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26 Jan 2023 | News

Hungarian minister Tibor Navracsics says the government is open to changing the structure of public trust foundations to appease EU rule of law concerns

Left to right: EU budget commissioner Johannes Hahn, research commissioner Mariya Gabriel and Hungary’s minister of regional development Tibor Navracsics in Brussels. Photo: Jennifer Jacquemart / European Union 2023


The Hungarian government has signalled its willingness to make changes to the structure of the public trust foundations it set up recently to oversee 34 universities and cultural institutions, in line with EU demands linked to rule of law concerns. 

This follows a meeting on Wednesday between Tibor Navracsics, Hungary’s minister of regional development

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