Macedonian Human Rights Movement International

2005 NEWS ARCHIVES

Macedonian Minority in Bulgaria Launch EU Campaign
Eurolang Georgios N.Papadakis OMO Pirin, a political organization of the Macedonians in Bulgaria, is planning to launch an information offensive aimed at European and international institutions in an attempt to achieve recognition for the large Macedonian minority before the countrys entry into the European Union, scheduled for 2007.
European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance Reports on Albanian Persecution of Macedonian Minority
European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance Third report on Albania Adopted on 17 December 2004 and made public on 14 June 2005 The following is an excerpt from ECRI's report. For the full text, please see the link below: http://www.coe.int/T/E/Human_Rights/Ecri/1-ECRI/2-Country-by-country_approach/Albania/Albania_CBC_3.asp Minority language education 64.
Macedonian TV Journalists Refused Accreditation to Film in Northern Greece
Source: Reporters Without Borders http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=14027 Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today at the refusal of the Greek authorities on 2 June to issue accreditation to three Macedonian journalists working for the television station A1 (based in the Macedonian capital of Skopje) who wanted to travel to northern Greece to meet with members of the region's Macedonian minority.
EFA Meeting with Barroso Successful
Rainbow/Vinozhito - Press Release Just a few days after of the General Assembly of EFA in Rennes - France (26-27/5/05) where representatives of Rainbow have been participated presenting the situation of the Macedonian minority in Greece, a very important meeting took place in Brussels between the President of the European Commission Barroso and the President of EFA Nelly Maes.
EFA-Rainbow Participates at the EFA-EPP General Assembly
Rainbow/Vinozhito - Press Release On May 26th and 27th the city of Rennes, France hosted the General Assembly of the European Free Alliance - European Political Party (EFA-EPP) and EFA Youth (EFAY). Organizer of the General Assembly was the UDB Party, political representative of the Bretons in France at the EFA-EPP.
Macedonian Diaspora Leaders Met UN Envoy Matthew Nimetz
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 20, 2005 See below for contact information Representative leaders from the Macedonian Diaspora in North America Gligor Tashkovich of New York City, Metodija A. Koloski of the United Macedonian Diaspora in Washington, D.C. and Mark Opashinov of the Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada in ...
Australian Prime Minister Backs Away From Statement Made in Support of Greece
AUSTRALIAN MACEDONIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE MEDIA RELEASE -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- During a recent visit to Greece, the Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, made a statement in which he "reaffirmed the Australian government support for Greece” in relation to the Republic of Macedonia.
Greek Authorities Prohibit Entry of Australian Citizen Wanting to Attend His Father's Funeral
AUSTRALIAN MACEDONIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE MEDIA RELEASE -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On 7 May 2005, Mr George Mishalis, an Australian citizen travelling with an Australian passport, attempted to enter Greece in order to be present at the funeral of his father in his native village.
EBLUL Calls on Greece to Respect ECHR's Decision on the Home of Macedonian Culture
Greek Member State Committee of EBLUL Parisis Athanasios MAZARAKI 7a 59200 NAOUSA/NEGUSH - GREECE Tel: ++306972844412 E-mail: parisis@nao.forthnet.gr Press Release Naoussa / Negush, May 17, 2005 The Greek Member State Committee of the European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages (EBLUL) witnessed with mixed emotions the Prime Minister of Greece Mr.
Rainbow-Vinozhito Denounces Continuing Denaturalization of the Ethnic Macedonians of Greece
Rainbow/Vinozhito - Press Release The Greek government continues to denaturalize members of its Macedonian minority who as economic immigrants reside mainly in transoceanic countries. This discriminatory practice has been taking place for the last several decades. Greek Authorities selectively implement law 3370, article 20 par.