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Hungarian government resumes campaign against George Soros

Activists from the Egyutt (Together) opposition partytear down billboards of the government’s campaign against George Soros and his support for migration in Budapest, Thursday Oct. 5, 2017. The party says the government is using the campaign, which also includes TV ads and a survey sent to households, to divert attention from its own shortcomings. (AP Photo/Pablo Gorondi)
October 05, 2017 - 9:21 AM

BUDAPEST, Hungary - The Hungarian government has resumed its campaign against Hungarian-American billionaire philanthropist George Soros and his support for migration.

The government's "national consultation" includes a survey sent to Hungarian households about a so-called "Soros Plan" — which the government says is being carried out by the European Union — as well as billboards and television ads.

Goran Buldioski, director of Soros' Open Society Initiatives in Europe, says Soros and his foundations support "more coherent and humane policies for helping to resettle migrants fleeing oppression and violence in their homelands" but that "there is no such thing as a global conspiracy against Hungary."

Activists from the Egyutt (Together) opposition party tore down billboards on Thursday, saying the government is just trying to divert attention from its own shortcomings.

News from © The Associated Press, 2017
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