Photo: MTI

Potapi: Hungary continues aid to Ukraine Hungarians

The Hungarian Prime Minister's Office continues its programme of providing financial aid to various groups within the ethnic Hungarian minority in Ukraine's Transcarpathia province, state secretary Arpad Janos Potapi told MTI on Wednesday.

Under the programme, ethnic Hungarian teachers, health-care staff, social workers, journalists, actors and other groups are given a grant once a year to top up their salaries, the state secretary said.

The programme’s budget, totalling 2.4 billion forints this year, will help finance meals for needy children, too, Potapi said.

Applications for the grants can be submitted from June 15 at, he said, adding that with regard to the war in Ukraine, the application had been simplified.

Last year, over 15,000 applicants “active in areas crucial for the policy for Hungarians abroad” received grants under the programme, Potapi said.

The scheme has been instrumental in helping the Hungarian minority preserve their national identity and it will further help Hungarian professionals stay in their homeland “and work to the community’s benefit”, Potapi added.

Leave a Reply