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MEPs to draft EU regulation for protecting academic freedom

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Proposal receives mixed response from leaders of European research and university groups

MEPs are planning to draft an EU regulation on the protection of academic freedom due to concerns that the European Commission is not doing enough to counter threats to the principle in the bloc.

The development has received a mixed reaction from European research and higher education groups, with some questioning whether it would be possible for legislation to address the complexity of protecting academic freedom in the EU.

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