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Bullying EU executive gives Hungary 2 months to alter law on NGOs that sparked relocation of Soros-backed uni

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The European Commission has warned Hungary it has two months to make changes to a controversial law affecting foreign-funded non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including a university founded by US billionaire George Soros.

On Thursday, the Commission sent a letter to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, ordering his government to modify the so-called ‘transparency rule’ passed in 2017.

Under the law, NGOs must declare their donors to Hungarian authorities or risk fines, and any receiving financial support from abroad above a certain threshold have to be publicly identified as foreign-funded.

In 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that the law is “incompatible with EU law” and “discriminatory.”

“Restrictions imposed by Hungarian government on financing of NGOs do not comply with EU law,” Vera Jourova, a deputy head of the European Commission said on Thursday.

“Civil society organisations are [a] key part of our democracies. We must support them, not fight them.”

The Commission’s letter is part of the EU’s infringement procedure into Hungary’s potential breach of the bloc’s law and, if Orban’s government does not react, the CJEU could impose financial penalties on the country.

Orban’s administration implemented the NGO law amid his years-long feud with Hungarian-born Soros, who set up the Central European University (CEU) in Hungary in 1991.

The billionaire and political activist, who has been a vocal critic of the PM’s immigration policies, claimed in 2018 that the CEU had been “forced out” out of Hungary and would have to relocate to Austria.

Orban has claimed that Soros previously meddled in Hungarian political matters through his philanthropic activities in the country and has criticized Soros’ support for open borders.

The EU has long been critical of Orban over what it alleges is his crackdown on the media, academics and NGOs.

However the PM has refused to reform the ‘transparency’ law and told Reuters last year that he saw himself as a “freedom fighter.”

Last year he also called for the resignation of Jourova, who he claimed had insulted Hungarians due to her criticism of Orban.

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FranBrown
FranBrown
February 19, 2021

More power to Orban. Someone needs to step up to the plate in fighting Soros and his Marxist ways. I know Orban isn’t reckoned to be the nicest person on earth, but, he gets my support in ousting all these NGO’s who only meddle in any nation’s internal affairs. All NGO’s should be taken apart in my view.

Donald Duck
Donald Duck
Reply to  FranBrown
February 19, 2021

Soros … Marxist ways!(sic) Soros is a liberal, globalist billionaire. What has this got to do with Marxist or Marxism? You’ll be saying Queen Elizabeth II is a Marxist next. Seems everyone today is not only an expert on Marxism, but in actual fact a full-fledged Marxist.

The political lexicon might have been put on the fire given the level of political illiteracy. Is Fran Brown an American by any chance?

FranBrown
FranBrown
Reply to  Donald Duck
February 20, 2021

No, I’m actually British.

Luka-The-K9
Reply to  FranBrown
February 20, 2021

Soros is a sophistic evil little man.

He has misled Europe and ruined many lives.

He is also wanted on criminal charges in several places.

The Viennese love George Soros.

Of course one way or another the Viennese always pick the wrong people to associate with.

WaveDancer
WaveDancer
February 19, 2021

So is now the EU part of Soros’s organisations or enjoys Soros now directly protection from the EU?! The law in Hungary is a very good law, which protects the Nation from foreign meddling!

Luka-The-K9
Reply to  WaveDancer
February 19, 2021

The European Union Fourth Reich belongs to George Soros and Jeffrey Sachs.

details to follow:

Luka-The-K9
February 19, 2021

Meanwhile….

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The question: should we take the knee for George Soros?

Sue Rarick
February 19, 2021

Oligarch puppets be doin what Oligarch puppets do. The EU is the puppet and they do as they are told.

Luka-The-K9
February 20, 2021

Always interesting:

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DLK
DLK
February 20, 2021

Full support for Orban – the savior of his nation and culture.

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