Parliament lifts immunity for former PM Gruevski

Macedonia’s Parliament stripped Tuesday the ex-Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski of his MP immunity by 62 votes in favor.

Earlier today, the Parliament’s Committee on Rules of Procedure and Mandatory-Immunity Issues endorsed the court’s motions for stripping of Gruevski of parliamentary immunity, as he fled from Macedonia after being sentenced to two years in prison on corruption-related charges and was granted political asylum in Hungary.

Committee chairman Pavle Bogoevski voiced disappointment from the fact that the Macedonian system failed to ensure Gruevski’s serving of the two-year prison sentence in case Tank.

He urged for responsibility and an outcome of the investigation over Gruevski’s escape from justice Gruevski is indicted in other four criminal cases.

The MPs of opposition VMRO-DPMNE did not attend the session.