Macedonian Human Rights Movement International

2006 NEWS ARCHIVES

Greek State News Agency and Media Distort State Department Position on Macedonian Language and Ethnicity
Greek Helsinki Monitor (GHM) - Press Release Greek Helsinki Monitor (GHM) denounces a new example of directed journalism in the service of "national interests” by the Greek state Athens News Agency (ANA) that was willingly disseminated by several Greek media without checking the story despite its obviously irrational content.
EBLUL's Response to Greek Media's Distortion of State Department Position on Macedonian Language and Ethnicity
Greek Member State Committee of EBLUL - Press Release The Greek Member State Committee of the European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages (EBLUL) witnessed for yet another time the gloomy picture of Greek "journalists” performing an unprecedented falsification of reality only to serve the country's "national interests”.
MHRMI Appeals to International Community to Intervene on Behalf of Oppressed Macedonian Minority in Bulgaria
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International - Press Release Bulgaria has stepped up its campaign of blatant racism and intimidation against its large Macedonian minority only months before its acceptance into the European Union. Following a defamation campaign against Macedonian political party OMO Ilinden PIRIN by Bulgarian media, Bulgarian politicians have ...
EFA Letter to EU Commissioner on Enlargement Regarding Human Rights Abuses Against Macedonians in Bulgaria
To the Commissioner on Enlargement Mr. Olli Rehn Rue de la Loi 200 1040 Brussels Mr. Commissioner, As President of the European Free Alliance (EFA), I firmly want to protest against the very repressive climate in the Pirin area in Bulgaria.
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Discrimination, National Minorities - Statement by the Greek Delegation, in exercise of its Right of Reply
1. My delegation requested to exercise its "right of reply” to a statement made by the distinguished representative of the United States of America, who mentioned the existence of "Albanian, Macedonian and Turkish” minorities in Greece. The views contained therein are erroneous, misleading and suggest an unwarranted severity of the situation in my country.
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Promotion of the Macedonian Language Primer - Press release
The Greek ambassador to the OSCE, Mr Haralambos G. Manesis became the first representative of the Greek state to officially receive yesterday a copy of the Macedonian Primer "Abecedar”, during the annual OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw. This initiative of EFA- Rainbow comes as an answer to the ...
OSCE Implementation Meeting - National Minorities - Statement of Rainbow
Thank you Mr Moderator. My statement today shall focus on the linguistic rights of national minorities. Specifically I shall speak about the Macedonian speaking community in Greece.
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Freedom of Movement - Statement of Rainbow
Thank you Mr Moderator This morning I would like to talk about Greece's denial of the right to freedom of movement to individuals born within its borders. Although Article 9.5 of the Copenhagen document states that States will respect the right of everyone to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country, Greece has and continues to ignore this OSCE commitment.
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Democratic institutions and free elections - Statement by the Greek delegation, in exercising the right of Reply
Permit me to say a few things, as a reply to statements made by previous speakers. 1. As to a statement on the Muslim Minority in Greece, I would like to stress that the principles of the State policy towards the Muslim Minority are those of equality before the Law and equal protection of the Law, without any discrimination.