“The Macedonian Foreign Ministry has summoned Hungary’s ambassador to Skopje to formally demand that the government in Budapest reject an asylum application by fugitive former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.

The ministry said in a statement on November 19 that State Secretary Viktor Dimovski handed over a ‘note of protest’ to Ambassador Laszlo Dukes as a result of Gruevski’s escape to Hungary earlier this month to avoid prison time.” (RFE/RL)