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

Source : 112 Ukraine

Foreign Minister stands for joint visits of the officials to the points of resident of the national minorities
14:17, 13 October 2017

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin thinks that the mechanism of the implementation of the ‘Law on Education’ should be discussed with the national minorities at the points of their resident. He claimed this at the joint briefing with his colleague in Bucharest as 112 Ukraine broadcasted.

‘We made an exception for the EU languages, the subjects can be learned at the EU languages and it is clearly stated in the education law. It is important to discuss the mechanism of the implementation with our Romanian friends and partners but firstly we should discuss this with the communities because the issue is about the communities. The education is never about the policy, of course, there is always a political dimension and we all understand this. But it is about the people, their children who should go forward and be the future of Ukraine in the united EU’, Klimkin claimed.

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He reported that he discussed the possibilities of the joint visits of the Romanian communities in Ukraine, including the participation of the MPs and workers of the Education Ministry of both countries during his visit to the Romanian Parliament. Klimkin thinks that it is necessary to get know the view of the national minorities to the mechanism of the implementation of the ‘Law on Education’ during such visits

Related: PACE resolution on Ukraine’s education law ‘neither loss nor victory’, - Klimkin

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: PACE incapable of taking balanced position, - Ukraine's Education Ministry

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: Venice Commission to render the conclusion on Ukrainian Law on Education in December

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.

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