According to the parliamentary state secretary of the Ministry of Justice, the requirement for organisations assisting illegal migration to register in the event of the passage of the Stop Soros legislative package serves enhanced transparency.

Pál Völner said on the public service television news channel M1 on Monday that in conjunction with this requirement, the monetary transactions of the mentioned organisations will also have to be recorded on separate accounts, and as a kind of monitoring mechanism, banks will be required to report these to the National Bank of Hungary.

If they fail to meet this obligation, in addition to the National Bank the prosecution service will also be notified and may take action before a court of law, he said.

He drew attention to the fact that “double the amount of the grant may be imposed as a fine” on these organisations if they fail to register.

In a worst-case scenario organisations could even be struck from the relevant register, Mr Völner added.

If they register, the funds they receive will not be taken away from them, but will be subject to a 25 per cent duty payment obligation. According to the bill, the proceeds of this duty can only be used for border guarding purposes as the European Union “fails to provide grants for this purpose for some reason” in Hungary’s case, he said.

The parliamentary state secretary said the third element of the legislative package is about restraining orders: individuals who are engaged in activities which promote and support migration can be banned from within an area of 8 kilometres of the Schengen border as part of an immigration procedure, while in justified cases foreign individuals can be expelled from the territory of the country.

(Ministry of Justice/MTI)