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Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry agrees upon ways of implementing language article of education law with Hungarian counterparts
22:53, 7 February 2018
Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry agrees upon ways of implementing language article of education law with Hungarian counterparts

During the negotiations, the parties also managed to reach agreement on the issues of border control and infrastructure

22:53, 7 February 2018

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine indoors that during the negotiations with Hungary, they succeeded in agreeing upon key positions on the ways of regulating the situation relating to the implementation of language norms of the Education law adopted in Ukraine last year. The information comes from Deputy Foreign Minister Vasyl Bondar.

“With cautious optimism, it can be said that lengthy negotiations with Hungary ended with agreeing on key positions on ways of resolving the “language issue”… Step by step going towards normality,” Bondar wrote on Twitter.

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Apart from that, the parties also managed to reach agreement on the issues of border control and infrastructure during the negotiations.

The new law on education was signed by Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko on September 25. In particular, it introduces a 12-year-long school program and limits the number of subjects taught in the languages of national minorities. This particular decision evoked outrage in Moldova, Romania, Russia, and Hungary. Budapest even threatened to slow down the process of Ukraine’s integration with the EU and continued opposing the law even when the European Commission found it legal.

Related: Hungary demands from Ukraine legal guarantees on education law

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