Language helps define identity across Europe. One reason for language minorities in other countries such as Hungarians in Ukraine is due to the way countries were partitioned after World War I. The partitions helped lead to World War II just as they still cause tensions today.
Hungary says it will protest to the EU over a new law that limits the teaching of subjects in languages of Ukraine’s ethnic minorities, including Hungarian.
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said he would urge foreign ministers next Monday to revise the EU’s partnership deal with the Ukraine.
The new law makes Ukrainian-language lessons mandatory in secondary schools.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Uzhhorod, Zakarpattia Oblast, Ukraine
Ukraine (UA) is estimated to have a population of 42.6 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of -0.4% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will decrease by 0.8 million.