The Ukrainian Education Law created a rarely seen unity among the political parties

Monday, September 11, 2017

Dayka Gábor Hungarian-language secondary school in Ungvár

The new Ukrainian education law is considered unacceptable by the Hungarian parliamentary parties that jointly called on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to not sign the law.

The President of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament Zsolt Németh said in a press conference in the Parliament after the five-party meeting that an anti-European law was drafted in Ukraine that violated fundamental human and minority rights and had the potential to create further instability in Ukraine.

Németh emphasized that the new education law was detrimental to the national minority of many countries, including Romanian, Bulgarian and Polish minorities.

Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Levente Magyar welcomed the unified stand of the parliamentary parties on the education law, underlining that Hungary does not suspend but even increase the humanitarian and development assistance to Ukraine because the beneficiaries of the aid had no say in the ongoing controversy created by the central government.

(MTI -


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