Remarks by US financier George Soros in Brussels on Thursday criticising Prime Minister Viktor Orbán are “unjust to Hungary” and “severely distort the truth”, the government office chief said on Thursday.
János Lázár noted that Soros had accused Hungary of being a mafia state, adding that he rejected this portrayal “in the name of all Hungarians”.
He said that it was not the Hungarian state that had broken the law in Hungary over the past few years but “the organisations financed by Soros”, which had failed to observe transparency or openness. He accused these organisations of behaving in a mafia-like way.
Lázár said that the government had sent its response to the European Commission in respect of the issue of the Central European University. He added that the commission’s questions were more of a political than a legal nature. He said the government would discuss CEU-related issues next week.