Press Releases: Statement on Government of Hungary's Legislation Impacting Non-Governmental Organizations

Press Statement
Heather Nauert
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 19, 2017


The United States is concerned by the Hungarian parliament's passage of legislation that unfairly burdens and targets Hungarian civil society, which is working to fight corruption and protect civil liberties. By portraying groups supported with foreign funding as acting against the interests of Hungarian society, this legislation would weaken the ability of Hungarians to organize and address concerns in a legitimate and democratic manner. If signed into law, this would be another step away from Hungary’s commitments to uphold the principles and values that are central to the EU and NATO.


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