The Honourable Pierre Pettigrew, P.C., M.P. Minister of Foreign Affairs House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Dear Minister: We would like to commend your great enthusiasm in recently re-confirming Canada's long-standing foreign policy for the worldwide promotion and protection of human rights.
Another Europe (Reporter - Maria Bezanovska) Translated from French by Elena Veljkovic Reporter: Good day everyone. Observance of minorities' rights is one of the essential conditions for becoming a member of the European Union. We shall dedicate two programs to this problem in Bulgaria.
In the middle of its campaign to halt the recognition of Macedonia's constitutional name, Greece was severely reprimanded by the European Union, which in the last couple of days threatened Athens with a lawsuit in the European Court of Justice if it continues to ignore appeals to right its discrimination against minorities.
Oliver Stone missed a most salient point in ALEXANDER, namely that this great hero was in fact, Macedonian, and not Greek. In fact, the Greeks of the time were conquered by the ancient Macedonians and considered them to be crude "barbarians" (foreigners). Since that time, the Greeks have indulged in ...
Introduction The following interview with Edmond Temelko, president of the Macedonian organization "Prespa” in Albania, outlines the precarious position of the Macedonian minority in Albania. It appeared in the Macedonian weekly, "Makedonsko Sonce”, on June 15, 2001. "The plight of the Macedonians in Albania is already known.
Introduction The Bulgarian government has and continues to place unlawful restrictions on a number of fundamental rights of the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria. Whether it be through outright discrimination, the uneven application of laws which on their surface do not seem to discriminate against the Macedonian minority, or through unlawful ...
Table of Contents - Introduction - Greek Neo-Nazis Threaten Macedonian Minority Party (Rainbow/Vinozhito) - Greek Neo-Fascists Attack 50 Year Old Man - Greek Government Harassment of Rainbow/Vinozhito - Macedonian Language and the European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages (EBLUL) - Macedonian Political Refugees Denied Entry into Greece - Macedonian Theatre ...
Today, June 20th, we mark World Refugee Day. "World Refugee Day is a salute to the indomitable spirit and courage of the world's refugees, and as such it should be a real celebration." 1 June 20th is a day in which we think about the 28,000 Macedonian children refugees (Detsa Begaltsi) who left their homes during the Greek Civil War, and extend to them our encouragement, support and respect.
Greek police clashed Sunday with a group of 150 far-right militants who tried to force their way into a political meeting of a party representing the country's ethnic Macedonian minority. The rightwingers, shouting nationalist slogans, were pushed back by officers who used tear gas to disperse the crowd in Salonika, said the northern city's police chief Costas Tzekis.
The Macedonian Government will have to change its restrained behavior, and Greek authorities will have to accept the report of the European Commission for Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) of Council of Europe in which the existence of a Macedonian minority in Greece is acknowledged, say representatives of the Union of Association of Macedonians from the Aegean part of Macedonia.