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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

Greek Helsinki Monitor & Minority Rights Group - Greece
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EBLUL and EUROLANG Drop References to "Slavo-Macedonian" Language in favor of "Macedonian Language" Following Criticism by Macedonian Diaspora and Minority Rights NGOs

Greek Helsinki Monitor (GHM) and Minority Rights Group-Greece (MRG-G) welcome the European Bureau for Lesser-Used Languages (EBLUL)'s decision to drop references in its text to "Slavo-Macedonian" language in favor of the internationally accepted term of "Macedonian language," following criticism by the Macedonian Human Rights Movement of Canada (MHRMC), Australia-based publisher of books on, inter alia, Macedonian minorities Victor Bivell, GHM & MRG-G.

Following the constitutive meeting of EBLUL's Member State Committee in Greece (MSC-G), on 26/1/2002 in Thessaloniki, EBLUL's release (, as well as press coverage in Greece ( and by Eurolang (EBLUL-supported news agency, referred to one of the communities represented in the new MSC as "Slavomacedonians," "Slavomacedonian group," and to the corresponding language as "Slavomacedonian."

GHM received criticism from Macedonian diaspora NGO members about the use of the term in the documents of EBLUL and Eurolang it had distributed to various lists. It responded recalling its own opposition to the use of the terms "Slavomacedonians" and "Slavs" for both the minority in Greece and the Macedonian population in the Republic of Macedonia, including by many and important international media ( GHM recommended that criticism be directed to the sources of these documents, a recommendation followed by the letter writers. Eurolang replied promptly by correcting its article see its related answer to Victor Bivell in

taking even the - rare for media and thus very commendable- extra step to "apologize for the mistake" explaining that they "used the term 'slavo-Macedonian', as it was used in the formal greeting of the Greek Member State Committee by the President of the EBLUL." Several weeks later, and more exactly yesterday, EBLUL informed the MHRMC that they "will use the term Macedonian while referring to the minority language." Today, EBLUL's website ( was accordingly corrected, but references to present-day "Slavic people" and "Slavic minority" in Greece remained: hopefully they too will be changed in the near future. It is also hoped that this very significant change will be shared by EBLUL with the Greek media and authorities, in the hope that, at long last, they respect the use of the name of the language (and the corresponding people) chosen by its users and unanimously accepted by the international scholarly and NGO community, as well as by many intergovernmental fora.


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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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