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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


MAKEDONSKI.ORG

makedonski.org


INTERNET RADIO

Radio Macedonian Culture


A selection of Macedonian blogs in Greece


Abecedar
Aegean Macedonian Culture
Antimakedonismos
Mladini-Makedonci


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

lithoksou.net/home.html
"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
MakNews.com
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights


Macedonian Forum for politics and history
 


POLITICAL PARTY OF THE MACEDONIAN MINORITY IN GREECE
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
Website:
www.florina.org; E-mail: rainbow@florina.org



Press Release

Stories of nationalistic madness in the "bazaar" in Florina

Florina/Lerin - October 19, 2007



On Wednesday 17 October 2007, a mother and son, both dual-citizens (Greek and Australian) with origins from the Macedonian village Itea/Vrbeni of Florina/Lerin Prefecture were shopping in the local bazaar of the town of Florina/Lerin in the company of two relatives.

The whole time, the mother and son were speaking in Macedonian, the only language in addition to English which they spoke. They also spoke in Macedonian, their mother tongue, with their relatives.

However they encountered some "bad luck" as they caught the attention of a plain clothed public security officer. He followed them for more than half an hour before finally approaching them and asked for their identification documents. The reason he gave for the spontaneous check was that mother and son did not speak Greek.so they were foreigners.and thus seemed "suspicious"!!!

He said to them that he had to take them to the Police station to check their records as they did not possess any passport or any document to prove their identity. He was also quite insistent, continuously asking why they did not speak Greek.

However with their relatives, the intervention.the case was closed there. The relatives told the security officer that is not compulsory for them to speak Greek!!!

They also told him that they did not carry their passports because they were afraid of loosing them. When they asked the security officer why the checking was done exclusively to them, he responded by saying that they were looking for something.

The security officer did not show his ID.

After a while, a second man arrived.and after the insistently asking from the relative's part about who they were, he showed his ID.

Mother and son did not want to give any follow up on this incident fearing that there may be "another" problem as they were leaving to return to Australia in a few days time.

The "problem" that could occur, could be the negation of entry in Greece the next time they will visit. Besides the Macedonian political refugee of the Civil War, many ethnic Macedonians economic emigrants (mostly in Australia and Canada) are also put on a "List of Unwanted" (persona non grata) by the Greek Authorities. Parallel to this action their Greek nationality is withdrawn because in the places where they live (Australia, Canada, etc.), they express their Macedonian ethnic identity.

After this episode, we wonder if our Prefecture is under a "special status" because according to the information we have, In a Prefecture of 50.000 inhabitants, there are 562 uniformed and un-uniformed policemen, possibly to impose "order" and to ensure conformity with the "national ideals".

This happening today, in the 21st century, in Greece.


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Promotion of the
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Primer at the OSCE HDIM

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Greek irredentism and expansionism officially sanctioned by the Greek Parliament
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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

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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


English

Greek

Macedonian

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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