Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Greece, ready to recognize minorities!
In recognition of dangerous roads or even Turkish Macedonians minority in Greece, leading a curious correspondence between the Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe Thomas Hamarmpergk and ministers Mich. Christohoides. The Commissioner says that we should resolve the matter of the citizens it claims live in Greece and abroad have been deprived of Greek citizenship under Article 19 of the same name code.
In the same letter, the Commissioner stated that a discussion he had with George Papandreou on the issue of recognition of minorities in Greece and the necessity of signing the Convention of the Council of State for Minorities, Papandreou replied that it is consistent that the signature This contract is a "positive tool"!
Chrisochoïdis and C. Kastanidis is anything but prevent its minorities. They say, however, that the only recognized under international treaties minority in Greece is the Muslim minority in Thrace, but add: It is ongoing processes of the decision of the ECHR on the "Turkish Union of Xanthi" and pending further consideration to applications for recognition of three Muslim groups in the region of Komotini.
Recalled that the same commissioner during the three years 2006 - 2009 had sent similar letters to the then Minister Pr. Pavlopoulos, who refused to answer, just anticipating the risk if such an open dialogue with him ...
more see: http://www.paron.gr/v3/new.php?id=53134&colid=&catid=42&dt=2010-04-18%200:0:0