OSF office closed in Budapest

According to their decision in May, the Open Society Foundations (OSF) closed its office in Budapest on Friday and moves operations to Berlin.

The head of the office, Katalin E. Koncz told weekly 168 Ora that they decided to move because of the Stop Soros legislative package. “The government of Hungary has denigrated and misrepresented our work and repressed civil society for the sake of political gain, using tactics unprecedented in the history of the European Union,” said OSF President Patrick Gaspard in May.

Koncz said that she will not follow OSF to Berlin. “I am Hungarian, I lived through the high hopes of the regime change and followed the process of Hungarian society going in a completely different direction. This is not my direction,” she said.

Source: Hungary Journal/BBJ
Photo: 24.hu

 

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