Soros loses Budapest retreats to Berlin…

Crackdown prompts Soros’s Open Society to quit Budapest

George Soros’s Open Society Foundations has revealed plans to close its Budapest office ahead of a crackdown on civil society by the right-wing government of the re-elected Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán.

Employees were told on Thursday that the organisation, which distributes grants to local civil society groups, will close or drastically reduce operations at its office in the Hungarian capital in July and relocate to Berlin by August, the Guardian learned from multiple sources.