The Soros Foundation is suspending its operations in Hungary: the reason

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"The Hungarian government has desecrated and distorted our work and suppressed civil society for political gain, using tactics that are unprecedented in the history of the European Union", said Patrick Gaspard, President of the foundations "Open Society".

Note that Orban is a big critic of Soros.

The "Stop Soros" law, among the first measures legislated by recently re-elected Prime Minister Viktor Orban's far-right Fidesz party, targets NGOs that support migration into Hungary.

Soros' Open Society Foundations is shifting local staff to Berlin, the group said in a statement Tuesday.

The theme of thwarting Soros's alleged efforts to encourage immigration dominated the election campaign during which Orban said some 2,000 "mercenaries" paid by Soros were working in Hungary.

Open Society Foundations, the George Soros backed organization that has helped create the economic migrant crisis in Europe, is leaving the Central European nation of Hungary, declaring it can not "protect its employees from government".

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The "Stop Soros" package was "one of the most important questions of the election, Hungarians voted for it... what we said we would do, we will do", Orban said Monday on a visit to Warsaw. Around 60 percent are Hungarian nationals, including several who have worked for the Open Society Foundations for more than a decade.

A loose-knit group of George Soros-financed foundations is leaving Hungary as the government's nationalist leader continues cracking down on the billionaire's influence in the country.

Some Hungarian Jews, in addition to Soros himself, find the campaign anti-Semitic.

OSF cited the safety of its more than 100 employees in Hungary as well as the security of its operations there, which fund dozens of NGOs in the country of 10 million.

Another term for Orban could also have implications for Soros's Central European University, a graduate school which is considered by the government a foreign institution.

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