership providing convincing evidence of the soundness of US policy on NATO enlargement, as well as of Hungary’s commitment to it. The outcome of the November 16 referendum provides but the latest evidence of Hungary’s preference for western democratic values.  It echoes historic votes cast in 1945 when 57% of Hungarians voted for a moderate center-right party, crushing the communists and their allies in the first post-war elections, in 1956, when against overwhelming odds, Hungarians attempted to vote with their lives for democracy, and most recently, since 1990, following the demise of Communism in 1989, Hungarians have held a series of free and fair, local and national elections. More...
  • HUNGARIAN AMERICAN COALITION LAUDS RESULT OF NATO REFERENDUM IN HUNGARY

    November 18, 1997

    The Hungarian people’s resounding 85% YES vote on that country’s accession to NATO should be regarded as convincing evidence of the soundness of American policy on the Alliance’s enlargement. More...
  • MEMBER OF THE HUNGARIAN AMERICAN COALITION TRAVELS TO CENTRAL EUROPE WITH JOINT DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE-DEPARTMENT OF STATE NATO FACT FINDING MISSION

    November 6, 1996

    “It is fitting that you, strong supporters of the American effort to recast a unified, democratic Europe, will assess the progress the Poles, Czechs, and Hungarians have made to join the Alliance [NATO],” noted Jeremy Rosner, Special Advisor to the President and Secretary of State for NATO Enlargement Ratification, to members of a delegation to Europe.  Veteran, military, ethnic American and religious leaders participated in the fact finding mission sponsored by the Department of Defense and Department of State.  Frank Koszorus, Jr. of the Hungarian American Coalition was invited to be part of the delegation. More...
  • HUNGARIAN AMERICAN COALITION REPRESENTATIVE TESTIFIES BEFORE THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS ON NATO ENLARGEMENT

    November 5, 1997

    On November 5, 1997, the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations held a hearing on the proposed enlargement of NATO.  The Committee invited Frank Koszorus, Jr. to testify on behalf of the Hungarian American Coalition. More...
  • AMBASSADOR-DESIGNATE PETER F. TUFO BRIEFED ON HUNGARY

    October 31, 1997

    The Department of State invited Frank Koszorus, Jr., Esquire and Professor Andras Ludanyi to participate in an all-day seminar on Hungary for Ambassador-Designate Peter F. Tufo.  During the seminar held on October 16, 1997, Prof. Ludanyi reviewed the situation of the Hungarian minorities while Mr. Koszorus addressed certain historical perceptions of Hungary and their affect on U.S. policy making. More...
  • HUNGARY’S CITIZENS DEBATE NATO MEMBERSHIP ON EVE OF REFERENDUM

    October 13, 1997

    The Hungarian American Coalition will sponsor “Hungary in an Expanded NATO: Benefits and Responsibilities,” a series of conferences designed to provide the citizens of Hungary an opportunity to discuss and debate the question of NATO membership.  The conference takes place on November 6, 8 and 10, less than a week before Hungarians vote in a national referendum on NATO membership. More...
  • HUNGARIAN AMERICAN COALITION JOINS SUPPORTERS OF NATO ENLARGEMENT

    October 9, 1997

    (Washington, DC)  “Although we come here from varied backgrounds, we are like-minded in our commitment to NATO enlargement,” said Col. Casimir Lenard of the Polish American Congress, who chaired a meeting of the Central and East European Coalition and other national organizations that met at the Washington, DC offices of the American Legion on Tuesday, September 30, 1997. More...
  • BÉLA BARTÓK CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA OF HUNGARY ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR

    September 29, 1997

    The renowned Béla Bartók Choir and Orchestra of the ELTE University of Budapest, will perform in New York and in the Washington area from October 18-27, 1997.  Performances will take place at Westminster Choir College of Riley University, Princeton (October 18); Rutgers University (October 19); University of Maryland and at the World Bank (October 20); United States Senate (October 21); The First United Methodist Church and the Piedmont Arts Association, Martinsville, Virginia (October 22); the United Nations (October 24); and Barnard College, Columbia University (October 25). More...
  • HUNGARIAN AMERICAN COALITION ATTENDS FAREWELL BREAKFAST AT THE WHITE HOUSE

    August 1, 1997

    The White House sponsored a breakfast on July 30, 1997 to bid Daniel Fried and Marilyn DiGiacobbe farewell and to welcome Steven Flanagan and Christine Stanek.  Ethnic and community leaders were invited to the hour and a half event held in the White House dining room.  Anne Bader, Frank Koszorus, Jr., and Edith Lauer represented the Hungarian American Coalition. More...
  • WHITE HOUSE BRIEFS COALITION ON NATO ENLARGEMENT

    June 13, 1997

    On June 12, 1997, the White House initiated a conference call with representatives of the Central and East European Coalition (CEEC), including the Hungarian American Coalition, to brief them on the enlargement of NATO. Mr. Daniel Fried, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director, National Security Council, Jeremy D. Rosner, Special Advisor to the President and Secretary of State for NATO Enlargement Ratification, and Marilyn DiGiacobbe, Special Assistant to the President for Public Liaison, participated in the telephone conference. Frank Koszorus, Jr. represented the Hungarian American Coalition. More...
  • CONTINUED AMERITECH SPONSORSHIP OF THE WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

    June 12, 1997

    The White House Internship Program is an annual public service scholarship program administered by the Hungarian American Coalition since 1994. Ameritech, the Chicago-based telecommunications corporation, with a strong presence in Hungary and a commitment to improving international communications, has generously provided grants to the Coalition in support of the goals of the Internship Program. More...
  • COALITION HOLDS ITS EIGHTH ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS WORKSHOP AND BOARD MEETING IN YPSILANTI, MICHIGAN

    June 12, 1997

    The Hungarian American Coalition co-sponsored the Eighth Annual Human Rights Workshop, together with the Hungarian Communion of Friends, the American Hungarian Federation, the Hungarian Human Rights Foundation, and the Honors Program of Eastern Michigan University. The three-day Workshop was held on June 5-7, 1997 at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan. The Coalition held its Board Meeting the following day, on June 8. More...
  • WHITE HOUSE BRIEFS COALITION ON NATO/RUSSIA AGREEMENT

    May 22, 1997

    On May 15, 1997, the day after the agreement between NATO and Russia had been announced, the White House initiated a conference call with representatives of the Central and East European Coalition (CEEC), including the Hungarian American Coalition, to brief them on the terms of the agreement. More...
  • COALITION PARTICIPATES IN CAPITOL HILL CONFERENCE

    May 1, 1997

    "[Y]our letters and conversations with your representatives have turned the debate about regional assistance and NATO expansion around," said Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) during a conference held in the Hart Senate Office Building on April 30, 1997. The all-day conference titled, "Security and Stability in Central and Eastern Europe: A Vital U.S. Interest," was sponsored by the Washington based Central and East European Coalition (CEEC), which comprises 19 national grassroots organizations, including the Hungarian American Coalition (Coalition), representing over 22 million Americans who trace their heritage to Europe. More...


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