Macedonian Human Rights Movement International
Appeal to the OSCE from the Ethnic Macedonians in Greece, Bulgaria and Albania
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.
Another Greek Deputy Requests Ratification of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
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 ...
Greece's Turks and Macedonians Deny Having Autonomist or Secessionist Claims
Statement of the Deputies Birol Akifoglu and Galip Galip Xanthi and Komotini 11 October 1999 During our meeting in Athens, on 8 October, with the OSCE High Commissionner on National Minorities Max van der Stoel, we reiterated the minority's long-standing firm position that: we demand the respect of all minority ...
Report on Greece to the 1999 OSCE Implementation Meeting
Minority rights Introduction Greece is the only Southeast European country that does not recognize the presence of any national minorities on its territory. Turks are recognized as a mere "religious, Muslim” minority (which nevertheless is educated in Turkish), while Macedonians are not considered even a linguistic minority.
IHF: Letter to Greek PM on MFA and National Minorities
H.E. Costas Simitis Prime Minister, Athens in care of the Embassy of Greece, Vienna Vienna, 20 August 1999 OPEN LETTER Dear Mr. Simitis, I am writing on behalf of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF), which represents human rights monitoring groups in 37 countries in the OSCE ...
OSCE Review Conference - IHF Report on Greece
The following are excerpts from the IHF's report regarding Greece and its treatment of minorities. For the full text, please visit the IHF's homepage. National Minorities Greece is the only Southeast European country that does not recognize the presence of any national minorities in its territory.
Appeal for Recognition of Minorities in Greece
The following are excerpts from the International Helsinki Federation's 1999 Report on Greece. For the full text please click here IHF FOCUS: Freedom of expression and media; protection of ethnic minorities; citizenship; religious tolerance; protection of asylum seekers and immigrants. Government efforts to improve Greece's traditionally poor human rights record ...
Rainbow Party Press Release in Regard to Recent Statements Made in the Media
RAINBOW -- OURANIO TOXO STEFANOU DRAGOUMI 11 PO BOX 51 53100 FLORINA GREECE tel-fax: 0385 46548, 45O44 E-mail: misirkov@compulink.gr 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.
Vinozhito and Other Macedonian NGOs' Reactions to Pangalos Statements
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, ...
Human Rights Watch World Report - Greece
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.