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Gruevski Says on Facebook he’s Been Granted Political Asylum in Hungary

On his official Facebook profile, on Tuesday, former PM Nikola Gruevski said he’d been given granted political asylum in Hungary due to political persecution in Macedonia from the SDSM-led government. According to Gruevski, he has received information that preparations are underway to kill him in prison. The former VMRO-DPMNE leader added he continued the struggle for the “Macedonian cause”. The ...

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Gruevski Case: Justice Ministry Still Working on Extradition Documentation

The Justice Ministry is working in an accelerated manner on completing the documentation for former PM Nikola Gruevski to be extradited from Hungary. “However, we cannot say when exactly it will be completed and sent to Budapest. We cannot provide more information about the situation because of the sensitivity of the materials. There are legal grounds for Macedonia to file ...

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PM Zaev Expects Gruevski to be Extradited to Serve Jail Time in Macedonia

According to PM Zoran Zaev, there are no dilemmas that former PM Nikola is in Budapest. “We expect him to be extradited so that he serves jail time here,” he said on Friday, publicly asking whether the former VMRO-DPMNE leader had voluntarily left Macedonia or had been kidnapped. The PM stated that he expected answers from both Gruevski and Hungary. ...

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Gruevski case: Justice Ministry preparing Documentation for extradition

The Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office for Prosecution of Organised Crime (BPPOPCC) and Corruption has started a pre-investigative procedure over former PM Nikola Gruevski’s escape to Hungary. “There are grounded suspicions that certain official persons, abusing their official position and authority, enabled the convicted person to illegally leave the Republic of Macedonia,” it said on Wednesday. The case has been given ...

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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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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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Police Fail to Find ex-PM Gruevski at Skopje Home after Warrant Issuance

On Monday, police stormed former PM Nikola Gruevski’s home in Skopje but didn’t find him there. That was the second attempt, after they had previously knocked on the door but nobody answered. Several hours prior, a warrant had been issued to find the former VMRO-DPMNE leader after he had failed to voluntarily report to prison in order to start serving ...

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Constitutional Issues Committee adopts 2nd, 3rd and 4th draft Amendment

On Friday, the Parliament’s Constitutional Issues Committee adopted the text of the second draft amendment, according to which ASNOM’s decisions in the Constitution will be replaced with the Proclamation. The Ohrid Framework Agreement, too, is becoming part of the Constitution. At the session, VMRO-DPMNE’s MPs criticised the text, whereas SDSM considers that there is nothing problem with the inclusion of ...

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Constitutional Issues Committee adopts first Draft amendment

On Thursday, the Constitutional Committee Issues adopted the first draft amendment for a change of the Constitution, with 10 votes in favour and five against. The draft amendment proposes a replacement of “the Republic of Macedonia” with the new name everywhere in the Constitution except in Article 36, where there is a historical aspect. The debate on the second draft ...

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Constitutional Committee Starts Debate on Draft Amendments

The Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional Issues started on Wednesday the debate on the four draft amendments to the Constitution that will last a maximum of 12 days. PM Zoran Zaev presented the four draft amendments and said they were the price that Macedonia should pay for the Euro-integration process. According to him, the fact that they will apply once Greece ...

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