Founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros as a bastion of liberal thought, Budapest’s Central European University has become one of the most prestigious in the region. A new law threatens its existence.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has told European leaders that his government will alter a controversial law. EU leaders accused the measures of infringing on academic freedom.
Hungary's prime minister lashed out at George Soros, founder of the embattled Central European University. The PM's remarks came after the EU Commission sent a "letter of formal notice" to the Hungarian government.
Dubbed "we won't stay silent," the rally addressed the Orban government's increasing limitations on civil liberties. The Hungarian prime minister meanwhile defended his policies.
A proposed education bill would shutter Budapest's Central European University, university officials have said. Right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban has repeatedly clashed with Hungarian-born financier George Soros.
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