Ukraine and Poland signed an agreement on the language article of the law «On education»

Poland and Ukraine have found an understanding in terms of language articles of the new law of Ukraine on education, Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of culture and national heritage of Poland Piotr Glinski during today’s briefing in Kiev, UNIAN reports.

«Today, as soon as I found out, was signed by the understanding – the statement of the heads of educational offices after last week’s very productive visit by Mrs. Zalewski Minister (the Minister of national education of Poland Anna Zalewski. – «GORDON») in Ukraine and with the Ukrainian side reached understanding,» said Glinski.

October 17, during a meeting in Kiev, the Minister of education and science of Ukraine Lilia Hrynevych and Zalevskaya declared intention to sign the Declaration, which will specify the main directions of implementation of the language article of the law «On education» for Ukrainian schools, in which instruction is in Polish. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of education of Ukraine.

On 5 September the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted in the second reading the law «About education». On 28 September he joined the 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.

Concern about the language of the article in the law expressed Romania, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Russia, and Bulgaria and Greece.

October 12, PACE adopted a resolution which expressed concern about the new Ukrainian law «About education». The document stresses that the new legislation entails a significant reduction in rights of national minorities. The Ukrainian delegation, with the exception of Mustafa Dzhemilev, voted against it.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko noted that the education reform in Ukraine aims to help the national minorities.

Ukraine and Poland signed an agreement on the language article of the law «On education» 24.10.2017

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