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Hungary Ministers Quit University Trusts to Resolve EU Funds Row

Hungarian ministers who’ve assumed powerful positions at public trusts overseeing universities have resigned from those posts to help resolve one of a series of conflicts with the European Union.

Hungary is seeking to unlock EU funds “as soon as possible,” Cabinet Minister Gergely Gulyas told reporters on Thursday after a three-day government meeting. The EU has cut off Hungary from its flagship Erasmus academic scholarship program as well as crucial university funding, citing political influence over higher education.