Uncovering route of foreign funds triggers revenge campaign by Soros's network
Budapest Mayor Gergely Karacsony arrived in Brussels three days ahead of the rule-of-law conference organised with the help of his advisor, the head of the Hungarian capital's representation in Brussels. Benedek Javor is a trusted member of George Soros's network, just like Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield – the French Green MEP in charge of the EU report condemning Hungary – who spoke at the event attacking Hungary's secret services. The new smear campaign may have been triggered by the fact that Hungary's secret services have uncovered the route of Soros's dollars sent to Hungary to influence last year's general elections.
On Tuesday, Budapest Mayor Gergely Karacsony attended a conference in Belgium’s capital alongside politicians who have played a major role in the years-long attacks against Hungary. For some mysterious reasons, Budapest’s mayor arrived in Brussels as early as Saturday, as evidenced by a photo he shared on Facebookshowing him on board a train. It is not yet known why he spent three days in the EU’s main headquarters before taking part in the breakfast preceding Tuesday’s event and attending and addressing the rule of law conference, the daily Magyar Nemzet writes.
Photos posted on Twitter show that at the event, Mr Karacsony enjoyed the company of seasoned anti-Hungarian bureaucrats such as Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders, a regular critic of Hungary’s Child Protection Law, or Rafal Trzaskowski, Warsaw’s liberal mayor. The former Polish minister, an old friend of Mr Karacsony’s, sits on the advisory board of Action for Democracy, the organisation that played a key role in the Hungarian Left’s foreign fundraising campaign. The conference dubbed Cities for the Rule of Law was attended by French Green MEP Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield, who took over as rapporteur of the so-called rule of law report condemning Hungary, after Judith Sargentini stepped down.
Speaking at the conference, Ms Delbos-Corfield once again attacked Hungary. Besides the ususal clichéd and unfounded accusations about democracy deficit and corruption, the French Green politician launched a hevy attack against Hungary’s secret services this time, claiming that they are leaking to Russians, and thus pose a security risk.
In an earlier interview with rtl.hu, Ms Delbos-Corfield voiced serious accusations against Hungary, without of course presenting facts or evidence. She spoke about wiretapping journalists’ phone calls and the media situation, which she described as very dangerous from the viewpoint of democracy, because “a significant part of the population has no access to independent news and authentic information. This is starting to resemble the situation in Russia. Obviously, it’s not at that stage yet, but getting similar. And the level of corruption is worrying when it comes to the use of EU funds,” the Green EU politician said, to back up the malicious allegations.
It is worthy of mention that Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield is connected to George Soros’s network with many ties. The French politician’s EP datasheet reveals that one of the organisations helping the MEP “prepare” was the Human Rights Watch (HRW), a member of the stock exchange speculator’s network.
Ms Delbos-Corfield is a member of the French green party Europe Ecologie-Les Verts, founded by Daniel Cohn-Bendit, who, back in 2011, signed the open letter penned by George Soros which called on the leaders of the eurozone to “unite.” Her fellow MEP Karima Dellineve is on a list that contains Soros’s allies in the EP.
The MEP is also a member of the Spinelli Group, whose goal is to transform the European Union into a federal state. As is known, at the end of a manifesto issued in 2018, the group expresses gratitude to George Soros:
“The Spinelli Group is grateful to the Fund for Policy Reform of Mr George Soros and to the Union of European Federalists for their support.”
The latest slanders – especially the attacks targeting Hungary’s secret services – are clearly linked to the fact that the services have uncovered the trail of Soros’s dollars sent to Hungary to influence last year’s elections.
We know that the over 4 billion forints in foreign funding to the Hungarian left was mainly channelled through the US foundation Action for Democracy, an NGO led by David Koranyi,
a former city diplomacy advisor to Budapest Mayor Gergely Karacsony. Earlier, Mr Koranyi used to serve as state secretary under leftist PM Gordon Bajnai, and he is closely connected to to George Soros via many organisations He, for example, serves as strategic advisor at Bratislava-based Globsec, which enjoys funding from Soros’s Open Society Foundations, but he is also senior fellow in energy diplomacy at the Washington-based Atlantic Council, also supported by Mr Soros. He is a member of the European Council of Foreign Relations (ECFR), a pan-European think tank also founded by Soros’s Open Society Foundations.
Returning to the topic of Tuesday’s conference in Brussels, Mr Karacsony was assisted there by Benedek Javor, an advisor dispatched to the Belgian capital, as Budapest was also involved in the organisation of the event. Mr Javor’s career embarked on a swift ascent thanks to ex-PM Bajnai, just as in the case of David Koranyi, the Hungarian Dollar Left’s treasurer. Mr Javor was elected one of the co-chairs of the Dialogue for Hungary (PM) party when it was founded. In the 2014 European Parliament elections, he stood as a candidate of the Egyutt-PM alliance and secured a mandate. He remained a member of the European Parliament until 2019, and from 1 January 2020 he served as the head of Budapest’s representation in Brussels.
Magyar Nemzet recently highlighted that in February 2022, a security policy conference held in Munich was teeming with the Soros network’s confidants. Among the attendees were Alexander Soros, the son of the stock market speculator, David Koranyi, the background man who played a key role in sending the foreign campaign funds to Hungary, and Budapest Mayor Gergely Karacsony. The conference was also attended by Eva Kaili, the ousted Socialist vice-president of the European Parliament, who is now under arrest. A few days after the meeting, the foreign funds began flowing onto the accounts of Hungary’s opposition forces.