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ETHNIC HUNGARIAN POLICY SEES 'BREAKTHROUGH'

The government's policy for Hungarian communities abroad achieved a "breakthrough" in the 2010s, an official said at the opening of this year's "Tusványos" Summer University.
 

Árpád János Potápi, the state secretary with the Prime Minister’s Office responsible for Hungarian communities abroad, said Hungarian communities were now stronger and ready to get through tougher times should there be any hardships. He said for the past thirty years the summer university in Băile Tușnad (Tusnádfürdő), in central Romania, had been a hotbed of ideas shaping today’s policy for Hungarian communities abroad. Between 2018 and 2022, the Hungarian government is further strengthening the national identity of Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin, as well as supporting families and competitiveness by boosting Hungarian companies and communities in the region, Potápi said.
The Băile Tușnad summer university is being held for the 30th time this year. The event provides a forum for ethnic Hungarians to talk with each other as well as to the many visitors from the Carpathian Basin, the Hungarian government and neighbouring countries, with guests from Slovakia, Croatia and Serbia as well as Hungary and Romania.