stop soros law

The Hungarian government will examine the Venice Commission’s recently released opinion on the “Stop Soros” package of laws on illegal migration passed last week, the head of parliament’s foreign affairs committee said in Strasbourg on Tuesday.

Speaking to MTI by phone, Zsolt Németh said that in his address at Tuesday’s session of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly he asserted that Hungary’s new legislation was not aimed against humanitarian work.

The new laws serve solely to prevent the activities of certain “sham humanitarian organisations” and individuals that promote illegal migration, Németh said.

In its opinion released on Friday, the Venice Commission called for repealing certain provisions of the laws, saying that those seriously impair legitimate NGO work.

Németh said that if the commission’s opinion contains recommendations “that can be applied in policy making”, the Hungarian government would implement them.

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Source: MTI

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