The following is an excerpt from Amnesty International's 1999 Report (section on Greece). For the full text please click here "Vasilis Romas, Costas Tasopoulos, Petros Vasiliadis and Pavlos Voskopoulos, all members of the ethnic Macedonian minority Ourania Toxo (Rainbow) party, were acquitted in September (see Amnesty International Reports 1997 and 1998).
From May 25 - 31, 1999 the Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada (MHRMC) attended a conference sponsored by the United Nations Commission On Human Rights, Sub Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, Fifth Working Group Session. The conference was held in Geneva, Switzerland, the European headquarters of the United Nations.
om: The Macedonian Human Rights Movement in Greece and The Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada I. Religious Dialogue and Conflict Prevention; II. Religious Pluralism and Limitations on Freedom of Religion; llI.
This news item is courtesy of the Rainbow Party On Saturday, February 13, 1999, the Board of Directors of the Home of Macedonian Culture convened a meeting and held elections. The following appointments were made: Ilias Dafopoulos - President Petros Dimtsis - Vice-President Georgia Petropolou - Secretary Panagiotis Anastasiadis - ...
This news item is courtesy of the Rainbow Party AN OFFICIAL REQUEST REGARDING THE USE OF THE MACEDONIAN LANGUAGE HAS BEEN RAISED BEFORE THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION February, 8 1999 RAINBOW was recently in contact with European Union Parliamentarians as well as with representatives of other European institutions.
RAINBOW -- OURANIO TOXO STEFANOU DRAGOUMI 11 PO BOX 51 53100 FLORINA GREECE tel-fax: 0385 46548, 45O44 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.florina.org Florina - Lerin 29/01/1999 In regard to the recent statements made to the media by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia, Mr. Ljupcho Georgievski, the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr.
Greek Helsinki Monitor Press Release - Jan. 20, 1999 Following the statements by the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Theodoros Pangalos, during his visit to the Republic of Macedonia, that "there is no Macedonian minority in Greece", that "Vinozhito" won only 1700 votes", that "it is a collection of Slavomacedonians, ...
The Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada condemns the statements made by Greek Foreign Minister, Theodoros Pangalos during an official visit to Skopje, Macedonia on December 22, 1998. When questioned about the treatment of the Macedonian minority in Greece, Pangalos reacted by saying, "Greece will never recognize a Slavic minority ...
Topic: Government, parties & human rights organizations must condemn intolerant statements by foreign minister Pangalos The cooperating non-governmental organizations (NGOs) Greek Helsinki Monitor and Minority Rights Group-Greece condemn the statements made, yesterday in Skopje, by Minister of Foreign Affairs Theodoros Pangalos, as intolerant if not racist.
http://www.hrw.org/hrw/worldreport99/europe/greece.html "A number of human rights abuses continued to plague Greece during 1998, especially regarding the treatment of the Turkish and Macedonian minorities, as well as of migrants. There continued to be government-imposed restrictions on freedom of expression and freedom of worship.