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Budapest to host conference on status of ethnic kin

Experts in ethnicity and minority affairs will meet in Budapest this weekend to discuss the legal status of ethnic Hungarians living beyond the border, Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany told the public radio on Tuesday morning. The event will be the first round of an international conference convened by the Hungarian government with experts of the Venice Commission, the Council of Europe and others attending, Gyurcsany told Hungarian Radio during his current official visit to Indonesia. Asked how and when the legal status of ethnic Hungarians will be settled, Gyurcsany said, "this is a thorny question, for which responsible decision-makers can give no simple answers." "If you ask about what we want and what we dream about, the answer is easy. However, to develop solutions acceptable to all, it is not enough to give a political answer: we need an exact constitutional answer," the prime minister said.