Ukraine intends to cooperate with Hungary in implementation of education law, - Klimkin

Source : 112 Ukraine

Hungary stood against the law ‘On Education’
16:04, 19 October 2017

Ukraine and Hungary intend to jointly work on the mechanisms of the implementation of the ‘Law on Education’. Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin claimed this at the joint briefing with Education Minister of Ukraine Liliia Hrynevych and Hungarian Minister of Human Resources Zoltan Balog as Interfax-Ukraine reported.

‘The main idea is that we will work jointly on the basis of our agreement to work on the mechanisms of the implementation of this law and we should reach the agreement until the end of the transition period’, Klimkin claimed.

Related: Poroshenko discuss education law with Romanian President

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

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.

Related: It is necessary to discuss implementation of education law with national minorities, - Klimkin

PACE adopted the resolution on the Ukrainian ‘Law on Education’ on October 12. The Ukrainian authorities urged to listen to the comment of the Venice Commission and to create a more relaxed model of the bilateral education including the interests of those who are the representatives of the core nations and the national minorities.

Related: Ukraine, Poland to work on implementation of education law regarding Polish-speaking classes in Ukraine

A lot of the delegates accused Ukraine of not doing this before the debates at the PACE. There were a lot of questions on the law. The delegate of Estonia called the law unrealistic and the member of the Moldovan delegation expressed the opinion that this law denies identity to more than 250 00 Moldovans in Ukraine. Hungary claimed that Ukraine subverts the situation in the country in such way.

Related: Hungary initiates discussion of education reform at Ukraine-EU Association Council

Earlier Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin discussed the education law with his Romanian colleague Teodor Melascanu. The sides agreed to continue constructive cooperation in the education sphere taking into account the recommendations of the Venice Commission.

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