EU to continue dialogue with Ukraine on possible violations of minority rights based on Venice Commission’s opinion

09:25, 17 October 2017
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Brussels will continue the dialogue with Kyiv on possible violations of minority rights with Ukraine’s new law on education based on the opinion of the Venice Commission due to be issued in December High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini told reporters following a Monday meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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Mogherini said that the issue was discussed at the Foreign Affairs Council meeting as part of the human rights debate, not in “other business” section.

Asked about whether she thinks Ukraine’s education law could derail the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit, Mogherini said, “We had already discussed the issue already at our informal meeting in Tallinn in September, I’ve raised the issue already with President Poroshenko in New York during our bilateral meeting, and we’ve agreed that we will wait for the opinion of the Venice Commission that has been requested on the implementation of the law and we will follow up with the Ukrainian authorities on this as European Union.”

Read alsoHungary did not bring up issue of revision of UA-EU Association deal - sourceAs UNIAN reported earlier, Hungarian foreign minister Peter Szijjarto said he would initiate the discussion at the next Association Council of Ukraine’s “violations” of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement with its new education law.

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