Is this how Nikola crossed the border? If so, this is genius, but also scary at the same time.
Hungarian media is filled with news of former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski’s escape/move to Budapest. Earlier in the day local media reported that a spokesman for the Hungarian prime minister denied that Viktor Orban had met with the Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.
“The Prime Minister came home yesterday, met two people, but not with the individual you asked about,” said Bertland Hawassi, who is part of Orban’s office for the local media.
According to Hungarian journalists contacted by Makfax, Gruevski likely arrived in Budapest past Friday. They say they would be surprised if Gruevski is in the Orban residence. Journalist Zolt Kerner of “24.hu” told Makfax that he spent the first days of his stay in the Kempinski Hotel in Budapest.
“A few months ago, the Hungarian government introduced changes to their Immigration Act. Under the new law, the moment when Gruevski crossed the border, the government should send him back to Macedonia or Serbia if he really arrived in the country through Serbia because both were considered safe countries. If Serbia refuses to accept him, it will only then have to start an asylum procedure. This is the normal procedure for asylum seekers. The whole procedure should be completed within 60 days, or if it is a quick procedure, for 15 days. We have not received information about which procedure has been selected,” says journalist Kerner.
Dutch MEP Judith Sargentini publicly asked the Hungarian authorities whether they would reject Nikola Gruevski’s political asylum request, because according to their criteria, he came from a safe country.
The Hungarian media broadcast various information about Gruevski’s escape. The largest Hungarian newspaper index.hu reports that Gruevski crossed the Hungarian border dressed in women’s clothing. The newspaper, referring to the Macedonian media, also reports on the jailing of Mile Janakieski and Kiril Bozhinovski, because of an alleged risk of escaping in the same manner as Gruevski. It is interesting that a large number of Hungarian media are citing sources from Macedonia, and not Hungary.
Former #Macedonia PM @GruevskiNikola is being persecuted and threatened by a leftist government backed by George #Soros – #Fidesz communications chief Balazs Hidveghi after #Gruevski asked for asylum in #Hungary. Opposition wants #Orban to extradite him. https://t.co/jKbjK4VcwV
— Hungary Journal (@hungary_journal) November 14, 2018