Contents tagged with law on education

  • Hungary accuses Ukraine of making new restrictions on the rights of national minorities

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó has claimed that Ukraine is making new restrictions on the rights of national minorities.

    A corresponding statement by Szijjártó was posted on the Hungarian Foreign Ministry’s website.

    "Instead of mitigating the conflicts, Ukraine has made further proposals for the restriction of language use and citizenship. For instance, it will be compulsory to display a Ukrainian transcript of the dialogue during theatre productions, and Hungarian newspapers will …

  • Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Ukraine will raise issue of Hungary fulfilling its obligations to NATO

    Ukraine intends to raise the issue of Hungary’s fulfilling its obligations at the meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Commission, which will be held at the ambassadorial level on December 14 in Brussels, Belgium, as reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. 

    “We plan to draw the attention of NATO member states to the need for Hungary to comply with its obligations to NATO during the meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Commission at the ambassadorial level on December 14, 2017 in Brussels,” the …

  • Speaker of Ukrainian Parliament: there will be no changes to Ukrainian education law

    Verkhovna Rada Chairman Andriy Parubiy stated that no amendments would be added to “The Language of Education,” which is Section 7 of the law on education.

    Speaking at a conference on the Day of Local Self-Government in the Lviv region, Parubiy said that he had a conversation with representatives of the Venice Commission. On the parliament’s website, the Chairman was quoted as saying that “it was agreed that the seventh article of the law ‘On Education’ would not be changed.”

    On September 5, …

  • Venice commission did not support Hungary’s accusations against Ukraine

    The Venice Commission did not support the accusations of Hungary in narrowing the rights of ethnic minorities in the Article on the language of education in the Ukrainian law, the press service of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine reports, citing the conclusions of the Venice Commission of December 8th.

    "We are also grateful that the Commission accepted Ukraine’s argument regarding reproaches that the article on the language of the law "On Education" narrows the rights of the …

  • Hungary calls for sending OSCE mission to Zakarpattia Oblast of Ukraine

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó called on the Council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to send a mission of observers to Zakarpattia, as reported on the website of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    “Hungary was previously an adherent of Ukraine, but the September law on education, which significantly reduced the rights of minorities to study in their native languages, has become a source of great disappointment. The law is completely incompatible …

  • Lavrov complains about 'oppression of Russian-speaking Ukrainians' because of Ukrainian education law

    During the 24th OSCE Ministerial Council in Vienna, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the new Ukrainian law on education oppresses “millions of Russian-speaking Ukrainians” , RIA Novosti reported.

    The head of the foreign policy department believes that Brussels has not responded to the Ukrainian law with sufficient harshness. According to him, it “violates Kyiv’s international obligations” and is directed against the Russian language, which “millions of citizens of Ukraine” …

  • Budapest: Hungary will not support Ukraine’s course to NATO and the EU

    Budapest cannot support Kyiv’s Euro-Atlantic efforts until they abolish the "discriminatory" Ukrainian law "On Education," as stated by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Hungary, Péter Szijjártó, at the Eastern Partnership summit on the 24th of November in Brussels, Radio Liberty reports. 

    "We cannot do this and support Euro-Atlantic efforts (of Ukraine), because Kyiv has neglected the rights of ethnic minorities and has flagrantly violated the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, which came …

  • Prime Minister of Hungary confirms that he will block the rapprochement of Ukraine with the EU and NATO

    The Hungarian government will not give up its intentions to block Ukraine’s integration into the EU and NATO if Kyiv does not change its law on education, as stated by the Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán, the text of whose speech was made public on the website of the Hungarian government.

    “I would like to assure Transcarpathian Hungarians that no matter where the wind blows, the Hungarian government will not give up its position. We will resolutely defend it, not only here or in Kyiv, …

  • Poroshenko: everyone will speak Ukrainian in the country

    President Petro Poroshenko said that the reform of secondary education will lead to every Ukrainian being able to speak the Ukrainian language, during a speech at a forum of local communities, 112 Ukraine writes.

    "We have adopted new and ambitious reforms of the educational system, which is doing very important work. It not only makes the education process modern, interactive, and flexible, but there is one more important thing - we are returning the use of the Ukrainian language to Ukrainians …

  • Prystaiko: Hungary is using NATO against Ukraine

    Hungary’s hysteria over Ukraine’s Law on Education requiring providing instruction in the state language in Ukrainian educational system is not subsiding, as stated by the head of Ukraine’s mission to NATO, Vadym Prystaiko, at a meeting with journalists in Brussels, LB.ua reports.

    "Hungary continues to make bravura statements while NATO is trying to explain that these are just work processes, nothing is canceled or blocked," he said, referring to Hungary's decision to veto the meeting of the …