Gyula Horn former Hungarian Prime Minister dies at 81

June 19, 2013 5:45 PM

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Gyula Horn former Hungarian Prime Minister dies at 81

Gyula Horn the former prime minister and foreign minister of Hungary has died in hospital at the age of 81 after a long illness. He was instrumental in the fall of Communism in Europe.

Gyula Horn helped to end the division of eastern and western Europe into two Cold War blocs after World War Two. Fifteen years after the fall of Communism in Hungary, he went back to where he’d symbolically cut through part of the Iron Curtain, when he was the last foreign minister of the old regime...

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