No One Left Behind

Russia's harmful influence in the Balkans is spreading to EU member states

30 November 2018

It has been a Hungarian foreign and security policy goal to establish and maintain good relations with the Western Balkans since the beginning of the 1990s.

Hungary has been a strong advocate for the accession of Croatia to the EU and Montenegro to NATO and building up friendships across the region with this support. But helping Nikola Gruevski, the ex-prime minister of Macedonia and a convicted criminal, brings into question these foreign policy goals and Hungary’s political motivation.

It is well known that Gruevski is an important political ally of Hungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, but the close relationship alone is not enough to explain the story of why Hungarian diplomats smuggled Gruevski from Macedonia.

The plot thickens

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Szabina Maguire

A Hungarian foreign policy analyst with a substantial government advisory background. Her area of expertise is the post-soviet region with a focus on security policy and the trans-Atlantic relationship. She has worked with international partners across the region in both advisory and leadership roles.

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