A response to the announcement by the European Commission on the infringement proceedings. Statement by Deputy Minister Pál Völner.

The Government is ready to face infringement proceedings with relation to the NGO Act and will represent Hungary’s interests with every means possible. Furthermore, we insist on greater transparency with regard to activist groups that are funded from abroad. These are organisations that want to weaken Hungary’s defence capabilities in the fight against illegal immigration.

We regard it as extremely revealing that it is precisely those political activist groups that are refusing to conform to the new law and to register that receive a significant part of their funding from George Soros’s network. Only a few days ago, the billionaire made it clear via his spokesperson that he would like to settle hundreds of thousands of immigrants in Europe, including in Hungary.

The results of the National Consultation clearly indicate that the people of Hungary agree with the obligation of foreign-funded organisations to register themselves. The 99 percent majority also sent a clear message that it supports determined action against illegal immigration.

(Ministry of Justice)