Budapest doubles assistance for Hungarians in Ukraine's Zakarpattia

Source : 112 Ukraine

The assistance makes almost $10 million
14:19, 20 October 2018

Hungarian Government to double help to support Hungarians in Zakarpattia region in 2019. Janos Potapi, State Secretary for National Policy claimed this, Origo reports. 

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‘According to Potapi, the financial aid will help 23-24 thousand people involved in the education, health, media and social and cultural sectors. 

He added that the annual subsidies for the Hungarian teachers in Zakarpattia region will be increased from $960 to $1800.  

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He said that the reason for this decision is the current tensed diplomatic situation and an unstable economic situation in Ukraine. 

Reportedly, last year, Hungary increased one-time payments to Hungarian teachers in Zakarpattia region by 80 percent.

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