Contents tagged with law on education

  • Hungary allows Ukraine’s participation in the NATO Summit

    Hungary will no longer block Ukraine’s participation in the NATO Summit. However, Hungary’s decision to block political meetings of the Ukraine-NATO Commission remains in force, Péter Szijjártó, Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, stated.

     “Recently I met with Mike Pompeo in Washington and I told him there that we are not against the NATO Summit with the participation of Ukraine, which will take place in July in Brussels. Security issues, including those concerning the Black Sea region, …

  • Russia sides with Hungary, calls on NATO to put pressure on Ukraine

    The Russian Federation requested the North Atlantic Alliance to put pressure on Ukraine following the country’s changes to provisions of the law “on education”, Evropeyska Pravda reports with reference to a source in the NATO headquarters who commented on a meeting of the NATO-Russia council which took place in Brussels in May.  

    Russia claims that one of the members of NATO, namely Hungary, is not satisfied with the Ukrainian law. Budapest has blocked ministerial meetings of the Ukraine-NATO …

  • US reminds Hungary of importance of supporting Ukraine

    During a meeting with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo noted the importance of supporting Ukraine's engagement with NATO against the backdrop of Russian aggression.

    "The Secretary…emphasized the urgent need to help Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression, including the importance of facilitating and supporting Ukraine’s engagement with NATO, and the need to counter Russian malign influence in Central Europe," stated the State Department website …

  • Hungary offers to establish a working group with Ukraine on the language issue

    Hungary has offered a solution to Ukraine regarding the language issue: to establish a special intergovernmental working group tasked with monitoring the implementation of the recommendations of the Venice Commission on the "language article" of the law of Ukraine "On Education," Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Péter Szijjártó reported on the website of the Hungarian government.

    "Hungary is proposing the establishment of an intergovernmental working group tasked with monitoring the …

  • NATO Secretary General hopes for rapid solution of a dispute between Ukraine and Hungary

    During the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Warsaw, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated that he is in constant contact with Hungary and Ukraine regarding their dispute over the Ukrainian Education Law, the Voice of America reports. Hungary insists there must be a revision of NATO programs regarding Ukraine.     

    Stoltenberg noted that NATO is in constant contact with Ukrainian officials, stating: “I am in constant contact with President Poroshenko, Minister of Foreign Affairs Klimkin …

  • Lithuania and Canada oppose Hungarian initiative to revise NATO's cooperation with Ukraine

    Hungary's proposal to reconsider NATO's cooperation with Ukraine that was earlier sent to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg was criticized by representatives of Lithuania and Canada at a meeting of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly on May 26, Ukrinform reports.

    "One of the Visegrad Group countries is trying to use NATO as a tool to block the NATO-Ukraine meeting, which is unacceptable, and therefore I ask our Hungarian colleagues to help ensure that the Hungarian government does not use …

  • Kyiv: Hungary continues to block Ukraine-NATO Summit

    The NATO Summit in Brussels can take place on July 11-12 with the participation of the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, as reported by Radio Svoboda journalist Rikard Jozwiak on Twitter. According to him, it became possible after Hungary unblocked holding the event."The EU-Ukraine Summit is tentatively scheduled for July 9 in Brussels. This means that Poroshenko should stay there for the NATO Summit on July 11-12. Hungary allows it,” Jozwiak wrote.On the other hand, Vice-Prime-Minister for …

  • Hungary: We will block Ukraine’s NATO initiatives until the rights of Transcarpathian Hungarians are restored

    UNN news agency reports that Hungary will continue to oppose interaction between Ukraine and NATO, as Budapest continues to demand Ukraine "restore the rights" of Transcarpathian Hungarians.  According to the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Péter Szijjártó, the country is presently under significant international pressure to reconsider Budapest’s blocking of further negotiations between NATO and Ukraine.

    "Hungary will not succumb to international pressure and will not sacrifice on the …

  • Hungary blocks the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission

    For the third time, Hungary vetoed the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission at the level of foreign ministers, Ukrinform reports.

    The Hungarian government is apparently making good on its promise to apply "pressure" on Kyiv until it changes the law on education that was passed in autumn. Hungary believes that the newly-adopted law violates the rights of national minorities to study in their languages.

    At the beginning of the year, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said that the …

  • Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister: Hungarian ambassador is overstepping his authority

    Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine for European integration Olena Zerkal spoke on Fifth Channel on Wednesday, March 7, saying that the Ambassador of Hungary has gone over his authority and that the meeting is scheduled regarding this issue with the Hungarian side. "We have a conversation scheduled with the Hungarians regarding the fact that his is overstepping his authority here in Ukraine," she noted.

    Zerkal added that Ukraine emphasizes its steadfast position regarding the education law and …