Statement of the CAS on the situation of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

It is with deep concern that the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) is following the recent developments regarding the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS), Hungary’s most significant research institution. The CAS strongly disagrees with the Hungarian government’s actions leading to the reduction of the HAS’s scientific freedom and expresses apprehension and alarm at the budget cuts which could threaten the very existence of the HAS.