ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Stop-Gap Budget

THE status of the Budapest Conference of Communist parties has been demoted by the decision to hold it at the level of party secretaries, without assembling the top leaders. The summit, for which the Soviet Union has been pressing for long, will take place later, if the results of the present meeting prove satisfactory. The Budapest Conference is therefore largely a sounding board for the Soviet Union to assess the trends in the various parties and the extent of unity that can still be built in the communist world. It can also be a forum where the Soviets would like to convey certain messages to other parties regarding what they do not mean by unity.

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