Motion for a resolution in the Council of Europe regarding the status of the Macedonian ethnic minority in Greece
On 17 April in the frame of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe took place a proposal for a resolution regarding the status of the Macedonian ethic minority in Greece// The motion was signed by fifteen deputies of the Council of Europe after an initiative of Rainbow party, a delegation of which attends the works of the General Assembly which takes place these days in Strasburg.
Plight of the ethnic Macedonian national minority of northern Greece
Doc. 11249 Motion for a resolution presented by Mr Jurgens and others This motion has not been discussed in the Assembly and commits only the members who have signed it 1. The undersigned are deeply concerned about the high number of sustained human rights violations against the Macedonian ethnic and linguistic minority of northern Greece.
EFA Press Release - Right to self-determination: "Only Macedonians can define themselves as Minority”
European Free Alliance http://www.e-f-a.org/ PRESS RELEASE Brussels, November 29 2006 Right to self-determination: "Only Macedonians can define themselves as Minority” Following the debate in the Foreign Affairs Committee on the progress report of Bulgaria towards EU membership the European Free Alliance (EFA) has emphasised that every community has ...
Press Conference - Brussels: Bulgaria's Accession to the EU - Respect for Minorities
WHEN: WEDNESDAY 29 NOVEMBER AT 14H00 WHERE: EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT PRESS ROOM PHS0A50 TRANSLATION: BULGARIAN/ ENGLISH Bernat Joan (Catalan MEP), Gunther Dauwen (EFA Party Director) and Stojko Stojkov, representative of Bulgaria's Macedonian minority party OMO Ilinden Pirin and their legal representative Yonko Grozev will give a press conference on respect for democracy and political pluralism in Bulgaria.
Council of Europe and Olli Rehn declare that Bulgaria should register OMO "Ilinden” Pirin
European Free Alliance http://www.e-f-a.org/ Following the letter of President of the Commission Barroso on the registering of the OMO Ilinden Pirin party, Olli Rehn's spokesperson declared yesterday that Bulgaria should enable this party to register. In the program 'Horizont' on the Bulgarian National radio Krisztina Nagy, spokesperson of ...
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 ...
OSCE Implementation Meeting - Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Discrimination, National Minorities - United States Delegation Statement
Mr. Moderator, The United States commends the High Commissioner's ongoing work in Central Asia, southeastern Europe and elsewhere focusing on critical minority issues such as education and multi-ethnic policing, and emphasizing integration rather than segregation of persons belonging to minorities.
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 - 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 ...
Fundamental Freedoms II - Statement by the Greek Delegation, in Exercise of Its Right of Reply
Mr. Moderator, We heard this morning four statements with regard to the situation in my country. My delegation is of course happy to respond to all allegations made by NGOs.