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 The Hungarian Language Became Regional in One of Zakarpattia Cities

Berehove City Council (Zakarpattia oblast) voted to grant the Hungarian language the status of the regional one in the territory of the city.

Ukrinform reports that Ishtvan Haidosh, the city mayor announced that "26 out of 36 deputies of the Berehove City Council voted aye for granting the Hungarian language the regional status in the city".

In accordance with the adopted decision, from now on the forms, stamps and seals of the Berehove City Council will be in Ukrainian and regional Hungarian alongside.

"From now on, alongside the official language there will be writings in Hungarian on sign posts, notice boards, visual advertisement boards in the territory of the city. As to the knowledge of Ukrainian and Hungarian, this criteria will be considered in staffing and hiring to the government and self-governing bodies", added the mayor.

The population of the Berehove city constitutes 25.5 thousand people with 12.8 thousand being Hungarians.

 
 
 
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