Brussels – The European Commission (EU) has launched legal action against Hungary over a law targeting higher education, European Commission Vice-President, Valdis Dombrovskis, said on Wednesday.
The commission decided that the Hungarian Higher Education Law passed on April 4, which is widely seen as targeting the Central European University (CEU), was “not compatible with the fundamental internal market freedoms”.
“It is also not compatible with the right of academic freedom,” the commission said in a statement.
Hungary will have one month to respond to the letter, which details the legal concerns of the commission.
Dombrovskis said that the letter was the first step toward infringement: the commission will take its next steps in the light of the answer received from the Hungarian government.