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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
Ethnic Macedonian Political Party in Bulgaria Set to Register and is Positive on EU Accession

October 4, 2006

The ethnic Macedonian political party in Bulgaria, OMO Ilinden Pirin, has made a decisive step towards its legitimization and official registration with the Bulgarian courts after collecting 5,000 signatures. This is the amount required by Bulgaria as a precondition for any political party that wants to be legal and active in national elections.

Its a historic landmark for Macedonians in Bulgaria and a strong signal that we are here and will pursue our full rights as future EU citizens, says Stojko Stojkov, OMO Ilinden Pirin president, to Eurolang.

He also commented on the recent European Commission suggestion to EU leaders that will most likely bring Bulgaria and Romania inside the Union as from next January, highlighting that this could be very positive for all Bulgarian citizens, including the countrys large Macedonian community.

We dont think Bulgaria objectively deserves to be in the EU. The country has not fulfilled essential criteria in terms of the recognition and protection of its minorities, not to mention that its plagued by high inflation, smuggling, unemployment, low salaries and pensions. In addition, reforms are not implemented as quickly and eagerly as they need to be. But because EU accession is mostly a political decision, Stojkov hopes that it will be positive for the Macedonians in Bulgaria and for their efforts for recognition.

Last week, European Free Alliance (EFA) heavily criticized the Commissions positive report on the accession of Bulgaria, urging the country to fully respect minority rights.

Referring to the findings of the mid-September party delegations visit in the Pirin region, EFA president Nelly Maes said: We witnessed on the spot that the country has neither a democratic tradition nor the willingness to respect the minorities in the country. The Macedonians living in Bulgaria are ignored and denied the rights of association. It is a shame the Commission has not learned from the enlargement of 2004.

Mr Bernat Joan i Mari, Catalan MEP and head of the delegation, added that the EU must not take a weak position and close their eyes on human rights because bigger problems than the present ones in some EU countries will emerge.

OMO Ilinden Pirin was founded in 1999 and participated in the local elections in October of the same year. However, a few months later the Bulgarian Constitutional Court declared the party illegal, claiming that its aims were directly against the unity of the nation.

Since then Bulgaria has tried to thwart any activity of OMO Ilinden Pirin by initially setting the number of signatures required to register as a political party at 500. When the party collected the required amount of signatures, the law was modified for yet another time, putting the signature quota to 5,000.

Stojko Stojkov seems optimistic that the Bulgarian state will not change the law again and he will soon register the Macedonian party. (Eurolang 2006)

Related links: (European Commission in Bulgaria)

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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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