Macedonian authorities on Wednesday said they will ask Hungary to extradite fugitive Ex-PM Nikola Gruevski, who fled to Budapest to evade serving a two-year jail sentence and four more ongoing trials.
It is an election campaign intended to catapult the winner into one of the EU's top jobs, but 445 million voters could be forgiven for not noticing.
Europe's largest political group, the centre-right European People's Party (EPP), will on Thursday choose their candidate to run the European Commission, the powerful executive that drafts and enforces EU law.
The move is part of a broader strategy to push back against criticism of his hard-line anti-immigration policies.
A video released by Viktor Orban's government is making waves in Hungary. It is an outraged shot fired against the European Parliament, with dramatic music playing in the background. "Do not give in to blackmail!" says the title, "Let's protect Hungary!"