Member of Estonian delegation in PACE finds Ukrainian education law unrealistic

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to him, it is unreal to rebuild education system in the country in two-three years
13:01, 12 October 2017

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Member of the Estonian delegation in the PACE finds that the Ukrainian 'Law on Education' is not realistic. He claimed this during the debates in the PACE on the education law adopted in Ukraine. It was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.

'The authorities of Ukraine decided that the education will be held at the state language but the national minorities' language is also kept. There was no such situation in last 20 years. It is understandable. But I think that it is not realistic. The rebuilding of the education system is a very difficult process. It is difficult to do this in two-three years. This process is connected with the emotions, there is a solicitude, a lot of people concerned about the situation with the national minorities rights and it is also understandable', he said.

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President Petro Poroshenko signed the law of Ukraine #2145-VII 'On Education' adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on September 5.

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Hungary protests against the new ‘Law on education’ and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary Peter Szijjarto claimed that the government of Hungary decided to block all further decisions of the EU that aim for the rapprochement of the EU with Ukraine. Also, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, Poland and Moldova stood against this law.

Permanent Representative of Ukraine at the European Council Dmytro Kuleba claimed that the Hungary’s attitude will not influence the estimation of the European Council.  

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin claimed that the amendment to the education law does not limit the rights of the national minorities and Ukraine works to make the citizens of the Hungarian origin to feel comfortable in the country.

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