Hungary to Crack Down on NGO’s George Soros
Hungary to crack down on NGO’s (non-governmental organizations) linked to billionaire George Soros now that Donald Trump is the next US President, according to the deputy head of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s party.
The European Union (EU) member will use “all the tools at its disposal” to “sweep out” NGOs funded by the Hungarian-born financier, which “serve global capitalists and back political correctness over national governments,” Szilard Nemeth, a vice president of the ruling Fidesz party, told reporters Tuesday.
“I feel that there is an opportunity for this, internationally,” because of Trump’s election, state news service MTI reported Nemeth as saying. Lawmakers will start debating a bill to let authorities audit NGO executives, according to parliament’s legislative agenda.
Mr. Orban, the 1st European leader to publicly back Donald Trump’s campaign, has ignored criticism from the European Commission and US President Barack Hussein Obama for building a self-described “illiberal state” modeled on authoritarian regimes including Russia, China and Turkey.
In Y 2014, Mr. Orban personally ordered the state audit agency to probe foundations financed by Norway and said that civil society groups financed from abroad were covers for “paid political activists.”
Mr. Orban and his administration have frequently singled out NGOs supported by Mr. Soros, 8 anni, a US Democratic Party supporter with a wide network of organizations that promote democracy in formerly communist eastern Europe.
Donald Trump has accused Mr. Soros of being part of “a global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth and put that money into the pockets of a handful of large corporations and political entities.”