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Mar 06, 2019

International Spokesman: George Soros became a political player two decades ago

Zoltán Kovács said Soros’s institutional network wields great power without ever having had an electoral mandate

Hungary’s international spokesman has told the BBC that George Soros became a political player two decades ago.

In an interview with HardTalk, Zoltán Kovács said Soros’ political aspirations were clear from his own statements as well from the activities of the Open Society Foundation and Project Syndicate, which he said were the main conduits of the billionaire’s ideas about Europe.

The spokesman added that Soros’s institutional network wields great power without ever having had an electoral mandate.

He said that NGOs linked to Soros have nothing to do with civil society, adding that civil society is something that is built from the ground up. There are currently 65,000 such organizations in Hungary, he added.

When asked about CEU, Kovács denied that the university had left Budapest, saying that only one part of CEU’s activities, which breached Hungarian laws, had left the country.