Village Shops Awarded HUF 8 bln in Subsidies

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The government has awarded HUF 8 billion in subsidies to ensure shops in Hungary's smallest settlements stay open, government commissioner Alpár Gyopáros said in Saturday's issue of daily Magyar Nemzet, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

The subsidies available in the scheme, launched last November, were awarded to 2,783 shops in settlements with populations under 2,000, Gyopáros said.

He noted that 661 of the recipients were the only shops serving their communities.

The working capital support could be used to pay for utility bills, vehicle fuel, or payroll costs.

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