Soros Foundation moves from Budapest to Berlin

Poland's Prime Minister Morawiecki meets his Hungarian counterpart Orban in Warsaw

Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki meets his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban in Warsaw Poland

Soros' Open Society Foundations is shifting local staff to Berlin, the group said in a statement Tuesday.

Soros-funded university to stay: Central European University, a Soros-backed graduate school, has also been fighting with the Hungarian government, but said on Tuesday it would stay in Budapest.

The move comes a month after Mr Orban won a third straight term in office on pledges to block immigration and introduce a "Stop Soros" law to dramatically tighten state control on NGOs that help the few refugees and migrants in Hungary.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and members of his FIDESZ party celebrate from the podium on the bank of the Danube River after winning the parliamentary election on April 8, 2018 in Budapest.

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". "It has become impossible to protect the security of our operations and our staff in Hungary from arbitrary government interference".

This included criticizing the migration of influx of Muslim migrants into Europe and attacking forces that Orban believed were trying to push a pro-immigration agenda, including Soros.

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Some Hungarian Jews, in addition to Soros himself, find the campaign anti-Semitic.

Soros has remarked that the Hungarian government was attempting to slander him by pushing "distortions and lies".

"The Foundations will pursue all available legal avenues to defend the fundamental rights that are threatened by the legislation", OSF said in the statement, vowing to continue the organisation's work in Hungary through funding from the German capital.

Soros launched his first foundation in Hungary in 1984, using it to promote freedom of expression during the last years of Communism, the OSF said.

Hungary and Poland hold similar positions on the European Union's new budget and oppose cutting funds for the common agricultural policy, the two prime ministers said on Monday.

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