Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde expressed serious concern about the threat to academic freedom and CEU's operation in Hungary at the State of the Union 2017 event held May 5 at European University Institute in Florence.
"In Hungary, we now have a process to try to close down even a university, to try to make academic freedom smaller. That is something that I think should not be tolerated in the EU. These issues are very important right now. They are values, that are the soul of Europe, and we must protect them," Linde said.