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.
OSCE Implementation Meeting - National Minorities - Statement of the Home of Macedonian Culture
Thank you Mr Moderator. Today I would like to talk about the use of traditional place names, the rights of minorities to use their first name and surname in their own language and the current policy of the Greek state to prohibit such names. During the inter-war period between World ...
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Democratic institutions and free elections - Statement made by Mr. Zoran Todorov, member of the Delegation of the Republic of Macedonia - in exercising the right of Reply
Mr. Moderator, Allow me, on behalf of the Delegation of the Republic of Macedonia, to refer to the statements just been made by the distinguished representatives of Greece and Bulgaria. The answer to the question to belong (or not) to a national minority is not a sovereign right of the ...
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Freedom of Association - Statement of the Home of Macedonian Culture
Thank you Mr Moderator. Today I would like to bring everyone's attention to a case concerning Greece's refusal to respect the right of freedom of association. In fact, the case concerns our organisation, the Home of Macedonian Culture, which remains unregistered due to reasons which I shall briefly outline.
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Citizenship and Political Rights - Statement of the Home of Macedonian Culture
Thank you Mr Moderator. Since we are talking about citizenship today, I would like to bring everyone's attention to discrimination which exists in Greece today with respect to citizenship. During the Civil War in Greece (1946-1949), thousands of Greek citizens fled Greece.
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Freedom of Thought, Conscience, Religion or Belief - Statement of Rainbow
Mr. Moderator, ladies and gentlemen. Everyone can easily understand that one of the most fundamental principles of a democratic state should be freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief.
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Fundamental Freedoms II - Statement by the Greek delegation
1. I would like to mention some recent developments furthering protection of the freedom of religion in my country: - A law allowing cremation of the deceased has been adopted; - a legislative provision, providing that the opinion (of a non-binding character) of the local Orthodox Bishop was to be ...
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Democracy at the national, regional and local levels - Statement of Rainbow
Thank you Mr Moderator As we all know, one of the most basic elements of democracy is dialogue. Dialogue between citizens and the state, dialogue between NGOs and the state are most fundamental is this regard. Today I would like to talk about Greece's exclusion of the European Free Alliance - Rainbow, the political party of the ethnic Macedonian minority of Greece from this process.
USA Calls On Greece to Respect Macedonian Minority
Source: Makfax The United States of America has called upon Greece to respect the rights of its Macedonian, Albanian and Turkish minorities. This was reported on Friday by Greek newspaper Eleftherotypia, stating that this stance has provoked a severe reaction by the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Promotion of the Macedonian Language Primer at the Annual OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting
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 recent ...