Parliament Discusses Draft Law on State Language

(Tbilisi, May 17, Civil Georgia) – Parliament initiated discussion of the draft law on the state language on May 17.

The draft on the official language would not allow working in the governmental institutions those citizens of Georgia who do not know Georgian.

OSCE High Commissioner for National Minorities Rolf Ekeus, who has been visiting Georgia on February 6, said the draft law would not violate right of the ethnic minorities in Georgia.

The program of education in Georgian language for the ethnic minorities is failing in part due to the financial problem.

That is why some experts and MPs think that the law would filter out Georgia’s national minorities whose command of Georgian is not improving due to the failures of the country’s education system.

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