Human Rights Watch, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) bankrolled by billionaire open borders campaigner George Soros, is lobbying Germany’s Angela Merkel to crack down on the Hungarian government.
Soros’s flagship Open Society Foundations network recently announced it would be leaving Budapest, where the financier spent his youth, for Angela Merkel’s Berlin, following the crushing, super-majority landslide won by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party in the recent national elections.
Now Human Rights Watch, which reported a massive $100 million donation from Soros via Open Society Foundations in 2010, is lobbying Angela Merkel’s party to expel Fidesz from the European People’s Party, the quasi-conservative political group it sits with in the European Parliament.
“Hungary’s governing party, Fidesz uses xenophobia to fuel discrimination against migrants and is now trying to silence NGOs,” the group claims — referring to the ‘Stop Soros’ package of proposed reforms which would levy taxes on the largely Soros-funded ‘civil society’ groups enabling and endorsing illegal migration, and use the money to strengthen border and immigration controls.
Human Rights Watch demands to know if Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is happy to see the Hungarians’ pro-sovereignty, anti-mass migration values “infecting” the European Union, and insists “the leaders of CDU and [Christian Social Union] parties — Angela Merkel and Horst Seehofer — should not sit silent on the sidelines but stand up for Europe”.
Chancellor Merkel may be amenable to putting pressure on Orbán, whose leadership of an increasingly vocal bloc of Central European countries opposed to mass migration and the transfer of sovereignty from national capitals to the European Union is proving increasingly troublesome.
Human Rights Watch may have more trouble convincing Seehofer’s Christian Social Union, the slightly more conservative Bavarian sister party to Merkel’s Christian Democrats.
Seehofer has invited Orbán to address the CSU several times, and shares many of his concerns about mass migration — even saying that he wanted Bavaria to participate in the “central European alliance” of nations opposed to the large-scale movement of people into Europe from Africa and the Middle East in 2017.