The following are IPI's reports on Greece, Bulgaria and Albania. For their complete report please visit: http://www.freemedia.at/wpfr/world.html Report on Greece http://www.freemedia.at/wpfr/greece.htm Greece continues to be one of the few countries within the European Union (EU) that has consistently brought criminal defamation suits against journalists.
Press Release - Greek Helsinki Monitor http://www.greekhelsinki.gr Greek Helsinki Monitor (GHM) cites, once again, that Greece has been rated last in civil liberties among "free countries" in the just published Freedom House annual report, Freedom in the World 2002: The Democratic Deficit (available at: http://www.freedomhouse.org/research/freeworld/2002/essay2002.pdf).
At the conference in organization of the European Council held Friday in Tirana, national minorities in Albania spoke up , demanding realization of their basic rights i.e. right to education in their mother language, right to informing as well as participation in state administrative sphere. Macedonians, Greeks, Serbs, Montenegrins, ...
Greek Helsinki Monitor Home of Macedonian Culture Rainbow - Organization of the Macedonian Minority in Greece Minority Rights Group - Greece Our organizations support the recommendations below on greater freedom of movement in the Balkans, and welcome their endorsement by the Southeast Europe Media Organization (SEEMO) Print Media Committee and its commitment to help implement them.
Greek Helsinki Monitor and Minority Rights Group-Greece Report GHM and MRG-G have been actively involved in minority rights research and advocacy in the Balkans through their joint Center of Documentation and Information on Minorities in Europe - Southeast Europe (CEDIME-SE). CEDIME-SE is a founding member of the Consortium of Minority Resources (COMIR), which has a European scope.
Statement by the Rainbow Party Madame Chairman, Members of the European Parliament from the EFA/GREENS Group, Ladies and Gentlemen, As members of Greece's ethnic Macedonian minority, and as the sole minority party from the Balkan region represented in the European Parliament through the European Free Alliance, we are compelled in ...
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.
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.
Istanbul Summit, November 18-19, 1999 The Ethnic Macedonians from the neighbouring countries of the Republic Macedonia, especially Greece and Bulgaria, in the past ten years had made big efforts to attract the attention of the international community in regards to the gross injustice done to them by the state structures in the countries where they live.
On 30/7/1999, with a second question to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, I requested that Parliament discusses and ratifies the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. The Framework Convention entered into force on 1/2/1998 and Greece has already signed it. The Minister of Foreign Affairs in his written ...