Hungarians reject so-called "Soros plan": gov't

Source: Xinhua| 2017-12-11 01:52:19|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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BUDAPEST, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- The overwhelming majority of Hungarians rejected the so-called "Soros plan", according to the partial results of a national consultation, Minister of State for Government Communication Bence Tuzson told here on Sunday.

"This consultation has been the most successful of all time, more than 2.3 million people responded, and until Dec. 7, we looked at 1.5 million letters returned: almost all Hungarians said no to the reception in Europe of one million refugees per year, as part of the Soros plan," Tuzson told before journalists.

"The Hungarians have also said no to the mandatory relocation quotas and the dismantling of the fence that defends our borders," Tuzson added.

The Hungarian government in October launched a national consultation on an alleged "Soros plan" for mass immigration to the EU.

At the end of November, American billionaire of Hungarian origin George Soros refuted point-by-point the allegations made against him by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, accusing him of spreading "false" information with an "anti-Semitic" tone.

Soros, who funds rights NGOs around the world, has become one of Orban's main enemies, who has also attacked NGOs, accusing them of intervening in Hungarian domestic politics in favor of Soros.

On Thursday, the European Commission took three Eastern European countries, including Hungary, to the European top court for refusing their refugee quotas in the last two years.

In addition, the Commission also referred Hungary to the EU Court of Justice over its controversial law on NGOs that also, according to critics, target George Soros.

Soros is also the founder of the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, a prestigious English-speaking institution that risks closure if it does not comply with a new law on higher education passed in April.

The law is also in the sights of Brussels. The Commission on Thursday took Hungary to the EU Court of Justice on the grounds that the Higher Education Act "disproportionately restricts the functioning of EU and third-country universities, and must be brought into line with the Union law".