“Ukraine’s foreign Ministry has written to the education law to the Venice Commission

– The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine sent to the law On education for examination to the Venice Commission, said the Ukrainian foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin.

“Today, I sent this law, as agreed, for consideration by the Venetian Commission”, – said the Minister on Thursday on a talk show, “the Right to Vlad,” TV channel “1+1”.

Klimkin also noted that the law was aimed precisely today, because the day he came into force, and was.

“Ms. Lilia (Lilia Hrynevych, the Minister of education of Ukraine – if), will pass the law officially when will be next week to consult with the Council of Europe,” he added.

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As reported, on Thursday in Ukraine entered into force the law “On education”. The law, among other things, determines that the language of the educational process in educational institutions is the state language, but in accordance with the educational program can be taught one or more courses in two or more languages – Kazakh, English, other official languages of the European Union.

Persons belonging to national minorities guaranteed the right of education in native language along with the Ukrainian language in separate classes (groups) of public institutions of preschool and primary education.

On September 22 the President of Romania Klaus Iohannis has canceled a planned October visit to Ukraine in connection with the adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of the law on education, which, according to him, contrary to the mutual good intentions and drastically limits the access of minorities to education in their native language, told Agerpres the Romanian edition.

“After learning about this law, I canceled his visit to Ukraine, and I also cancelled the appointment of the Chairman of the Parliament, who appointed to meet me at the end of September, sending, thus, extremely powerful diplomatic signal. The presidential visit is a very strong signal,” said Iohannis.

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Hungary said on 26 September about the country’s intention to block the rapprochement between Ukraine and the EU because of the law on education.

On Wednesday, the Minister of education and science of Ukraine, Hrynevych said that the conclusions of the Venice Commission will take one or two months at least, and the procedure is approximately two weeks. “Until the end of autumn we will have the conclusion of the Venice Commission, and we clearly understand how we move on,” the Minister said at a briefing following the meeting with the Minister of national education of Romania Liviu Marian Pop (Liviu Marian Pop) in Kiev.

The Venice Commission is an Advisory body on constitutional law at the Council of Europe, which analyzes the laws of member countries for compliance with “European standards” of democracy.

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