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.
Viktor Orban has started a personal propaganda war against George Soros, a billionaire US investor and the Hungarian PM's top enemy of the state. DW's Ben Knight explores the new hostility towards the NGO funder.
The EU has offered all-round condemnation of Viktor Orban's increasingly authoritarian government. But some MEPs from Angela Merkel's conservative party voted against a resolution condemning the Hungarian leader.
Around 10,000 people have protested in the Hungarian capital against Viktor Orban's government amid rising tensions between Budapest and Brussels. The trigger is a law seen targeting the Central European University.
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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