LMP slams university restructuring model
Laszlo Lorant Keresztes, the leader of the party’s parliamentary group, told an online press conference that Fidesz lawmakers had “confirmed as much” at the cultural committee’s meeting, “and so the government’s lies have been toppled”.
Keresztes insisted the true goal of the reorganisation was “developing full political influence and gaining control over European Union funding.”
The government parties have rejected LMP’s draft proposal to grant the guarantees demanded by the universities, preserve their autonomy and keep the rights of their Senates and deans intact, Keresztes noted. LMP also proposed that members of the foundation’s board should not have a say in professional issues, and that wage raises should be funded independently from the reform scheme, he said.
He said the government was mulling the financial remodeling of the universities choosing not to join the restructuring programme, and called on all those concerned to support LMP’s online petition for the autonomy of universities.