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Aug 04, 2017

Hungary continues to support its population living beyond the borders

Hungary has launched a number of economic programs in Vojvodina and Transcarpathia in recent years with grants worth tens of billions of forints in order to help people stay in their native land

Hungary continues its policy of supporting Hungarians living beyond the borders. Two leading intiatives have demonstrated this over the past week, it has been revealed.

The Rákóczi Federation and the Metropolitan Municipality of the 7th District organized a summer camp for sixty children to Lake Balaton last week. The Hungarian government has also placed 9 billion HUF in Vojvodina through its economic development program for 6,200 entrepreneurs.

Miklós Soltész, minister of State for Church, Nationality and Civil Society Relations, said it was a joyful development that not only the government supports the summer camps of young Hungarians from beyond the borders, but this is now a widespread and natural practice for municipalities and civil society organizations to adpot.

Meanwhile, Hungary's Minister of State pointed out that Hungary has in recent years been able to organize many camps which have been implemented with united efforts.

The minsiter said the government in office before 2010 did not concern themselves with young Hungarians beyond the borders, they made mention of the Hungarian community in Transylvania at most, while there was no mention at all of the Hungarian communities in Vojvodina, Transcarpathia and Slovakia. This has caused “lasting wounds” which have manifested themselves, among others, in young people abandoning their native land, he added.

He also pointed out that Hungary has launched a number of economic programs in Vojvodina and Transcarpathia in recent years with grants worth tens of billions of forints in order to help people stay in their native land.