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András Németh

A political refuge in Hungary is being sought by Nikola Gruevski, former Prime Minister of Macedonia, who had to go to jail in the days when Kellett Volna was to download a two-year sentence for corruption charges. The Macedonian politician is one of the closest foreign allies of the Orban government: during the Gruevski government, the "desorosion" of the former Yugoslav republic was proclaimed, and the first "Stop Soros" movement was formed. Gruevski's account has many: he had previously been bullied by allies and opponents.

There are many parallels between Viktor Orbán and the Macedonian ex-governor who had been resigned in 2016: they are both sharing personalities that can only be worshiped or hated, and they both have centralized decision-making processes for the first time in their party and then in the government. As Viktor Orbán spends the country full of stadiums, Gruevski, who has regained ten years in the country for ten years, has been trying to transform his skop to his own taste. The statues and monuments reminding of the Macedonian history and Alexander the Great have been unveiled, the Hellen-style buildings and bridges in downtown have been named, and the public institutions have been named by the rulers of Macedonia.

Statue of Alexander the Great on the main square of Skopje


The essence of the "new Macedonians" in Skopje was to take over the Slavic, most talked-about-Bulgarian-speaking people and, according to the critics, "propagate" the history of Hellen Macedonians. Gruevski was not bothered by the fact that the Greeks, seeing the Great Alexander and the Philip statues, who, according to the Macedonians, claiming Macedonians to claim the Macedonian province of Northern Macedonia, still hindered the NATO and EU integration of Skopje.

The Greek Past Taken It also certainly contributed to the fact that Gruevsky's father was born in Greater Macedonia, and his grandfather died as a soldier of the Greek army during the Second World War. The family fleeed from the Greek civil war to the then Yugoslavia, which was part of Yugoslavia. Although Gruevski learned from businessman only entered the politics in 1996, his uncle Jordan Miljakov was a well-known and respected man. He was the one who, in 1991, during the disintegration of Yugoslavia, ordered the confiscation of the local documents of the Yugoslav army, so that the army could not call on the Macedonian citizens and the Macedonians were left out of the fighting in Croatia. Miljakov did not go to Serbia any more, where he was killed in a car accident in a strange condition.

An anti-serial demonstration in Skopje on March 20, 2017


In addition to gigantic constructions, Soros is also a link between the two politicians, Orban and Gruevski. According to Gruevski, who was born in 1970, a US businessman from Hungary was behind the demonstrations of opposition Social Democrats in 2015 and 2016, and "of course" organizes migrants to Europe. Macedonia was the first country in which the pioneering "Stop Soros" organization was formed in early 2017 – when a nationalist party called Gruevski, the former Macedonian Revolutionary Organization – the Democratic Party of the Macedonian National Unity (VMRO-DPMNE), was formed. The purpose of the "volunteer" movement, the "volcanoes" of the government-sponsored press, was to "cleanse" public life from civilian organizations stamped out of the serial, which, according to the initiators, does not leave "honest" movements open. Gruevski also joined the line-up, accusing the NGOs of trying to rule the Legitim government with foreign aid. "Gruevski believes that Soros is the father of liberalism, and that is why he is the most serious threat to authoritarian leaders," said Arsem Zekoli, a Macedonian political analyst at Gruevski.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban receives Nikola Gruevski in Ohrid on 28 September 2017.


It is also similar in Orban and Gruevski that at the beginning they both considered the West as allies, but eventually they came to the Russian Friendship. Gruevski – they say in Skopje – It started to change after 2008, when at the NATO summit, because of the name dispute, Greece vetoed Macedonia's accession to the North Atlantic Alliance.

Sorcery served the same purpose as in Hungary: the real problems of domestic problems under the rug. There was also something to sweep, and it turned out that Gruevsky had been throwing thousands of thousands of people, including government members, opposition politicians, judges, journalists, civil society leaders and foreign diplomats for years. From the secret services released by the Secret Service, many things were featured: preparing election fraud, extorting cases, corruption offers and even some murders. A separate panel was set up to investigate secret intercepts, but Gruevski and his party – while VMRO-DPMNE was in power until 2017 – where it could sabotage the investigation.

Former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski arrives at Macedonian Court of Appeal in Skopje on October 5, 2018


In addition to the apprehension case, several corruption investigations have been launched against Gruevski, and until now only the case was filed in which he was accused of politics – and sentenced to two years' imprisonment – that he had bought for himself half a million dollars for money from an armored luxury Mercedest and even a small he also received cash from the trader. Thus, by fleeing from his home country, he was not only trying to escape the two-year jail but also the punishment that might have been imposed on any other ongoing case.

Representatives of Orban and Gruevski were also represented by the fact that the Hungarian Prime Minister went to Macedonia last year to assist the then Gruevski party of the opposition in the campaign of local elections. Gruevski was defeated, but it was already said that Orbán had invited Gruevski to Hungary, who was prevented from traveling – he also complained – that his passport was involved.

His passport has not since then, but he has now traveled to Hungary. However, at the request of political asylum, he made a serious dilemma for his Hungarian allies: if he receives refuge, then the Hungarian government acts against the EU and NATO, which supports the current Social Democratic Macedonian government. (Prime Minister Zoran Zaev of the Social Democratic Party agreed with Athens on the closing of the namesake, and in return for the change of the country name, the Greeks put an end to the boycott of the new state "Northern Macedonia".) If, however, Hungary puts Gruevski out, then Budapest "betrays" his loyal friend threatens its interests in Macedonia: businessmen close to Fidesz acquired, among other things, more property in support of Gruevski in Macedonia.

Nikola Gruevski's imprisonment and his escape to Hungary can be found here.

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