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George Soros accused of standing behind Slovak protests

March 14th, 2018

Two Slovakian/Hungarian authors criticise PM Orbán for agreeing with his beleaguered Slovak counterpart who suspects George Soros behind the protest movement which has built up since the killing  of a investigative journalist in Slovakia. A Transylvanian author thinks whatever his sins, Mr Fico is an important ally for Hungary against mass immigration.

On Mandiner, György Szalma has no doubt about the accusations of corruption levelled against the Slovak administration, but thinks the departure of Mr Fico’s government would hurt Hungary’s interests. He reacts to comments by two ethnic Hungarians from Slovakia who suggest that the movement which is calling for the resignation of the government in Bratislava is a spontaneous response to the mafia-style murder.

Political scientist István Kollai called on Mr Orbán on Mandiner  not to interfere in Slovakia’s internal affairs. He defended Slovak President Kiska, who expected at least a major government reshuffle. Kiska, a millionaire who made his fortune in the US, is an honest person who spends on charity, Kollai writes. He argues that far from a conspiracy orchestrated by Mr Soros, what is really happening is that the Slovak middle class is revolting against the government.

In an emotional open letter published in Új Szó, the left-liberal Hungarian Bratislava daily, Kálmán Petőcz, another ethnic Hungarian political scientist rejects the view expressed by both Prime Ministers that Mr Soros is playing an active role in the protest movement in Slovak cities. He accuses the Fico government of having ‘stolen half the country,’ which sufficed to spark demonstrations across Slovakia.

György Szalma, in turn, while agreeing with the two authors’ negative opinion on Mr Fico as a Prime Minister, believes that at present he is one of those statesmen who, like Hungary’s leaders resists western endeavours to impose masses of migrants on countries where the population thinks otherwise.

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