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Minority in Hungary to benefit from EUR 1.8m in incentives

Ljubljana, 12 July - The government has included two projects to encourage business of the Slovenian ethnic minority in Hungary into its 2022-2025 development plans, which means that they are eligible for EUR 1.78 million in budgetary funds, the Government Communication Office said on Tuesday.

Szentgotthard, Hungary
A museum in the Raba area in Hungary, home to the Slovenian minority.
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The projects - one focusing on investment in business and the other on tourism - were included based on the programme to encourage the minority's business platform in 2021-2024.

As part of the first project, the minority's umbrella organisation will receive EUR 690,000 in grants to help sole proprietors, and micro and small companies to increase their added value, increase and upgrade production capacity, preserve and further develop crafts, and create jobs.

Grants totalling EUR 1.09 million are planned as part of the second project to prolong the duration of the average stay of tourists in the region and produce new tourist and hospitality offerings.

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