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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
Greek Member State Committee of EBLUL

European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages
Bureau europeen pour les langues moins repandues

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Press Release by EBLUL (European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages)

February 25, 2009

ELBUL The Greek Member State Committee of the European Bureau for Lesser-Used Languages (EBLUL) expresses its anger and disgust for the cold-blooded attack against the member of its Board Abdulhalim Dede, while talking live to a TV show.

Anger and disgust not only for this cowardly act but mainly for what caused and followed it. Abdulhalim Dede would be attacked anyway, no matter what he would say on TV, since the atmosphere, which was created recently in Thrace due to the opening of the branch of a Turkish bank, was explosive. It was skillfully prepared by the cheap bravados of the Thrace Region Secretary General and the reports of the local and national press, which again had been discovering the “ danger from the East” (Turkey).

The reference to the city of Komotini with its Turkish name (Gumulcine) in the invitation for the official opening sent by the bank, was considered by the official Greek state and the country’s bigoted press as another “provocation”. Therefore, the Greek public opinion should be properly “informed” about it and then react “spontaneously”.

Would the Greek society have a different perspective towards ethnic and linguistic diversity inside the country, if the state and the mass media would stop demonizing it and start presenting it as something positive, instead of using it all the time to invent Turkish, Macedonian or other plots against Greece?

Wouldn’t it all be very different if in the regions with minority population, the dual name inscriptions of cities or villages (Greek and Turkish, Macedonian, Vlach, or Arvanite etc.) was allowed?

What is really happening, instead, in today’s Greece is the conscious and systematic persecution of diversity and all of its entities and bodies, physical or legal. The official state, through its local civil servants nourishes an peculiar “seed of evil” and watches with satisfaction this “seed” germinating and injuring minority activists. The contemporary inspirers of this policy, who also insinuated the attack against Dede, should know though, that whoever sows winds will sooner or later reap turmoil (old Greek proverb).

The Greek Member State Committee of the EBLUL

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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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