Contrary to what US financier George Soros has said about Hungary’s government, it is his network, rather than the Hungarian government, that employs “mafia methods”, justice ministry state secretary Pal Völner said in an interview to the Thursday edition of daily Magyar Hirlap.
“We can see traces of the stealth, expansionist legislation in the European Union . that aims to water down the powers of member states,” Völner said.
“Soros’s mercenaries often feel like they are above the law and are determined to shape Hungary’s legal system to the liking of their patron,” he said. Soros has allies in both the Hungarian and the European Parliament “and his network regularly tries to put pressure on the judiciary as well,” the state secretary added.
But the government’s “Stop Soros” bill aims to prevent this, Völner said. He noted that the bill obliges organisations that promote illegal migration to register their activities and pay a tax on donations received from abroad.
Völner insisted that the “Stop Soros” bill was in line with international norms, easy to comply with but at the same time also established appropriate sanctions for organisations that do not comply with it.
Völner said that “going by the last several years”, the government “has no doubt” that the bill will be challenged in court or at other EU forums. He said it was also a possibility that the European Commission will launch an infringement procedure against Hungary over the bill.
Source and photo: MTI