Macedonian Human Rights Movement International
Macedonian Political Refugees Will Be Able to Visit Greece This Summer
MILS NEWS (Macedonian Information and Liaison Service) The spokesperson of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Panajotis Beglitis, yesterday confirmed that official Athens is prepared to resolve the issue of the Macedonian political refugees and expelled persons from the period of the Civil war in Greece, a half century ago.
Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Announces Free Return of Macedonian Political Refugees
Macedonian political refugees (known as the Detsa Begaltsi or child refugees), were evacuated from Greece during the Civil War of 1946-49 and have consistently been denied entry into Greece simply because they assert their Macedonian ethnic identity. Former child refugees who assert a Greek identity have been allowed to return to Greece.
Info Zora - The Rainbow/Vinozhito Newsletter - February/March 2003 - No.10
RAINBOW (VINOZHITO) / European Movement Member of the European Free Alliance (EFA) STEFANOU DRAGOUMI 11, P.O. Box 51, 53100 FLORINA / LERIN GREECE TEL / FAX: +302385 / 46548 URL: www.florina.org European Free Alliance Members Condemn the Invasion of Iraq Position of the European Free Alliance (EFA) ...
ECRI Meeting with Macedonian Organizations in Bulgaria
On May 7, 2003, in Sofia, Bulgaria, activists of the Macedonian organizations in the Pirin part of Macedonia had a meeting with the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) [www.coe.int/ecri]. ECRI is an independent human rights monitoring mechanism, which was established by the first "Summit of Heads of State and Government of the member States of the Council of Europe" (October 1993).
Racist Australian Minister in Slur Probe for Referring to Macedonians as "Skopians"
By Richard Baker www.theage.com.au John Pandazopoulos, the minister assisting Premier Steve Bracks in his multicultural affairs portfolio, is being investigated by the Equal Opportunity Commission over comments he made on SBS radio last year. Mr Bracks yesterday confirmed the investigation at a Public Accounts and Estimates Committee hearing at State Parliament.
"Macedonia and Bulgaria Have Different Pasts, But They Have the Same Views for the Future"
"Relations between Bulgaria and Macedonia can be an example for other countries in the process of Euro-integration", stated Prime Minister Branko Crvenkovski yesterday at the end of the three-day visit of Bulgarian Prime Minister, Simeon Saksoburgotski to Macedonia. The Bulgarian Prime Minister, for his part, evaluated the visit to Macedonia ...
Bulgarian Prime Minister Acknowledges Existence of Macedonian Minority in Bulgaria
PRIME MINISTER SAKSOBURGOTSKI - THERE ARE FEW THOUSANDS BULGARIANS WITH MACEDONIAN ORIGIN IN BULGARIA "Bulgaria acknowledges the minorities in the country. In 2001 few thousands of citizens declared as Bulgarians with Macedonian origin, and 3 thousands of citizens stated that the Macedonian language is their mother language.
MHRMC Criticism of US State Department Report on Greece
The Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada (MHRMC) is appalled by the US State Department's continued misrepresentation of the Macedonian minority in Greece in its "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2002: Greece”. Despite numerous appeals by the MHRMC and other international NGOs, (see the Greek Helsinki Monitor's press ...
CEDIME-SE Guide to the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
Launch of a comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the FCNM texts, all related dates, state and NGO reports, opinions, state comments on opinions, Committee of Ministers resolutions, and other related documents. The CEDIME-SE (Center of Documentation and Information on Minorities in Europe - Southeast Europe) Guide to the Council of ...
Another Canadian-Macedonian Denied Entry into Greece
The Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada (MHRMC) has learned that Mendo Petrevski, a Canadian citizen of Macedonian descent, was denied entry into Greece on May 30, 2002. This is the third documented incident in 2002 of a Canadian citizen being refused entry into Greece simply because of their ethnic background.