When commenting on the lingering consideration of the amendments the Deputy Speaker Oksana Syroyid notes that the law on the state language has two enemies – the Opposition Bloc and the coalition.
“The deputies of the Opposition Bloc have an intention to destroy this bill – this is why they require confirmation for each and every amendment. It’s pointless. Their goal is to delay the adoption process and ruin confidence in the law. But they will not succeed.”
But the coalition does not speed up the process of considering amendments either. It is up to it to have all MPs working fast till final victory – that is, at night and without a break, as they do when adopting a budget. For example, all amendments could be considered on March 21, and the voting for language law itself would be scheduled for another day. But there is no political will to do so.
“Petro Poroshenko Bloc and Poroshenko himself are responsible for delaying the adoption of the law on the state language. They are the largest faction and they should have taken the lead in order to consider this bill as soon as possible. Unfortunately, they have stepped back. After all, I think Poroshenko is not ready to sign this law,” says Syroyid.
Another Samopomich deputy, Ruslan Sydorovych, reckons that with such a speed of amendments consideration, the voting itself will take place no sooner than in May – that is, after all the rounds of the presidential elections.