Contents tagged with NATO-Ukraine Commission

  • Hungary names conditions necessary for Ukraine-NATO Commission to resume work

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó has named three conditions under which Hungary would agree to unblock the activities of the Ukraine-NATO Commission.

    "The first condition [is that] the transitional period for the language of education should be extended until 2023, and during this time [Ukraine will] have to negotiate with the minority on what changes will be implemented. The second condition, which also fully meets the Venice Commission’s proposals, is that [the norm on the language …

  • Poroshenko confident the NATO-Ukraine summit will take place despite Hungary’s efforts to block it

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declared several times during recent international talks that he was confident that the NATO-Ukraine summit will be held. This topic was discussed during talks with French President Emanuel Macron, the presidential administration reported.

    The meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission at the highest level, unofficially called the "NATO-Ukraine summit," would be held within the framework of the Brussels summit of the Alliance, which will be held on July 11-12. …

  • Ukraine's energy security was discussed at NATO meeting

    The Ukraine-NATO Commission at the level of deputy permanent representatives with the participation of the Head of the National Joint-Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine, Andriy Kobolyev discussed issues of Ukraine’s energy security at a meeting on Monday, May 7.

    The press service of the company stated that the Naftogaz report was devoted to the decision of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. The implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project sparked a discussion during …

  • Poland proposes to change format of Ukraine-NATO meetings to avoid Hungary’s blocking vote

    Ukrinform reports that Jacek Czaputowicz, The Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs, has proposed to change the format of the meetings of the Ukraine-NATO Commission in order to bypass Hungary's veto for holding formal meetings.

    In Czaputowicz’s opinion, it is necessary to find an opportunity for holding "less formal" meetings between Kyiv and Brussels.

    "Perhaps we will find a way out, another, less formal format, so that Ukrainians can participate in this discussion," Czaputowicz said.

    On …

  • Hungary: We will block Ukraine’s NATO initiatives until the rights of Transcarpathian Hungarians are restored

    UNN news agency reports that Hungary will continue to oppose interaction between Ukraine and NATO, as Budapest continues to demand Ukraine "restore the rights" of Transcarpathian Hungarians.  According to the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Péter Szijjártó, the country is presently under significant international pressure to reconsider Budapest’s blocking of further negotiations between NATO and Ukraine.

    "Hungary will not succumb to international pressure and will not sacrifice on the …

  • Hungary blocks the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission

    For the third time, Hungary vetoed the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission at the level of foreign ministers, Ukrinform reports.

    The Hungarian government is apparently making good on its promise to apply "pressure" on Kyiv until it changes the law on education that was passed in autumn. Hungary believes that the newly-adopted law violates the rights of national minorities to study in their languages.

    At the beginning of the year, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said that the …

  • Poroshenko approves the Annual National Program of Ukraine and NATO cooperation

    The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, signed a decree "on approval of the Annual National Program under the auspices of the Ukraine-NATO Commission for 2018", according to the President’s website.

    The website message states: “The Annual National Program (ANP-2018) should ensure the accomplishment of the priority tasks of Ukraine's cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, as well as relevant decisions made during the meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Commission at the level of …

  • Ukrainian President will not cancel trip to NATO summit despite threats from Hungary

    Ukraine's ambassador to NATO, Vadym Prystaiko, confirmed that the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission is in jeopardy because of Hungary's actions. However, according to the diplomat, President Petro Poroshenko will still take part in the July NATO summit, where he has been invited.

    Prystaiko broke the news to Ukrainski Novyny, commenting on the Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó’s statement on Hungary’s continued efforts to block Ukraine's European integration aspirations. Recently, …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister will not go to NATO-Ukraine meeting due to the 'blockade' by Hungary

    The Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Stepan Poltorak, cancelled his plans to visit NATO headquarters this week due to Hungary’s decision to block the Ukraine-NATO Commission (UNC).

    Information that the visit will not take place was confirmed to Evropeyskaya Pravda by the Ministry of Defense.

    "The visit will not take place due to the lack of an agreed upon meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Commission among Defense Ministers," the Defense Ministry explained.

    Formally, it is not about the " …

  • Hungary blocked the NATO-Ukraine Defense Commission

    Despite the requests of Ukraine and the consent of the most influential members of the North Atlantic alliance, Brussels did not confirm the date of the NATO-Ukraine Commission meeting with participation of the ministers of defense, reports the newspaper Evropeyska Pravda with reference to diplomatic sources. The information was later confirmed by the NATO representatives.

    The Ministerial meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission was to be held on February 14 or 15 during the joint meeting of …