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Parliament to debate bill on foreign universities operating in Hungary – Preview

Parliament to debate bill on foreign universities operating in Hungary – Preview

Budapest (MTI) – Lawmakers will on Wednesday start debating a government bill, which stipulates that no foreign higher education institution is allowed to operate and award degrees in Hungary without a relevant inter-state agreement in place.

Parliament will start discussing the motion affecting universities from non-European Union countries operating in Hungary on Wednesday. Referring to the Central European University, government spokesman Zoltán Kovács said on Friday that the cabinet is ready to engage in talks with the US Administration “with respect to George Soros’s university” in Hungary.

Parliament will hold a four-day session over the course of two weeks. Lawmakers will begin debating an amendment to the law on forest management and proposals on changes affecting the chamber of agriculture, food production and rural development.



Parliament is scheduled to pass proposals by Justice Minister László Trócsányi on Tuesday regulating international civil law and amending regulations in criminal law. Lawmakers will also make decisions on disciplinary matters affecting three lawmakers of the green opposition LMP and two lawmakers of Jobbik.

General debates will be held on issues including an amendment to the advertisement tax which will enable affected businesses receive a total of 20 billion forints (EUR 64.5m) refund this year. Economy Minister Mihály Varga has said that RTL would benefit most from this amendment by getting a 4 billion forint refund.

Parliament will conclude its session next Monday, April 10 with a Jobbik-initiated debate on ways to reduce wage differences between EU member states.

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Source: MTI

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