Soros Foundation moves from Budapest to Berlin

Soros Foundation moves from Budapest to Berlin

Soros Foundation moves from Budapest to Berlin

The inspiration of billionaire philanthropist, George Soros, is relocating its headquarters to Berlin from Budapest within the wake of an "more and more repressive" setting in Hungary.

The decision to shut down operations in Hungary comes as Prime Minister Viktor Orbán "prepares to impose further restrictions on nongovernmental organisations through what it has branded its "Stop Soros" package of legislation", according to the statement.

OSF said it would still support the work of civil society groups in Hungary after it had left.

"The Hungarian government is wrong and denigrates our work, and also suppresses the activity of civil society for political gain, using tactics that have no precedent in the history of the European Union", - said the President of the Foundation "open society" Patrick Gaspard.

Open Society Foundations, the George Soros backed organization that has helped create the economic migrant crisis in Europe, is leaving the Central European nation of Hungary, declaring it can not "protect its employees from government".

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Soros has remarked that the Hungarian government was attempting to slander him by pushing "distortions and lies".

The CEU - which plans to open a satellite campus in Vienna - has agreed a deal with a United States college to meet new conditions imposed by Hungary, but the government is yet to approve the agreement.

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

Orban won a third four-year term in April and is on his first foreign policy visit to Warsaw to meet his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki.

In February, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke out at a meeting with Likud ministers and claimed that Soros was behind Israeli protests that were critical of the government's plan to deport African migrants.

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