Ukraine, Romania continue dialogue in view of Ukraine’s education law

16:43, 13 October 2017

No Romanian school will be closed in Ukraine because of the new education law. Pavlo Klimkin, Ukraine’s minister for foreign affairs said this at Friday meeting with Romanian lawmakers.

He explained that the newly approved law does not impair, but even increases opportunities of the national minorities of Ukraine. According to Klimkin, schools will keep on working and teachers will not be fired due to approval of the bill.

However, his counterpart Peter Szijarto strongly disapproves the law, saying that having approved this document, Kyiv set back the relations with Budapest to the level of 1991, when the USSR collapsed. Currently, the Venice Commission looks into the controversial law, which is one of the key recommendations of PACE.