Education Law

UNIAN: Klimkin says Hungary knows Ukraine won’t change education law

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Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin says Hungary began to realize that Ukraine does not intend to discriminate against the Hungarian community in Zakarpattia region after the adoption of the new law on education. In an article for the Europeiska Pravda online edition, Klimkin said the main r...

UNIAN: MFA says `constructive negotiations` launched with Hungarians on education law

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The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and representatives of the Hungarian community began constructive negotiations on the implementation of the language provisions of Ukraine’s education law. The issue was discussed at a June 5 meeting of Minister Lilia Hrynevych with represent...

112.ua: Hungary to block Ukraine’s participation in NATO summit over education law

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Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said he would block the participation of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the NATO summit scheduled for July 2018. He said this during a visit to Brussels at a meeting of the European Union, press service of the Hungarian government reports. Szijj...

Hungary urges Ukraine to agree with Transcarpathian Hungarians on education law

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Hungary calls on Ukraine to suspend the implementation of the law on education (in particular, its language article) until an agreement is reached with Transcarpathian Hungarians on all of the details, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on February 16. According to a report posted on the websi...

Hungary refuses to participate in talks on language clause of education law

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Representatives of Hungarian communities refused to participate in consultations with the Ukrainian Education and Science Ministry on the implementation of the language clause of the law on education, which were scheduled for February 14. “Now in the international arena everyone felt tensio...

UNIAN: Hungary – No agreement on language provisions of Ukraine education law

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Hungary’s Foreign Ministry insists no agreements on the language provisions of Ukraine’s law on education were reached during bilateral consultations between Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasyl Bodnar and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Parliamentary S...

112.ua: Ukraine can implement Latvian education model to fulfill Venice Commission’s recommendations

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Ukraine can implement the Latvian education model to fulfill the recommendations given by the Venice Commission towards the language article of the law ‘On education’. Liliya Hrynevych, the Minister of Education of Ukraine claimed this as the press service of the Education Ministry re...

112.ua: Klimkin on review of education law by Venice Commission – enough space for both languages

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, in his column for Evropeiska Pravda, wrote about the conclusions of the Venice Commission as to whether the education law recently adopted in Ukraine doesn’t break any laws. Read more here. The post 112.ua: Klimkin on review of education law b...

Reuters: Criticism of Ukraine’s language law justified – rights body

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Ukraine’s neighbors have a right to criticize a new Ukrainian law banning schools from teaching in minority languages beyond primary school level, a leading European rights watchdog said on Dec.8. Read more here. The post Reuters: Criticism of Ukraine’s language law justified – rights...

UNIAN: Ukraine’s envoy to EU speaks with facts on new education law

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It is high time to stop politicizing the new Ukrainian Law on education, Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the European Union Mykola Tochytskyi wrote for Euroactiv. Read more here. The post UNIAN: Ukraine’s envoy to EU speaks with facts on new education law appeared first on KyivPost.

112.ua: Hrynevych – Venice Commission conclusion on education law expected on December 11

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Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Liliya Hrynevych gave an interview to 112.UA, concerning the recently adopted law on education, which caused outrage in some countries due to the limitation of classes taught in the languages of national minorities. Read more here. The post 112.ua: Hry...

Kyiv promises to consult ethnic minorities on curricula taught in Ukrainian

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Ukrainian authorities are in talks with ethnic minorities over implementation of the language provisions of the new education law, and the talks also involve representatives from the relevant countries. “Their main fear is that the Ukrainian language will oust their mother tongue. But that ...

UNIAN: Ambassador says Hungary to block integration of Ukraine into EU over education law

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Ambassador of Hungary to Ukraine Erno Keshken says that Budapest intends to continue to block further integration of Ukraine into the European Union due to the Ukrainian education reform, according to the news outlet Novoye Vremya. Read more here.   The post UNIAN: Ambassador says Hungary to...

Ukraine’s education law met with little understanding in neighboring countries

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The issue of language – the use of Ukrainian versus Russian – has plagued Ukraine for years. But now other tongues have been added to the hubbub. After Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a new law on education on Sept. 25 there was an outcry from neighboring countries, who claimed ...

UNIAN: Hungary did not bring up issue of revision of UA-EU Association deal

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Peter Szijjzrto at a Oct.16 meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council did not raise the issue of revising the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, only stressing the need to address Ukraine’s “violations” of minority rights by passing the ...

112.ua: Hungary initiates discussion of education reform at Ukraine-EU Association Council

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Peter Siyarto states that he initiates consideration of the issue of Association Agreement violation by Ukraine because of the law on education. He intends to do this at the next meeting of the Ukraine-EU Association Council. This Siyarto said ...

Deutsche Welle: Hungary threatens Ukraine’s EU ties over new education law

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Ukraine’s new education law aims to boost the role of the country’s official language. Neighbors say that it threatens minority rights. Hungary is attacking Kyiv – threatening to block its rapprochement with the EU. Read more here. The post Deutsche Welle: Hungary threatens Ukraine...

RFE/RL: PACE criticizes Ukraine over new law on education

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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has expressed concerns over articles in Ukraine’s new education law relating to teaching in minority languages. Meeting in plenary session in Strasbourg on October 12, the parliamentarians voted for a resolution criticizing the new legisl...

Irish Times: Ukraine seeks to soothe Hungary’s anger at new education law

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Ukraine has assured Hungary it has no intention of restricting minority rights with a new education law that prompted Budapest to call for a review of relations between Kyiv and the European Union and threaten to block closer ties. Hungary and Russia have led criticism of new rules that would red...

Groysman says Ukraine ready for dialogue on education law, but not for ultimatums

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Kyiv is ready for dialogue in the context of the law On Education, but it will not allow anyone to speak with it in the language of ultimatums, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said. “The law on Ukrainian education is not a law against someone, it’s a law about the quality ...

UNIAN: Poroshenko defends education law in PACE

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President Petro Poroshenko has underscored the inadmissibility of politicizing the new Ukrainian law on education, which is not only a significant part of the education reform, but also a law of equal opportunities for all the participants of the education process, the presidential administration...

Envoy Kuleba: Council of Europe positively assessed Ukraine’s law on education

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Experts of the Council of Europe have positively assessed the Ukrainian law “On Education,” Ukraine’s permanent representative to the Council of Europe Dmytro Kuleba has said. “Experts of the Council of Europe have very positively assessed the Ukrainian education reform. A...

Hungarian MPs refuse to meet Ukrainian counterparts over education law

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The Hungarian parliamentary delegation has refused to discuss with its Ukrainian counterparts the Ukrainian law on education, Verkhovna Rada deputy speaker Iryna Gerashchenko said. “Last week, Verkhovna Rada deputies, a fairly big delegation, were in Budapest at a forum organized by the Cou...

Deputy PM: Council of Europe inspection to confirm education law doesn’t limit ethnic minorities’...

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The education law enacted in Ukraine does not limit the rights of ethnic minorities for receiving education in the native language and does not breach Ukrainian international obligations in compliance with the conventions, which the country has joined, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister for European...

Poroshenko signs education law

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed Law of Ukraine No. 2145-VІІІ on education, passed by the Verkhovna Rada on September 5. The adoption of this law will allow the country to conduct a profound comprehensive educational reform that will improve the quality of education and competitiv...