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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



Rotterdam 17 May 2000

Mr Kostas Simitis
Prime Minister of Greece

Dear Mr Simitis,

I enclose with this open letter a copy of my address to the Euro-MPs of the EFA, which represents the minorities of all the member states of the European Union. The address was delivered on 12 May 2000 in one of the parliamentary chambers of the EU building in Brussels at the invitation of the leader of the EFA.

Although I keenly support most of your policies, my address expressed my disagreement with the policy adopted by all Greek governments towards the ethnic and cultural minorities in Greece. More specifically, I disagree with the views of Greek society ¯ a society which recently made loud protests against the government of Turkey for, inter alia, forbidding the Kurds in Turkey to learn their mother tongue. One can only agree with such protests. But when Slavophone Macedonians (both those who regard themselves as ethnically Greek and those who feel that they are ethnically Macedonians) want to learn their mother tongue within the Greek education system, then this same society not only denies them the right to do so but ventures the untenable assertion that there are no ethnic Macedonians in Greece.

Mr Simitis, when a society embraces ethical double standards, it shows itself quite simply to be lacking in social ethics.

During the joint sessions of the Greens and the EFA, 48 Euro-MPs voted to make a mass appeal to you, demanding that you institute measures to safeguard the cultural rights of the Slavonic-speaking Macedonians.

Personally, I welcome the official statement by Rainbow, the political party of the ethnic Macedonians, that it does not want minority schools to be set up, arguing that separate minority schools are potential breeding-grounds for nationalism, which has absolutely no place in the European Union today.

Mr Simitis, I do hope that the protests of the 48 Euro-MPs will encourage your Ministerial Council to embark on fruitful discussions with the official representatives of the Slavic-speaking ethnically Greek Macedonians and with the Rainbow Party, which represents the ethnically Macedonians.

I remain a supporter of many of your policies.

Yours sincerely,

Dr George Nakratzas


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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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