The head of Ukrainian diplomacy admitted that the issue of national minorities is a priority from the point of view of the government in Budapest, and that the issue of EU enlargement will be dealt with by individual member states in accordance with their own interests.
– Let us solve problems as they arise. Koiba said: “I confirm once again that we are now on the right track for the European Council to decide next December to start negotiations on Ukraine’s membership in the European Union.”
Budapest will obstruct Ukraine’s efforts
Budapest will block negotiations with Kiev on joining the European Union until a language law that limits the rights of Hungarians in Transcarpathia is changed, the head of Hungarian Prime Minister Balázs Orbán’s political council told Dutch public broadcaster NOS on Monday.
Olha Stefanyshina, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, said that Budapest’s political statements about blocking Ukraine’s accession to the European Union will not prevent real action on the issue of the language of instruction for the Hungarian minority in Ukraine. Quoted from the Ukrainian newspaper Pravda.
On Wednesday, the European Commission will submit a report on the state of readiness of countries aspiring to European Union membership, including Ukraine and Moldova.
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