Европската комисија против расизам и нетолеранција: Извештај за Бугарија

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Feb 24, 2009, 6:43:51 PM2/24/09
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95. In its third report, ECRI recommended that the Bulgarian
authorities closely
monitor allegations of discrimination and acts of intolerance against
Macedonians and, if necessary, take steps to punish such acts. It also
them to establish a dialogue with the representatives of the
Macedonians to find
a solution to tension that exists between this group and the
authorities, but also
between this group and the majority population, so as to enable them
to live
together and respect one another in the interests of all concerned.

96. ECRI is concerned by reports of hostility towards Macedonians in
the media
and by the fact that few measures have been taken to respond to
complaints by
Macedonians in this respect or to bring the media to account. ECRI
also notes
that Macedonians have again expressed the desire to see the Bulgarian
Government afford this group greater recognition as a national

97. ECRI recommends that the Bulgarian authorities establish a
dialogue with the
Macedonian representatives in order to find a solution to the issues
members of this group. It also recommends that they take steps to
bring the
media to account as concerns information disseminated about
and ensure that the legislation is enforced when necessary.
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