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Brussels hands over the rule of law mechanism to Soros’ NGOs

By Álvaro Peñas

The Brussels elite bows to Soros and will increasingly involve NGOs in shaping the “rule of law mechanism” with which the EU wants to blackmail those countries that do not submit to globalist unity thinking. According to the latest analysis by the Századvég Foundation, the power of NGOs in decision-making in the EU is becoming increasingly important and “means the abolition of popular sovereignty”. Because the NGOs, like the Brussels bureaucrats, are not directly elected by the Europeans.

Under the rule of law mechanism, the main EU institutions, i.e. the Commission, the Parliament and the Council, are to hold an annual rule of law dialogue with Member States’ parliaments, civil society and other stakeholders. The aim of this process is to strengthen interinstitutional cooperation and encourage the EU institutions to contribute, but this process is based on “rule of law reports” produced exclusively by “independent” NGOs.

This process was already underway, as we have seen in the reports on the rule of law against Hungary, the Sargentini report, or Poland, the Lopez-Aguilar report, or in the 2020 and 2021 reports. In these reports, the role of the NGOs of the Soros network plays a crucial role. In connection with the Child Protection Act that the Hungarian government raised against the Commission, Justice Minister Judit Varga noted that “there are 60,000 NGOs in Hungary, but only a dozen of them belong to this (Soros) network and only they were against the law. This is also an important sign that they are very well connected in the Commission, and we see this in the report on the rule of law. There are 23 NGOs from this circle serving as sources for this report, and there are 60 references to their findings. The Commission simply copied and pasted their reports without analysing them further. This phenomenon can be observed not only in Hungary, but also affects other conservative governments, so that the credibility of the Commission is called into question.

Although members of the government and NGOs not funded by the Open Society Foundation are also consulted in the preparation of these reports, this seems to be a mere formality to pretend that all sides are heard, since the Brussels reports ultimately set the level of democracy in a country based on the opinions of opposition politicians and George Soros-funded NGOs. Of course, this only happens with conservative governments and not with countries that obediently follow globalist policies. For example, Hungary is condemned for restricting the powers of its Constitutional Court, while Brussels wants to limit the powers of the Polish Constitutional Court.

The Foundation’s analysis includes a summary of the European Commission’s second annual cycle of the rule of law in June 2021, published by the Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN). The HRDN’s main recommendation to the European Commission was that the EU executive should maintain a genuine and meaningful relationship with civil society and human rights defenders throughout the cycle in order to provide them with adequate protection and direct remedies. Hungary and Poland deserve “special attention” because they “systematically and continuously dismantle the rule of law.” The document accuses both countries of homophobia, and states that the independence and functioning of the NGO are increasingly threatened and under great pressure.

In addition to the Open Society European Policy Institute, these are the organizations from which the paper prepared for the Commission and the grants they have received from the Open Society Foundation originate:

  • The Scholar at Risk Network, $736,000 in 2016.
  • The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), $850,000 in 2016.
  • International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Association (ILGA), $194,000 in 2016, 2019 and 2020.
  • The Civil Liberties Union for Europe, $4,350,000 in 2017, 2019 and 2020.
  • Amnesty International, $8,627,920 between 2016 and 2020.

Soros’ NGOs working in Hungary also carried out an analysis of the rule of law for the Commission. Their conclusion is logically the same as that of the HRDN, which shows that they all start from a given narrative and do not even bother to disguise it. These are the NGOs and their OSF grants:

  • Amnesty International Hungary, $200,000 in 2020.
  • Eötvös Károly Institute, 220 million guilders between 2009 and 2018.
  • Civil Liberties Society (TASZ), $118 between 2016 and 2020.
  • Hungarian Helsinki Committee, $510,000 in 2016, 2018 and 2019.
  • K-Monitor, $460 in 2017, 2018 and 2020.
  • Mérték Media Analysis Workshop, 109 million Hungarian forints in 2009 and 2015.
  • Political capital, $869 in 2016, 2018 and 2019.
  • Transparency International Hungary, $107 in 2019.

These “impartial” organizations have already actively demonized the conservative Hungarian government, and their reports have been used in procedures to violate the rule of law. A report by the Hungarian Helsinki Committee was also responsible for the withdrawal of Frontex from Hungary. As if those powers weren’t enough, Brussels wants to give NGOs even more powers. In the context of the war that George Soros and the EU are waging against sovereign nation states, Brussels wants the opinion of non-governmental organizations to be placed above elected politicians. The EU Court of Justice has launched a stakeholder consultation on the Rule of Law Report, which runs from 1 December 2021 to 24 January 2022. The main objective is to provide the Commission with factual and “evidence-based” information on global (EU) and country-specific developments. It is more than obvious that this information will only serve to attack and pressure governments that reject immigration, LGBTQ propaganda and multiculturalism – the stated goals of the open society propagated by George Soros.


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