January 18, 2018
Hungary has introduced new laws which it says will penalise groups that receive foreign funding to aid illegal immigration.
The government has dubbed the new legislation the ‘Stop Soros’ laws, because it blames Hungarian-American billionaire and philanthropist George Soros for Europe’s migration challenges – in part because of his funding of groups that support the rights of refugees.
The country’s right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been embroiled in an escalating feud with his former friend Soros, who has described a prolonged Hungarian government campaign against him as ‘distortions and lies’ designed to create a false external enemy.
Orban is expected to secure a third straight term in a general election due on 8 April.
This article was posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 8:21 am