EUROPEAN FREE ALLIANCE
To Mr. Costantine Simits
Prime Minister of Greece
Brussels, 3rd of December 2003
Concerning: The congress of the Rainbow party for the 7th
of December 2003
Dear Prime Minister,
Dear Mr Simitis,
With this letter I want to inform you about the latest developments
and on the difficulties of one of our sister parties in Greece,
The Rainbow party.
The Congress of Rainbow party should be held in Edessa– Voden
at the Congress Hall “Megas Alexandros” – Alexander
the Great next weekend on the 7th of December. This hall is
by the local Cultural Association – Alexander the
Great but the hall is also used by all the local authorities,
The president of the association is Mr. Papas Vasilios.
The problem is that after demonstrations from extremists
in Edessa, last Sunday, personal threats from them
and also orders and pressure from circles of the
secret police have
put Mr. Papas and the Mayor under pressure. They
are advised not to take responsibility and they
try to prevent the
Rainbow Party from having its Congress. Mr George
Liannis, Deputy of the Ministry of Culture, is informed
Can you please interfere by giving your support and enabling
the Rainbow party to hold their Congress meeting
this weekend. We would like to ask you to contact Mr.
Papas and the mayor of Edessa in this respect.
With the highest respect,
Member of the European Parliament
President of the European Free Alliance