Latest Nikola Gruevski News

US loses to Russia in case of 2 arms trafficking suspects

Dec. 7, 2018 9:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russian father and son were in a Hungarian jail, charged in an elaborate plot to ship weapons to Mexican drug cartels and cocaine to the U.S. They found an American lawyer anticipating an inevitable extradition and trial in New York. But then the case took an unexpected turn. ...

Orban says Hungary to evaluate Gruevski extradition request

Nov. 23, 2018 8:08 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian authorities will evaluate and give an opinion on the extradition request made by Macedonia for its fugitive former prime minister who has been given asylum in Hungary, the Hungarian prime minister said Friday. Viktor Orban said on state radio that Nikola Gruevski, who...

Macedonia files new charges against fugitive ex-premier

Nov. 22, 2018 2:11 PM EST

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — A Macedonian special prosecutor has filed additional criminal charges against the country's former prime minister, who has fled to Hungary seeking political asylum. The charges brought Thursday against Nikola Gruevski are for alleged unlawful funding of his conservative VMRO-DPMNE...

Macedonia court orders 30-day custody for former spy chief

Nov. 21, 2018 7:33 AM EST

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — A former Macedonian intelligence chief has been taken into custody for a minimum of 30 days after judicial authorities considered him a flight risk to potentially avoid standing trial over a major wiretapping scandal. The remand order, announced Wednesday, was issued for Saso...

Macedonia's fugitive ex-PM says granted asylum in Hungary

Nov. 20, 2018 5:47 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Macedonia's fugitive former prime minister said Tuesday he has been granted political asylum in Hungary, a week after he fled his country to avoid serving a two-year jail sentence for a corruption conviction. Nikola Gruevski, prime minister from 2006 to 2016, is considered a close...