AIM Athens by Panayote Dimitras Greece "distinguished" itself as the only one of the sixteen countries participating or facilitating the Stability Pact for Southeast Europe (SP) that snubbed the meeting in Strasbourg, on 22 May 2001, where SP minority-related projects of the Council of Europe (including an anti-discrimination review) were furthered or launched.
The following is an excerpt from the Greek Helsinki Monitor and Minority Rights Group-Greece's Statement at the UN WGM Conference (Partly or Fully Unrecognized) National Minorities (Statement to the UN Working Group on Minorities, 7th session, Geneva, 14-18 May 2001) The existence of a minority is "a matter of fact, not a matter of law" said the International Court of Justice in the interwar period.
GHM PRESS RELEASE TOPIC: WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY (3 MAY). GREECE SCORES LAST ON FREEDOM OF THE PRESS. Greek Helsinki Monitor, on the occasion of tomorrow's World Press Freedom Day, points out that, among the countries with a long democratic tradition, Greece is regrettably the one with the least respect for the freedom of the press, as shown by the recent report of the international organization Freedom House.
Macedonian and Greek minority in Albania decided to boycott the population census that started on April 1 this year, reports Radio Deutsche Welle. According to the President of the Association of Macedonians in Albania - Edmond Temelkov, reason for this decision is the absence of the option "Macedonian" in the census lists.
Congressional Record - United States of America Proceedings and Debates of the 107th Congress, First Session Vol. 147 Washington, Wednesday, March 21, 2001 No. 0 www.csce.gov/crs_display.cfm?crs_id=104 House - (Legislative day of Tuesday, March 20, 2001) Celebrating Greek Independance Day Hon.