A total of 23 Hungarian NGOs filed a challenge with the Hungarian constitutional court against the new law regulating the transparency of NGOs.
According to the legislation accepted in June, NGOs receiving more than 24,000 euros annually from foreign donors must register as a “foreign-supported organisation”. The new law “infringes the good name of organisations, as well as the rights to freedom of speech and of association”, their joint statement reads.
Sadly the court has been shy to deal with politically sensitive issues
Marta Pardavi, co-head of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee told AFP. The refugee rights group is one of those organisations who said they will not comply with the new requirements.
Pro-migrant Soros-organisations have been attacking the transparency law from the beginning, because they don’t want the public to know who finances them from abroad
the communications director of the ruling Fidesz party, Balazs Hidveghi reacted.
According to the politician those who refuse to comply, ignore tha law and the opinion of the Hungarian people, as 99% supported the new legislation in the national consultation. It’s the secretive NGOs who undermine public confidence because they refuse to admit for whose interest they are supporting migration and whose money they are using for it, he added.