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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

Member of the European Free Alliance - European Political Party (EFA-EPP)
Member of the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN)

Stefanou Dragoumi 11 .. 53100 .. 51 Greece; Tel/fax 0030 23850 46548
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Press Release


Florina/Lerin - October 10, 2007

Mrs Anthoula Zourka from the village Dendochori/Dmbeni, in the Prefecture of of Kastoria/Kostur,Ahad the "misfortune" to be married to a political refugee from the village Agios Germanos/German of Florina/Lerin Prefecture. She left Greece together with her husband during the Civil War (1946-1949). Mrs Zourka's husband was stripped of his Greek citizenship, however he was still in possession of her citizenship. This was proved after she applied to the relevant authorities in the Municipality to which her village belongs. It was confirmed that she is still is a Greek Citizen, duly registered in the Municipality's record books.

Dimitrios Kaziou, from Petros in Florina/Lerin was a political refugee whose Greek citizenship was taken away from him - as was the case with all ethnic Macedonians, as well as as all ethnic Greeks who took part in the Civil War and found themselves in the side of the "defeated". The ethnic Greeks political refugees were given an amnesty and got back their Greek citizenship in 1982. This was made possible with a law in 1982 on repatriation. Meanwhile, ethnic Macedonians were exempted from this law, as the right to repatriation was only given to "Greeks by genus".

Not long time ago, birth certificates were requested from local municipalities. Mrs Zourka, temporary living in the Republic of Macedonia, applied in person for such documents in order to later obtain an identity card and passport as any Greek citizen does. For Mr Kaziou, his relatives in Greece, for personal family reasons, applied for the certificate (Note: Mr Kaziou was deceased).

After a long bureaucratic procedure, in their answers, both Municipalities, refused to issue the certificates, stating that the State Security Administration does not agree on the issuing of the mentioned certificates. In particular, in the case of Mrs Anthoula Zourka , because "she did not apply for repatriation". In the case of Mr Dimitrios Kaziou it was because "he lost his Greek citizenship". Both cases are now being investigated by the Greek Ombudsman.

In 21st century Greece, a member-state of the European Union, the Council of Europe, a state in which its politicians "trumpet" that there is no discrimination, that all citizens are equal, that minorities do not exist, that the ethnic Macedonians do not exist, the State Security Administration needs to decide for a simple matter such as the issuing of birth certificate - and to in the end to issue a negative opinion for that request.

Could be that for the ethnic Macedonians in Greece and their relatives, practices that were employed by the former military Junta are still in place?

Kaziou Case Zourka Case

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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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