Budapest, April 4 (MTI) – The United States will continue to advocate for the Central European University’s (CEU) independence and unhindered operation in Hungary, US Embassy Charge d’Affaires David Kostelancik said in a statement on Tuesday.
The US is “disappointed by the accelerated passage of legislation targeting CEU”, the statement said.
The legislation was approved despite the serious concerns raised by the US, by hundreds of local and international organizations and institutions, and by thousands of Hungarians who value academic freedom and the many important contributions by the CEU to Hungary, it added.
“The Central European University is a successful and prestigious American-Hungarian institution and has been an important component of the U.S.-Hungarian relationship for 26 years”, it said.
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