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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"
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
"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:
Greece's stance towards
its Macedonian minority
and the neighbouring
Republic of Macedonia.
and Omitted Truths
R. Nikovski: Memorandum to the European Parliament
Facts behind the Greek politics towards Macedonia
"Proposed disciplinary measures to stamp out the Macedonian minority in Greece by the National Security Service"
Oral presentation of representative of Rainbow
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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την ΕΕΣ-Ουράνιο Τόξο
to read the Abecedar!
Promotion of the
Primer at the OSCE HDIM
Greek irredentism and expansionism officially sanctioned by the Greek Parliament
Letter to Carla del Ponte,
Chief Prosecutor for the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
The Yugoslavian Crisis
Document of the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs
Related to the article - The obvious linguistic particularity - Eletherotypia, 18/11/2006
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
Ο Παύλος Φιλίποβ Βοσκόπουλος απαντά στον Ευάγγελο Κωφό.
«Το Μακεδονικό ζήτημα είναι η αχίλλειος πτέρνα του ελληνικού μύθου».
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