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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

Minority Rights Group International and Minority Rights Group Greece
Interactive Workshop: SOUTHEAST EUROPE: DIVERSITY AND DEMOCRACY Recognition of Minorities in Southeast Europe


Pavle Voskopoulos was pleased to represent the RAINBOW party at the latest Minority Rights Group workshop in Athens. The importance of the workshop was further enhanced by the participation of representatives of numerous minority organizations from throughout the Balkans. We would like to point out here the attendance of members from the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria, (OMO-Ilinden PIRIN) and Albania (PRESPA).

The Workshop was chaired by Alan Phillips and presentations were made by such well-respected rights advocates as:

Youri Reshetov, Vice-President of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Zdenka Machnyikova, Senior Legal Adviser, Office of the High Commissioner on National Minorities, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

Boris Tsilevich, Parliamentary Assembly, Council of Europe and Latvian Parliament, Founder and Consultant of MINELRES, Latvia

Eurig Wyn, MEP, Greens/European Free Alliance , European Parliament

Andreas Takis, Senior Investigator at The Greek Ombudsman's Human Rights Department, Athens, Greece

RAINBOW, along with representatives of the Macedonian minorities from Albania and Bulgaria, were able to present the difficulties facing the Macedonian minorities in Greece, Albania and Bulgaria and had an opportunity to exchange views and thoughts on this issue with the other participants and guests.

List of Participants:

• Tilemachos Lahanas, Omonoia
• Gjergji Vurmo, "Prespa Organisation"

• Salko Music, Roma Association of Zenica
• Bojana Sekulic, Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of Republika Srpska
• Ernest Jovic, Returnees' Rescue Center

• Ismet Ussein Karmiz, Understanding Association, Plovdiv
• Iliya Ivanov Kochev, Cultural-educational and Social Development Association
• Stoyan Mechkarov, "Omo Ilinden", Party of the Macedonians in Bulgaria

• Jovan Vejnovic, Serb National Council
• Ivana Djuric, Local Government and Public Service Initiavative, Open Society Institute
• Ramiza Memedi, Roma Women's Association of Croatia "Bolja buducnost" (Better Future)

• Nafsika Papanikolatos, Minority Rights Group - Greece
• Pavle Voskopoulos, Vinozhito - Ouranio Toxo (RAINBOW)
• Panayote Dimitras, Greek Helsinki Monitor
• Cemil Kapza, Consultative Committee of the Turkish Minority, Greece
• Mihalis Vasiliadis, Journalist
• Andreas Takis, Greek Ombudsman's Human Rights Department
• Panagiotis Sabanis, AGISO

• Senat Bekiri, Association of Turkish Citizens Millenium
• Valentina Curlinovska, Civil Society Resource Center
• Vjolca Demiri, Association for Democratic Initiatives ADI Macedonia

• Olivera Puric, The Belgrade Center for Human Rights
• Janos Orosz, Provincial Secretariat for National and Minority Affairs, Administration and Legislation

• Nedeljka Neda Sindik, Ministry for National and Ethnic Groups Rights Protection

• Bujar Ibishi, Association for Democratic Initiatives ADI - Kosova

• Anna Maria Biro, Minority Rights Group International
• Magdalena Syposz, Minority Rights Group International
• Max Peberdy, INTRAC
• Zdenka Machnyikova, Office of the High Commisioner on National Minorities
• Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
• Alan Phillips, Minority Rights Group International
• Yuri Reshetov, UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
• Boris Tsilevich, Parliamentary Assembly
• Eurig Wyn, European Free Alliance, Wales


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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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