“I absolutely intend to return to Macedonia one day. I am here taking refuge from political persecution after I realized that all the absurdities have been overcome and that the authorities intend to go to the end. I was convicted in Macedonia of things for which in other EU countries, court cases would not have been raised at all,” said Macedonia’s former Prime Minister, Nikola Gruevski in his first interview after the escape and political asylum he received in Hungary for Sitel TV.