Any civil society group with funding from billionaire George Soros should be “swept out” of Hungary,
a vice chairman of the ruling Fidesz party said on Tuesday.
Viktor Orban has been criticised at home and abroad for his crackdown on NGOs, which started in 2014, involved dozens of organisations, and lasted for more than a year. Orban has said civil society groups receive foreign money to “organise refugee streams and boost migration”.
Fidesz vice chairman Szilard Nemeth told a news conference, according to HirTV’s website, that Soros was “pushing global big capital and a related political correctness into Hungary” and NGOs he funded were meddling in politics.