Contents tagged with law on education

  • 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 …

  • Hungary invites Russia to join in putting pressure on Kyiv over Ukrainian Education Law

    Deputy Head of the Committee on International Affairs of the Parliament of Hungary Márton Gyöngyösi called on Moscow and Budapest to join forces to put joint pressure on Ukraine because of the education law that was passed, which allegedly infringes on the rights of national minorities, as reported by RIA Novosti.

    Gyöngyösi also invited other countries of the region, the natives of whom live in Ukraine, to unite.  

    “We have tried to influence the situation as much as possible, but so far, it …

  • Latvia expressed support for Ukrainian law on education

    The Minister of Education and Science of Latvia, Kārlis Šadurskis, said Ukraine’s decision regarding the language issue in the context of the new law on education is understandable, according to the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

    "The steps taken by Ukraine to ensure students learn the State language as part of their educational system are understandable," Šadurskis said in Riga during a meeting with the Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Pavlo Klimkin.

    The Latvian …

  • Russian State Duma accuses Ukraine of 'ethnocide of Russians' and prepares statement to UN, OSCE and PACE

    The Council of the Federation of the State Duma of Russia adopted a statement on the inadmissibility of imposing restrictions in Ukraine regarding obtaining education in native languages by indigenous peoples and national minorities.

    “The law on education, signed by the President of Ukraine, will become an act of ethnocide of the Russian people in Ukraine, as the law violates the basic standards of the UN and the Council of Europe on the protection of the linguistic identity of indigenous …

  • Media: Four EU countries will send complaint to OSCE about Ukrainian Law on Education

    The foreign ministers of Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece and Romania signed a letter to the Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, where they expressed concern over the new law on education adopted by the Verkhovna Rada, reported Bulgarian news agency BGNES, citing the Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zakharieva.

    “We are certainly concerned, and it is not a coincidence that there is a joint initiative with colleagues from European countries that can be affected by this law. And today, the …

  • Kremlin: new Ukrainian Education law poses a threat to Russian language

    Russia has become the fifth country to dislike the new Ukrainian law "On Education."

    "Although Russian is not mentioned in the law, it is obvious that the main goal of the current Ukrainian lawmakers is to trample the interests of millions of Russian-speaking citizens of Ukraine and to enforce a mono-ethnic language regime in a multi-ethnic state,” said a statement from the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Russia.

    "We view this as an attempt by the Kyiv authorities, which came to power via a …

  • Moldovan President Dodon urges Ukraine to abandon law 'On Education'

    In a Facebook post, Moldovan President Igor Dodon wants Ukraine to abolish a new law, "On Education", over a language issue.

    "I express my concern about the fate of the wider community of Romanians and Moldovans living on the territory of Ukraine," the President wrote.

    He believes that the community of Romanians and Moldovans in Ukraine risk "being subjected to denationalization because of the unfair law adopted by Kyiv."

    According to Dodon, the new law "On Education", adopted by the …

  • Hungary declares boycott on Ukraine in international organizations due to new Ukrainian education law

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó summoned the Ukrainian ambassador to Budapest in connection with the law on education. The Hungarian diplomat has issued a directive not to support decisions which are important to Ukraine in international organizations, Radio Svoboda reports.

    The Hungarian foreign minister is summoning Ukrainian ambassador Liubov Nepop to the embassy on Monday, September 11, on account of the recently adopted law on education.

    “Szijjártó has instructed for Hungarian …