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Apr 06, 2017

Hungary expresses deep regret that 'Soros lies' have been able to deceive the German government

Meanwhile, Deputy State Secretary Kristóf Altusz has summoned the temporary chargés d’affaires of the United States and Germany to discuss the act on higher education

The Hungarian government has noted with regret that George Soros’s lies have proved capable of deceiving even the German government, Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács has said.

Kovács was responding to concerns expressed by German deputy government spokesperson Ulrike Demmer over the amendment of Hungary’s act on higher education. Kovács called it regrettable that statements are being made by a government as respected and responsible as that of Germany.

The spokesman confirmed that the aim of the legislative amendment is to eliminate irregularities uncovered in the course of inspections by Hungary's education office, and at the same time to put an end to an exceptional dispensation that has given an unfair advantage to one institution of higher education in Hungary – to the detriment of all the others.

Kovács stated that the new regulations do not contain any conditions that are impossible to fulfil, and he added that the Hungarian government is open to entering into negotiations with its American counterparts on how the criteria can be met.

Meanwhile, Deputy State Secretary Kristóf Altusz has summoned the temporary chargés d’affaires of the United States and Germany to discuss the act on higher education.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, all institutions of higher education must conform to the relative regulations.