Ukraine ready for Council of Europe expertise of new education law

Source : 112 Ukraine

Minister of Education hopes the President will sign the education law while it is being inspected
16:41, 15 September 2017

Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science

Ukraine is ready to send the revised article of the new education law, which concerns languages of the education process, to the Council of Europe for expertise, as Ukraine’s Minister of Education Liliya Grynevych said, according to Interfax Ukraine.

“We are ready to send this article of the law for expertise on this article not violating the international commitments that Ukraine made,” Grynevych said.

She also phrased her hope that President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will sign the education law while the expertise is under way.

Related: Ukrainian ministers to explain EU Ambassadors details of education law, - Groysman

Today Liliya Grynevych met heads of diplomatic missions to Ukraine in order to discuss the content and specifics of the recently passed by the Parliament law bill on education. According to Deputy Head of Ukraine’s MFA Volodymyr Prystaiko, consuls of 11 countries were present at the meeting, as well as officials from the EU, the Council of Europe, and the OSCE.

The education law accepted by the Ukrainian Parliament makes the state language the language of educational process in Ukraine. Some countries, among which Hungary, Moldova, Russia, and Romania, are concerned over this new law, stating that it violates the rights of ethnic minorities. 

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