Hungarian researchers say removal of government ministers from university boards ‘is not enough’

28 Feb 2023 | News

As the EU is mulls over concessions the Hungarian government has made in a bid to unfreeze Horizon Europe and Erasmus+ funding to 21 universities, researchers and academics in the country say more fundamental change is needed

EU budget commissioner Johannes Hahn (left) and research commissioner Mariya Gabriel (centre) speak to Hungary’s minister of regional development Tibor Navracsics during his visit to Brussels in January. Photo: Jennifer Jacquemart / European Union

Removing cabinet ministers from boards of special foundations controlling Hungarian universities is missing the point and does not address legitimate EU rule of law and transparency concerns, a group of Hungarian researchers has stated

Cut off from access to any new Horizon Europe and Erasmus+ funding since mid-December, 21 foundation universities and more than ten cultural institutes are facing major

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