Soros basis to give up Hungary after conflict with authorities

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The "open society Institute" George Soros announced the termination of its activities in Hungary, the birthplace of the philanthropist, because of the "repressive" policy of the Hungarian government.

Hitting out at the proposals, which would tax foreign NGO income and clamp down on so-called civil society efforts to promote illegal immigration, OSF President Patrick Gaspard blasted Budapest for "using tactics unprecedented in the history of the European Union" to "denigrate" and "repress" the group's work.

Speaking after holding talks in Warsaw with visiting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Morawiecki said: "Here, in Poland, it's we who decide who will come to Poland and who will not".


Open Society Foundations, the George Soros backed organization that has helped create the economic migrant crisis in Europe, is leaving the Central European nation of Hungary, declaring it can not "protect its employees from government".

What would the Stop Soros law do? . "It has become impossible to protect the security of our operations and our staff in Hungary from arbitrary government interference".

The Open Society Foundations have a long legacy in Hungary, where Soros was born and where he began his philanthropy in Europe.


The OSF said it would "pursue all available legal avenues to defend the fundamental rights that are threatened by the legislation" and "continue to support the important work of civil society groups in Hungary".

Orban's Fidesz also ran an anti-immigrant billboard campaign, underwritten by the Hungarian government, which showed a picture of Soros laughing alongside the words, "Let's not leave Soros the last laugh". The foundation supports and funds democracy and civil society initiatives in more than 100 countries worldwide.

"We call on the government to sign the agreement without further delay".


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