The Ukrainian law «On education» has a negative impact on national minorities in Ukraine. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Romania Teodor Melescanu at a joint press conference with Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin on Thursday in Chernivtsi, writes the Agency «Interfax-Ukraine».
«Romania continues to take the view that article 7 of the new law «On education» has a negative impact on ethnic minorities,» said Melescanu.
The Minister stated that Romania considers necessary consultations with representatives of local communities about the processes pertaining to their rights.
«The Romanian side considers that all the proposals that were heard in Romania, reflected in additional documents, which could be introduced in the Ukrainian legislation», – he said.
After the adoption on 5 September of 2017 on second reading and in General, Ukrainian law «About education», which expanded the use of the Ukrainian language in education, Hungary and several other countries expressed concern about the future of national minorities in Ukraine.
The law «On education» was sent for examination to the Venice Commission, which formulated the conclusions of 8 December 2017.
Kiev has offered to amend the article 7 – concerning non-discrimination training non-state languages that are not official in the European Union. Including it was about teaching in a secondary school in Russian.
The Commission does not insist on amending article of the law, but recommends that Ukraine take measures to prevent discrimination of minority languages.
The EU has said that Kiev should take into account the recommendations of the Venice Commission on the law «On education».
In Romania believe that the Ukrainian law «On education» has a negative impact on ethnic minorities – Minister of foreign Affairs of Romania 11.01.2018