Repatriation of Meskhetian (Ahiska) Turks
FUEN expresses a strong discontent and bewilderment in regard with the statement of David Darakvelidze, Minister of Refugees on the subject of Georgia’s implementation of its obligations undertaken upon the accession into the Council of Europe to repatriate the population forcibly deported by Stalin decree in 1944 from Akhaltsih region of Georgia
FUEN President Hans Heinrich Hansen:
We urge the Greek Presidency to respect, protect and promote the rights enshrined in the Lausanne Treaty and act in full compliance with the provisions of the Treaty and start with an official dialogue mechanism which would include the Minority in decision-making processes which are directly interested to them.
First meeting of the year
Presidium of the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN) holds meeting in Bozen / Bolzano
FUEN Vice President Martha Stocker accompanies the delegation for a farewell visit to former Prime Minister Luis Durnwalder
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
FUEN President's Christmas letter
Presentation in Turkish at an academic conference on Lausanne Peace Treaty not allowed
FUEN President Hans Heinrich Hansen: Non-allowance of a Turkish presentation at an academic conference reaffirms that Greece is still far away from respecting fundamental human and minority rights of the officially recognized Turkish minority within its territories
Conference on Language Rights
Event organized by the Council of Europe, the Sorbian Institute, Hamburg University, and the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN).
Minorities lodge an appeal in Luxemburg against the rejection of the European Citizens’ Initiative
“We did not take things lightly; we made a very careful assessment. We came to the conclusion that the decision of the European Commission is not correct, neither on formal reasons, nor in respect to the substance of our proposals”, says FUEN President Hans Heinrich Hansen, the chairman of the citizens’ committee.
XVI. FUEV-Seminar slawischer Minderheiten vom 07.11. bis 10.11.2013
Als Gast in Košice bei der tschechischen Minderheit
FUEN Vice-President Halit Habipoğlu: Sharing the same fate, Europe’s national minorities of 100 Millions are in solidarity with Crimean Tatars.
Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN) Vice-President and Federation of Western Thrace Turks in Europe (ABTTF) President Halit Habipoğlu, in his speech at the Crimean Tatar National Congress taken place in Simferpol (Akmescit) on 26 October 2013, uttered Europe’s national minorities of 100 Millions, who share the same fate, are in solidarity with Crimean Tatars.