George Soros to close his Budapest office amid ‘political hostility’
George Soros’ Open Society Foundations (OSF) will close their office in Budapest and move Eastern European operations to Germany, citing the “political hostility” it faces in Hungary, the Austrian Die Presse newspaper reported.
The office will reportedly shut down by the end of August, and then move to Vienna or to Berlin. The report came a week and a half after the Hungarian parliamentary elections, in which the conservative anti-immigrant Fidesz party, led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, secured a decisive victory.
Orban has been a frequent and loud critic of Soros. The Hungarian PM has repeatedly accused the billionaire of tampering with the country’s internal affairs, as well as of conspiring to flood Europe with migrants, predominantly from Muslim countries, in order to demolish European values and purvey a globalist agenda.
Shortly before the elections, Fidesz introduced an anti-NGO bill, dubbed the ‘Stop Soros Act.’ The proposed legislation targets NGOs that “organize illegal immigration” and advocate for the rights of migrants through other means. The bill, if adopted, will oblige NGOs to provide government with detailed accounts of their activities and will impose a 25 percent tax on funds they receive from abroad. The legislation is expected to be voted-on shortly, when parliament reconvenes after the elections.
This is one of the rare defeats for a multi-billionaire who brought the Bank of England to its knees in 1992, and who last year transferred $18 billion to his Open Society foundations. Guess there are some things money cannot buy – like the love of one’s kinsmen who see Soros as sort of an “anti-Christ.”
For more on Soros, see… GEORGE SOROS: PSYCHOPATH TRYING TO CHANGE THE WORLD TO HIS OWN LIKING
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