Slovenian minority in Hungary gets EUR 2.3m for economy promotion
Ljubljana, 13 September - Economy Minister Zdravko Počivalšek and Minister for Slovenians Abroad Helena Jaklitsch signed on Monday in Ljubljana a EUR 2.3 million programme for the promotion of the economy of the Slovenian ethnic minority in Hungary in the 2021-2024 period.
"Slovenians are Slovenians, be it here or beyond the border. This programme is the right move for an additional boost and development of the economic basis of the area populated by the Slovenian ethnic minority," Počivalšek said on the occasion.
According to a release from the Government Office for Slovenians Abroad, Jaklitsch added that a "strong economy also means a more self-confident minority, which consequently means more care for the language and development of the potential in cultural life".
The programme will support promotion of investments in the economy in the area concerned, promotion of tourism and auxiliary activities and development of local products, and promotion of the area populated by the Slovenian minority in general.
EUR 30,000 will be earmarked for the implementation of the programme this year, EUR 750,000 in 2022 and EUR 790,000 in 2023.