REPORT: Soros’s Foundation Leaves Hungary Under Government Pressure

BY ANNETA GRIFFEE / MAY 15, 2018 /

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A network of aid groups founded by George Soros is set to close its offices in Budapest, citing an increasingly hostile political environment toward the Hungarian-born billionaire.

The Open Society Foundations will move local staff to Berlin and base its operations for Hungary out of the German capital, the group said in a statement Tuesday, in what represents a fresh escalation in the conflict between Prime Minister Viktor Orban and civil society groups.

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“The government of Hungary has denigrated and misrepresented our work and repressed civil society for the sake of political gain, using tactics unprecedented in the history of the European Union,” said Patrick Gaspard, president of the Open Society Foundations.

“The government of Hungary has denigrated and misrepresented our work and repressed civil society for the sake of political gain, using tactics unprecedented in the history of the European Union,” said Patrick Gaspard, president of the Open Society Foundations.

For three years, Mr. Orban has been tightening screws on local nongovernmental organizations that he believes threaten the Hungarian social fabric by funding oppositional groups or advocating for refugees. A 2014 spat with the Norwegian government, which funded a string of aid groups critical of Mr. Orban, ended with Hungarian police raiding NGO offices.

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