Soros backs Greek ‘solidarity houses’

George Soros on Tuesday unveiled plans to set up ?solidarity houses? in Greece to offer food and shelter to Greeks and immigrants who are being tested by the economic crisis.

The Hungarian-born investor told a conference in Berlin that ?the people currently being tested neither mismanaged the system nor are they responsible for the crisis.? He said the aim of his initiative would be for ?the Europeans to show solidarity to the Greeks and for the Greeks to show solidarity to migrants.?

He added that a team from the Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE), an organization he helped establish recently, would be sent to Athens to make an initial assessment of people?s needs.