How many times has the United States, in its "noble” goal to "spread freedom and democracy throughout the world” chosen the wrong side in a dispute that it had no business getting involved with in the first place, and subsequently wreaked havoc for decades afterward? Well, consider the debacle that is the name dispute between Macedonia and Greece.
Toronto, Canada and Melbourne, Australia (April 24, 2013) - Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) and the Australian Macedonian Human Rights Committee (AMHRC) applaud our partners in the struggle for Macedonian human rights, Vinozhito and OMO "Ilinden” - PIRIN, for demanding equitable treatment for the Republic of Macedonia by the European Parliament.
Toronto, Canada (April 21, 2013) - On April 20, 2013, a delegation from Macedonian Human Rights Movement International met with Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov during his official state visit to Canada and reiterated our demand that Macedonia immediately end the name negotiations. MHRMI President Bill Nicholov and MHRMI members ...
The recent proposal by UN mediator, Matthew Nimetz, that Macedonia change its name to "Upper Republic of Macedonia" in order to appease Greece and be "considered" for entry into the European Union and NATO highlights the urgent need for this appeal. The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and ...
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) and the Australian Macedonian Human Rights Committee (AMHRC) applaud the Mayor of Ovcharani's demand that Macedonian be an official language in Greece, taught at all levels of elementary and secondary school, and that the original Macedonian toponyms be reinstated.
Toronto, Canada and Melbourne, Australia (March 19, 2013) - Following the Albanian Parliament's long-overdue decision to reinstate the original Macedonian name of the village of Pustec, Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) and the Australian Macedonian Human Rights Committee (AMHRC) call for the reinstatement of all Macedonian names in the regions of Mala Prespa and Golo Brdo in Albania.
The Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) and Australian Macedonian Human Rights Committee (AMHRC) strongly condemn the racist slur by the Head of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Macedonia, Mr Aivo Orav. In comments made last week to the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs, Mr Orav ...
Blagoevgrad/Gorna Dzumaja, Melbourne and Toronto - A statement denying the existence of minorities in Bulgaria was made last week to the Macedonian media by an MP of the European Parliament, Andrej Kovachev - a member of the ruling party in Bulgaria (GERB). Similar views have also been recently expressed by Bulgaria's Foreign Minister, Mladenov.
The Australian Macedonian Human Rights Committee (AMHRC), Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) and the European Free Alliance - Rainbow/Vinozhito, a political party of the Macedonian minority of Greece, questions the wisdom of a Special Representative for Human Rights to focus on non-EU states and is deeply concerned about the appointment of Stavros Lambrinidis to this post.
Would the United States ever entertain the idea of changing its name? Why then, is it asking Macedonia to do so? Apparently, for the "privilege" of joining NATO. Of course, at the NATO summit in May, Macedonia wasn't even on the agenda. It should have been painfully obvious that Macedonia wouldn't be invited to join NATO until it solves the so-called "name dispute" with Greece.