Only organisations funded by George Soros participated in a controversial meeting on Poland and Hungary in the German Bundestag, according to reports in the Polish media.
The ‘In Politics’ website claims the meeting was attended by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, Human Rights Watch and the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, all of which have received funding in recent years from George Soros and his Open Society Foundation.
In 2017, Soros transferred $18 billion, the vast majority of his estimated $24 billion fortune, into the Open Society Foundation, which uses the funds to fund so-called “progressive” causes across the globe. OSF has repeatedly come under fire for donating to groups and causes that seek to undermine democratically elected governments.
Hungary’s Parliament recently enacted a series of “stop Soros” laws, which require organisations to declare if they receive money from abroad, as well as banning them from providing assistance to illegal migrants.
The meeting caused outrage among Polish politicians after two German MPs, Andreas Nick and Frank Schwabe granted a temporary visa to disgraced Open Dialogue Foundation boss, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, so she could attend the event.
Kozlovska had been deported from Poland and banned from the Schengen zone in August after the security services raised questions over the funding of her organisation, claiming she had links to fugitive oligarchs and arms dealers.