Hungary summons Canadian ambassador after she questioned fate of university, academic freedom

BUDAPEST — The Hungarian foreign ministry says it has summoned Canada’s ambassador to Hungary after she expressed concerns about the fate of a Budapest university and academic freedom.

The ministry said Friday that Ambassador Isabelle Poupart’s statements on recent amendments to the law on higher education are false and academic freedom is not under threat.

Poupart said in a statement Thursday that Canada was “seriously concerned” by the amendments seen targeting Central European...

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