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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

Press Release - Macedonian Political Refugees

Read this page in Greek | Read this page in Macedonian



...but all that Ulysses desires is to see the smoke rising from his own chimneys once more before he dies (Odyssey, i, 57f.)

After more than fifty years the Macedonian freedom fighters, soldiers of the Democratic Army and thousands of refugee children, victims of the civil war, are still trapped in forced exile from their homes.

Tashkent, Bucharest, Varna, Warsaw, Budapest, Prague and Skopje still hold thousands of grandfathers, fathers, sons and daughters - many miles removed from their families, relations and friends.

The inhuman decision of the Greek Ministries of Internal Affairs and Public Order still bars the door to their return.

Joint Decision by the Ministers of Internal Affairs and Public Order
Athens 29.12.1982
Subject: Free repatriation and granting of Greek Citizenship to political refugees.

Bearing in mind: The provisions of Law 400/76 'On the Cabinet and Ministries' as amended by Law 1266/1982, and in the framework of the policy of the Government on National reconciliation and unity,


All individuals of Greek race (our emphasis) who during the Civil War of 1946-1949, and because of that Civil War, sought refuge in a foreign state as political refugees, may now return to Greece, even those who have been stripped of their Greek Citizenship...

G. Yennimatas, Yiannis Skoularikis

How is it possible in a legal document issued by a European country such as Greece to find such divisive expressions - divisive of its own citizens - as 'of Greek race', expressions which remind us of the South African apartheid?

It is evident that in its use of the term 'of Greek race', the decision seeks to deny certain individuals their inalienable right of return. Namely those who certain people, pursuing their own interests, have chosen to describe as Bulgarian, Slav-speaking, Slavo-Macedonian, bilingual, non-existent ... and so on.

The decision - racist in its inspiration - by the Ministries of INTERNAL AFFAIRS AND PUBLIC ORDER of Greece, keeps the doors to return firmly locked and bolted. Many of these people are also included on lists of 'undesirables', and do not even have the right to visit Greece.

By what right do the authorities continue, even today, to keep families apart, to deny them their right to enjoy together life's sweet and bitter moments?

We often hear certain people speaking of the Greeks of Imbros and Tenedos, of the Greeks of Istanbul/Constantinople, of the Greek minority in southern Albania, of human rights...

Today, following the decision by the Turkish Cypriot leader Denktas to open up the borders, everyone in Greece is talking about the Greek Cypriot refugees in Cyprus, and the emotion they feel on seeing once again, after thirty years, their family homes, their great patience as they waited for the opportunity to cross the dividing line, to see their homes and their villages once again, to smell the lemon tree in the courtyard of the family home...

Today, in the Greece of 2003, a member of the European Union, a country which boasts that it was the cradle of democracy, a country which this year is hosting summit conferences of the EU and next year will be hosting the Olympic Games, under the slogan 'For a civilisation of cultures' - this decision which denies Macedonian political refugees their rights of return, and even denies some of them the right to visit Greece, should be an insult to the feelings of all democratic people.

What is certainly an insult is the guilty silence of politicians, journalists and intellectuals.

Greece should feel deeply ashamed that in the 21st century the regime of Denktas shows more true appreciation than does our government of the lines of the Odyssey we quoted above...

The Political Secretariat



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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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