Granting a Special Status to the English Language in Ukraine

by Meifan Honcharuk
Friday, June 30, 2023
Granting a Special Status to the English Language in Ukraine

By Zelenskyy's decree, all tax/legislative/judicial/military employees will be required to speak English

Zelenskyy, who has grown from A2 to B2 in a year and a half of a full-scale war, invites other civil servants to wear his shoes. On June 28, draft law No 9432 was submitted to the Verkhovna Rada, which will promote organic European integration: from now on, high-ranking government officials will be required to master English.

"Transformation of the status of the English language in Ukraine is a necessity and a strategic step towards the full membership of our state in the EU because knowledge of the English language is a key competence in the context of globalisation changes," Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Who is required to seek a tutor:

  • Officials of groups of categories "A-B";
  • Heads of state administrations and their office;
  • Contract officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine;
  • Senior level of the National police of Ukraine and other law enforcement agencies;
  • Prosecutors, employees of tax and customs authorities;
  • Heads of economic bodies.

Zelenskyy also proposes to legalise medical cannabis. IMHO, we urgently need to legalise same-sex marriages for real European integration.

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