The Minister of education and science of Latvia Karlis Sadurskis called understand the actions of Ukraine in the language question. He said this today in Riga during the meeting with the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavel Klimkin reported on the website of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
«Steps of Ukraine to provide conditions for studying of the state language in the education system is clear,» said Sadurskis.
It is an example of his country stressed the importance of creating the prerequisites for getting students knowledge of the state language.
According to the Latvian Minister, it avoids discrimination in the labour market.
During the meeting, Klimkin briefed Sadurskis with the main provisions of the law of Ukraine «On education».
The parties also signed an intergovernmental agreement in the sphere of education, science, youth and sports.
On 5 September the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted in the second reading the law «On education», September 28 the act came into force.
The document introduces 12-year school education and the educational office of the Ombudsman, as well as expanding the use of the Ukrainian language in education.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Hungary stated that they would block any further rapprochement between Ukraine and the EU because of the law «On education».
The Minister of foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin noted that Ukraine maintains the conditions for learning minority languages. According to him, knowledge of the state language is a matter of national security.
Press Secretary of the EU high representative in foreign Affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini Maya Kosyanchich said that the Ukrainian authorities should as soon as possible to appeal to the Council of Europe for expert opinion on the new law «On education» section is about the language of education was criticized.
September 28, Klimkin said that the government sent the law to the Venice Commission.
In Latvia called «intuitive» steps Ukraine language issue 30.09.2017