How could a wanted criminal get across the recently reinforced Southern border fence which cost HUF hundreds of millions?

“The most important task for the Hungarian authorities is to immediately find the wanted Macedonian ex-PM Nikola Gruevski and hand him over to the Macedonian authorities,” stated MP Ádám Mirkóczki, the Jobbik-delegated chairman of the Hungarian Parliament’s National Security Committee in his Wednesday press conference.

Mr Mirkóczki proposed that the next meeting of the national security committee, which will be held in the Anti-Terrorism Centre on Tuesday, should put Nikola Gruevski’s case on the agenda but he also expressed his hope that the Ministry of Interior Affairs would soon reveal how and why the convicted Macedonian ex-PM could end up in Hungary. Referring to media reports, the MP suggested that Mr Gruevski may probably have arrived in the territory of Hungary by car. However, he raised the question: “How could a wanted criminal get across Hungary’s recently reinforced southern border fence which cost HUF hundreds of millions?”

The politician mentioned two potential scenarios, both of which entail further questions. The first suggests that Mr Gruevski may have used false documents to get across the border. If that’s true, border control systems must be reviewed because such a case implies serious deficiencies. The other idea is that he may have come to Hungary with the help of the authorities or the government.

“If the latter proves to be true, it will entail an unprecedented scandal unlike anything we’ve ever seen before, and it must have personal consequences,” Mr Mirkóczki asserted, suggesting that Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó’s response to news portal, where the Minister declined to comment an ongoing asylum procedure, was unfounded as Mr Gruevski could not possibly have requested asylum. Considering the fact that Hungary deemed Macedonia as a safe country, there is neither war situation nor religious or political persecution to speak of.


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