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No turning back for Hungarian university

The Central European University cannot return to its previous status and must negotiate a new bilateral agreement with the Hungarian government, its rector has said.

Since Viktor Orbán’s right-wing government unilaterally passed a law to impede the CEU’s operations, “we cannot go back to the status ante quo because trust has been broken,” Michael Ignatieff told Research Europe.

The CEU is located in Budapest and was founded in 1991 by American-Hungarian businessman George Soros. It is being threatened with closure by a controversial new Hungarian law that appears to be targeting Soros.

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