My statement today shall focus on the rights of Macedonian national minority of Greece. In line with Greek nationalist ideology, successive Greek governments have failed to acknowledge the existence of a distinct Macedonian ethnic identity and Macedonian language. The attitude of Greek authorities to the very concept of minority rights deserves particular attention.
Source: MakFax Around 30 Macedonians from the village of Ovcarani, northern Greece, staged protests in front of Greek military training site in the village of Zabrdeni urging the army to pull out of the area. Shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday, Macedonians set up roadblocks to avert a convoy of four military vehicles from deploying in the area.
Thank you Mr Moderator. Ladies and Gentlemen, during the dictatorship in Greece more than 30 years ago, the Ministry of Justice of the Military Junta ordered the Public Prosecutor to identify and investigate Greek citizens who called for freedom of expression, personal liberties and the establishment of a democratic system.
Thank you Mr Moderator. Today I would like to bring everyone's attention a case concerning Bulgaria's refusal to respect the right of freedom of association. The United Macedonian Organisation "Ilinden” PIRIN is a political party defending the rights of the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria.
Thank you Mr Moderator. I would like to bring everyone's attention to a case concerning Greece's refusal to respect the right of freedom of association. In early 1989, the Berlin Wall was still standing.
Thank you Mr Moderator. This afternoon 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 declares 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.
Thank you Mr Moderator. The Home of Macedonian Culture in Greece wishes to make the following statement on the lack of independence and impartiality in the mainstream media in Greece. The Greek newspaper Eleftherotypia recently reported on a seminar organized by the State Intelligence Service for editors of the mainstream ...
Thank you Mr Moderator. I am here today to speak about the lack of freedom of expression and free media for the Macedonian minority of Greece. Let me start by stating that in 2008, it would not be an unusual thing to hear ethnic music and singing in a minority language.
Source: MakFax Macedonia has a serious approach in the talks on the name row with Greece, and it's a precedent in the history of NATO that one country blocks other country bid to join the Alliance over bilateral issue. These are the remarks made by Congressman Earl Pomeroy from the U.S. state of North Dakota in an interview for Voice of America's Macedonian news.
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) - Press Release Toronto, Canada - United Nations Independent Expert on Minority Issues, Ms. Gay McDougall, was in Florina (Lerin), northern Greece today to investigate minority issues and meet with members of Rainbow (Vinozhito), representing the Macedonian minority in Greece.