UN calls on Ukraine to develop law on rights of indigenous peoples, national minorities The bill on the rights of national minorities will be submitted to the Verkhovna Rada for consideration this fall.
11:05, 05 August 2020
Ukraine's MFA: Two more elements required before Zelensky-Orbán meeting could be held in July The first one is a meeting of the commission on national minorities.
16:00, 25 June 2020
Hungary to block Ukraine's NATO membership, Szijjarto says The row over the language law continues.
23:15, 04 December 2019
MFA Ukraine hands protest note to Hungary Ambassador The envoy was summoned to the Ministry on December 2.
23:45, 02 December 2019
Kremlin: Putin, Orban may discuss national minorities in Ukraine Putin is visiting Hungary Oct 30, on Orban's invitation.
14:50, 30 October 2019
FM Klimkin to discuss Ukraine's language law with Hungarian counterpart He will speak with Szijjarto at a ministerial meeting on Eastern Partnership in Brussels in two weeks.
23:30, 26 April 2019
Hungary did not bring up issue of revision of UA-EU Association deal - source <p>Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Peter Szijjzrto at a Monday meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council did not raise the issue of revising the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, only stressing the need to address Ukraine’s "violations" of minority rights by passing the recent education law, a top European diplomat has told an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels.</p>
20:40, 16 October 2017
Hungary seeks to recognize Ukraine violator of Association Agreement over education law <p>The passing by the Ukrainian parliament of the latest law on education in terms of language of instruction in schools for national minorities is a brutal violation of human rights, so the issue should be addressed at the next Ukraine-EU Association Council’s meeting, according to the Hungarian Foreign Minister, Peter Szijjarto who spoke to journalists ahead of the EU Foreign Affairs Council Monday.</p>
14:28, 16 October 2017
Romanian minister: Ukraine will keep minority schools open <p>Ukraine has pledged not to close Romanian language schools under a new education law that has caused alarm in Romania, Russia and Hungary, Romania's foreign minister said Friday, according to the Daily Mail.</p>
17:45, 14 October 2017
Klimkin invites EU ambassadors to Zakarpattia region over Hungary's position on education law <p>Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin on Tuesday, October 10, invited Ukraine’s European partners to visit Zakarpattia region in connection with Hungary's position on the language provisions of the new law on education.</p>
21:50, 10 October 2017
Bulgarian envoy: New education law to promote better command of Ukrainian, minority languages <p>Bulgarian Ambassador to Ukraine Krasimir Minchev during an October 3 meeting with Ukrainian Education Minister Lilia Hrynevych said that the new law on education in Ukraine "provides new opportunities for our children to have a good command of both Ukrainian and Bulgarian languages."</p>
12:20, 04 October 2017
Ukraine's education minister: No closure of schools for ethnic minorities under new law <p>Ukrainian Education Minister Lilia Hrynevych states the new law on education does not imply the closure of schools with ethnic minorities' languages of instruction, according to an UNIAN correspondent, reporting from a briefing following the ministry's meeting with Romanian Minister of National Education Liviu Marjan Pop on September 27.</p>
16:15, 28 September 2017
Ukrainian officials circle wagons around education reform amid barrage of criticism - media <p>After Ukraine’s parliament passed an educational-reform bill on September 5 that includes a clause making Ukrainian the required language of study in state schools from the fifth grade on, officials from Poland, Romania, Hungary, and Russia -- all countries with significant ethnic communities in Ukraine -- have all heaped vitriol on it, according to RFE/RL.</p>
18:40, 24 September 2017
Klimkin confirms Ukraine’s readiness to have language norm in education law examined by Council of Europe <p>Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Kilmkin during a meeting with EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn confirmed Ukraine's readiness to submit for examination by the Council of Europe a language-related article in the country’s new law on education, MFA Ukraine’s press service reports.</p>
15:40, 20 September 2017
Number of EU states to voice to CoE, OSCE concerns over Ukraine's education reform <p>Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zakharieva has said Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Greece will appeal to the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) over Ukraine's newly adopted law on education, according to BGNES.</p>
10:40, 15 September 2017