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quarta-feira, 26 de abril de 2017

Hungarian university president: ‘I need the support of Europe’


Michael Ignatieff. Brussels, 25 April 2017.
[European Commission]
Central European University (CEU) President Michael Ignatieff, the former head of Canada’s Liberal Party, told a meeting in the European Parliament he was determined to defend the institution founded by the liberal US financier George Soros.
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Major protest in Hungary over Soros university law

Hungary saw the biggest anti-government protest in three years on Sunday (9 April), as tens of thousands demonstrated against new higher education legislation seen as targeting the respected Central European University.

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Soros, however, was not mentioned in the 40-minute hearing, hosted by the S&D, EPP, ALDE, GUE/NGL and Green/EFA groups.

The university, which defends the Hungarian-born financier’s “open society” outlook that Orbán opposes, has already won the backing of officials in the United States and elsewhere.

“I need the support of Europe. I have support in Washington, I have support in Berlin, I have support in Budapest, I got support in Munich,” Ignatieff told the meeting.
 
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