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Soros and Kurz Discuss CEU’s Future in Vienna

Gábor Sarnyai 2018.11.19.

György Soros met Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Sunday to discuss the displacement of Central European University from Budapest to Vienna.

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz met with US investor and philanthropist George Soros to discuss how to resettle the Soros-funded Central European University (CEU) in Vienna after it was forced to leave Hungary, Austrian daily Kurier reported.

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Soros and Kurz discussed matters of foreign policy including migration and Brexit. Although they hold quite different stances, a statement from Kurz’s office says “it is important to talk to people with whom we do not agree on everything.”

The two reportedly agreed that Brexit is regrettable and that a hard Brexit must be avoided. Meanwhile, according to the EUobserver, the pair had “quite different views” on migration policy.

Soros will meet with Heinz Fassmann, the Austrian Federal Minister of Education, Science and Research, on Monday to talk about technical issues such as accrediting CEU diplomas in Austria and moving university staff from Budapest to Vienna.

Via: EUobserver, 24.hu

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