Contents tagged with Hungary

  • Hungary accuses Ukraine of launching an ‘international campaign of lies’

    Hungarian Foreign Minister, Péter Szijjártó accused the Ukrainian authorities of launching an "international campaign of lies" regarding the new law on education.

    "Ukraine has launched an international campaign of lies against Hungary and against the Hungarians living in Transcarpathia," the website of the Hungarian government quotes Szijjártó as saying.

    Szijjártó rejected the accusations by Ukraine that representatives of the Hungarian minority refused to come to the meeting and agree on a …

  • Hungary outlines conditions to start a dialogue with Ukraine

    Ukraine should refrain from implementing the law on education until it has agreed to the details of the legislation with minorities, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, Peter Szijjártó stated, Evropeyska Pravda reports.

    At a press conference in Budapest, he said that NATO had planned to hold a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Defense Ministers on 14-15 February, however, Hungary imposed a veto, and, consequently, the NATO Secretary General informed the member states that the meeting would …

  • Ukrainian Defense Minister will not go to NATO-Ukraine meeting due to the 'blockade' by Hungary

    The Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Stepan Poltorak, cancelled his plans to visit NATO headquarters this week due to Hungary’s decision to block the Ukraine-NATO Commission (UNC).

    Information that the visit will not take place was confirmed to Evropeyskaya Pravda by the Ministry of Defense.

    "The visit will not take place due to the lack of an agreed upon meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Commission among Defense Ministers," the Defense Ministry explained.

    Formally, it is not about the " …

  • Hungary blocked the NATO-Ukraine Defense Commission

    Despite the requests of Ukraine and the consent of the most influential members of the North Atlantic alliance, Brussels did not confirm the date of the NATO-Ukraine Commission meeting with participation of the ministers of defense, reports the newspaper Evropeyska Pravda with reference to diplomatic sources. The information was later confirmed by the NATO representatives.

    The Ministerial meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission was to be held on February 14 or 15 during the joint meeting of …

  • Hungary denies reaching agreement with Ukraine over language issue

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary has debunked information that a political dialogue between the Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Vasyl Bondar, and the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs of Hungary, Levente Magyar, has yielded agreement on issues related to the language norms of the law On Education, as reported by Radio Liberty.

    “There has been no agreement on the education law, Ukraine still has not complied with the recommendations issued by the Venice Commission,” said …

  • Ukraine and Hungary reach an agreement on ways to resolve national language issue

    During negotiations with Hungary, Ukraine agreed on ways to resolve the issue of languages of national minorities in Transcarpathia as stated by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vasyl Bodnar after the meeting with the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, Lamberto Zannier in Uzhgorod.

    "We can say with cautious optimism that the long-lasting negotiations with the Hungarians have resulted in agreeing on key positions: on ways of resolving the "language issue," the launch of …

  • Venice Commission disagrees with Hungary's demands for changes to Ukrainian 'law on education'

    The Venice Commission denied Hungary's request to allow Hungarian to be the sole language for teaching in Ukraine, stated the Secretary of the Venice Commission, Thomas Markert during an interview with European Pravda.

    The commission believes that a bilingual mode of instruction is an advantage. Markert stated, "We do not share this position. We believe that the country can move from a strictly Hungarian-speaking system to a mixed one, with part of the hours being taught in Hungarian and some …

  • Budapest: Hungary will block Ukrainian relations with NATO

    Radio Liberty reports that Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó, following a meeting with Chairman of the Transcarpathian Hungarian Cultural Association (KMKSZ) and Verkhovna Rada MP Vasyl Brenzovich, stated that Hungary will not help facilitate a meeting between the defense ministers of NATO and Ukraine.

    According to Szijjártó, Hungary's position remains unchanged; Budapest will not support the European aspirations of Kyiv while it "violates European and international law."

    The …

  • Hungary accuses Ukraine of making new restrictions on the rights of national minorities

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó has claimed that Ukraine is making new restrictions on the rights of national minorities.

    A corresponding statement by Szijjártó was posted on the Hungarian Foreign Ministry’s website.

    "Instead of mitigating the conflicts, Ukraine has made further proposals for the restriction of language use and citizenship. For instance, it will be compulsory to display a Ukrainian transcript of the dialogue during theatre productions, and Hungarian newspapers will …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Ministry: Ukraine and NATO have not formally prepared ministerial meeting of joint commission for December

    Ukraine and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have not formally prepared for a December meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the NATO-Ukraine Commission, reported the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

    The Ministry notes that events at the level of the Foreign Ministers of NATO are usually held twice a year: once in April or May, and a second time within the first ten days of December.

    The meeting of the Foreign Ministers in December was envisaged by an annual national program …