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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"
Greece: Plevris’ acquittal signals that authorities fail to take firm action to curb racism
May 4, 2009
Minority Rights Group International on Thursday expressed concern that the inconsistent implementation of laws against inciting racial hatred in Greece may result in targeted attacks against Jews and increased anti-semitic sentiments in the country.
The comments from the London based human rights organisation follow a recent Greek Appeals Court decision to overturn a 2007 conviction and acquit Kostas Plevris -author of the book "Jews - The whole truth" - from charges of inciting racial hatred. MRG says the decision signals the authorities’ failure to restrain signs of racism and put an end to the promotion of Nazi ideology.
MRG says the Appeals Court decision points to clear inconsistency in implementing Greek anti-racism law, on the basis of which Plevris was found guilty in 2007. The December 2007 court ruling convicted the author- who denies the Holocaust and promotes the Nazi ideology in his writing- of inciting racial hatred through his book and sentenced him to 14 month suspended imprisonment. Plevris filed an appeal and the March 27 2009 the Appeals Court found him not guilty.
According to MRG a spate of recent attacks against Jewish religious and historical sites including synagogues in Volos and Corfu, the Holocaust monument in Corfu and the Jewish cemetery in Athens and Ioannina could result in feelings of intimidation amongst the Jewish community. After the desecration of Volos synagogue on 1 January 2009 for example, religious services had to be cancelled. The community was also been put in a vulnerable position by the anti-semitic statements of extreme right-wing party leader George Karatzaferis during the attacks on Gaza.
Following her September 2008 visit the UN Independent Expert on minority issues Gay McDougall raised concern that according to Jewish representatives anti-semitic views continue to be expressed in the extreme right wing press, in mainstream newspapers and also by public figures. The acquittal of Plevris does not support government statement in the report about the success of positive measures to confront anti-Semitism, MRG says.
Minority Rights Group International calls for the Greek authorities to condemn and punish all forms of racist manifestations by consistently implementing laws against incitement of racial hatred and to give clear signals that religious and racial harassment are unacceptable. MRG also call on the Greek authorities to fulfil their international legal obligations such as the provisions of Article 20 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which clearly prohibits inciting racial or religious hatred.
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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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