Fidesz: Soros lobbying in Brussels for EU to pressure Hungary over migration
Budapest (MTI) – The ruling Fidesz party has said US financier George Soros will be “lobbying” for the European Union to put pressure on Hungary because of its migration policy, when he travels to Brussels next week for talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
On Friday, an EC spokesperson announced that Soros would meet with Juncker in Brussels on Thursday for talks on Hungary’s recent legislation tightening rules governing foreign higher education institutions in the country.
It is “obvious” that Soros “will be lobbying against the will and interests of the Hungarian people”, Fidesz deputy group leader Szilárd Németh told public news channel M1 on Sunday.
He said Soros was likely looking to discuss “how Hungary can be moved out of the way” so that “the borders can be opened to illegal migrants” and how Hungary’s asylum rules and border fence can be “torn down”.
Németh said Soros was also travelling to Brussels to persuade European People’s Party politicians to expel Fidesz from the group. Fidesz, however, expects that the EPP will resist “pressure from Soros” and the “nefarious and deceitful disinformation campaign being waged against Hungary”, Németh added.