Contents tagged with Hungary

  • 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 …

  • Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Ukraine will raise issue of Hungary fulfilling its obligations to NATO

    Ukraine intends to raise the issue of Hungary’s fulfilling its obligations at the meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Commission, which will be held at the ambassadorial level on December 14 in Brussels, Belgium, as reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. 

    “We plan to draw the attention of NATO member states to the need for Hungary to comply with its obligations to NATO during the meeting of the Ukraine-NATO Commission at the ambassadorial level on December 14, 2017 in Brussels,” the …

  • Venice commission did not support Hungary’s accusations against Ukraine

    The Venice Commission did not support the accusations of Hungary in narrowing the rights of ethnic minorities in the Article on the language of education in the Ukrainian law, the press service of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine reports, citing the conclusions of the Venice Commission of December 8th.

    "We are also grateful that the Commission accepted Ukraine’s argument regarding reproaches that the article on the language of the law "On Education" narrows the rights of the …

  • Hungary calls for sending OSCE mission to Zakarpattia Oblast of Ukraine

    Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó called on the Council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to send a mission of observers to Zakarpattia, as reported on the website of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    “Hungary was previously an adherent of Ukraine, but the September law on education, which significantly reduced the rights of minorities to study in their native languages, has become a source of great disappointment. The law is completely incompatible …

  • Budapest: Hungary will not support Ukraine’s course to NATO and the EU

    Budapest cannot support Kyiv’s Euro-Atlantic efforts until they abolish the "discriminatory" Ukrainian law "On Education," as stated by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Hungary, Péter Szijjártó, at the Eastern Partnership summit on the 24th of November in Brussels, Radio Liberty reports. 

    "We cannot do this and support Euro-Atlantic efforts (of Ukraine), because Kyiv has neglected the rights of ethnic minorities and has flagrantly violated the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, which came …

  • Prime Minister of Hungary confirms that he will block the rapprochement of Ukraine with the EU and NATO

    The Hungarian government will not give up its intentions to block Ukraine’s integration into the EU and NATO if Kyiv does not change its law on education, as stated by the Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán, the text of whose speech was made public on the website of the Hungarian government.

    “I would like to assure Transcarpathian Hungarians that no matter where the wind blows, the Hungarian government will not give up its position. We will resolutely defend it, not only here or in Kyiv, …

  • Budapest summons Ukrainian ambassador over the removal of the Hungarian flag from a town hall in Transcarpathia

    The Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Péter Szijjártó, stated that the Ukrainian ambassador was summoned to the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs due to an incident in Berehove in Transcarpathia, where participants marched under the flags of "Freedom," "Falcon," "Legion of Freedom," and other national-patriotic organizations and removed the flag of Hungary from the town hall.

    As a result, Szijjártó said, he called on Ukrainian authorities to restrain the nationalist …

  • Prystaiko: Hungary is using NATO against Ukraine

    Hungary’s hysteria over Ukraine’s Law on Education requiring providing instruction in the state language in Ukrainian educational system is not subsiding, as stated by the head of Ukraine’s mission to NATO, Vadym Prystaiko, at a meeting with journalists in Brussels, reports.

    "Hungary continues to make bravura statements while NATO is trying to explain that these are just work processes, nothing is canceled or blocked," he said, referring to Hungary's decision to veto the meeting of the …

  • Ukrainian Vice-Prime-Minister: Hungary blocking development of relations between Kyiv and NATO

    Budapest is blocking the effective development of Ukraine's relations with the North Atlantic alliance due to their displeasure with the paragraph on language in the Ukrainian law on education.

    According to the Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Ukraine will try to solve this problem with the support of other NATO members, since Budapest "blocks the effective development" of things planned between Ukraine and the Alliance.

    "Ukraine is concerned with …

  • NATO representative says the NATO-Ukraine commission meeting reportedly vetoed by Hungary was not planned

    NATO says they do not have plans to hold a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission in December, reports UNIAN, citing a source in the Alliance.

    This was reported by an official Alliance representative, commenting on a statement by Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó that Budapest opposes the holding of a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission in December due to the law “On Education”.

     “There is no plan to hold a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission in December,” …