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Oct 22, 2018

Hungary to double financial assistance for Hungarian minorities in Transcarpathia region

Árpád János Potápi revealed that the Hungarian government will increase its payments to UAH 300 million or US$10.7 million in 2019

Hungary has announced that it will double financial assistance for the Hungarian minority in the Transcarpathia region in 2019 and beyond.

Árpád János Potápi revealed that the government will increase its payments to UAH 300 million or US$10.7 million in 2019.

According to Potápi, the funds will reach some 23,000-24,000 people in the fields of education and healthcare, as well as the social and culture sectors, as annual supplementary payments.

According to reports, Hungary will also hold consultations over distributing Hungarian passports among Zakarpattia residents.

The State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Levente Magyar says that over the past two years, targeted assistance for the economic development of the Hungarian community has reached UAH 1.7 billion or US$60.6 million.