On 15 August 2012, representatives of the Australian Macedonian Advisory Council (AMAC) met with Karen Toohey, the Acting Commissioner of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC). AMAC made several written submissions regarding what it considers to be the shortcomings of the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 (Vic) and, in particular, section 7 of that Act, which prohibits racial vilification.
Bulgarian Culture Club in Skopje calls upon EU leaders to put an end to discrimination of Bulgarians
The Chair of the Bulgarian Culture Club – Skopje, Lazar Mladenov, sent a protest letter to the European Parliament rapporteur on FYROM Richard Howitt, copies of which were received by the European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and the EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule. Mr Mladenov calls upon EU leaders and the international community to put an end to “the medieval repressive practices against Bulgarians in the Republic of Macedonia,” the Duma daily quotes. He notes the most appalling cases of discrimination from the past few years and insists that the EP include them in its next resolution on FYROM’s progress.
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