3 Sep 2018 16:44

Verkhovna Rada to consider language bill in place of Yanukovych-era law this fall

KYIV. Sept 3 (Interfax) - Verkhovna Rada is to pass a new language law after the Constitutional Court repealed a law which permitted bilingualism in regions where minorities make up over 10% of the population.

"This fall, at this session, we must consider the language law. Since the Constitutional Court cancelled the so-called Kolesnychenko-Kivalov law there has been a legislative vacuum that we must fill," Speaker Andriy Parubiy told Rada's conciliation board in Kyiv on Monday.

Rada has registered five bills on the matter, most of which have been considered by the committee, he said.

"I urged factions to hold a debate this fall so we could arrive to one and only bill," Parubiy said.