HUNGARY PROVOKES: WHY THE POSITION OF MINISTER OF DEVELOPMENT OF TRANSCARPATHIAN REGION WAS CREATED

14.08.2018

Igar Tyshkievich expert of International and Domestic Politics program of the Ukrainian Institute for the Future for fakty.ictv.ua

The government of Hungary created the post of Minister, who will be responsible for the development of the Transcarpathian region of Ukraine. Previously, this position was called differently – Minister of cooperation between border areas. Today Hungary has actually appointed a new person, slightly changing the function and the name of this position – the Minister of development of the Transcarpathian region.

Why such name of position? Why now? On the one hand – it is an official who should deal with the Hungarian population in Transcarpathia, on the other hand – itt is a signal in the domestic political field, saying that the government does not let their compatriots down. Also this is a certain provocation in the foreign policy field.