Parbeszed calls for withdrawal of law on Fudan University campus
Szabo told an online press conference that the state could save the costs of a referendum on these matters if the ruling parties support the opposition proposal.
She said enough signatures had been collected for a referendum to be held on these matters. As a result, the justice committee must prepare a resolution on them on Thursday, which will then have to be included in parliament’s agenda and the president will be tasked with setting a date for the referendum, she added.
Hungary does not need an elite university to be built from a Chinese loan at a cost of 540 billion forints (EUR 1.4bn), which will be mostly attended by foreign students, Szabo said. Fudan University would also pose a threat to national security, she insisted.
Group leader Bence Tordai said it was up to Fidesz to decide whether nearly 14 billion forints of taxpayers’ money would be “wasted” on a referendum. Instead, they could support the opposition’s proposal and “take the referendum off the agenda”, he added.