George Soros’ Open Society Foundations is planning to shutter its office in Budapest, citing what it calls a “repressive political and legal environment.” Speaking to Sputnik, Czech-born Swedish journalist Vavra Suk explained what was really behind the NGO’s decision, and what comes next.
Sputnik: Some experts have praised Viktor Orban’s government for countering the operations of George Soros. What are your thoughts on this matter?
Vavra Suk: George Soros has been involved in many so-called color revolutions around the world, [in] promoting immigration and so on. So I would say it is definitely wise to take measures against such foreign meddling in the country’s affairs.
Of course, the authorities always have to exert caution not to interfere with citizens’ freedom of organization, their political work, and so on, because a society with a lot of social involvement is a rich and stable society. It’s important to safeguard and encourage that.