Ukrainian Parliament Considers Language Law

For the current time, Ukraine doesn't have valid language law



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Verkhovna Rada deputies are considering a new language law today.

The proposed law would officially recognize Ukrainian as the language to be used in all spheres of public life including for official functions, by government officials, and in schools, the Parliament website wrote.

The law would not regulate private communication or the language used in the religious sphere and the status of the Ukrainian language as the only state language cannot be the basis for denying the language rights and needs of national minorities in Ukraine.

Earlier, the Constitutional Court recognized the previous language law “Kivalov-Kolisnychenko” unconstitutional. Currently, there is no valid language law in Ukraine.

Other scheduled bills for today concern the identification and registration of animals, media activity during 2019 election period and the renaming of a number of villages in the Ivano-Frankivsk, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Volyn, Poltava, Vinnytsia and Lviv regions.

Source UATV
date 12.03.2019
categories Politics
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