Tag Archives: Nikola Gruevski

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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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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Former PM Gruevski still not in Prison

Former PM Nikola Gruevski is still not in prison. On Friday, last working day of the week, the Criminal Court had an unsuccessful attempt to submit the decision on the two-year prison sentence in the Tank case to him. Court submitters didn’t found Gruevski in his home. His wife, Borkica, told him he had gone out. That means that the ...

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Gruevski’s MP Mandate not Taken Away

On Friday, Nikola Gruevski’s MP mandate wasn’t taken away because there were just 58 votes, that is, 22 fewer than what was needed. The eight MPs from the opposition who had at the end of October supported the constitutional changes procedure weren’t present during the vote. 29 VMRO-DPMNE MPs voted against, but nobody wanted to discuss the matter. “We don’t ...

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30-day Detention Measure for Five Persons Including Kamcev in New SPO Case

A 30-day detention measure has been ordered for five suspects in the new case opened by the Special Prosecutor’s Office (SPO), dubbed “Empire”, Jordan Kamcev, Cvetan Pandeleski, Nenad Josifovic, Zorica Arsovska and Todor Mircevski, who were questioned on Friday before a judge in a previous judge. Prosecutors Katica Janeva and Lile Stefanovska picked up the decisions on the detention orders ...

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Tank Case: Committee Recommends Revocation of Gruevski’s MP Mandate

On Wednesday, the Committee on Mandatory-Immunity Issues, with a majority votes in favour, accepted the Court’s request and recommended Parliament to take away Nikola Gruevski’s MP mandate because of the two-year sentence in the Tank case. Five of the nine Committee members voted in favour. The vote wasn’t attended by the VMRO-DPMNE members. Though they had come for the session, ...

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Commission Against Discrimination: Gruevski’s Right to Fair Trial Violated

Judge Dobrila Kacarska has violated Nikola Gruevski’s right to a fair trial, the Commission for Protection against Discrimination decided on Monday, in response to the former PM’s complaint. The Commission, headed by Aleksandar Dastevski, had made in September an identical decision on former Interior Minister Jankuloska. Afterwards, an initiative to dismiss Dastevski was submitted before the Criminal Court. SDSM criticised ...

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