Tag: council of europe
Balkans 12.10.20 | 17:27

The Council of Europe calls on Bulgaria to enter into dialogue with the Macedonian minority

Bulgaria has made progress in the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities through advancing non-discrimination legislation, promoting education for Roma children and supporting religious rights, the Council of Europe’s advisory committee said in a report. ...

Macedonia 02.10.20 | 20:35

Council of Europe resolution calls on Bulgaria to stop denying registration to Macedonian organizations

The Council of Europe adopted a resolution that calls on Bulgaria to implement the verdicts of the European Court of Human Rights in the cases where Macedonian organizations are demanding to be officially registered and recognized. Bulgarian authorities routinelly refuse to register organizations of...

Macedonia 27.03.20 | 21:22

Government informs Council of Europe it is limiting human rights; tries new ways to plug the hole in the budget

The Macedonian Government decided to inform the Council of Europe that it is suspending articles from the European convention of human rights, given the coronavirus epidemic. The Government currently has emergency powers and they are used to curb freedoms, including the right to free movement, assembly,...

Macedonia 14.10.19 | 18:10

Deskoska to Council of Europe: I hope we do not lose the chance to get EU negotiations

I hope we do not lose the chance to get negotiations with the European Union. That decision will accelerate the pace of judicial reforms, Justice Minister Renata Deskoska said in her address to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg ahead of the decision to start negotiations with the Republic of Macedonia. Deskoska...

Macedonia 28.06.19 | 12:43

Council of Europe: Bulgaria called out to recognize its Macedonian minority

German member of Parliament Frank Schwabe and Hungarian representative Zsolt Nemeth asked Bulgaria, through the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, to respect the rights of the Macedonian minority. Schwabe and Nemeth called on Bulgaria recognize the existence of a Macedonian minority, introduce...

Macedonia 08.04.19 | 12:03

Milososki refuses to identify his country as “North Macedonia” in the Council of Europe

While participating in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, VMRO-DPMNE representative Antonio Milososki crossed out the word “North” from the name of the Republic of Macedonia. Macedonia is the name accepted by the people, in line with the 1991 and 2018 referendums. Let’s...

Balkans 22.03.19 | 21:45

Council of Europe calls on Albania to allow ethnic minorities to be counted in its 2020 census

The Council of Europe demands that Albania conducts a realistic census of its ethnic minorities in 2020, allowing them to freely express their nationality. According to the Council, allowing the expression of national identity should definitely be one of the questions contained in the census forms, especially...