European University said it had been forced to move after a battle with Viktor Orban's government. (file)
Hungary's Central European University announced today it had been "forced" to move its most prestigious programmes to Vienna after a long and bitter legal battle with Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government.
"CEU has been forced out," Michael Ignatieff, rector of the university founded by US-Hungarian billionaire George Soros, said in a statement. "This is unprecedented. A US institution has been driven out of a country that is a NATO ally."