EU awaits official confirmation from Hungarian government that ministers will resign from university boards

14 Feb 2023 | News

Seven ministers are due to step down from positions on public trust foundations, but whether this will allay EU rule of law concerns is not yet clear

Hungarian justice minister Judit Varga is one of seven ministers to step down from positions on boards of trustees of public trust funds overseeing universities in the country. Photo: Ministry of Justice, government of Hungary

The announcement by the Hungarian government that seven of its ministers will resign from board positions on foundation-run universities as of tomorrow, in order to appease EU rule of law concerns, has not yet been officially communicated to Brussels in detail, a European Commission spokesman has told Science|Business. 

Gergely Gulyás, minister of the prime minister's office in Hungary,

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