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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
Vlach activist wins another case in Greek courts

Source: Eurolang

June 14, 2007

Sotiris Bletsas, President of the Aromanian Cultural Society and a leading Vlach activist in Greece, has won his lawsuit against Dimitris Rizos, owner of the nationalist right-wing daily newspaper “Adesmeftos Typos” (Independent Press).

The court decided that the terms “pro-Skopjan” and “little agent”, that the newspaper used to describe Mr. Bletsas and his actions to improve the status of the Vlach-speaking community in Greece, were both libellous and insulting.

Rizos must now pay 10,000 euro in compensation, while the newspaper will publish a statement of apology in the same place where the controversial article was placed.

“I don’t consider this as a victory or anything similar”, Bletsas told Eurolang shortly after the court’s verdict. “Let’s only hope that these decisions will at last prevent these so-called journalists from slandering and constantly demonizing people from minorities in Greece”, he concluded.

Mr Bletsas, who is a well known figure amongst lesser-used language activists from across Europe, has been engaged in continuous litigation since 1995. Then he was arrested simply for distributing EBLUL leaflets written in the 6 lesser-used languages of Greece (Vlach, Macedonian, Turkish, Pomak, Arvanite and Romani).

At first, he was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment but since his acquittal by the Appeal Court, he has gone on to win all his other cases against the Member of the Parliament who initially sued him and several newspapers.

He now plans another lawsuit - “I sincerely hope it will be the last”, he says - against famous TV-personality Makis Triantafyllopoulos, who recently claimed on his show on the Alter Channel that Bletsas and people like him are paid from abroad to create trouble and destabilize Greece. (Eurolang 2007)

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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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