HUNGARY’S Central European University (CEU), which was founded by the Hungarian-American investor George Soros, said it would continue to recruit students in Budapest as it demanded Viktor Orban’s government recognise it complies with Hungarian law.
The university has been accused of not operating within the law by the right-wing Hungarian government.
CEU, which was founded in 1991, aims to create an “open society” and has become a target for anti-immigrant Orban.
They came into trouble when a change in education law made it illegal to operate from foreign-registered universities that do not offer course in their home country.
This comes after Orban has warned against the influence of Soros and described him as a “dangerous financial speculator”, claiming he is a risk for Hungarian national security.
His government regularly vilifies Soros and accused him of acting against Europe's best interests by supporting the accommodation large numbers of migrants arriving on European soil.
The new regulations are seen to unfairly target the university because of its ties to Soros.