The government knows exactly what US financier George Soros wants, and rejects his efforts to bring illegal migrants to Europe. For this reason, the government “is standing in his way”, the foreign minister told daily Magyar Hírlap in an interview published on Thursday.

It was Hungarians rather than Soros that elected the current government and parliament. Hungarians can decide what’s good for them even without a US speculator. Péter Szijjártó said.

“Soros made it clear what he wanted and it has been dubbed the ‘Soros plan’. He can now try to explain that it’s not what he thought of but we should not be naive,” the minister said.

The elections are approaching and the fact that Soros has now personally addressed Hungarians shows that he is ratcheting up his attacks. Soros does not want a sovereign government pursuing independent policies to stay in power and defend Hungary from external influence, he said.

Szijjártó also said that last year’s investment record has already been broken and the national development agency has signed agreements about 78 new investment projects, which will grow even further by the end of the year.

There are a few “big shots” left for the remainder of the year and if these are successfully realised by mid-December then last year’s total investment of 3.2 billion euros, which included the building of a second plant by Mercedes, could also be broken.

He said Hungary provides an attractive investment environment to countries that bring in capital-intensive projects, with the number of Chinese, Japanese and Korean investments growing most rapidly.

The countries of the Visegrád Group can offer the most competitive investment environment in the whole of Europe and the V4 has become an engine of growth for the European economy, Szijjártó said.

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Source: MTI

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