Tag: Balkans

Macedonian PM Zaev on the Gruevski case: Hungary should show us the importance of the rule of law – VIDEO

The Hungarian online newspaper Azonnali visited Skopje, Macedonia this week and managed to ask PM Zoran Zaev about the Gruevski case after his speech at FON University on Thursday. Key points from the Azonnali interview:  Macedonian government haven’t received a formal answer from Hungary about the extradition of Mr. Gruevski yet, but Macedonian and Hungarian FM had a meeting. Mr. Zaev hopes they don’t have to wait too much for Mr. Gruevski’s extradition. He also said, that Macedonian citizens want Hungary – as an EU and NATO member – to show the importance of the rule of law for candidate countries ... Read more

Hungary to boost role in Afghanistan, Kosovo, says foreign minister

"#History has taught us that if there are unresolved issues in the #Western #Balkans, it usually leads to big trouble. It would be better to avoid this" #Hungary #NATO #migration

EP report calling for Gruevski’s extradition!

Report passed by the European Parliament calling on #Hungary to extradite former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola #Gruevski #eu #macedonia

Opposition calls for extraordinary audit on Gruevski asylum case

The #Hungarian #government denies that it played a role in Gruevski's escape from #Macedonia

Opposition parties turn to EU over Gruevski affair

"It is without precedent that a #European #Union #member #state should do this with the former politician of a candidate #country" #Hungary #Macedonia

Decision has been made: Former Macedonian PM Gruevski granted asylum in Hungary

#Gruevski said #Macedonians today were being oppressed and persecuted by their #government #Hungary #asylum

Foreign minister: Hungary’s goals concerning Brexit ‘realistic’

#Hungary is interested in promoting a "fair" agreement between the #UK and the #EU #Brexit #negotiation

Opposition calls for investigating the Gruevski affair

"Viktor #Orbán is using the whole #Hungarian #state establishment to play #political godfather" #Gruevski #Macedonia

Opposition Párbeszéd calls on foreign minister to resign over Gruevski affair

Under a 1969 decree, #Hungary must extradite #Gruevski to #Macedonia since he entered the country without a passport - #Párbeszéd

Hungarian Permanent Conference held in Budapest

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán spoke about central Europe gaining strength as compared to the German-French axis in Europe, at a meeting of the Hungarian Permanent Conference (MÁÉRT) held behind closed doors in Budapest on Friday. On a recording posted onto the government’s website, Orbán said the volume and value of German-French trade make up merely half of the one between the Visegrad Group and Germany which he called “an unprecedented development”. The prime minister said he had predicted earlier that central Europe, including the Carpathian Basin, would become the engine of Europe’s economic growth in the years to come. Orbán ... Read more

Orbán cabinet informs Macedonia on Gruevski asylum request

An arrest warrant was issued earlier this week after #Gruevski failed to start a two-year prison sentence for #corruption #hungary #hungarian #macedonia #macedonian

Hungary to expand transport links with Croatia

The #government wants to expand the number of legal #border crossing points and public #transport links #Hungary #Croatia

Former Macedonian PM seeks political asylum in Hungary

Last week an arrest warrant was issued against him #Hungary #Macedonia

Hungary, Bulgaria bound by similar views on migration, says Orbán’s cabinet

"We see it as a challenge that should be overcome rather than promoted" #Hungary #Hungarian #Bulgaria #migration

PM’s security adviser: Situation in Bihac immigration camp ‘untenable’

Several thousand #illegal #migrants there want to obtain #asylum in countries that are wealthier than #Bosnia

Alert stepped up along Hungary’s southern border after Bihac incident!

"At present, about 70,000 #migrants heading for western #Europe are waiting along the #Balkan route." #hungary #hungarian #givernment #migration #Bosnia #Croatia

Orbán cabinet urges EU to open more accession chapters with Serbia this year

"Now, when #migration routes are being re-activated, stability in the region is of the utmost importance" - Hungarian FM Szijjártó #hungary #serbia