Confirmed: Gruevski seeks asylum in Hungary

„We consider the request to be solely a legal issue”

MH – 2018.11.15. 09:03 –

"Nikola Gruevski has submitted an asylum request to the competent Hungarian authority. The former prime minister of Macedonia has made a declaration of his intention to submit a request for refugee status in Hungary," the Prime Minister's Office wrote in a statement on Wednesday.

"Given that he was prime minister of his country for ten years, for security reasons the Hungarian authorities have allowed Mr. Gruevski to have his asylum request submitted and heard at the headquarters of the Immigration and Asylum Office in Budapest," the statement reads.

"The Macedonian government of the day is a partner of Hungary in interstate relations, and therefore we in no way wish to intervene in the internal affairs of sovereign countries, and we consider the assessment of the former Macedonian prime minister’s asylum request to be solely a legal issue," they added.