Hungary sets two conditions towards Ukrainian education law

Source : 112 Ukraine

Hungary will not be ready to settle the conflict until the mentioned conditions will be fulfilled
18:47, 8 December 2017

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Hungary has two conditions towards the regulation of the situation on the law 'On education' and it does not see the positive decision without the fulfillment of the conditions. The press service of the Hungarian Foreign Ministry reported this citing Péter Szijjártó.

"No right of the Hungarian national minority can be canceled", he said.

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According to Szijjártó, the second condition states that the Hungarians from Zakarpattia should agree on the changes of the educational legislation.

Hungary will not be ready to settle the conflict until the mentioned conditions will be fulfilled as Szijjártó said.

He made this statement within the session of the Council of the Ministers of the OSCE in Europe after the meeting with Pavlo Klimkin, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine and Kurt Volker, the US Special Envoy to Ukraine.

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As we reported the Venice Commission did not support Hungary’s accusations of infringement of ethnic minorities’ rights by the recently adopted education law in Ukraine.

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.

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Ukraine has been explaining the provisions of the law, emphasizing that the diasporas and Embassies of the countries will be consulted before any changes to the schools that teach in the languages of national minorities are made.



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