European Commission Decision on Infringement Proceedings Confirms Hungarian Legislation Violates European Values

April 26, 2017

Budapest, April 26 – Central European University (CEU) takes note of the European Commission decision to start infringement proceedings against Hungary regarding the recent amendments to Hungary’s higher education legislation. This confirms CEU’s conviction that this legislation is discriminatory and runs counter to European values.

“CEU hopes that European People’s Party members will now also urge their Hungarian partners to comply with the European Commission requests immediately, and that this will lead the Hungarian government toward rapid negotiations so that we can resolve this matter, ” CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff said. “Our goal is to remain in Budapest, our home, and continue providing quality education with our dual U.S. and Hungarian accreditation, conducting groundbreaking research with colleagues in Hungary and across Europe, and bringing experts together in Budapest to develop new knowledge.”