The foreign Ministers of Hungary, Romania, Greece and Bulgaria will send a letter to the OSCE with the “signal” that the new law of Ukraine about education should not affect the rights of national minorities. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of foreign Affairs of Bulgaria Ekaterina Zaharieva, reports BGNES.
She said that the same letter was signed today for the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Bulgaria stated that this issue has already had a conversation with Deputy Ambassador of Ukraine in Bulgaria, as well as between the Deputy Minister of education of Bulgaria with the Deputy Minister of education of Ukraine.
“The Ukrainian side has assured that the law is aimed at strengthening the Ukrainian language and will not affect the study of European languages,” said Zahariev.
September 11 in the Ministry of education stated that the wording of article 7 of the law of Ukraine on education, which aroused the concern of the authorities in Hungary and Romania, consistent with the Constitution of Ukraine and the European Charter for regional or minority languages.
September 12, Hungary filed a complaint with the OSCE Secretary General, the UN high Commissioner for human rights and the EU Commissioner for enlargement and European neighbourhood policy in connection with the reform of education in Ukraine. Romania and, in turn, has expressed concerns because of the Ukrainian law.
Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said that the Ukrainian officials will explain to ambassadors of the EU member details Verkhovna Rada adopted the law on education, in particular the provision on education in the languages of national minorities.