Macedonian Human Rights Movement International

2004 NEWS ARCHIVES

MHRMC 2004 Annual Report - The Macedonian Minority in Greece
Table of Contents Introduction Greek Neo-Nazis Threaten Macedonian Minority Party (Rainbow/Vinozhito) Greek Neo-Fascists Attack 50 Year Old Man Greek Government Harassment of Rainbow/Vinozhito Macedonian Language and the European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages (EBLUL) Macedonian Political Refugees Denied Entry into Greece Macedonian Theatre Group Denied Entry into Greece Greece Refuses ...
Open Letter to Council of Europe Secretary General, Walter Schwimmer, on CoE Use of the Name Macedonia
International Helsinki Federation Greek Helsinki Monitor Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of Macedonia Press Release Skopje, Athens, Vienna, 25 March 2004. In October 1995, the Republic of Macedonia became full-fledged member of the CoE under a rather complex formula. Since the Republic of Greece objected the use ...
IPI 2003 World Press Freedom Review: Greece
Journalists working conditions are still a problem in Greece. Many journalists have short fixed-term contracts, with a salary lower than that of other colleagues. At the beginning of 2003, for example, there were more than 500 journalists working with short fixed-term contracts in the public broadcaster ERT.
Letter to Greek Consulate in Toronto Regarding Greece's Pledge to Abolish Blacklist of Ethnic Macedonians
Mr. Efthymios Efthymiades Consul General of the Hellenic Republic 365 Bloor Street East, Suite 1800 Toronto, Ontario M4W 3L4 Dear Consul General, As you are aware, the Greek Deputy Foreign Minister, Andreas Loverdos, announced on January 8, 2004 that Greece will abolish the blacklist of ethnic Macedonians and permit these people to visit Greece.
Council of Europe's ECRI recommends that Bulgaria acknowledges the existence of Macedonians and Pomaks
European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance Third report on Bulgaria www.coe.int The following is an excerpt from ECRI's report. For the full text, please click the link above: Vulnerable groups 46. The situation of the Roma community in Bulgaria is dealt with in the section on specific issues.
New Inadmissible Rejection of Macedonian Association's Registration Despite Previous Condemnation of Greece by the European Court of Human Rights
Introduction The Bulgarian government has and continues to place unlawful restrictions on a number of fundamental rights of the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria. Whether it be through outright discrimination, the uneven application of laws which on their surface do not seem to discriminate against the Macedonian minority, or through unlawful ...
Greek Government Bans Macedonian Cultural Centre
Eurolang - The European News Agency for Minority Languages www.eurolang.net by Georgios N. Papadakis The Greek government has taken a decision not to recognise the formation of a local cultural centre. The Florina/Lerin Court officially rejected the application of the local organization 'Home of Macedonian Culture' (HMC) and refused its right to be legally recognized by the Greek state.
Bulgarian Helsinki Committee's Alternative Report on the Implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee (BHC) published its second report on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. The report critically evaluates the report submitted by the government of Bulgaria pursuant to article 25, paragraph 1 of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.