Former prime minister of North Macedonia Nikola Gruevski  leaves  Budapest court after his extradition trial. Photograph: Zoltan Mathe/EPA

Hungary has rejected North Macedonia’s request to extradite its fugitive former prime minister Nikola Gruevski, who fled to Budapest with the help of (...)

A demonstration against recent legislative measures introduced by Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban,  in Budapest. Over the past months thousands of Hungarians have taken to the streets to call for Mr Orban’s resignation. Photograph:  Chris McGrath/Getty Images

The EU is failing to tackle a growing threat to democracy and the rule of law in Hungary, according to critics in the European Parliament of the count(...)

Then Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski (left) with his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban in Skopje in 2011. Photograph: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters

International criticism of Hungary is mounting over its reported decision to grant asylum to Macedonia’s former prime minister Nikola Gruevski, who f(...)

Former Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski (left) and  Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban. Mr Gruevski is reported to have said on his Facebook  page  that he  was in Hungary, seeking political asylum. Photograph: Aleksandar Kovacevski/EPA

Hungarian leader Viktor Orban’s migration policy and choice of allies are under fresh scrutiny after fugitive former Macedonian premier Nikola Gruevsk(...)

 Greek alternate foreign minister Giorgos Katrougalos  shakes hands with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s Bujar Osmani  as deputy foreign minister for Greek diaspora Terens Quick looks on. Photograph: Alexandros Vlachos

Commercial flights between Greece and Macedonia have resumed after a break of more than a decade, as part of reconciliation efforts centred on a histo(...)

Former prime minister of Macedonia Nikola Gruevski accompanied by his bodyguard arrives in the court in Skopje where he was appealing his two-year sentence for corruption.  Photograph: Georgi Licovski/EPA

Macedonia’s court of appeal has upheld a corruption conviction against former prime minister Nikola Gruevski, adding to bad blood between his national(...)

Macedonia’s prime minister Zoran Zaev: says the nationalists are holding the nation’s future hostage to party interests. Photograph:  Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

A historic agreement to rename Macedonia and open its path to EU and Nato membership could be derailed by a bitter rivalry between the country’s main(...)

Nikola Gruevski: he and his allies in the nationalist VMRO-DPMNE party have always denied the allegations. Photograph: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters

Macedonia’s special prosecutor is seeking the detention of ex-prime minister Nikola Gruevski, several of his former ministers and a one-time intellige(...)

Protesters demonstrate in front of the Macedonian parliament in Skopje on Tuesday. Photograph:  Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters

There was no immediate breakthrough in Macedonia’s political crisis after the United States called on the country’s political leaders to find a peacef(...)

Macedonia’s Social Democrats leader Zoran Zaev (centre) and members of his party at a news conference in Skopje on Friday, a day after they were attacked in parliament by right-wing protesters. Photograph: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters

The European Union and United States have condemned an attack by right-wing protesters on Macedonia’s parliament that injured more than 100 people, wh(...)

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