UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – George Soros Foundation Open Society Foundations (“Open Society”) will transfer its representation from Budapest (Hungary) to Berlin (Germany). The transfer of representation is connected with pressure from the Hungarian government under the leadership of Viktor Orban.
“The government of Hungary downplayed and misrepresented our work, putting pressure on civil society for political gain and using techniques that were previously unknown to the European Union,” said Patrick Gaspard, president of the foundation.
In Hungary, a number of bills are discussed, known as Stop Soros and aimed at limiting the activities of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the country.
The Open Society Foundations Foundation works through a network of 40 organizations in various countries. In Russia, the activities of the fund are considered undesirable.
Orban in recent months before the parliamentary elections in April, he devoted much time to the figure of Soros – an immigrant from Hungary, an American financier and an investor. Orban accuses Soros of trying to undermine the foundations of Christianity in Hungary and Europe, using for this immigration of Muslims.