Nikola Gruevski

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Q&A on the latest developments in the case of former PM Nikola Gruevski’s asylum

Nov 23, 2018 - Zoltán Kovács

Hungarian authorities on Tuesday granted asylum to former Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski. Since announcing his request last week, the government of Hungary has emphasized that the case is one of a purely legal nature, where international protocols on asylum and Hungary’s laws dictate procedure. Some questions have been raised about how the case came about, how Hungary followed the rules and how the decision was reached. Here are a few of those questions and the responses.

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PM Orbán: Forbidding the people to talk about something will only backfire

Nov 23, 2018 - Zoltán Kovács

“The issue of the migrant debit cards came as a surprise even for weather-beaten veterans like me,” Prime Minister Orbán said this morning, adding that handing out anonymous debit cards to “people we don’t know” is a direct threat to the lives of Europeans. In his regular Friday morning radio interview, the PM talked about migration, Brexit, former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and relations with neighboring countries.

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Q & A on former Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski’s asylum request in Hungary

Nov 16, 2018 - Zoltán Kovács

The government of Hungary confirmed on Wednesday that the former prime minister of Macedonia, Nikola Gruevski, has submitted an asylum request to Hungarian authorities in Budapest and his request is under evaluation in the Immigration and Asylum Office in accordance with both Hungarian and international law. Since that announcement, a number of questions have been raised. Here are some of those questions and the responses.