OSF Denounces Hungarian Government's Attacks Against Soros

Monday, November 27, 2017

OSF Denounces Hungarian Government's Attacks Against Soros

Hungarian-American financier and philanthropist George Soros has denounced a Hungarian government campaign against him as "distortions and lies" designed "to create an outside enemy to distract citizens."

The Open Society Foundations, in a note posted on Soros's personal website, responded to a "national consultation" survey mailed by the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to Hungarian voters in October which alleged that Soros was controlling the European Union's decision-making process with respect to refugees and migrants. The survey asked the voters whether they supported what it called the "Soros Plan" — including the resettlement of "at least a million immigrants from Africa and the Middle East annually on the territory of the European Union"; removal of border fences and opening of borders to immigrants by EU member states; the redistribution of immigrants from Western Europe to Eastern Europe; and a requirement that every EU member state  pay 9 million Hungarian forint ($33,772) in mandatory state aid per immigrant...

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