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Hungary defends planned crackdown on foreign-backed NGOs

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PM’s spokesman says Trump inauguration in US will herald new era more favourable to marginalising civil activists Hungary’s populist rightwing government has offered a robust defence of its plans to curtail foreign-backed civil society groups and suggested the change in the US administration means a new era is at hand. In comments that will alarm many non-government organisations, an official spokesman for Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orbán, confirmed there would be changes to the rules governing civil activists, many of whom he accused of behaving like de facto politicians.
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