Hungarian PM denounces Soros-backed college, U.S. urges restraint

Hungarian PM denounces Soros-backed college, U.S. urges restraintBy Krisztina Than and Marton Dunai BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday a Budapest university founded by financier George Soros had “cheated” in awarding its diplomas and violated Hungarian laws. Orban, outspoken critic of liberal civil organizations funded by Soros, said the Central European University’s fate depended now on talks between Hungary and the United States. The U.S. State Department said in a statement that CEU was a “premier academic institution” that promoted academic excellence and critical thinking.



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