Soros University expelled from Hungary

Central European University forced to move to Vienna after government disallows continued operation.

Mordechai Sones,

Rally for Soros-founded Central European University in Budapest
Rally for Soros-founded Central European University in Budapest
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The Central European University, founded 25 years ago in Budapest by left-wing billionaire George Soros, announced today that it is forced to move to Vienna after the government would not allow it to continue operating on Hungarian soil.

This is the first time a university has been forced to leave the territory of an European Union member state.

The Washington Post claimed this was the best university in Hungary, and one of the best in the world.

The university explained that Viktor Orban's government refused to accept a proposed agreement that would have allowed the university to continue accepting new students on its central campus in Budapest.

"The arbitrary expulsion of a well-known university is a gross violation of academic freedom, a dark day for Europe, and a dark day for Hungary," the university said.

US Ambassador to Hungary David Kornstein was in contact with the Hungarian government to prevent the University from closing but failed in his efforts.

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