Contents tagged with Hungary

  • Ukrainian Vice-Prime-Minister: Hungary blocking development of relations between Kyiv and NATO

    Budapest is blocking the effective development of Ukraine's relations with the North Atlantic alliance due to their displeasure with the paragraph on language in the Ukrainian law on education.

    According to the Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Ukraine will try to solve this problem with the support of other NATO members, since Budapest "blocks the effective development" of things planned between Ukraine and the Alliance.

    "Ukraine is concerned with …

  • NATO representative says the NATO-Ukraine commission meeting reportedly vetoed by Hungary was not planned

    NATO says they do not have plans to hold a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission in December, reports UNIAN, citing a source in the Alliance.

    This was reported by an official Alliance representative, commenting on a statement by Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó that Budapest opposes the holding of a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission in December due to the law “On Education”.

     “There is no plan to hold a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission in December,” …

  • Hungary blocked the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission

    The meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission, which was to be held in December, was blocked by Hungary, as stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary Péter Szijjártó, Ukrainski Novyny reported.

    "Hungary cannot support Ukraine's integration aspirations, so it vetoed the convening of a NATO-Ukraine commission in December," Szijjártó said.

    He stated that he cannot agree with the situation when the Ukrainian law on education infringes on the rights of national minorities.

    In addition, …

  • Ambassador of Ukraine to NATO: Hungary is the ally whose behavior is raising concerns

    Head of the Mission of Ukraine to NATO Vadym Prystaiko said that he is worried about the behavior of Hungary, particularly after the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs’ statement about their intention to block Ukraine's association with the European Union.

    The Ambassador of Ukraine to NATO spoke about this in Brussels before the planned meeting with the Ambassador of Hungary to NATO, Ukrinform reports.

    "There is one particular ally whose behavior worries me. This concerns an open statement …

  • Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs expressed dissatisfaction with Putin’s frequent visits to Hungary

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Witold Waszczykowski, stated in an interview with the newspaper Valasz that he was not happy with the frequent visits of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Hungary.

    "We are not happy, because we see Russia in a different way. But this is natural, because our geopolitical situation is also different, too. Fortunately, Hungary has no borders with Russia and therefore it is not directly threatened. The Polish-Russian border in Kaliningrad is more than 20 …

  • Poland refuses to sign joint letter to Ukraine on Law on Education

    Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has denied a request from Hungarian counterpart Péter Szijjártó to sign a joint letter to the authorities of Ukraine regarding the law "On Education" as stated by Waszczykowski in an interview with the Hungarian publication Heti Valasz, reports Rzeczpospolita.

    Waszczykowski drew attention to the new Ukrainian law On Education, in connection with which Hungary announced an initiative to revise the Ukraine–European Union Association Agreement.

    "I …

  • Hungary will initiate discussions on Ukrainian Education Law at the EU-Ukraine Association Council

    Hungary will initiate discussions on the education reforms in Ukraine at the next meeting of the EU-Ukraine Association Council, as stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, Péter Szijjártó, before the summit of the Foreign Ministers of the European Union in Luxembourg, the press service of the Hungarian government reports.

    "This [the adoption of the education reform in Ukraine] is a serious violation of the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine," Szijjártó said and once …

  • Chief Military Prosecutor of Ukraine: 150 km of Ukrainian border with Hungary not controlled by Kyiv

    The Chief Military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatolii Matios stated that the Ukrainian State Border Service does not have access to 150 km of the border with Hungary. However, the total length of the border of Ukraine with Hungary is only 137 km.

    "Today I once again came across documents that say that 150 km border with Hungary in Transcarpathia is a private property," he said on 112.Ukraine TV. "150 km are the land plots, those two hectares that used to be allocated by the village council to …

  • PACE calls for amendments to Ukrainian law 'On Education'

    Following an emergency debate, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has voted in favor a resolution containing recommendations for Ukraine, reported Evropeyskaya Pravda.

    82 deputies voted for the adoption of the document as amended; 11 voted against, while 17 abstained.

    The decision passed by PACE quite strongly condemns the fact that the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the law on education by changing Article 7 (on the language of education) without consulting with …

  • Budapest: Hungary will not block anti-Russian sanctions

    Budapest does not intend to violate European unity over the issue of sanctions against Russia, despite the conflict with Kyiv over education legislation, as stated by Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó in an interview with newspaper Kommersant.

    According to him, while the Ukrainian law on education remains in force, Hungary will not support a single Ukrainian initiative or any important for Ukraine issue in any international organization. However, sanctions against the Russian …