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Soros-Founded School Prepares to Leave Hungary After Orban’s Attacks

  • Central European University to move to Vienna from Budapest
  • CEU has become a major issue in Orban’s standoff with EU, U.S.
George Soros

George Soros

Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg
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Central European University, established by billionaire investor-philanthropist George Soros to spread democracy in post-communist Europe, will prepare to relocate to Vienna from Budapest after Hungary’s government moved to shut it down.

The development is a victory for resurgent nationalists around the world including Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who’ve vilified Soros, 88, a major donor to liberal causes. Soros received a pipe-bomb in the mail at his New York home on Monday, one of several sent to high-profile targets that included Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.