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<nettime> Hungary: new NGO law passed
János Sugár on Sun, 18 Jun 2017 09:23:26 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> Hungary: new NGO law passed



The Hungarian Parliament passed a new law on non-governmental organizations today, which is widely thought to attack civil society in Hungary and has been criticized by the European Commission. The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (TASZ) said it will apply civil disobedience.


The approved law requires groups receiving more than 24,000 euros annually ($26,000) in overseas funding to register as "foreign-supported" and disclose their foreign donors, or face closure. The legislation resembles a law passed in Russia in 2012, which requires NGOs receiving foreign funding to register as "foreign agents."
https://bbj.hu/politics/ngo-law-passed-tasz-plans-civil-disobedience_134218

In Anti-Soros Feud, Hungary Adopts Rules on Foreign-Financed Groups
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/13/world/europe/hungary-law-ngo-soros.html

Hungary: NGO law a vicious and calculated assault on civil society
https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/06/hungary-ngo-law-a-vicious-and-calculated-assault-on-civil-society/



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