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2003 NEWS ARCHIVES

MHRMC Condemns Greece's Blacklisting of Ethnic Macedonians as Yet Another Canadian-Macedonian is Denied Entry into Greece
The Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada (MHRMC) condemns Greece's continued blacklisting of ethnic Macedonian human rights activists and political refugees. Yet another Canadian citizen of ethnic Macedonian descent was denied entry into Greece, as the Greek government continues to backtrack on their recent pledge that Macedonian political refugees would ...
Third Meeting of Child Refugees from Aegean Macedonia to be Held in Lerin
The third meeting of children - refugees from Aegean Macedonia will take place on August 20-24 in Lerin, executive secretary of the meeting Organization Board Gorgi Donevski said Monday at a press conference. "Conditions for organization of this meeting are created as Greek authorities have decided to simplify procedure for acquiring Greek visas, starting from today," Donevski said.
Symbolic Reception at the Macedonian/Greek Border to be Held August 10, 2003
Source: Rainbow/Vinozhito www.florina.org Regarding the question of exceptions *(N 1266/1982) relating to the repatriation of the Macedonian political refugees from the Greek Civil War (1946 - 1949), many of whom, as small children, were forced to abandon their homes and many of which after the end of the ...
Open Letter to Greek PM Regarding Greece's Blacklisting of Ethnic Macedonians
OPEN LETTER Dr. Georgios Nakratzas Physician and author Rotterdam - Holland E-mail: g.nakratzas@wxs.nl To: The Right Honourable Costas Simitis Prime Minister of Greece Athens Rotterdam, 26 July 2003 Dear Sir, On Wednesday 23 July 2003 we learnt to our surprise of the public statements made by the Governor of the Prefecture of Florina, Mr.
MHRMC Condemns Greece's Continued Blacklisting of Ethnic Macedonians
Sources: Deutsche Welle, Dnevnik, Vest The Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada (MHRMC) condemns Greece's continued blacklisting of ethnic Macedonian human rights activists and political refugees. Despite Greece's recent pledge that Macedonian political refugees will finally be allowed to enter Greece this summer, after 55 years in exile and in ...
"Restored Democracy" Celebrates 29th Anniversary in Greece but Civil Society Still Under Construction
Greek Helsinki Monitor www.greekhelsinki.gr Topic: "Restored Democracy” Celebrates 29th Anniversary but Civil Society Still Under Construction Greek Helsinki Monitor (GHM), on the occasion of tomorrow's celebration for the 29th anniversary for the restoration of democracy in Greece ("metapolitefsi”), brings attention to the fact that even though "restored democracy” ...
Theatre Group from the Republic of Macedonia Performs for Macedonians in Mala Prespa
Sources: Macedonian Human Rights Committee of Melbourne and Victoria, Dnevnik, Utrinski Vesnik For the first time, ethnic Macedonian children from Mala Prespa, Albania watched a theatrical presentation performed in the Macedonian language. The Theatre for Children and Youth from Skopje, Republic of Macedonia performed the play "Lakomata meca" in front ...
Greece Will Open the Border for Macedonian Political Refugees from August 10 to October 30
MILS NEWS (Macedonian Information and Liaison Service) - edited by the MHRMC Political refugees from the civil war in Greece (1946-1949) will be able to enter this country during the period of August 10 to October 30 and they will be able to stay for 20 days in order to visit their birthplaces. This, as "Dnevnik" writes was announced yesterday by the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
"Out of Exile" - Ethnic Macedonian Refugees to Return Home to Greece After More Than 50 Years
by Aleksandra Ilievska www.tol.cz The Greek government has announced it would try to right some of the wrongs committed against ethnic Macedonian political refugees who were exiled from Greece after the Greek Civil War of 1946-1949. In a new age of European Union standards of human rights, the ...
Greece Set to Open Borders for Ethnic Macedonian Civil War Refugees
RFE/RL Balkan Report Vol. 7, No. 19, 20 June 2003 Fifty-five years after the end of the civil war that ravaged his country between 1946 and 1948, Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Andreas Loverdos gave a remarkable interview to the Athens daily "Eleftherotypia" of 8 June.