To:The President of the Republic of Bulgaria The Ombudsman of the Republic of Bulgaria The Leader of the Parliamentary Commission for fighting discrimination The Chief Prosecutor of the Republic of Bulgaria Dear Sirs, In the last couple of weeks on the territory of Republic of Bulgaria we witnessed unprecedented questioning and harassing of the members of one political party - OMO "Ilinden” - PIRIN.
Blagoevgrad - The Presidency of OMO Ilinden PIRIN is gravely concerned by the continuing unprecedented and unprovoked interrogations of our members by the Bulgarian police. Following the "NO” vote in the European Parliament last week, the Bulgarian police have summoned a great number of our 6,000 members to local police stations for interrogations.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Source: International Helsinki Federation Sofia/Vienna, 21 November 2006. Gathered for their annual General Assembly meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 16-19 November 2006, members of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF) expressed concern about the rise in anti-minority rhetoric and discrimination in Bulgaria.
Washington, D.C. and Toronto, Canada - The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) and Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) call on the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights to intervene immediately to ensure that the human rights of the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria are respected by the Bulgarian government in accordance to the verdict by the European Court of Human Rights.
Source: United Macedonian Diaspora Washington, D.C. - The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) calls on the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights to ensure that human rights, and in particular, the rights of the Macedonian minority, are respected by the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International - Press Release "Macedonians should be shot dead when walking the streets". Apparently the EU finds statements like this acceptable when they come from politicians from EU, or soon-to-be EU, countries. Bulgarian municipal councillor, Veselin Danov, recently made this statement when referring to Macedonian minority party OMO Ilinden PIRIN.
Dear President of the European Commission, Mr. Barroso, Dear Commissioner on Elargement, Mr. Rehn, To the Finnish presidency of the Council of Ministers, President of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the EP, To Mr Brok, To the Bulgarian President and Prime Minister, To Georgi Parvanov and Sergei Stanishev, To The ...