Due to the recent amendment of the Hungarian National Higher Education Act CCIV of 2011, which introduces changes to the status of institutions registered in non-EU countries, the status and continuation of the Central European University are in jeopardy. EURASHE has published a statement on the legislative changes. With the statement EURASHE wishes to express its strong concern about the situation and to express its solidarity with the Central European University. EURASHE would like to urge the Hungarian government to take into consideration the eminent academic role of the Central European University within the region. We hope that through mutual consultation both parties would be able to find a flexible and suitable way to reach an amicable decision, which would preserve the diversity of the higher education institutions and would guarantee the future continuing operation of the Central European University in accordance to the Hungarian accreditation and legislation.