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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

The following information was sent to the Greek mass media. As has consistently been the case, Greek media refused to acknowledge the press release let alone give it any visibility -- despite the fact that it was in response to widely publicized and relevant information. Greek media in general implements an "embargo" upon any statements by the RAINBOW party merely because RAINBOW represents the members of the Macedonian minority living in Greece -- a minority whose existence is officially denied by Greek authorities and whose voice is silenced by the Greek mass media. 



With regard to the article by Takis Diamantis in the 05.03.1999 issue of "Eleftherotypia", alleging that the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia during his visit in Canada invited members of Macedonian organizations in that country to "...keep up the struggle for a united Macedonia..." the Rainbow party wishes to make the following public statement:

We believe it is beyond anyone's understanding that a Foreign Minister could be making statements like these. If these statements are accurately reported by "Eleftherotypia", then Rainbow disapproves of them. Such greater-Macedonia ideologies should meet with disapproval, regardless of where they come from. They are harmful not only for neighbouring relations between the Balkan countries, but possibly a threat to regional peace and stability.

The Rainbow party reiterates its position that minority issues should be resolved exclusively among governments and representatives of ethnic minorities, without intervention from neighbouring states or other countries. In fact, international conventions (to which Greece is signatory), such as the European Convention on Minority Rights (September, 1997) could be a good basis for resolving the problems of ethnic minorities in Greece, especially the Macedonian and Turkish minorities.

Rainbow thinks that minority issues are of considerable significance to the further democratization of Greek society, the European perspective of the country and the development of political democracy in the state. We call on the Greek Government to start a dialogue with the Macedonian minority in order to resolve problems such as the introduction of the Macedonian language in the education system, repatriation of Macedonian political refugees who left Greece in 1949 and others. We also invite the Greek Government to submit the European Convention on minority rights for ratification in parliament and ratify it in its entirety, without reservation or exclusion, and implement all provisions therein pertaining to the Macedonian ethnic minority in Greece.

This is the only way for the Greek Government to prove to the domestic and international public that it is sincerely interested in human rights and its sensitivity is not limited to the rights of Kurds in Turkey. Allegedly, Mr. Papandreou, the new Foreign Minister of Greece, stated that Greece aided PKK leader Ocalan for "humanitarian" reasons -- following accusations from the Turkish Government and world media that Greece aided and supported a terrorist like Ocalan and a terrorist organization like PKK. Such statements can only be credible and sincere when the Greek Government demonstrates sensitivity for the rights of its own citizens living in Greece, including its Macedonian and Turkish ethnic minorities.


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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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