Ukraine hands Hungary roadmap for solving issues of interest to them regarding national minority – Stefanishyna
Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olha Stefanishyna has said that Ukraine has handed over to the Hungarian government a roadmap for resolving issues of interest to them regarding the national minority.
"It was important for us that the report was impartial, and that there was no, let's say, ‘Hungarian trace,’ as it should be objective. And I would like to draw your attention to the fact that the European Commission in its report confirmed the progress of Ukraine, confirmed that the rights of national minorities meet the Copenhagen criteria, which are presented to the EU member states. This is a very important signal for all other EU member states," she said on the air of the national telethon on Wednesday.
Stefanishyna noted that work continues with the Hungarian side.
"We have given them a detailed roadmap, as we have seen the solution of the issues raised by the Hungarian government," the Deputy Prime Minister said.
At the same time, she stressed that the Hungarian national minority is constantly in dialogue with the Government of Ukraine.
"Therefore, we call on the Hungarian side to come to an agreement and give feedback to the proposals that we have provided," Stefanishyna summed up.
As reported, on November 8, the European Commission recommended that the European Council begin negotiations with Ukraine on membership in the European Union. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that if the EU Council opens negotiations with Ukraine on EU accession, work on the process can begin immediately.
Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that the recommendations of the European Commission are of key importance for the adoption by EU leaders in December of a political decision to start negotiations with Ukraine.
The Hungarian government threatens to veto the start of negotiations with Ukraine on joining the European Union until Hungarian requirements regarding the language of education are met.