Orbán congratulates Zaev for Agreement with Greece

Budapest, 20 July, 2018 - 19:31 (META) 

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev received a letter from Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán congratulating him on the agreement regarding the Macedonian-Greek name dispute and for reaching a strategic partnership between the two countries, reported the government’s press service.

The letter, which Hungarian Prime Minister Orbán signed on behalf of the Visegrád Four, welcomes the solution that the Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Greece reached regarding the name issue.

“The Hungarian Government continuously, through all forums, advocates for the acceleration of Euro-Atlantic integration of the whole region of the Western Balkans, as well as for the Republic of Macedonia. Hungary has supported the adoption of a resolution of the European Union that enables the start of EU accession negotiations with the Republic of Macedonia”, reads the letter.

Also in the letter, Orbán says that Hungary supports the invitation for membership that Macedonia received from NATO on July 11th.

Orbán will provide “a shelter for the pro-Russian looser Gruevski,” reports Hungarian party

Budapest, 9 November, 2017 - 12:56 (META) 

Not only has Viktor Orbán joined the campaign in of the Russian backed former Prime Minister of Macedonia, Nikola Gruevski, but he also wanted to allow him and the rest of the former leadership, refuge in Hungary, which s entirely against the values of the EU itself, and in Hungary as well, said alarmingly Viktor Szigetvári, Chairman of the National Political Council of the “Együtt” party (Together Party) , which is a Hungarian pro-European political party, who has an MP in European Parliament, and in the last local elections in Hungary he won hundreds of council seats throughout the municipalities.

Szigetvári says that in the last few months, Orbán’s government and his party have done everything to resurrect the political career of former Macedonian Prime Minister, Nikola Gruevski.

“This plan, fortunately, did not work, but the Hungarian prime minister and several politicians participated in the campaign in Macedonia. However, Orbán failed to help the disgraced Macedonian politician, who wanted to destabilize the Balkans under Russian influence, and to achieve success in the local elections. Now, Nikola Gruevski, together with the people around him, are looking for friendship and refuge in Hungary, even though his passport was confiscated, due to accusations of corruption. The national interests of the country and its Balkan strategy are contrary, Orbán’s repressive regime would receive pro-Russian politicians in Hungary, along with members of the country’s intelligence sector. It is disturbing that the Hungarian government wants to help a Macedonian politician serving Russian interests and is on the wrong side of the European integration perspective and is against history and his own people”, writes Szigetvári.

Gruevski complained to Orbán and Janša that the government are abusing the election campaign

Ohrid, 28 September, 2017 - 18:51 (META) 

The leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski, met with Hungarian Prime Minister and leader of the ruling party, Viktor Orbán, and the President of the Slovenian Democratic Party, Janez Janša, in Ohrid today.

Gruevski informed the leaders of the sister parties about the course of the election campaign for the local elections. He estimated the campaign as having gone through a series of irregularities and abuses by the ruling majority.

“One day since the publication of the list of mayors, there is almost every day criminal charges against one of them. This means that the opponents are aware that they will lose the elections, that they are afraid of it and that is why they are in a panic, they seek salvation by using funds that are not fair and are not regular”, informed Gruevski.

Orbán assessed that Macedonia is an important country for Europe, although it is not a member of the EU, it still plays a key role in the issue of migrants.

Orban: With Macedonia’s EU and NATO membership, it will fill the hole in the Balkans

Budapest, 20 November, 2015 - 20:47 (META) 

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, said today in Budapest that Hungary will support Macedonia’s membership in the EU and NATO, which, he said, will fill the gap in the Balkans.

Orban said after meeting with Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, that wasn’t announced in Macedonia, said that it in the interest of Hungary, any country in the Balkans had interest, from Greece all the way to his country, to be part of the EU and NATO.

Hungarian Prime Minister said that Hungary stands for a “single economic and security zone and currently there is a gap between Hungary and Greece.”

President Gruevski said that the country have been waiting a several years to join the EU and that it is fully prepared for integration.

Calls for President Ivanov to strip President Orban of his medal

Skopje, 17 September, 2015 - 17:48 (META) 

Users of social networks today wrote individual statuses urging President Gjorge Ivanov to strip the medal “September 8” from Hungarian President Viktor Orban over the violence against refugees and reporters at the Serbian-Hungarian border.

Ivanov’s office said they had no information whether the President was thinking in that direction.

The daily newspaper “Vest” in tomorrow’s edition will call on President Ivanov to Strip the Hungarian President of his medal on its front page.

The Hungarian President in the past few days found himself in the front line of international criticism from politicians worldwide and the public, due to the closure of the borders, the violent use of tear gas and batons against refugees and migrants, and brutality against journalists. Also in the spotlight, the new controversial law which charges refugees and migrants up to a five year prison sentence for illegally crossing the border or vandalism on the fence on the border with Serbia.

Viktor Orban in 2013 was awarded the Order “September 8” as a sign of gratitude for the friendliness Hungary has shown the Republic of Macedonia, and its support of the countries constitutional name.

Macedonia could be part of the route of “Turkish stream”

Будимпшешта, 20 February, 2015 - 11:16 (META) 

“Turkish stream” could pass through Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and Hungary, said Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in an interview with the Russian newspaper “Komersant”.

Orban’s statement comes after a recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, on which it was discussed about energy and the replacement of the “South Stream”, project which collapsed due to objections from Brussels.

During a meeting with Orban, Putin said that a deviation from the planned route of the “Turkish stream” can be built if Brussels agreed with the idea.

– There are different concepts on the bargaining table of the EU. Different plans are competing with each other. So, there is no need of lobbying, but we should fight for the success of our concept – said Orban.