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Apr 03, 2017

Parliament to debate foreign universities on Wednesday

Parliament will debate the motion on Wednesday. Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said that the cabinet is ready to open talks with the US Administration regarding CEU

Lawmakers will discuss a government bill which stipulates that no foreign higher education institution is allowed to operate and award degrees in Hungary without a relevant inter-state agreement.

Parliament will debate the motion on Wednesday, during a four-day session over the course of two weeks.

Government Spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said that the cabinet is ready to open talks with the US Administration regarding CEU.

Lawmakers will also debate an amendment to the law on forest management and proposals on changes affecting the chamber of agriculture, food production and rural development.

Parliament is also scheduled to pass proposals by László Trócsány, minister of Justice, on Tuesday regulating international civil law and amending regulations in criminal law. Lawmakers will also make decisions on disciplinary matters affecting three lawmakers of the green opposition LMP and two lawmakers of Jobbik.

According to MTI, general debates will be held on issues including an amendment to the advertisement tax which will enable affected businesses receive a total of 20 billion HUF (64.5m EUR) refund this year. Mihály Varga, minister for National Economy, has said that RTL would benefit most from this amendment by getting a 4 billion HUF refund.

Parliament will conclude its session next Monday, April 10 with a Jobbik-initiated debate on ways to reduce wage differences between EU member states.