Former Macedonian Prime Minister, Nikola Gruevski has travelled to Hungary by passing through Albania. This fact was confirmed yesterday by the Albanian police. According to police, this was made possible by the car of the Hungarian embassy to Tirana. However, there are still no information as to how Gruevski entered the territory. “On 11.11.2018 at 19:11, citizen Nikola Gruevski has left the territory of the Republic of Albania through the border crossing point of Han i Hotit toward Montenegro as passenger in the vehicle with license plates CD 1013 A owned by the Hungarian embassy to Tirana”, Albanian police declared, explaining the fact that an international arrest warrant had been issued for Gruevski and as a result, he should have not crossed the Albanian border.
“On 11.11.2018, no notice had been announced to border crossing point declaring Nikola Gruevski as a wanted person. On 13.11.2018, at 19:35, Interpol Skopje has sent to Interpol Tirana the notice where this citizen was declared wanted”, State Police explains. Meanwhile, the media has also discovered that the people that Gruevski was in the car with were the driver of the Hungarian embassy to Tirana and an employee of this embassy. The two employees of the embassy have shown their diplomatic passports, while former PM Nikola Gruevski is said to have crossed the border through his identity card. Meanwhile, it’s been said that the embassy’s car has returned to Albania 45 minutes later, but without Gruevski in it. Let us recall that Nikola Gruevski was declared wanted on November 13, two days after he had left and when he posted a message on Facebook saying that he was in Budapest where he had applied for political asylum. Gruevski is accused of official misconduct for the purchase of a Mercedes Benz which had a cost of 600 thousand euros.