EU launches legal action against Hungary over education law

The EU launched legal action against Hungary on Wednesday over a law that could shut a university founded by US billionaire George Soros.

Brussels: The EU launched legal action against Hungary on Wednesday over a law that could shut a university founded by US billionaire George Soros, the European Commission said.

"We have decided to take legal action on the higher education law by sending a letter of formal notice to the Hungarian government," EU vice president Valdis Dombrovskis told a news conference.