Nation & World

Oct 16, 9:46 AM EDT

Hungary threatens to boycott EU actions on Ukraine


Latest News
Russia's Putin: Trump's foes have blocked his agenda

Russia pressures Serbia on status of controversial base

Russia: Formal complaint made over gay crackdown in Chechnya

North Korea lawmaker: Need nukes because of US threat

Poland expels Russian historian suspected of hostile actions

The Latest: Putin: Trump's foes have blocked his agenda

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Hungary says it will "block and boycott" all attempts to draw Ukraine more deeply into the European Union unless Kiev changes a new education law that rolls back options for schools to teach lessons in languages other than Ukrainian.

Hungarian Foreign Affairs Minister Peter Szijjarto said after a meeting with EU counterparts on Monday that he "made it very clear that until this law changes, we will block and boycott all initiatives made by Ukraine, and all initiatives which are important for Ukraine."

Ukraine has some 150,000 ethnic Hungarians and many Hungarian schools.

The education law passed last month specifies that Ukrainian will be the main language used in schools.

Szijjarto said Budapest will also block any conclusions at an upcoming EU-Eastern Partnership summit next month.

© 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

advertisement

NEWSLETTER

Sign up today for the latest headlines from U.S. News and World Report delivered to you free.

RSS FEEDS

Personalize your U.S. News with our feeds of blogs and breaking news headlines.

USNews MOBILE

U.S. News daily briefings are also available on your mobile device.

advertisement