Soros-backed foundation leaving Hungary

Soros foundation to shut its office in'repressive HungaryMore

"Faced with an increasingly repressive political and legal environment in Hungary, the Open Society Foundations (OSF) are moving their Budapest-based worldwide operations and staff to the German capital, Berlin", the network confirmed in a statement on Tuesday.

The proposals include a special tax on such NGOs, secret service surveillance of their staff, and a ban on any individuals deemed to be involved in "illegal immigration" from Hungary and its border zones.

Soros' Open Society Foundations is shifting local staff to Berlin, the group said in a statement Tuesday.

"Orban now wants to enact laws that force non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to register with the government".

Orban has not been the only politician to target Soros for his liberal policies.

The Open Society Foundation (OSF) backed by Hungarian-born United States billionaire George Soros is moving from Budapest to Berlin, the German public broadcaster DW reported on Tuesday.

Soros' Open Society Foundations, which promote democracy and free speech, have also endured threats of legal sanctions from the government.

Earlier, the Hungarian government had expressed their opposition to the activities of billionaire George Soros and his organizations, accusing them of meddling in the country's internal affairs.

The campaign was criticized in the Hungarian Jewish community as having anti-Semitic overtones.

Before the parliamentary elections in April, orbán said that in Hungary there are about 2000 paid people who during the election campaign, are working to overthrow the government and establish a new "pomegrante study, acceptable to George Soros". Zovacs studied at the Central European University, a school Soros helped fund.

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