The commission has sent a letter of formal notice to the Hungarian government urging officials to harmonize the country’s legislation on equal treatment of children in the education system and the practical implementation of the education policy across the country with EU Directives on racial equality, which prohibits racial or ethnic discrimination.
The commission is concerned about several aspects of Hungarian legislation and administrative practices, which allow - according to findings - the segregation of Roma children in the school system. Roma students attend special classes for mentally disabled students in disproportionate number, as well as a significant proportion of them are segregated in mainstream schools claim the EU officials.
Government spokesman Zoltán Kovács smashed the deceptive and contemptible arguments of Brussels bureaucrats when remarked on M1 television Friday morning: Where did Brussels get the information on the ethnic background of students when Hungary does not keep records on the origin of school children.
Hungary has carried out the most coherent integration strategy in the European Union, and its results already visible said the spokesman.
(MTI – hungarianambiance.com)