Massive protests have again hit the capital of Macedonia with demonstrators demanding investigation into corruption cases. The first protests started in April this year.
In a historic move, Macedonian lawmakers overwhelmingly voted for renaming the ex-Yugoslav country "North Macedonia." The move will "open the door for the future," according to Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev.
Fugitive former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski claims Hungarian authorities have approved his asylum request. Gruevski is an ally of Viktor Orban and has been convicted on corruption charges back home.
Hungarian strongman Viktor Orban and embattled former Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski have long been allies. Facing extensive corruption allegations at home, Gruevski now appears set to request asylum in Budapest.
Research conducted by DW indicates that Hungary may have helped former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski flee a prison sentence for corruption. The move could threaten Macedonia's hopes for EU accession.
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