Prime minister Viktor Orbán - Photo: MTI

Financier "is shedding crocodile tears", PM says

Orbán’s response to Soros: ‘Europe has not surrendered’

The European Union has maintained its unity and won, George Soros lost and it would be time for Europeans to "finally send him home to America", Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in response to a recent opinion piece that the US financier posted on the commentary website Project Syndicate.

Soros is shedding crocodile tears and while this will not return the money that the speculator has stolen from millions of people, families and businesses, it does provide some modest satisfaction,” Orbán said in the document forwarded to MTI.

“The most corrupt man and network in the world” has good reason to be disappointed because Europe has not surrendered and Soros’s grandiose plan has been suspended by the European Council, Orbán added.

The spotlight is now on budget resources, the recovery fund, and who has access to what and how, the prime minister said, adding that the EU’s funds have so far been kept under strict European supervision by multiple parties in all member states.

“The issue here is about something else,” he said. What was really at stake at this week’s EU summit in Brussels was who will govern Europe in the future, he added.

“Will Europe be governed by the governments elected by the citizens of Member States and their council, or will Soros succeed in building a new power structure?” Orbán said.

The prime minister said this power structure comprised a “network of NGOs disseminating liberal, post-national and post-Christian ideas, along with the mainstream left-wing and right-wing media conveying and reinforcing their ideas; a significant group of MEPs; the Soros envoys brought to the Commission; and a so-called rule of law mechanism linking them all together”.

“The plan is as simple as it is grandiose,” with a “Soros financial center” funding thousands of NGOs, research institutes, analytical workshops and activists who influence the direction of mainstream media, he said. It buys up and links a critical mass of MEPs and puts the people who work for him in key positions in the European Commission, such as Frans Timmermans and Vera Jourova, he added.

“Finally, they push through a piece of legislation that sets political preconditions – gender, migration, an open society, liberal democracy – for Member States to have access to EU funds,” he said.

In line with his plan, countries that insist on their national sovereignty, Christian roots and traditional family model, such as Poland and Hungary, “must be strung up in this carefully devised noose”, Orbán said.

And the reluctant, like the better-off central European countries and the recalcitrant Scandinavians, must be relegated to perform public penance to better understand the essence of liberal reasoning, he added.

Orbán said that fortunately, at the last minute, European governments “came to their senses”. They read the country reports on the rule of law, which he said Soros and Timmermans had dictated to Jourova, and suddenly, everyone understood that the verdict had already been handed down before the trial and that other trials would take place after Hungary and Poland.

Orbán added that the decision of the European Council this week was an open declaration of opposition to “Soros’s attempt to take power”. Political issues cannot be linked to financial issues, subjective criteria cannot be the basis for financial decisions, and “the legal procedure laid down in the Treaty of the European Union cannot be applied in the manner Soros seeks,” he said.

“There is no explanation as to why we Europeans tolerate an American speculator building and buying an EU system of influence with American money,” Orbán said.

“Until European leaders take this last step, we will have to face attempts by him and his people to seize power over and over again,” he added, stating that the migration and gender action plans from the “Soros workshop” were already on the table.

“It’s high time to put an end to George Soros’ European joy ride,” Orbán said concluding his response.

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