Macedonian Human Rights Movement International
Macedonians in Aegean Macedonia the region of Macedonia annexed by Greece in 1913
Press Release

MHRMI Condemns Greece's Deregistration of Macedonian Cultural Group

One day after approving the registration of the Krste Misirkov Organization, Greece abruptly reversed its decision and cancelled it, citing “problems with the legal representative of the NPO and his repeated issues with the Greek justice system”. The person they are referring to is Father Nikodim Tsarknias, who only has problems with the Greek justice system because they have made it illegal to declare oneself as Macedonian and to seek human and minority rights for Macedonians.

Not only are European Union member-states permitted to commit human rights violations against their ethnic minorities, in the case of Greece and Bulgaria, they are encouraged and enabled to do so against their Macedonian minorities. The EU joined both countries in demanding that the Republic of Macedonia change its name, identity and rewrite its history to appease Greece and Bulgaria's publicly celebrated goals of denying the existence of the large Macedonian minorities within their borders.

Instead of irrationally celebrating the anti-Macedonian treaties with Greece and Bulgaria as “resolutions of diplomatic disputes”, the EU must condemn their implementation, denounce both member-states for their gross violation of minority rights, and finally enforce the human rights conventions that they continuously violate.


Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) has been active on human and national rights issues for Macedonians and other oppressed peoples since 1986. MHRMI demands respect for Macedonia's name, identity and human rights for oppressed Macedonians in the Balkans. For more information: 1-416-850-7125,,,,, #OurNameIsMacedonia