Tag Archives: Nikola Gruevski

Stoltenberg: NATO ready to accept Macedonia as New Member

The Sec Gen of NATO Jens Stoltenberg stated before the start of the NATO Foreign ministers’ Meeting in Brussels that at the moment it is all up to Macedonia to complete all steps for integration in the alliance. “The Parliament of Macedonia managed to provide 2/3 majority for the first stage of the implementation of the Prespa Agreement. I cannot ...

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Hungarian opposition with Open Letter on Gruevski’s Asylum

The leaders of the political parties which are part of the Hungarian opposition sent an open letter to the Hungarian government, parliament and other institutions concerning the political asylum granted to former Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski by the Hungarian authorities. “This entire issue is an international shame for Hungary. It is unacceptable for the citizens of Hungary to find out ...

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Parliament Strips Gruevski from his MP Immunity

With 62 votes in favour, and no votes against or abstaining from voting, the Parliament of Macedonia officially stripped MP Nikola Gruevski from his MP immunity. The MPs from VMRO-DPMNE did not attend the session. The President of Macedonia was also invited to attend the session, but he did not show up. Previously, the Parliamentary Committee on Rules of Procedure, ...

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Orban: I did not Meet Gruevski when he Came to Hungary

The decision of Hungary to grant asylum to former PM of Macedonia Nikola Gruevski was one of the main topics up for discussion in the Hungarian Parliament on Tuesday. The Hungarian PM Viktor Orban addressed the Parliament to answer several questions. “Hungary granted asylum to Gruevski, who is a very good friend of our country, and we need to thank ...

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DW: Gruevski left Macedonia via Illegal Border Crossing

The service of Deutsche Welle (DW) in Macedonian reports that former PM Nikola Gruevski has left Macedonia illegally, through an illegal border crossing. As DW reports, Gruevski cannot be seen on any of the recordings from the security cameras of the border crossings on the border between Macedonia and Albania. The recordings from the Albanian control points are yet to ...

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Politico Europe: Hungarian Intelligence Involved in Gruevski’s Escape

Citing two individuals involved in Nikola Gruevski’s escape to Budapest, Brussels-based news agency “Politico Europe” reports that Hungarian intelligence services are involved in Gruevski’s escape from Macedonia to Hungary. From the Government of Hungary they still do not comment on these claims, while the country’s Foreign Minister previously confirmed that Hungarian diplomats accompanied the former Macedonian PM on his way ...

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Zaev: I have not Contacted Gruevski Before his Escape

The PM Zoran Zaev denies the claims in certain media that he contacted former PM Nikola Gruevski moments before he escaped from Macedonia. “Ever since I became PM, I have not contacted Gruevski. The last contacts we had were before the events on 27 April 2017 in the Parliament took place, and we spoke about unblocking the political processes in ...

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Greek MEP Demands Answers from Mogherini about Gruevski’s Case

The Greek MEP Stelios Kuloglu addressed several questions to the EU’s High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Federica Mogherini concerning former Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski’s escape from Macedonia to Hungary, an EU member-state. “Does the decision of Hungary to grant asylum to Gruevski provoke certain questions by the EU? What can the EU do to prevent one of its ...

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EC Shares Hahn’s View on Nikola Gruevski Case

The European Commission (EC) shares the stand of the EU’s Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, that Hungary’s decision to grant asylum to former PM Nikola Gruevski warrants further explanations from the Hungarian authorities. Spokesperson Margaritis Schinas said on Thursday that there was no running away from the rule of law. As he added, the asylum ...

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Gruevski’s Escape Shouldn’t Create Political Consequences, Sekerinska Says

“The PM was very clear. Rotations are possible at a ministerial level, but the focus is on the policy that will ensure a better life for citizens,” Defence Minister Radmila Sekerinska said on Thursday, commenting on the speculations of a crisis and division within the government following former PM Nikola Gruevski’s escape and of she succeeding Zoran Zaev as PM. ...

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