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Hungary allocates $5 million for education in Ukraine's Zakarpattia

Last year Hungary increased the one-time payment to Hungarian teachers in Zakarpattia by 80%
16:26, 18 October 2018

Mukachevo.net

The Hungarian authority allocated $5 million for the education sphere in Zakarpattia as Mukachevo.net reported citing the proper order in the government Hungarian bulletin.

Particularly, Hungarian government decided to additionally support the workers of the education sphere in the state educational institutions of Zakarpattia and those who help to hold the educational process in the Hungarian language.

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According to the order "On provision of the sources of resources for the support of the health care system, cultural and social programs in Zakarpattia," the one-time state payment in the sum of $5 million is provided in 2019.

Last year Hungary increased the one-time payment to Hungarian teachers in Zakarpattia by 80%.

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The new law on education was signed by Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko on September 25, 2017. In particular, it introduces a 12-year-long school program and limits the number of subjects taught in the languages of national minorities. This particular decision evoked outrage in Moldova, Romania, Russia, and Hungary. Budapest even threatened to slow down the process of Ukraine’s integration with the EU.

Ukraine sent the text of the new legislation to the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission; meanwhile, the Council’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) announced that it failed to “ensure the necessary balance between the country’s state language and the languages of its ethnic minorities.”

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Due to this conflict, Hungary imposed a veto at the holding of the Ukraine-NATO commission in Brussels at the foreign ministers level.

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