Science and culture: Foreign Hungarians would have the same rights as Hungarian nationals to use public cultural and educational institutions in Hungary.
Insurance: Those employed in Hungary for at least three months would be entitled to pension and health insurance during that time.
Travel: Four times in each year, foreign Hungarians would be entitled to a 90% discount on public transport in Hungary. People younger than seven years or older than 65 years would be allowed to travel free.
Education: The right to receive education at Hungarian schools and to receive scholarships and health insurance subsidies. Students at Hungarian-language schools in neighbouring countries would be entitled to all student discounts valid in Hungary. Teachers at these schools would receive financial support for additional schooling. Hungary would support the opening of branches of Hungarian universities in neighbouring countries. Families with at least two children attending Hungarian-language schools would receive support payments (amount to be determined).
Work: Three-month work permits would not require confirmation of labour market conditions (i.e. that the work could not be done by a Hungarian). The permits could be extended.
*Benefits would apply under the June 19 Foreign Hungarians Law to ethnic Hungarians living in countries bordering Hungary, except Austria, who hold a so-called 'Hungarian Card' (confirmation of status issued by a Hungarian cultural group.
Source: Sme newspaper, reprinted from the Hungarian paper, Magyar Hírlap
3. Jul 2001 at 0:00