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Orban’s Office: Gruevski has Submitted asylum Request to competent Authority

“Nikola Gruevski has submitted an asylum request to the competent Hungarian authority. The former PM of Macedonia has made a declaration of his intention to submit a request for refugee status in Hungary,” Hungarian PM Viktor Orban’s Office said in a statement on Wednesday. As it was added, given that Gruevski was his country’s PM for ten years, for security ...

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Reactions in Macedonia to Former PM Gruevski’s Escape

According to VMRO-DPMNE, the authorities should be held accountable for former PM Nikola Gruevski’s escape. “The political theatre on Monday took place in order to cover up their own powerlessness and incompetence. We disagree with his decision to go to Budapest. That is not an option even when everyone knows that it’s about political persecution because, that way, the others ...

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Hungarian Authorities not Revealing how Gruevski Reached Country

Hungary’s authorities aren’t interested in revealing how former PM Nikola Gruevski reached the country without a passport. FM Peter Szijjarto said on Wednesday that the procedure to file an asylum request was over, adding that more details wouldn’t be revealed until a decision was made on it. Viktor Orban’s Press Chief, Bertalan Havasi, denied the information that the PM had ...

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FM Dimitrov Issues Statement on Latest Developments Related to Gruevski

“Nikola Gruevski is the one who managed to reduce Macedonia to a captured state under his reign, as per the report of the European Commission back in 2016,” FM Nikola Dimitrov said in a statement on Wednesday on the latest developments related to the former PM. The FM pointed to the content of the wire-tapped materials. “All of us here, ...

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Hearing over Titanic Case Postponed for 23 November

Wednesday’s hearing over the Titanic case, opened by the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO), was postponed for 23 November because there were no conditions for it to be held. Former PM Nikola Gruevski, who is in Hungary, wasn’t present. Former Minister of Transport and Communications Mile Janakieski and ex-Government Sec Gen Kiril Bozinovski, who have been in detention in the prison ...

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Empire Case: Defence’s Appeals Rejected

At Wednesday’s public session, the Criminal Court’s Criminal Council rejected the appeals filed by the defence and confirmed the decisions made by the judge in a previous procedure to accept the proposal for a detention measure in the Empire case, opened by the Special Prosecutor’s Office. There are 13 suspects in the case, including the former UBK Director, Saso Mijalkov. ...

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Former PM Gruevski flees to Hungary and seeks Asylum

“In the last few days I have received countless threats to my life. I am in Budapest now and I have asked for political asylum from the Hungarian authorities. I will always remain true to the cause of Macedonia. I will never give up,” former PM Nikola Gruevski wrote on his official Facebook page at around 1 pm on Tuesday. ...

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Messages from Veljanoski’s Phone Presented at Trial Over 27 April Case

The trial over the 27 April 2017 attacks in Parliament continued on Tuesday. In the messages found during the expertise of former Parliament Speaker Trajko Veljanoski, Viber communication has been found in which the then-leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski, on 26 April 2017, forwarded a message to Veljanoski that he had received from the then-Director of the Public Security Bureau, ...

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Sekerinska Announces Finalisation of NATO Membership Protocol in February

The Government is in the final stage of the NATO integration process. The accession negotiations are over, while the remarks from them have been incorporated into the reform programme that should soon be adopted by the Government. The programme envisages reforms in the rule of law and fight against corruption fields. It also takes into consideration the military reforms adjusted ...

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Macedonian History Present Main Remarks about Bulgarian Textbooks

In parts of history textbooks in Bulgaria, the language of Macedonia and the language of Cyril and Methodius are treated as non-liberated Bulgarian territory and Old Bulgarian, respectively. Those are the main remarks of Macedonian historians arising from the meetings held so far of the Macedonia-Bulgaria Interdisciplinary Commission on Historical and Educational Issues. On the other hand, the Bulgarian team ...

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