“EU Court Criticizes Hungary’s Attack on Foreign-Funded NGOs”

Editor’s note: Bloomberg published the above-titled article, which reads as follows:

“(Bloomberg) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban suffered a setback in his clash with the European Union over democratic norms as an adviser to the bloc’s highest court slammed his crackdown on foreign-funded groups.

A controversial Hungarian law ‘introduces unjustified restrictions’ on non-governmental organizations that receive donations from abroad, hampering the free movement of capital, Advocate General Manuel Campos Sanchez-Bordona of the EU Court of Justice said in a non-binding opinion on Tuesday.

He also called the law, which has been used to target groups linked to financier George Soros, an ‘unjustified interference’ with fundamental rights.


Five things to know about working for an NGO in Germany

Editor’s note: The Local published the above-titled article, which reads as follows:

“The world of non-governmental organization, or NGOs, in Germany is diverse and complex, just like in the rest of Europe. Here’s what you need to know.

To understand its nuances – where it differs from other European-based NGOs – and to grasp its relationship with the German government is important if you want to know what it’s like to work for such an organization.

German NGOs by the numbers