[lg policy] Kiev Should Submit New Language Law To Venice Commission For Consideration - EU

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Sun Apr 28 15:12:52 EDT 2019


Kiev Should Submit New Language Law To Venice Commission For Consideration
- EU

Muhammad Irfan <https://www.urdupoint.com/en/team/muhammad-irfan.html> 2
days ago Fri 26th April 2019 | 06:06 PM
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Kiev's newly adopted law on the Ukrainian language should be submitted to
the Venice Commission, an advisory body of the Council of Europe, for
consideration, Maja Kocijancic, spokeswoman for EU Foreign Affairs and
Security Policy, said on Friday
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 26th April, 2019) Kiev
<https://www.urdupoint.com/en/latest-news/kiev.html>'s newly adopted law on
the Ukrainian language should be submitted to the Venice
<https://www.urdupoint.com/en/latest-news/venice.html> Commission, an
advisory body of the Council of Europe
<https://www.urdupoint.com/en/latest-news/europe.html>, for consideration,
Maja Kocijancic, spokeswoman for EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,
said on Friday.

On Thursday, the Ukrainian parliament
<https://www.urdupoint.com/en/latest-news/parliament.html> adopted the law
"On ensuring the functioning of the Ukrainian language as a state
language." The legislation provides for the use of the Ukrainian language
in almost all <https://www.urdupoint.com/en/latest-news/all.html> spheres
of life. It should become mandatory for state authorities and local
governments, all <https://www.urdupoint.com/en/latest-news/all.html>
educational institutions, hospitals and the service sector.

"We are aware that the Ukrainian Parliament
<https://www.urdupoint.com/en/latest-news/parliament.html> has adopted a
new language law. We have stressed repeatedly that Ukrainian authorities
should submit this language law for the consideration of the Venice
<https://www.urdupoint.com/en/latest-news/venice.html> Commission of the
Council of Europe <https://www.urdupoint.com/en/latest-news/europe.html>
before its entry into force," she said at the European Commission Midday
press briefing.

She added that the European Commission is currently awaiting the
publication of the final version of this law "with the view of studying its
content.


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 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
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Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com
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