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Jun 02, 2017

PM Orbán: The only network which “operates like a mafia” in Hungary is run by George Soros

Soros’s network and its "agencies" were “a significant and non-transparent component of Hungary’s public life”. Soros and “his supporters in Hungary” were seeking to implement “a program to allow migrants into the country," the prime minister said

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has responded to George Soros's allegations that he runs Hungary like a "mafia state" by declaring the only network which “operates like a mafia” in the country is run by Soros.

During his regular slot on Kossuth Radio, PM Orbán said that Soros’s network and its “agencies” were “a significant and non-transparent component of Hungary’s public life”.

PM Orbán insisted that “the financial speculator” and “his supporters in Hungary” were seeking to implement “a program to allow migrants into the country”.

According to MTI, the prime minister said the entire left wing in Hungary was among those supporters, and highlighted László Botka, the Socialist Party’s PM candidate, “who has announced that he would dismantle the border fence”.

The prime minister insisted that Hungary was acting as a “barrier” to Soros, who is “only being prevented from importing one million migrants to Europe thanks to the Hungarian government”.

Referring to recent remarks by Soros, in which he suggested that Hungary was a “mafia state”, PM Orbán said they were “offensive” and tantamount to a “declaration of war”.

The prime minister also spoke about the success of the "national consultation" questionnaire, and that a document explaining its questions had been sent to Brussels.

“Protecting the current status quo requires stopping Brussels”. He added that Hungary would not “give up further powers”.

PM Orbán also said he was “shocked” that the United States had decided to leave the Paris Climate Agreement, and noted “the Hungarian consensus” is that “climate change is a reality, it is a threat and it is of a global nature requiring global-level action”.

“The decision of the US president flies in the face of all this,” PM Orbán said, adding that understanding the ramifications of Donald Trump’s move would require a lot more reflection.