The Ruska Kraina Experiment

2020.01.13 News 44 megtekintés

In early December 1918 Ruthenian representatives of various political views from north-eastern Hungarian counties went to Budapest by a special train. The train might have been slow due to the shortage of coal in the post-war months in Hungary, so they had to economize on heating in the locomotive. The Ruthenian delegates were going to...


Venice Commission’s Expert Opinion of the 2019 Law on Supporting the Functioning of the Ukrainian Language as the State Language

2019.12.21 News 195 megtekintés

Below you will find the opinion of the Venice Commission on the Ukrainian state language of 2019, i.e. the Law on Supporting the Functioning of the Ukrainian Language as the State Language in Hungarian and Ukrainian translations as well as its original text in the English language. The Opinion was adopted by the Venice Commission...


George Rákóczi II – the warrior

2019.12.19 News 37 megtekintés

Among the Transylvanian princes George Rákóczi II (1621-1660) can be called a warrior because of his fight with the Turks and his unsuccessful campaign in Poland. He was prepared for reign from his childhood. His father educated him to read the Bible and go to church. As captain of Várad, he married Zsófia Báthori, the...


Human Geographical Processes in East Central Europe: Problems, Tendencies and Trends

2019.12.11 News 92 megtekintés

International Geographical Conference Berehove (Transcarpathia, Ukraine), March 26–27, 2020 Following the successful conferences in 2012 and 2016, the Ferenc Rákóczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian College of Higher Education is organizing its third international geographical conference in cooperation with the Research Institute for National Strategy (Budapest, Hungary), the Department of Regional Science at Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest,...


Wilson in Verkhovyna

2019.12.10 News 82 megtekintés

Szabó Simon, a Greek Catholic canon, the leader of the Hungarian Ruthenian People’s Assembly, declared in November 1918, “The people heard president Wilson’s wakening word and discuss in their wooden huts the rights of nations for self-determination.” Szabó’s comment is rather a rhetorical element fitting the political climate, than a description of the Ruthenian highland’s...


Proposals of the Transcarpathian Hungarian Pedagogical Association regarding the teaching of Hungarian and Hungarian-language education in Ukraine

2019.11.29 News 78 megtekintés

The Transcarpathian Hungarian Pedagogical Association sent a letter regarding the Hungarian-language education in Ukraine to Hanna Novosad, Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine. This letter was also sent to the editorial staff of Karpátalja.ma, we publish it without any changes. Our association continues to await the implementation of the Venice Commission’s proposal to amend Article 7 and...


The Law on Language still remains in focus – a statement by Ildikó Orosz on the investigation of the Venice Commission

2019.11.23 Featured news, News 122 megtekintés

Last September, the Ukrainian parliament adopted a new law on education, which not only makes it difficult, but also impossible, for minority schools to teach in their national languages. According to the law, Hungarian educational institutions should gradually switch to Ukrainian-language teaching from the 5th grade onwards. This is also in contradiction with Ukraine’s constitution...


A Statement of the Transcarpathian Hungarian Pedagogical Association, November 20, 2019

2019.11.22 News 74 megtekintés

The Transcarpathian Hungarian Pedagogical Association is concerned about the events occuring around the Hungarian-language education in Ukraine: the news about the cancellation of Hungarian-language textbook publishing that have appeared in the media in recent weeks, as well as sharp reductions in the number of native and foreign language lessons in elementary schools, interference with the...