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Commission rules against Hungarian university law

Image: Michael Ignatieff [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The European Commission has concluded that Hungarian legislation which threatens the Central European University (CEU) with closure is unlawful.

Contentious new Hungarian regulations of international universities are “not compatible with the fundamental internal market freedoms” of the EU, the Commission announced today. The laws violate the freedom to provide services and freedom of establishment, as well as rights to academic freedom and education, it said.

The Hungarian government has been notified of the finding and has one month to respond, the Commission said.

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