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Hungary helps Slovenian Hungarians with EUR 1.6 m

Hungary helps Slovenian Hungarians with EUR 1.6 m

The Hungarian government will help 155 businesses owned by ethnic Hungarian families in Slovenia with a combined 500 million forints (EUR 1.6m) from this year’s national budget, under a programme aimed at promoting Hungarian communities in the Carpathian Basin

The contracts were signed by Levente Magyar, Hungary’s deputy foreign minister, and winning bidders in north-eastern Slovenia’s Dobrovnik (Dobronak) on Monday.

At the signing ceremony, Magyar said that the scheme was aimed at “reversing the decades-long assimilation of Slovenian Hungarians”.

The Hungarian government will set aside another 500 million forints for similar purposes in 2018.

Fina Aristic

As we wrote, Hungary’s government has so far placed about 9 billion forints (EUR 29.6m) in grants and credit with businesses in the framework of an economic development programme in Vojvodina (Vajdaság), Serbia‘s northernmost region with a large ethnic Hungarian population, the state secretary for economic diplomacy said in Subotica (Szabadka).

Source: MTI

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