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CEDIME-SE Guide to the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
Launch of a comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the FCNM texts, all related dates, state and NGO reports, opinions, state comments on opinions, Committee of Ministers resolutions, and other related documents. The CEDIME-SE (Center of Documentation and Information on Minorities in Europe - Southeast Europe) Guide to the Council of ...
Open Letter to the Greek Prime Minister on the Matter of Greece's Racial Profiling Against Macedonians
Open Letter by Dr. George Nakratzas To the Right Honourable Konstantinos Simitis Prime Minister of Greece Athens Dear Mr. Prime Minister, It was reported by the Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada that last year three Canadian nationals of Macedonian descent had been denied entry to Greece.
Another Canadian-Macedonian Denied Entry into Greece
The Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada (MHRMC) has learned that Mendo Petrevski, a Canadian citizen of Macedonian descent, was denied entry into Greece on May 30, 2002. This is the third documented incident in 2002 of a Canadian citizen being refused entry into Greece simply because of their ethnic background.
Info Zora - The Rainbow/Vinozhito Newsletter - October/November 2002 - No.8
RAINBOW (VINOZHITO), European Movement Member of the European Free Alliance (EFA) STEFANOU DRAGOUMI 11, P.O. Box 51, 53100 FLORINA, LERIN GREECE TEL, FAX: +302385, 46548 URL: http://www.florina.org/ ANNOUNCEMENT Florina / Lerin 23.10.2002 During MEGA television's recent program, "The Hour of the Ballot Box” [I Ora tis Kalpes] (21.10.2002), Mr.
Macedonian Musician Denied Entry into Greece
Sources: MILS, Dnevnik and Maknews On Thursday, November 28, 2002, Greek border police at the "Evzoni" border crossing prevented Macedonian musician Stevche Stojkovski from entering Greece, even though held a valid visa. Stojkovski was travelling to Greece to give a performance at the Balkan folklore festival in Komotini.
Article About Greek Television's Attack on Macedonian Priest Father Tsarknias
Father Tsarknias, a Macedonian Orthodox priest, is fighting to reintroduce the centuries old tradition of Macedonian religious services to members of Greece's oppressed Macedonian minority. Source: Vinozhito/Rainbow Newsletter - Info Zora No. 7 Scenes of infinite beauty unfolded in the premier of Kostas Hardavellas' new TV show, whose official topic was the "self-proclaimed” Macedonians in Greece.
Info Zora - The Rainbow/Vinozhito Newsletter - August/September 2002 - No.7
RAINBOW (VINOZHITO), European Movement Member of the European Free Alliance (EFA) STEFANOU DRAGOUMI 11, P.O. Box 51, 53100 FLORINA, LERIN GREECE TEL, FAX: +302385, 46548 URL: http://www.florina.org/ ANNOUNCEMENT RAINBOW is participating in the Greek Municipal and Prefectural elections scheduled for 13 and 20 October 2002, with officials and members of its organization at both levels.
Greek Shame Revealed on National Television - The Character Assassination of Father Nikodimos Tsarknias
Father Tsarknias, a Macedonian Orthodox priest, is fighting to reintroduce the centuries old tradition of Macedonian religious services to members of Greece's oppressed Macedonian minority. By Risto Stefov rstefov@hotmail.com I was recently invited to view a video of what was to be a discussion on the progress of Macedonian human rights and the construction of a new Macedonian church in Greece.
Greece: Minority Languages, Plea For More Recognition (Part 1)
Greece is being urged to grant more recognition to its minority languages -- Vlach, Macedonian, Albanian, Turkish, and a version of Bulgarian called Pomak. At present, only Turkish is recognized. Now the European Bureau for Lesser-Used Languages (EBLUL) has undertaken an initiative designed to highlight the plight of these neglected minorities.
MHRMC Letter to Canadian Government Regarding Racial Profiling of Macedonians at Greek Border
Hon. Bill Graham Minister of Foreign Affairs House of Commons Parliament Buildings Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Dear Minister, Our government's present protests in respect of US treatment of Canadian citizens of certain ethnic backgrounds is admirable. However, we cannot understand why the Canadian government is acting in such a manner ...