Graduate Centre for Europe (GCfE), University of Birmingham Supports CEU

April 11, 2017

CEU is an open and independent university whose work is recognised not just by the scholarly communities in Hungary and the United States, but throughout the world. We firmly condemn the interference of politics in its activity and the attempts to use the image of CEU as an international university for political goals.
Therefore, we urge HE János Áder, the president of Hungary, not to sign the proposed Bill and to send it to the Constitutional Court , where it can be appropriately reviewed to protect the academic freedom and the reputation of academic life in Hungary.
We equally urge the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán,and the Parliament in Budapest to withdraw its support for the proposed Bill which gravely limits the values of the freedom of expression and democracy in Hungary.