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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
Oral presentation of representative of Rainbow
(Dec. 16th)

January 15, 2009

Good morning ladies and Gentleman.

Thank you Mrs. Chairperson very much for giving us even two minutes of expressing orally views and recommendations.

It’s great for us representatives of Macedonian minorities organization participating, listening, learning and exchanging views among participants, regarding UN institutions as well as here in the Forum of Human Rights Council, all these days, particularly listening to experience from experts and speakers about educational policies related to minorities in various countries.

Unfortunately there is not possible to be organized in Greece a similar forum, or at least a dialog between us from the Macedonian minority and our Greek government.

On this occasion as indirect dialog with the Greek government here in UN, Geneva we appeal our government of Greece to implement at least article 26 paragraphs (1), (2), (3) from the UN Universal Declaration from 1948 to respect a minimum of rights regarding educational policies for the Macedonian minority in Greece.

Let me mention that we have information regarding minority policies, state policies in Southeastern Europe, the situation of minorities, and off course the disaster situation, discriminations and war in former Yugoslavia from the previous decade.

We suggest that a comparative study regarding national minorities in Balkan states should be very useful for the implementation of minority rights in all Balkan States.

We believe that Human Rights Council could recommend to Balkan States comparative studies particularly about educational minority rights. It’s very important for us, having on mind the Social Cohesion and Integration discussed in this afternoon’s Session, the respect for linguistic rights and peaceful living among citizens.

On this occasion we are suggesting continually to the Greek state to include Macedonian language in the educational state system in the elementary and secondary level and not separate, segregate education in Macedonian language. This is very important for respectful coexistence of language and culture learning and teaching pupils and children in a joined system between the minority and majority population. We would not suggest a separate parallel educational system for the Macedonian minority.

We have enough experience regarding the respecting of minority policies by progressive States. We believe it is essential for a society and a country to give elementary knowledge to every citizen, members of minority and majority, about cultural and linguistic diversity. Fundamental is the educational minority policies but we also believe it’s very important to the mass media policies. Particularly we believe that minority languages, as the Macedonian language, should be included in Greek national TV and radios in the regions where Macedonian language is spoken.

Mass media can also be as secondary instrument regarding linguistic rights and educational policies in present modern electronic era.

Thank you all.

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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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