Budapest (MTI) – The government will extend its economic development programs aimed at promoting ethnic Hungarian communities to Transylvania (Romania), and will launch a one billion forint (EUR 3.2m) pilot program, the foreign ministry’s state secretary said in Targu Mures (Marosvásárhely) on Friday.
The Transylvania programmes could eventually reach the range of 100 billion forints, Levente Magyar said.
The Hungarian government already operates such programmes in Vojvodina (Serbia) and in Transcarpathia (Ukraine). Support paid in Vojvodina has reached 50 billion forints, the state secretary said.
Budapest and Berehove sign twinning agreement
Berehove (Beregszász) – The mayors of Budapest and Berehove (Beregszász) in western Ukraine signed a twinning agreement between the two cities on yesterday.
Addressing the signing ceremony in Berehove, István Tarlós said the agreement was one among those Budapest would conclude for a “spiritual bond” with several cities and towns in regions with Hungarian communities in neighbouring countries.
The two cities will build twinning cooperation primarily in culture, Tarlós said.
Tarlós and his counterpart Zoltán Babják formally inaugurated Berehove’s revamped Heroes’ Square.