“The Government has concluded agreements with several universities from outside Europe on their operations in Hungary; the generation of hysteria is only occurring with relation to the CEU, because this is what the ‘Soros university’ has an interest in”, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI in Saturday.

According to the statement, the rally on Saturday in favour of the university also confirms that protests with relation to the university are simply hysteria.

The Government’s standpoint remains unchanged: “Hungary is a state that is governed by the rule of law, and the law applies equally to everyone, including the Soros university”, the Ministry added.

The Government is fully aware that the ‘Soros university’ did not previously perform education activities in the United States; the institution’s American “campus” is a wooden shed on the territory of Bard College, which also has ties to George Soros, but its courses are not taught there. “What is occurring now is a Soros-style bluff and the latest stop in the generation of political hysteria”, the Ministry stressed.