A new company owned by former North Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, a fugitive granted asylum in Hungary, made a profit of 5 million Ft (US $13,850) in just a few months, writes MFor.
Gruevski’s I.C.I.C. Kft. was registered on 14 July 2021 in a family house in Pécel, with Gruevski as the owner as well as director of the business and management consulting firm. The company has no employees, listed 55,000 Ft. ($152) in expenses, and made an after-tax profit of 3.8 million Ft. ($10,526).
Nikola Gruevski was sentenced to two years in jail on corruption charges in May 2018, but fled to Hungary instead of serving his time. This past April, Gruevski was sentenced in Skopje to seven years in prison on charges of money laundering and illegal acquisition and concealment of state property.
Also in April, the United States put Gruevski on a sanctions list of persons the White House believes is undermining the peace and stability of the West Balkans. Before this, it had been reported that Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó regularly welcomed the former prime minister in his office to seek his advice. [Népszava]