Hungary education law: EU to take legal action amid university row

The EU is taking legal action against Hungary over an education law that could close a prestigious university founded by billionaire George Soros.

 

EU Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis said the law was not compatible with academic freedoms.

 

Prime Minister Viktor Orban is due to address the European parliament over Hungary's rights record later.

 

The law has provoked some of the country's biggest protests since Mr Orban came to power in 2010.

 

Thousands have rallied in a number of demonstrations demanding the abolition of the law since it was approved and pushed through parliament earlier this month.

 

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