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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


MAKEDONSKI.ORG

makedonski.org


INTERNET RADIO

Radio Macedonian Culture


A selection of Macedonian blogs in Greece


Abecedar
Aegean Macedonian Culture
Antimakedonismos
Mladini-Makedonci


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

lithoksou.net/home.html
"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
MakNews.com
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights


Macedonian Forum for politics and history
 

HELSINKI REACTION TO REQUEST FOR
RECOGNITION OF MINORITIES IN GREECE


 

As reported by Greek Helsinki Monitor

H.E. Costas Simitis Prime Minister, Athens in care of the Embassy of Greece, Vienna

Vienna, 20 August 1999

OPEN LETTER

Dear Mr. Simitis,

I am writing on behalf of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF), which represents human rights monitoring groups in 37 countries in the OSCE region, to express our strong support for recent statements by Foreign Minister George Papandreou, in which he acknowledged the rights of people to identify themselves as minorities, consistent with the principle of self-determination.

We welcome the Foreign Minister's important recognition of the rights of self-identification of minorities as protected by international human rights standards, and we consider this a positive development-one of a number of such developments in Greece over the past three years.

On the 25th anniversary of the restoration of democracy in Greece, 13 civil society organizations, including the Helsinki Federation's affiliate Greek Helsinki Monitor, and three deputies, issued an appeal to recognize the existence of Macedonian and Turkish minorities and to ratify the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities of the Council of Europe.

Their appeal deserves the support of all Greek citizens and their leaders. We are deeply concerned, however, by the strong hostile reaction these proposals met-proposals that are consistent with European standards and which, if accepted, would bring Greece more closely into the family of nations in which it belongs, and instill confidence among all citizens in the humanity and civility of your society. This reaction reflects, more than anything, a lack of understanding about international and European standards and Greece's international obligations. It suggests the need for an information campaign aimed at clarification of these issues and a renewed commitment to dialogue. We are ready to work with you and your colleagues on such a campaign.

In closing allow me to reiterate our support for Mr. Papandreou's courageous efforts, and our hope that the recent debate in Greece will mark more progress toward compliance with human rights standards.

Yours sincerely,

Aaron Rhodes

Copies to:

  • OSCE Delegations
  • Council of Europe
  • UN Human Rights Center
  • National Helsinki Committees

 

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Greek irredentism and expansionism officially sanctioned by the Greek Parliament
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The Yugoslavian Crisis
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Who says there are no
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The "secret" census
in north Greece, in 1920

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

Council of Europe
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Συνέντευξη: Ευάγγελος Κωφός, Έλληνας ιστορικός
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