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George Soros Foundation Closing Offices In Hungary

George Soros Foundation Closing Offices In Hungary

"It has become impossible to protect the security of our operations and our staff in Hungary from arbitrary government interference", said Patrick Gaspard, OSF president in Tuesday's statement.

The legislation, invoking national security interests, would block any organization from advising or representing asylum seekers and refugees without a government license.

The Hungarian government has been pushing to adopt the so-called "Stop Soros Act", which would allow banning activities of pro-immigration policies in Hungary.

The prime minister views Soros as an intruder into the country's domestic politics, which are more and more being painted by Europe's growing 2015 migrant crisis.

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

The dispute between billionaire philanthropist George Soros and Prime Minister Viktor Orban escalated Tuesday when Soros announced that he was closing his Open Society Foundations offices in Hungary and moving them to Berlin.

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

Some Hungarian Jews, in addition to Soros himself, find the campaign anti-Semitic.

In 2010, Soros gave almost one million euros to help Hungarians affected by the catastrophic "red sludge" industrial disaster.

Earlier against Soros and his Foundation in Hungary was launched large-scale campaign.

The prestigious Soros-founded Central European University is also waging a battle against Orban after a higher education law was passed past year that it says threatens its survival in Hungary.

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