ALDE's Team Europe Members Support CEU

May 1, 2019

Budapest, May 1, 2019 — ALDE's Team Europe members Margrethe Vestager, EU Commissioner for Competition; Luis Garicano, ALDE Vice-President & Lead EP Candidate of Ciudadanos; Emma Bonino, Lead EP Candidate of Piu Europa; and Dr. Katalin Cseh, Lead EP Candidate of Momentum met today with Central European University (CEU) President and Rector Michael Ignatieff in his office.

Noting that CEU is pleased to meet with the ALDE delegation—as with other European politicians—Rector Ignatieff added: “We are grateful for their support, and hope that they will use the occasion of the forthcoming European elections to raise the important issue of academic freedom and the right of CEU to remain in Hungary as a U.S. degree granting institution.”

While CEU continues to seek a legally binding solution that enables it to remain in the city that has been its home for 25 years, the university is continuing with its plans to open a campus in Vienna.