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ΕFA-Rainbow supports the right of the Catalan people to decide on their future and joins the EFA campaign "Catalonia decides"

Catalonia decides



Radio Macedonian Culture

A selection of Macedonian blogs in Greece

Aegean Macedonian Culture

Anti-macedonian policy during the elections for the European Parliament against Rainbow by the Greek state and the Greek mass media

A scandal by the Parliamentary committee

Greek TV stations sabotage EFA-Raibow

Ultra-nationalists want "borders with Serbia"!

"Hellenic Post" sabbotages EFA-Rainbow Campaign

Typical example of censorship of Rainbow

Attack of the Greek Neo-nazi party

A Greek - Macedonian dictionary by Vasko Karatza printed with the support of EFA - Rainbow
 Greek   Macedonian

D. Lithoxoou
"Extracts of Letters"

Τι έλεγε κάποτε το ΚΚΕ για τους Μακεδόνες

Denying Ethnic Identity:
The Macedonians of Greece, by Human Rights Watch

Linguistics and politics II:
Macedonian Language

Greece's stance towards
its Macedonian minority
and the neighbouring
Republic of Macedonia.

Lawed Arguments
and Omitted Truths

R. Nikovski: Memorandum to the European Parliament
Facts behind the Greek politics towards Macedonia

English  Macedonian

"Proposed disciplinary measures to stamp out the Macedonian minority in Greece by the National Security Service"

Center Maurits Coppieters
European Free Alliance
Federal Union of European Nationalities
Greek Helsinki Monitor
Greek Anti–Nationalistic Movement
Macedonian Human Rights Movement International
Macedonian Human Rights of Australia
OMO Ilinden - PIRIN
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

Macedonian Forum for politics and history



On November 18 and 19, 1999 in Strasbourg a Rainbow delegation participated in the proceedings of the General Assembly of the Greens/EFA parliamentary group. As of April 20, 1999 Rainbow has participated with an observer status in the EFA (European Free Alliance), a coalition of minority and regional parties from member countries of the EU. According to the EFA statute, after the period of one year with the status of observer, Rainbow will become a full member.

Ten members from the coalition were elected to the European Parliament in the last elections. The MPs are from those minority parties that succeeded in exceeding the 3% or 5% limits in the countries they come from. Two MPs were elected from Belgium (the Flemish Party), four from Great Britain (two from the Scottish Party and two from the Welsh Party) and four from Spain (one each from the Basque, Galician, Catalon and Andalusian Parties). In the General Assembly on November 18, 1999 the position of the lesser-used languages in France and Italy were discussed due to the fact that these countries have not signed the Charter of the Minority and Regional Languages of the Council of Europe. On November 19 there were discussions, among others, about the political agreement between the Greens and EFA and their decision to join forces and work together in the European Parliament under the common name GREENS/EFA. With this the new coalition becomes the fourth largest party in the European Parliament by the number of MPs: 38 from the Greens and 10 from the EFA.

During the proceedings of the General Assembly the Rainbow delegation had the opportunity to present, both verbally and in writing, the problem of the Macedonian language in Greece regarding the lack of recognition and respect of the collective rights of the Macedonian national minority by the Greek state. Within this framework ideas were exchanged regarding the intensification of the cooperation between Rainbow and the members of the Greens/EFA who participate in the work of the relevant commissions of the European Parliament (the Cultural and Education Commission and the Foreign Relations Commission). One of the ideas was a possible visit during 2000 by a delegation of the European Parliament to the villages and towns in Northern Greece where the Macedonian population lives.


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Promotion of the
Macedonian Language
Primer at the OSCE HDIM

English Greek Macedonian

Greek irredentism and expansionism officially sanctioned by the Greek Parliament
English Greek Macedonian

Letter to Carla del Ponte,
Chief Prosecutor for the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

English Greek Macedonian

The Yugoslavian Crisis
English Greek Macedonian

Document of the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs

Related to the article - The obvious linguistic particularity - Eletherotypia, 18/11/2006

English   Greek

The ten Greek myths
on the “Macedonian issue”

By IOS team – Eletherotypia, 23/10/2005

Who says there are no
minority languages in Greece?

The "secret" census
in north Greece, in 1920

Map showing the Cultures and Languages in the E.U.

Council of Europe
Framework convention for the Protection of national minorities




Συνέντευξη: Ευάγγελος Κωφός, Έλληνας ιστορικός
Δημοκρατία της Μακεδονίας - Σκόπια είναι όνομα που εκφράζει την ταυτότητά σας

Greek   Macedonian

Ο Παύλος Φιλίποβ Βοσκόπουλος απαντά στον Ευάγγελο Κωφό.
«Το Μακεδονικό ζήτημα είναι η αχίλλειος πτέρνα του ελληνικού μύθου».

Greek   Macedonian
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