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Ambassador summoned over comments on university

The Hungarian foreign ministry says it has summoned Canada’s Ambassador to Hungary Isabelle Poupart after she expressed concerns about the fate of a Budapest university and academic freedom as a whole, reports The Associated Press.

Poupart had said in a statement that Canada was “seriously concerned” by the amendments seen targeting Central European University, founded by George Soros in 1991 and accredited in Hungary and New York state. Poupart said Canada encourages a constructive dialogue to solve the matter.

The Hungarian foreign ministry said that Poupart’s statements on recent amendments to the law on higher education are false and academic freedom is not under threat. Hungary says the university is cheating by issuing Hungarian and American diplomas, giving it an unfair advantage over other local universities.
Full report on the Global News site
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