Szijjarto pointed to a diametric difference in values. "We have an open debate, an open conflict with George Soros, because we have a totally different vision about the future of Europe," he said.
"We have a totally different vision about Europe sticking to its heritage and tradition, and we have a totally, totally, totally different vision on how Europe should deal with migration."
He went on to illustrate Soros' "open will to throw out the government during the elections," claiming that its his? continued outcries are a result of frustration over seeing Orban win again, and that "organizations who carry out activities harming our national security interests must consider the consequences."
The OSF, founded in 1993, has branches in 37 countries and an endowment of $19.5 billion, making it one of the largest private philanthropic budgets in the world. Its work focuses on funding civil society and social justice groups and promoting liberal democratic values, which it says have increasingly come under fire from populist governments.
Orban began his latest term in office by announcing that the era of "liberal democracy" was over.