Macedonian Human Rights Movement International
Bulgaria Deliberately Postponing Registration of Macedonian Party
Source: A1 TV The Bulgarian authorities have violated the deadline during which they should decide on the registration of the OMO Ilinden PIRIN [United Macedonian Organization-Party of Economic Development and Integration of the Population]. Instead of on 20 October, one month after the party of Macedonians submitted the documents required for its registration, the court will reach a verdict on 10 November.
Ethnic Macedonian Political Party in Bulgaria Set to Register and is Positive on EU Accession
Source: Eurolang The ethnic Macedonian political party in Bulgaria, OMO Ilinden Pirin, has made a decisive step towards its legitimization and official registration with the Bulgarian courts after collecting 5,000 signatures. This is the amount required by Bulgaria as a precondition for any political party that wants to be legal and active in national elections.
Greece and Bulgaria Fail to Comply on National Minority Rights Says Catalan MEP
Source: Eurolang Greece and Bulgaria are continuously failing to comply with international accords concerning human rights and protection of ethnic and linguistic minorities, while historic-based propaganda is used to justify the hostile attitude of both states towards their Macedonian minorities.
Bulgarian Media Sets New Low for Publicly Sanctioned Racism Against Macedonians
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International - Press Release The Bulgarian media, namely, the Focus News Agency, has set a new low in the country's publicly sanctioned racism, xenophobia and intolerance toward its Macedonian minority. On September 12, 2006, Focus referred to OMO Ilinden PIRIN as "separatists", and claimed that the party paid individuals to sign up to become members.
MHRMI Condemns Defamation of Ethnic Macedonians by Bulgarian Media
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International - Press Release Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) condemns the Focus News Agency's constant defamation of Macedonian minority political party OMO Ilinden PIRIN. Focus is notorious for its anti-Macedonian rhetoric and frequently incites Bulgarians to condemn any expression of Macedonian identity.
MHRMI Calls on Bulgarian Authorities to Respect Freedom of Assembly for Upcoming Macedonian Commemoration
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International - Press Release On July 30, 2006 in Mosomishkite Banji, Bulgaria, (near the city of Gotse Delchev) Macedonian organizations and their supporters will gather to commemorate Ilinden, the Macedonian uprising against the Ottoman Empire in 1903. Macedonians in Bulgaria continuously face discrimination and intimidation when ...
Eva Bidania (European Free Alliance Youth) Visits the Macedonian Minority in Greece
Macedonian Minority in Greece: FIGHTING AGAINST THE TIDE A report by Eva Bidania "Zdravo!! I have just returned from a visit to the Macedonian minority in Greece. I stayed in a pretty city called Florina/Lerin that is in a province in the north of the Greek state and where the majority of the population is Macedonian.
MHRMI 2006 Annual Report - The Macedonian Minority in Greece
Introduction Greece vigorously denies the existence of any ethnic minorities on its territory and attempts to suppress any voices that advocate human rights. Simply raising the issue of the Macedonian minority in Greece causes Greek citizens and politicians alike to react in outrage. The majority of Greek society supports its government's non-recognition and discrimination of its large Macedonian minority.
Article: Forgotten Discrimination in the European Union
By Mary Meeker & Steve Gligorov, Esq. As the European Union struggles to bring multicultural prosperity to the Balkan region of Europe, "the task is proving more elusive than ever," says American legal rights lawyer, Michael Rollins. One reason for the difficulty, says Rollins, is the E.U.
Eurolang Press Release - Greece and Bulgaria Strongly Criticized on Minority Issues
by Georgios N. Papadakis Representatives from Macedonian and Turkish minority organizations at the annual Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of the OSCE in Warsaw, ending last Friday (30.9.2005), told the meeting that Greece continues to refuse to recognize any ethnic or linguistic minorities, other than the so-called "Muslim” minority in the west Thrace region.