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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

Center Maurits Coppieters (CMC)

Stefanou Dragoumi 11 Τ.Κ. 53100 Τ.Θ. 51 Greece; Tel/fax 0030 23850 46548; e-mail:,

Florina/Lerin, March 2011

The Macedonian-Greek Dictionary Dear readers/users of this dictionary,

This dictionary, containing the Macedonian and Greek languages, is in essence the first complete dictionary in these contemporary languages which are spoken in the Republic of Macedonia and Greece, and elsewhere. A large portion of the population in Northern Greece, members of the Macedonian national minority, speak the Greek language as well as their mother tongue, the Macedonian language, therefore we believe that this is a useful book for all our fellow citizens, regardless of their identity, Macedonian or Greek.

This volume of the dictionary is a continuation of the first volume (Greek-Macedonian dictionary) in Greece which was first published in Greece two years ago on the initiative of the political party of the ethnic Macedonians in Greece, the European Free Alliance – Rainbow in cooperation with the Home of Macedonian Culture. The second edition has been published today by the Home of Macedonian Culture with the support of members of Rainbow, and friends and contributors in the Republic of Macedonia. Of course it goes without saying, that this edition would not have been possible without the generous support of the European foundation, Centre Maurits Coppieters (CMC), for which are grateful.

The Home of Macedonian Culture is an association still in formation which aims on a cultural level to promote and develop Macedonian culture and acts as a bridge between Macedonians and Greeks in Northern Greece and beyond. Following the first attempt to register this association in 1989, the Greek authorities have continued to refuse to grant registration. Despite a judgement of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in 1998 which found that the refusal was in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights, the Greek state refused a second application from the members of the association. At present, another application before the European Court of Human Rights is pending.

We deeply regret that our state, Greece, despite its international obligations, does not respect the judgements of the ECtHR, one of the most eminent organs of the Council of Europe. On the other hand, we are very pleased that the Home of Macedonian Culture has been warmly received by the European foundation, Centre Maurits Coppieters (CMC), where together with our fellow European citizens we are able to promote close relations and develop activities for the benefit of not only the Macedonian minority in Greece, but for all Greek citizens which are all part of a Europe that we call home.

Our country, Greece, despite being a member of the European Union (EU) and thus participating in the organs of this organisation including the European Parliament, does not recognise the rights of ethnic Macedonians in Northern Greece, nor does it afford recognition to Macedonian as a minority language. The Macedonian language should be viewed as a cultural asset of the state itself and the recognition and respect of minority languages in general is a basic European value that should apply to every single member of the EU. We believe that progressive policies to strength, and develop diversity is a key aspect of this and must be implemented internally in all member-states and well as on a European level.

We are pleased that this Macedonian-Greek dictionary edition has been indirectly sponsored by our state through the funds of the European Parliament which finance the important work of the Centre Maurits Coppieters (CMC). In essence, it is both tragic and comical situation when Greece, a member-state of the EU, refuses domestically to recognise the language of a minority, yet indirectly recognises the contemporary Macedonian language by financially contributing to the publication of this dictionary.

The members of the Home of Macedonian Culture would like to take this opportunity to thank the following people: the President of the Centre Maurits Coppieters (CMC) for the unequivocal support in the publication of this dictionary; Luc Boeva for his contribution; Marija Aleksic and Goce Cvetanovski for their technical linguistic work. Finally, we are also grateful for the support of the Macedonians and democratically-oriented Greeks in our country for assisting in the preparation and publication of this book.


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Council of Europe
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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».

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