US financier George Soros “has sent an open declaration of war” to the democratically elected prime minister and the government of Hungary with his Brussels speech on Thursday, a MEP of the ruling Fidesz party said.
Tamás Deutsch told a press conference today that it had become apparent from his speech that Soros was ready to take any anti-democratic step to ensure the Hungarian government’s defeat.
He said George Soros had long been waging a war against Hungary without “an official declaration”, he said, adding that, now the declaration was explicit, Hungary was ready “to fight back”.
Deutsch said he would ask the European Commission to release the content of talks between Soros and the EU commissioner in charge of migration policy.
Fidesz protests European Commission allowing Soros remarks
The deputy group leader of the ruling Fidesz party has called it “intolerable” that billionaire George Soros was given an opportunity to speak at an event in Brussels, supported by the European Commission, and called Hungary a mafia state “in the presence of a commissioner”.
Gergely Gulyás told a press conference on Friday that the commission “does not even keep up appearances”. He demanded a “clear answer” as to “how that could have happened”.
Gulyás also expressed criticism concerning recent talks between László Botka, the PM candidate of Hungary’s opposition Socialists, and EC Vice President Frans Timmermans and Gianni Pittella, group leader of the European Socialists and Democrats, who have “indicated that they don’t want to see a fence along the Hungarian border and have handed several ultimatums to Hungary on the subject of accommodating migrants”.
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