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The Ilinden Testament to Freedom and Diversity

Release No. 06-08/02

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Ilinden Uprising on the Day of the Prophet St. Elijah (August 2nd) signifies the start of the modern Macedonian Republic as a stronghold of the first multi-ethnic, Balkan state. Just like modern Macedonia, the first Macedonian Republic bespoke the freedom cry into one that encompassed all ethnicities as one cohesive voice under the Macedonian sun. The Ilinden Uprising was a joint fight for freedom from the Ottoman yoke, and a cultural movement to freely nurture the ancient Macedonian tradition.

Macedonian Prime Minister Will Seek Justice for expelled Macedonians from Greece

Source: Macedonian daily Dnevnik Translated by UMDiaspora Staff It is about time somebody raised this issue, initiating a dialogue with Greece on the problems of the expelled Macedonians, incoming Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski said. During a pan-Macedonian gathering in the Pelister village of Trnovo yesterday, Prime Minister-designate Nikola Gruevski promised the expelled Macedonians that he would initiate a dialogue with…

Macedonian Prime Minister Will Seek Justice for expelled Macedonians from Greece

 Source: Macedonian daily Dnevnik Translated by UMDiaspora Staff It is about time somebody raised this issue, initiating a dialogue with Greece on the problems of the expelled Macedonians, incoming Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski said. During a pan-Macedonian gathering in the Pelister village of Trnovo yesterday, Prime Minister-designate Nikola Gruevski promised the expelled Macedonians that he would initiate a dialogue with…

U.S. Embassy Statement: Macedonia’s Parliamentary Elections 2006

Source: U.S. Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia The U.S. Embassy congratulates the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia for their positive participation in the parliamentary elections on July 5, and commends Prime Minister Buckovski for the statesmanship he demonstrated in his concession speech. The thousands of citizens who served as election board members, party observers, and election monitors on Election Day…

U.S. Embassy Statement: “Macedonia’s Parliamentary Elections 2006

Source: U.S. Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia   The U.S. Embassy congratulates the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia for their positive participation in the parliamentary elections on July 5, and commends Prime Minister Buckovski for the statesmanship he demonstrated in his concession speech.  The thousands of citizens who served as election board members, party observers, and election monitors on Election Day…

Anti-Macedonian Hysteria in Bulgaria

Source: Macedonian daily newspaper Dnevnik Translated by UMDiaspora Staff The European Commission ought to watch closely the situation in Bulgaria and help the Macedonian party OMO Ilinden PIRIN to be registered as a political party, the European Free Alliance (EFA) has requested. “The anti- Macedonian hysteria in Bulgaria must stop and the party of the Macedonians OMO Ilinden PIRIN should…

Macedonians Expelled from Greece Seek Justice

Source: Makfax  Translated by UMDiaspora Staff The Macedonians expelled from Greece after the country’s civil war will gather for a traditional border meeting in the village of Trnovo, near Bitola on July 30th. The participants in this 26th gathering will attempt once more to tell the world about the injustice inflicted on over 186,000 expelled Macedonians. “We will demand that…

Anti-Macedonian Hysteria in Bulgaria

 Source: Macedonian daily newspaper Dnevnik Translated by UMDiaspora Staff The European Commission ought to watch closely the situation in Bulgaria and help the Macedonian party OMO Ilinden PIRIN to be registered as a political party, the European Free Alliance (EFA) has requested. “The anti- Macedonian hysteria in Bulgaria must stop and the party of the Macedonians OMO Ilinden PIRIN should…

EFA Letter to the Commissioner of the European Commission

On July 18th, 2006, Nelly Maes, the President of the European Free Alliance sent a letter to Olli Rehn, the Commissioner of Enlargement of the European Commission in reference to Bulgaria’s denial to recognize its quite large ethnic Macedonian minority urging him to monitor the situation. Mr. Commissioner of the European Commission, As President of the European Free Alliance (EFA),…

EFA Letter to the Commissioner of the European Commission

On July 18th, 2006, Nelly Maes, the President of the European Free Alliance sent a letter to Olli Rehn, the Commissioner of Enlargement of the European Commission in reference to Bulgaria’s denial to recognize its quite large ethnic Macedonian minority urging him to monitor the situation.    Mr. Commissioner of the European Commission, As President of the European Free Alliance (EFA),…

MHRMI Calls on Bulgarian Authorities to Respect Freedom of Assembly

Source: Macedonian Human Rights Movement International Press Release – July 21, 2006 Read this page in Macedonian 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 asserting…