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Hungary blocks Ukraine-NATO Commission session in December
21:26, 27 October 2017
Hungary blocks Ukraine-NATO Commission session in December

"Hungary cannot support Ukraine's integration aspirations, so it vetoed the convening of NATO-Ukraine commission in December," Siyarto

21:26, 27 October 2017
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Hungary blocked the session of the "Ukraine - North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)" commission in December. This is stated in the message of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary with reference to the words of Hungary’s Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó.

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

"Hungary cannot support Ukraine's integration aspirations, so it vetoed the convening of NATO-Ukraine commission in December," Szijjártó said.

The minister added that Hungary is ready for consultations, but cannot agree with the situation when, according to Szijjártó, the law selects the previously obtained rights of national minorities.

According to him, Hungary is also concerned about intention of Verkhovna Rada deputies to consider draft laws on language and citizenship that can "threaten the Transcarpathian Hungarian community."

Minister noted that there is no way to bypass the Hungarian veto, since the convening of the NATO-Ukraine commission needs a unanimous vote.

As it was reported earlier President Petro Poroshenko signed the law of Ukraine #2145 VII ‘On Education’ on September 25. Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia and Moldova expressed the protests towards the law.

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 due to the ‘Law on Education’.

Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Liliia Hrynevych announced the date of the negotiations between Ukraine and Hungary on ‘Law on Education’

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

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