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Hungary's far-right government passes law that lets it take over scientific research bodies

WorldNews Wednesday, 3 July 2019
Hungary's far-right government passes law that lets it take over scientific research bodiesHungary's far-right government has passed a law allowing the state to tighten its control over scientific research bodies. The law strips the 200-year-old Hungarian Academy of Sciences of its network of 15 research bodies and hands them over to a committee. The committee's chairman will be appointed by Viktor Orban, the Hungary's nationalist prime minister, and half of its members will be selected by the government. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras. Subscribe now Lydia Gall, Eastern Europe and Balkans researcher at Human Rights Watch, said the law is "essentially another nail in the coffin for...
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