Between Ukraine and Romania there was an understanding that the implementation of the new law on education, which caused a loud reaction from the authorities of certain neighbouring States, does not lead to infringement of the rights of ethnic minorities, and to expand their opportunities. About this in his Twitter said after yesterday’s trip to the Carpathians for a meeting with his Romanian counterpart Teodor Melescanu foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin.
“Focus on cross-border cooperation and implementation of the educational law. There is an understanding that we are not talking about limiting, but about expanding the possibilities,” he said.
According to Klimkin, “together with the Romanian community will work to implement the law and a bilateral document.”
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Earlier head the Ministry of foreign Affairs published a photo from the meeting with Melescanu, stressing that “meeting friends”.
Photo: press service of the foreign Ministry
Last time Klimkin visited Transcarpathia and a half months ago, saying that between Ukraine and Hungary because of the “language issue” a difficult dialogue, not a diplomatic conflict.
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5 September 2017 Rada approved the reform of education. Under the new law, representatives of national minorities can receive education in their native language along with the state in preschool and elementary school, representatives of indigenous peoples in pre – school institutions and secondary schools. The next stages of learning provides the opportunity to study the language of the indigenous people or minorities as a separate subject.
Concern was expressed by Romania and followed her and Hungary. To abandon the innovations of Ukraine called in Moldova, and in Russia expected said about “forced Ukrainization”. Later, Romania has acted for dialogue with Kiev.
October 12, in the PACE called on Ukraine to consider when the implementation of the law on education “without exception,” recommendations of the Venice Commission on this document and to amend the law itself. LIGA.net explainedwhat is behind this decision.
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