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Together with other worldwide funders, Open Society will continue to support the important work of civil society groups in Hungary on issues such as arts and culture, media freedom, transparency, and education and health care for all Hungarians.

The Open Society Foundation (OSF) backed by Hungarian-born United States billionaire George Soros is moving from Budapest to Berlin, the German public broadcaster DW reported on Tuesday. The step raises the stakes in Prime Minister Viktor Orban's standoff with the European Union as he seeks to complete a break with liberal democracy after winning a third consecutive term in elections last month.

The legislation was an extension of Orban's re-election campaign, which featured strong anti-immigration themes and populist appeals to the conservative, Christian population of Hungary.

"The government of Hungary has denigrated and misrepresented our work and repressed civil society for the sake of political gain, using tactics unprecedented in the history of the European Union", said Patrick Gaspard, president of Open Society Foundations.

Since opening his first foundation in Hungary in 1984, the Budapest-born Mr Soros has spent hundreds of millions of euro in the country on everything from photocopiers for independent media, to milk for schoolchildren and a clean-up operation after a 2010 toxic sludge disaster.

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Open Society Foundations, the George Soros backed organization that has helped create the economic migrant crisis in Europe, is leaving the Central European nation of Hungary, declaring it can not "protect its employees from government".

The legislation is branded as "Stop Soros" and the Hungarian government warned on Monday that legislative measures may yet become tighter.

While Soros and Orban where once close, with Soros funding Orban's education, they parted ways as Orban drifted rightwards politically.

In February, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke out at a meeting with Likud ministers and claimed that Soros was behind Israeli protests that were critical of the government's plan to deport African migrants.


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