Soros-backed foundation leaving Hungary

Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki meets his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban in Warsaw Poland

He cited Prime Minister Viktor Orban's landslide reelection in April as giving the government a mandate for a stronger law.

'It has become impossible to protect the security of our operations and our staff in Hungary, ' Open Society Foundations said.

"Orban now wants to enact laws that force non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to register with the government".

The Open Society Foundations have a long legacy in Hungary, where Soros was born and where he began his philanthropy in Europe.

The inspiration of billionaire philanthropist, George Soros, is relocating its headquarters to Berlin from Budapest within the wake of an "more and more repressive" setting in Hungary.

Open Society Foundations, the George Soros backed organization that has helped create the economic migrant crisis in Europe, is leaving the Central European nation of Hungary, declaring it can not "protect its employees from government".

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The nationalist leader ploughed tens of millions of euro in taxpayers' money into an anti-Soros media campaign that critics called anti-Semitic, and he said on Monday that the Stop Soros law is a top priority.

According to a spokesperson for OSF, the organization will continue to operate in Hungary, supporting local groups doing work on fundamental rights advocacy.

The building that houses the Budapest offices of the Open Society Foundations in Budapest, Hungary.

The move follows a decision by the Hungarian government to tighten a bill dubbed "Stop Soros" that would restrict the work of Hungarian non-governmental organizations that receive foreign funding.

Hungary and Poland hold similar positions on the European Union's new budget and oppose cutting funds for the common agricultural policy, the two prime ministers said on Monday.

"CEU can not go into another academic year in a situation of legal uncertainty", its rector Michael Ignatieff said on Tuesday.

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