Alliance in solidarity with Hungary on the Ukrainian law on education, the Deputy Secretary General of NATO.
NATO’s solidarity with Hungary, which insists that Ukraine needs to implement the conclusions of the Venice Commission with respect to the language of the provisions of the education act. It was declared by the Deputy NATO Secretary General, rose Gottemoeller during a visit to Hungary, the press service of the Alliance.
“The allies are in solidarity with Hungary on the law of Ukraine on education. In the Brussels Declaration and evaluation of the Annual program of Ukraine all members of the Alliance urged Ukraine to fully implement the recommendations of the Venice Commission”, – she said.
As you know, Hungary is blocking the holding of meetings of the Commission Ukraine-NATO, claiming the alleged violation of the rights of Hungarians living in Ukraine, because of the provisions of the education act, which determined that the language of the educational process in educational institutions is the state language.
Giemulla said that the meeting of the Commission Ukraine-NATO is a “Central part of our support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as a powerful tool to ensure that its government remains on the path of reforms”.
Giemulla thanked Hungary for the “support of Ukraine in the conflict with Russia, in particular for reverse gas supplies, humanitarian aid and treatment of wounded soldiers.”
We will remind, earlier the head of the office of the Prime Minister of Hungary, görgey Guias called “semi-fascist” Ukrainian law on education, and said that Hungary continues to insist on amendments to it. Asked about upcoming elections in Ukraine, he said that he hoped the change of power in Kiev and more productive dialogue with the new administration.
The education act entered into force on 28 September 2017. It provides that pre-school and primary education children can obtain, in the language of national minorities, and the 5th class in Ukrainian. Budapest saw this as a violation of the rights of the Hungarian minority. Kiev denies the accusations.
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