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Ex-Macedonia PM Gruevski has applied for asylum in Hungary - PM's Office

Ex-Macedonia PM Gruevski has applied for asylum in Hungary - PM's Office
FILE PHOTO: Former Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski enters a court in Skopje, Macedonia, October 5, 2018.REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski   -   Copyright  Ognen Teofilovski(Reuters)
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BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Former Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski has submitted a an asylum request to the Hungarian immigration office asking for refugee status, the office of Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Wednesday.

“The Immigration and Asylum Office will conduct the asylum assessment procedure in accordance with both Hungarian and international law,” Orban’s office said in a statement.

Macedonia was an important ally, and Hungary considered the assessment of Gruevski’s asylum request “to be solely a legal issue,” the office said.

(Reporting by Krisztina Than and Gergely Szakacs)

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