The quest construct: Klimkin called the Ambassador of Ukraine to Hungary for consultations for the education act
Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin called for consultations Ukrainian Ambassador to Hungary Love Nepop through the reaction of Budapest, on the new law “On education”.
The head of the foreign Ministry said on Twitter.
“Summoned for consultations Ukrainian Ambassador to Hungary L. V. Nepop in connection with the reaction of the Hungarian side of the new Law “On education”, – he said.
Klimkin upewnij that the position of Ukraine concerning the relations with Hungary the same: “We are ready for constructive discussion of all issues.”
He confirmed his offer Hungarian colleague to go together in the Carpathian region and to the University of Debrecen.
We will add that earlier the President Petro Poroshenko asked the Minister of education Lilia Grinevich not be “pochekunin”, and to defend the Ukrainian interests.
The law angered the neighbors of Ukraine in Poland, Romania, Hungary, Greece and Bulgaria. Wood to the fire abandoned and Russia. The law allows the teaching of school subjects in minority languages up to grade 5, with a gradual increase of Ukrainian in high school. And that minorities perceived as an attempt of violent Ukrainization. Poroshenko stressed that every person who finishes the Ukrainian school, must be fluent in the state language. However the law still directed on examination, and the observations promise to consider in the new edition of the law on secondary education.
Recall, September 5 during a meeting of the Rada adopted the law of Ukraine “On education”, which introduced the 12-year secondary education. The language of instruction in educational institutions determined by the state. The document envisages that the institutions can give one or more courses two or more languages – the state language, English and also in other official languages of the European Union. Persons who belong to indigenous peoples and national minorities of Ukraine is guaranteed the right to education in their native language along with the Ukrainian language in public institutions of preschool and General secondary education.
Romania and Hungary, criticized the adopted law on education, believing that it violates the rights of national minorities in Ukraine. Statements with respect to Ukrainian law by the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the two countries.
The President of Moldova Igor Dodon hopes that Ukraine will reject the new education act for violations of the rights of national minorities. According to him, the new education Act will lead to the abolition of the system of education in the native language of the ethno-cultural minorities in Ukraine.
Subsequently, in Russia, this law called “an act of forced Ukrainianization, which constituted a flagrant violation of Ukraine ratified the European Charter for regional or minority languages”. “The state Duma has prepared a statement regarding the Ukrainian law on education, in which he condemned adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of the document. The Russian foreign Ministry stressed that the document infringes on the interests of millions of Russian-speaking residents of Ukraine.
Videoporoshenko called Grinevich actively defend Ukrainian interests in the law “On education”