Orbán threatens critical organizations to close

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BUDAPEST – Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán has non-governmental organisations (ngos) that work for refugees and asylum-seekers threatened with closure.

,,If they do not stop their dangerous activities, we put them just out of the country, no matter how rich or powerful they may be,” said the right-nationalist politician Sunday in his annual speech on the state of the state’.

The Hungarian parliament opens Tuesday the debate on a package of legal measures that new repression means for ngos active in the refugee council. The proposal is a tax penalty of 25 per cent on material assistance from abroad, to introduce. Further, the organisations authorised by the ministry of the Interior, and get their employees a prohibition in the border areas of Hungary.

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