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The European Parliament’s debate on the rule of law in Hungary will be a “George Soros-type séance, an election rally, a campaign event”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told public Kossuth Radio.

Orbán said he had always fought for “the Hungarian national interest” but he would not aid and abet next week’s “pro-migration campaign event” in Brussels. The European left wing’s Spitzenkandidat, Frans Timmermans is “Soros’s man”, he said, referring to the American-Hungarian billionaire. “Soros is now open about wanting to take over European institutions,” he insisted.
The progress of the infringement procedures against Hungary, which the European Commission decided to step up on Thursday, is also a sign of Soros’s big influence “and that he wants to increase it even further”, Orbán said. This attempt should be thwarted at May’s EP election, “where we want pro-migration MEPs to be left in minority”, he said.
Regarding the EP’s decision to triple the funding of “Soros’s NGOs”, Orbán said that this was “a decision executing point six of the Soros-plan”. The initiative to couple funding with the rule of law in member states was a “primitive proposal” contrary to EU rules, he said. Such a ruling would need the votes of all member states, and he would never vote for it.