Ballina Balkan Ask the jurists, says Orban about Gruevski’s asylum claim

Ask the jurists, says Orban about Gruevski’s asylum claim

“Ask the jurists!” Hungarian Prime Miister Viktor Orban said Thursday when asked by 24.xy reporter to tell is it possible for a Macedonian criminal to illegally enter Hungary and still remain outside the transit zone.

Macedonia’s former prime minister Nikola Gruevski has sought asylum at a Hungarian representation outside Macedonia, Hungarian official said on Thursday, after he fled to Hungary earlier this week.

Gergely Gulyas, Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s chief of staff, said earlier today that Gruevski declared his intent to seek asylum at a Hungarian representative office and that Budapest had nothing to do with his exit from the homeland. He declined to specify in which country Gruevski had sought the asylum or how he made his way to the Immigration and Asylum Office in Budapest where he actually submitted his asylum documents.

Gulyas, however, made it clear that it was not the embassy in Macedonia.

Macedonian police issued an arrest warrant for the fugitive former prime minister after he failed to show up to begin his sentence, following a court ruling against his motion for a reprieve.