Hungary president blocks probe on secret services

HUNGARY - Hungary's state president and the head of the central bank have become embroiled in growing controversy over Communist-era links with the secret services.

Ferevnc Madl, the president, and Zsigmond Jarai, governor of the Hungarian National Bank, have refused permission for a parliamentary committee to release information about their past contacts with the intelligence services.

The refusal could damage their relations with the centre-left government. The two are the most senior conserv