Hungary will block any further rapprochement between Ukraine and the EU because of the law «On education», said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Hungary Peter Siyyarto Agency MTI, the press service of the foreign Ministry.
«We guarantee that this will hurt Ukraine in the future,» he said.
Szijjártó called the shameful signing of the law President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
The Ukrainian head of state told about the rapprochement of Ukraine and the European Union, signed the law «On education», made a «huge step back», said the Minister.
Szijjártó stressed that the Ukrainians can forget about further integration with the EU, as Hungary will block all beneficial to Ukraine initiatives in all international organizations, especially in the European Union.
On 5 September the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted in the second reading the law «On education», September 25, it was signed by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. The document introduces 12-year school education, the educational office of the Ombudsman and provides that the salary of the teachers will depend on the outcome of their certification.
The law also expanded the use of the Ukrainian language in education.
«The approach that they have laid down, that a pre-primary and primary education acquired in their native language. While studying in elementary school had a strong emphasis on mastering the state language. Starting with the basic education we provide training in the Ukrainian language», – said the Minister of education and science, Liliya Hrynevych.
My concern about the language of the article in the law expressed by a number of countries: Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Bulgaria and Greece.
15 Sep Grinevich following the meeting with the heads of diplomatic missions said that Ukraine is ready to provide the Council of Europe for opinion article about language education in the law on education reform.
The Chairman of the Transcarpathian regional state administration Gennady Moskal urged the President to veto the law. In his opinion, the initiative does not correspond to the European Charter for regional or minority languages.
The Minister of foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin noted that Ukraine maintains the conditions for learning minority mother tongues, but at the same time, there is a «problem of integration: 75% of graduates Beregovo area (Transcarpathian region) this year has not passed the external testing in the Ukrainian language».
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis stated that he had decided not to visit Ukraine in October because of a new Ukrainian law «About education». The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine said that the visit of the President of Romania in Kiev not canceled and postponed.
In the Hungarian foreign Ministry said they would block any further rapprochement between Ukraine and the EU because of the law «On education» 26.09.2017