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Jan 31, 2020

PM Orbán: The “Soros Network” is behind the migrant crisis

PM Orbán branded Soros as “the world’s number-one oligarch” who was “financing NGOs, groups, activists” in “mafia-like networks”.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has accused the “Soros Network” of organizing migration across the Balkans.

During his regular Friday morning interview slot on Kossuth Radio, the prime minister said Soros-funded organizations were involved in “migration consulting”.

Referring to US financier George Soros, PM Orbán branded Soros as “the world’s number-one oligarch” who was “financing NGOs, groups, activists” in “mafia-like networks”. He said that whereas “Soros-funded politicians for rent” were in favor of migration, Hungary was opposed to it.

Commenting on an attempt by migrants to break through Hungary’s southern border on Tuesday, PM Orbán noted that the people who managed to cross to Hungary were arrested and found guilty in court, and they will be expelled from the country.

The recordings clearly show there were no women and children among the migrants, only “military-age men in good physical condition,” the prime minister said. So it is clear they “weren’t blown here by the wind.”

PM Orbán added that border protection and the fight against migration are the most important current European and Hungarian issues. 

The prime minister is also making an effort to convince decision-makers that the European Union budget allocation for border protection should be given directly to member states rather than to the common EU border protection body. So far the EU “has given less than a pittance” to Hungary for border protection despite the fact that the work done also benefits the Austrians and the Germans, he said.