US Criticism Over Hungary Restricting Civil Society ”Groundless”

  • 26 Sep 2014 9:00 AM
US Criticism Over Hungary Restricting Civil Society ”Groundless”
US President Barack Obama’s recent remarks suggesting that the Hungarian government had placed restrictions on civil organisations “lack any factual basis”, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said on its website on Wednesday. “Hungarians are a freedom-loving people and as such would not tolerate any restriction of their freedoms,” the ministry said in a statement.

The ministry responded to an address Obama delivered at the annual conference of the Clinton Global Initiative, in which the US President mentioned Hungary among countries which restrict civil society.

From Hungary to Egypt, endless regulations and overt intimidation increasingly target civil society, Obama said.


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