Verkhovna Rada reviews almost all amendments to bill on state language

Source : 112 Ukraine

April 2, the final voting concerning the bill on state language will take place
16:05, 24 April 2019

Iryna Gerashchenko, First Vice-Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada
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First deputy speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Gerashchenko closed the morning session, broadcasted by the official website of the Verkhovna Rada.

During the morning session, the MPs continued reweaving the amendments to the bill on state language and finished with 2060 out 2082.

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MPs are going to work in committees, spin parties, and groups. In particular, the profile session of the committee concerning culture takes play today at 2:30 p.m., where the draft law on state language is planned to be approved.

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On October 4, 2018, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has supported the draft law #5670-d "On provision of the functioning of the Ukrainian language as the state language" as the basis.

Earlier we reported that the status of Ukraine's state language would be endorsed over the course of the next ten years when the government implements the respective program. 

On February 28, 2018, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine produced a ruling in regards to the law “On the principles of the state language policy” #5029-VI (the so-called “Kolesnychenko-Kivalov” law).

The Law "On the Principles of language policy" was submitted to the Verkhovna Rada by MPs Vadym Kolesnichenko and Serhiy Kivalov. According to the law, the language of the Verkhovna Rada and acts of public authorities, is Ukrainian. When it comes to the language of elections, referendums, science, and education, the focus is on the human right to freely use any language.

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