Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

George Soros Foundation Closing Offices In Hungary

George Soros Foundation Closing Offices In Hungary

Patrick Gaspard, the OSF's president, mentioned the federal government has "denigrated and misrepresented our work and repressed civil society for the sake of political achieve, utilizing techniques unprecedented within the historical past of the European Union".

The Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, whose popularity is based in particular on its tough policy towards Muslim migrants, declared Soros an enemy of Hungary.

The latest proposed legislation on nongovernmental organizations follows the passage of a 2017 law that imposed burdensome reporting requirements on Hungarian human rights and civil society groups receiving funding from overseas. "It has become impossible to protect the security of our operations and our staff in Hungary from arbitrary government interference", CNBC added.

Earlier, the Hungarian government had expressed their opposition to the activities of billionaire George Soros and his organizations, accusing them of meddling in the country's internal affairs.

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Soros has remarked that the Hungarian government was attempting to slander him by pushing "distortions and lies". Open Society Foundations said Tuesday that it would seek legal routes to challenge the new legislation.

Soros Foundation "open society" said that he would continue his human rights activities in Hungary and to support projects in the arts, media freedom, transparency, education and health. Those connected to Open Society have been targeted by clandestine and fraudulent recording efforts aimed at fueling the government's misleading propaganda campaign.

Among a host of restrictive measures, it would force NGOs that help migrants to undergo security screening and pay a 25 per cent tax on all foreign funding.

"CEU can not go into another academic year in a situation of legal uncertainty", its rector Michael Ignatieff said on Tuesday.

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