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New Hungarian commissioner for Zakarpattia has wider powers, - official

The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine now decides how to establish a communication mechanism
20:22, 3 January 2019

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Hungary has entrusted authorized Minister for Cooperation Development between Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg County and Zakarpattia region broader powers and tasks than just cooperation. Interfax-Ukraine reported this, citing Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, the Vice Prime-Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine.

“Of course, we expect that the re-naming of the post is reflected in the functionality. But whether this functionality is really restricted to the cooperation between Ukrainian and Hungarian regions is unknown yet. I think that his powers and tasks, put by the Hungarian government are actually broader,” she said.

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According to her, Foreign Ministry of Ukraine has created a post of the Commissioner for Trans-Border Cooperation and Mykola Baltazhi occupied it.

“He is responsible for the connection with Mr. Istvan Grezsa (Baltazhi's counterpart from Hungary, - 112 International), and the first meeting has already taken place. Now the ministry decides how to establish the communication mechanism.

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As we reported, Hungary has changed the name of the post of “the Minister for Zakarpattya.” The decision was published by the Hungarian Justice Ministry on October 29.

 

 

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