Hungary Transfers 11 Universities to Foundations Led by Orban Allies

Hungary Transfers 11 Universities to Foundations Led by Orban Allies

The New York Times-World·2021-04-29 06:01

Hungary’s Parliament voted on Tuesday to transfer control of 11 state universities, along with billions of euros in related state assets, to quasi-public foundations led by close allies of the country’s prime minister, Viktor Orban.

Critics immediately denounced the move as a government handover of both public education and a vast network of public assets — including real estate and shares in Hungarian companies — to Mr. Orban and his supporters.

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