Orban Fights Back: Hungary Pushes Anti-Immigration "Stop Soros" Bill

Last month, members of the global financial and political elite listened with rapt attention as George Soros, the famed money manager and purported champion of "open" societies, blasted "mafia states" like Russia and his native Hungary, while also criticizing US President Donald Trump, with Soros admitting that his "goal in the United States" for this year's midterm election was "to reestablish a functioning two-party system"...

Indeed, octogenarian Soros is showing no signs of dialing back his meddling in the affairs of European nations, and the US as well. And nowhere has his interference been more visible than in Hungary, where his former protege Viktor Orban has sought to close the country's borders to intruding refugees - a decision that has enraged Soros, who recently dedicated most of his eleven-figure fortune to erasing all national boundaries via his "Open Society" foundations.

After declaring Hungary "a mafia state" last summer and suggesting that he will do everything in his power to remove Orban from power, the country's ruling party has engaged in a heated propaganda battle against Soros and his agents that has included erecting anti-Soros billboard messages around the country.


Now, that battle is escalating as Orban and his party are gearing up for national elections in April. As Reuters reported Wednesday, the country's nationalist government introduced legislation to empower the country's interior minister to ban NGOs - like those funded by Soros - that support policies that might compromise national security - policies like open borders and unrestricted immigration.

The bill would impose a 25% tax on NGOs that back migration that are operating in Hungary...

The bill, submitted to parliament late on Tuesday, is a key part of Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s anti-immigration campaign targeting U.S. financier George Soros whose philanthropy aims to bolster liberal and open-border values in eastern Europe.

The government says the bill, which would also impose a 25 percent tax on foreign donations to NGOs that back migration in Hungary, is meant to deter illegal immigration Orban says is eroding European stability and has been stoked in part by Soros.

Hungary and Poland are both under nationalist governments that have clashed with the European Union leadership in Brussels over their perceived authoritarian drift deviating from EU standards on democracy and rule of law.

But Orban’s message, championing conservative Christian beliefs and rejecting multiculturalism, has gone down well with Hungarian voters and his Fidesz party is expected to secure a third straight term in a general election due on April 8.

Specifically, the bill says that any NGOs that "sponsor, organize or support the entry or stay of third-country citizens on Hungarian territory via a safe third country to extend international protection ... qualify as organizations supporting migration." Also, these activities would need to be approved by the interior minister, who could deny permission if he saw a “national security risk”. If an NGO continued to act in defiance of the law, Hungarian prosecutors would be empowered to take action...they would have the power to slap them with hefty fines, or even force their dissolution...

The bill is an expansion of a measure Orban's government passed last year that required NGOs that take foreign money to register with the state.

The legislation could also ban Soros, who still possesses Hungarian citizenship, from entering the country...

The Hungarian Helsinki Committee, an NGO that has been providing support for the legal and human rights of various groups including asylum seekers and prisoners since 1994, said the bill was unacceptable and served political goals.

"(Its goal) is to stigmatize certain civil organizations that the government does not like... and to distance them from society, and in the end make their operation impossible," the committee, which receives a major chunk of its funding from Soros, said in a statement.

The bill will also likely intensify Orban's confrontation with Brussels, as the European Commission said last year it was taking Budapest to the EU’s top court over its NGO laws as well as a higher education law that targets the Central European University in Budapest founded by Soros. Soros has spent $14 billion over the last 30 years on his initiatives promoting far-left causes in the formerly Communist eastern and central Europe.

But should the bill pass - and it's expected that it will - he could virtually be cut off from supporting Orban's opponents during an election in a country where Soros has not lived in decades...




Teja Déjà view Thu, 02/15/2018 - 03:17 Permalink

Well, Orban risks loosing some money here... the EU is wondering why so many EU financed tenders in Hungary end up with one bidder only, usually related to Orbans family, friends, party. All that NGO - Soros - anti-semitic stuff is just the usual show to distract the Hungarians. Unluckily, won't work for the EU audit people.







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Ecclesia Militans Teja Thu, 02/15/2018 - 08:16 Permalink

Because unlike EU nations there isn't enough of a history of price fixing and racketeering at the international business level to allow connected Hungarians to mount the same facade of open competition.

And people wonder why Russia is so content to stand outside of so-called 'enlightened' western-style governing.

Cowards and collaborators, that's who is pushing the buttons and pulling the levers of your daily life here in the west.  Fat fuck Soros made his money on FX arbitrage, and the bank he 'broke' clearly wasn't much of a bank at all (or perhaps it was the nation behind it?)  In any event our collective media really should stop beknighting people like Soros who knows a thing or two about bullets to the backs of peoples heads.


Cowards and collaborators.

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fleur de lis Ecclesia Militans Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:27 Permalink

Why does Soros/Schwarz get away with his Nazi past in Hungary?

He assisted in the sale of stolen Jewish property and has never even voiced remorse.

The Hungarians should issue an arrest warrant for Soros/Schwarz on the strength of that alone.

Of course he's everybody's pet Nazi so he doesn't have to worry about all the Jewish groups hunting him down.

But still, he should be smeared with the Nazi tag every day.

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MEFOBILLS Thu, 02/15/2018 - 03:28 Permalink

We can't have a national government looking out for its own interests, and working for the benefit of its people.

It must be stopped!  sarc/

oncemore1 Thu, 02/15/2018 - 03:51 Permalink

country where Soros has not lived in decades...

Not true.

He is every week in building Liptovsrod, the buildingbof hungarian socialistd/commies/now democrats/marxists, it is next to the parliament, just accross the park.

Who can spare 9mm on him , should go and have a look.

squid Thu, 02/15/2018 - 04:52 Permalink

I'd love to see Soros throat cut by a rag-head refugee.


There's something poetically appropriate to that sick thought.



NickPeeMe Thu, 02/15/2018 - 05:07 Permalink

More Red meat for Trumptards that know they are supposed to hate the Billionaire  Soros but are not sure why. Do as you are told you mindless fucks.

VK Thu, 02/15/2018 - 05:36 Permalink

This is a nice show. In reality Hungary will eventually cave into Soros/EU demands. It is the ziocons who control the puppet show. Bomb Iraq, bomb Syria, bomb Libya. Secretly supply weapons to ISIS. Finance the media on both sides to stir hatred. Divide and rule.

Last of the Mi… Thu, 02/15/2018 - 06:54 Permalink

Soros is actually no different from Columbia narcos destroying any country they can for ill gotten gains, he's just using the political system and gaming it any way he can for his own financial gain. Sad really how society as a whole cannot identify and solve the problem for the massive corruption and kick backs he has orchestrated in every state in the US in order to control and destroy our political system. Narcos money, Soros money, there is no difference.

RagnarRedux Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:17 Permalink

At least Eastern Europe still has brains and balls!


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Honest Sam Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:27 Permalink


Let that lefty, self adoring asswipe in, welcome him. Then, a few of you can make him disappear, stuff him in a vat of sulphuric acid, turn him into liquid and he will flow like water into earth, which will likely never grow anything again.

The rest of the world who isn't on his speed dial will thank you later.