November 20th, 2020
Financier George Soros, the "most corrupt man in today's international politics", is threatening Hungary and Poland, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in a regular interview with public radio on Friday. Orban insisted Soros had "many politicians on his payroll ... he is the corrupting force behind the Brussels bureaucrats blackmailing and threatening Hungary." He noted that Soros had published a "big article" recently, "instructing Brussels bureaucrats" what to do. The European Council reacted "calmly" by saying they knew how to resolve debates within themselves, he told Kossuth Radio. Orban said Soros was threatening Hungary and Poland, though the EU habitually resolved debates through negotiation, Orban said. "Debates at knifepoint" are not uncommon in the EU, a natural consequence of having to reconcile the interests of 27 member states, he said.