Ukraine, Romania discuss controversial education law

Source : 112 Ukraine

Foreign ministers Klimkin and Melescanu talk about observing rights of the Romanian minority in Ukraine
14:47, 11 January 2018

Blue Ridge Communications

On Thursday, January 11, Ukrainian and Romanian foreign ministers discuss the language-related article of the controversial education law, passed by the Ukrainian Parliament last year.

Pavlo Klimkin and Teodor Melescanu met in Chernivtsi, western Ukraine, to talk through the observation of the rights of the Romanian minority in Ukraine.

Related: Klimkin on review of education law by Venice Commission: enough space for both languages

The sides also discussed the conclusions of the Venice Commission.

The law, approved within the education reform in Ukraine stipulates that the language of the educational process is the state language. This evoked serious outrage in Hungary and somewhat humbler criticism in Romania, Bulgaria and Russia. The Ukrainian side insists the bill does not do any harm to the rights of national minorities in this country. 

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