In a statement released today, U.S. Ambassador to Hungary David Cornstein said he is working toward a solution and reiterated the U.S. government's support for CEU's continued operation in Budapest. Below is the full text of the statement:
Ambassador David B. Cornstein stated that “CEU remains a priority for the U.S. Government and has overwhelming bipartisan support in the United States. I understand CEU’s position— prolonged uncertainty is not sustainable for an academic institution. However, a solution is still possible. There is a small window to resolve this, but it needs to happen fast. I am working with both parties to continue the negotiations and find an acceptable resolution before December 1.”
Image: U.S. Ambassador to Hungary David Cornstein (right) shakes hands with CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff in front of CEU on June 27, 2018.
Image credit: Attila Nemeth, U.S. Embassy Budapest