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MHRMC Condemns Greece's Continued Blacklisting of Ethnic Macedonians
Sources: Deutsche Welle, Dnevnik, Vest The Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada (MHRMC) condemns Greece's continued blacklisting of ethnic Macedonian human rights activists and political refugees. Despite Greece's recent pledge that Macedonian political refugees will finally be allowed to enter Greece this summer, after 55 years in exile and in ...
Theatre Group from the Republic of Macedonia Performs for Macedonians in Mala Prespa
Sources: Macedonian Human Rights Committee of Melbourne and Victoria, Dnevnik, Utrinski Vesnik For the first time, ethnic Macedonian children from Mala Prespa, Albania watched a theatrical presentation performed in the Macedonian language. The Theatre for Children and Youth from Skopje, Republic of Macedonia performed the play "Lakomata meca" in front ...
"Out of Exile" - Ethnic Macedonian Refugees to Return Home to Greece After More Than 50 Years
by Aleksandra Ilievska www.tol.cz The Greek government has announced it would try to right some of the wrongs committed against ethnic Macedonian political refugees who were exiled from Greece after the Greek Civil War of 1946-1949. In a new age of European Union standards of human rights, the ...
Greece Set to Open Borders for Ethnic Macedonian Civil War Refugees
RFE/RL Balkan Report Vol. 7, No. 19, 20 June 2003 Fifty-five years after the end of the civil war that ravaged his country between 1946 and 1948, Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Andreas Loverdos gave a remarkable interview to the Athens daily "Eleftherotypia" of 8 June.
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) ...
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.
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).
"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 ...