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Govt secures funding for Hungarian and Italian minorities

Ljubljana, 3 February - The government has issued a regulation to subsidise bilinguality and the exercise of constitutional rights of the Hungarian and Italian minorities in Slovenia in 2022, under which areas populated by the two communities will get almost EUR 2 million this year.

Koper
Koper one of the municipalities to get state funding under a government regulation providing funds for Italian and Hungarian minorities.
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The municipalities financing act provides that the municipalities that are home to the respective minority or the self-governing national communities in those municipalities be allocated budgetary funds equalling 0.15% of the total eligible spending of municipalities.

At the per capita municipality funding of EUR 645.2 in 2022, 0.15% of the total eligible funding amounts to EUR 1,987,312, which is the amount of funding secured by the government regulation.

The funds will be transferred to the municipalities of Koper, Ankaran, Izola, Piran, Lendava, Moravske Toplice, Dobrovnik, Hodoš and Šalovci and the Hungarian Self-Governing National Community of the Šalovci municipality, which asked for direct funding, said a press release issued after the government session on Thursday.

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