Hungary passes bill targeting Central European University

2 May, 2017

Source: Bbc news

4 April 2017

Supporters have gathered at a Budapest university after MPs passed a bill which could force it out of Hungary.

The 199-seat parliament head earlier voted 123 to 38 in favour of the legislation, which places tough restrictions on foreign universities.

The main target is believed to be the Central European University (CEU) and its founder, George Soros.

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25 Apr 2017As a new law passed by Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán’s government threatens the existence of Central European University in Budapest, 70,000 people marched in protest in the capital to save it as part of the #IStandWithCEU campaign.

Among those offering supportto protect the academic freedom of one of central Europe’s most prominent graduate universities, either by writing letters or demonstrating, include more than 20 Nobel Laureates including Mario Vargas Llosa, hundreds of academics worldwide, the European Commission, the UN, the governments of France and Germany, 11 US Senators, Noam Chomsky and Kofi Annan.

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source: oc-media

21 APRIL 2017

Both supporters and opponents of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán greeted the controversial politician with simultaneous demonstrations on 21 April, during an official two-day visit to Tbilisi.

Anti-Orbán protesters whistled over Orbán and his attendants, while counter-demonstrators greeted him with excitement, as Orbán and Georgia’s PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili arrived at Courtyard Marriott Hotel for a Georgia-Hungary business forum.

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