Hungary's first ombudsman for minority rights steps down

Jeno Kaltenbach, photo: MTI,

In the early 1990's Hungary was among the first Central European countries to establish an ombudsman for national and ethnic minority rights. The post has been held by Jeno Kaltenbach for 12 years but this week Mr Kaltenbach paid a farewell visit to the President as he stepped down.

Agi Varga of Radio Budapest asked him to draw assess the state of minority rights in Hungary over the past decade or more..