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Hungary Loses EU Clash Over Curbs on Soros-Linked Groups

  • EU top court ruling on Hungary’s 2017 NGO law is binding
  • Controversial law led Soros’s NGO group to move to Berlin
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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban lost a court fight with the European Union over controversial curbs on foreign-funded non-governmental organizations and groups linked to financier George Soros.

The Hungarian law imposed “discriminatory and unjustified restrictions on foreign donations to civil society organizations,” the EU Court of Justice in Luxembourg said in a final ruling on Thursday.