We find double standards unacceptable, every university in Hungary must equally observe the laws. There is no scope for creating a law that would give the Soros university an advantage over Hungarian universities, Justice Minister Judit Varga told the Hungarian news agency MTI after the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union related to the Hungarian higher education legislation was released on Tuesday.

The Minister added that – as always – Hungary will duly implement the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in accordance with the best interests of the Hungarian people.

She highlighted that the Hungarian legislation ensures that the students of a given institution receive a qualification that is in line with the degree they set out to acquire. The relevant Hungarian law affects dozens of foreign higher education institutions operating in Hungary, but for most of them complying with the law was not a problem, she added.

“At the end of the day, the appropriate functioning of higher education institutions is the pledge of trust in a country’s education system and of the reputation of its higher education, while the degree issued by it is an embodiment thereof. We don’t need PO box universities,” the Minister stressed.

(MTI/Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister)