Michael Ignatieff speaks out as MEPs prepare to vote on whether Hungary’s policies under Viktor Orbán breach EU values

The rector of the liberal Budapest academy founded by philanthropist George Soros which is under threat of closure by Viktor Orbán’s government, has said “the future of Europe hangs in the balance” as Brussels prepares to thrash out its response to Hungary’s move to the right.

Speaking before a week in which MEPs vote on a report calling for an investigation into whether Hungary has breached EU core values, Michael Ignatieff said the fate of the Central European University (CEU) – and the action of conservative MEPs – would be telling.

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