PACE to consider Ukraine’s controversial Law on Education

17:55, 9 October 2017

The Law on Education approved by the Ukrainian Parliament last week will be urgently discussed at the nearest session of the PACE – on the request of Hungarian and Romanian MPs.

The issue was chosen as a priority over the other two highly discussed matters – the massive human rights violations in Myanmar and the crisis in Catalonia. The respective resolution will be considered on Thursday session; however, there’s still no information on who would be the contributor. 

According to Volodymyr Ariev, the head of the Ukrainian delegation at PACE, Hungary and Romania’s outrage at the law on education approved in Ukraine is an act of political revenge – for Ukraine’s active stance in firing the ex-PACE leader Pedro Agramunt.  Ariev added that the Ukrainian government voluntarily sent the law to the Venice Commission for further evaluation.