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Apr 26, 2017

European Commission takes legal action against Hungary over law on higher education

The Commission sent a letter of formal notice to Budapest, to which the Hungarian authorities have one month to respond

The Hungarian government will appeal any decision made by the European Commission in relation to its higher education law.

According to Reuters, the European Commission has announced that it has started legal action against Hungary over the country's new higher education law passed on April 4th, saying it was not compatible with the fundamental internal market freedoms.

The Commission said that after an in-depth assessment, it concluded that the law is not compatible with the freedom to provide services and the freedom of establishment as well as the right of academic freedom, the right to education and the freedom to conduct a business as provided by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

The Commission therefore sent a letter of formal notice to Budapest, to which the Hungarian authorities have one month to respond.