Macedonian Human Rights Movement International
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.

EFA-Rainbow was represented at the General Assembly, together with a representative of the OMO-Pirin (the political organization of the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria).

The OMO-Pirin representative participated in the Assembly thanks to the intervention of EFA - Rainbow and presented the situation of the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria, applying at the same time for EFA-EPP membership. The application of OMO-Pirin will be examined at the next General Assembly.

The Assembly welcomed two parties as new EFA-EPP members. "Etnotna Lista", (party of the Slovenian minority in Austria) and "Alands Framtid" (organization of the Swedish-speaking community in Aland islands, Finland).

EFA-Rainbow representatives had the opportunity to inform delegates about recent developments regarding the problems of the Macedonian minority in Greece. Agreeing to their proposal, the Assembly decided to send EFA-EPP MEPs to Greece, so they can conduct an "on the spot" review of the issues the Macedonian minority faces.

One of the main topics of the General Assembly was the adjustment of the European Social Model to the new circumstances in the EU, after the enlargement. EFA-EPP's organizational issues were also discussed.

EFA-EPP participates in the European Parliament with 5 MEP's, forming a joint parliamentary group with the European Greens.

The Press Office of EFA - Rainbow