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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
Declaration of the Intergroup for Traditional Minorities, National Communities and Languages of the European Parliament (2014-2019)

For a better future of minorities in the European Union

21 March, 2019

Intergroup We, Members of the European Parliament and of the Intergroup for Traditional Minorities, National Communities and Languages of the European Parliament, recall the responsibility of the EU in the protection of the rights of autochthonous national and linguistic minorities. The respect of the rights of persons belonging to national and linguistic minorities is one of the founding values of the European Union enshrined in Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union. Furthermore, any discrimination based on membership of a national minority is explicitly prohibited under Article 21 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. Despite all these, ten years after entering into force of the Lisbon Treaty, the EU still lacks a common comprehensive framework for the protection of the national and linguistic minorities.

We welcome the success of the Minority SafePack Initiative, in which more than 1.2 million European citizens asked the EU to preserve and develop the identity, culture and language of autochthonous minorities. We encourage the European Commission to support the Minority Safepack initiative.

We emphasize the commitment of the European Parliament for the establishment of a European minority protection framework. In its eighth legislative term, the Parliament took the lead and adopted several resolutions and reports for promoting the rights of minorities, such as the
- Resolution of 12 December 2017 on ‘The EU Citizenship Report 2017: Strengthening Citizens’ Rights in a Union of Democratic Change’
- the Resolution of 7 February 2018 on protection and non-discrimination with regard to minorities in the EU Member States
- Report on minimum standards for minorities in the EU.

We believe that national and liguistic minorities are an essential part of the European diversity protected through the founding treaties and as such should be protected at EU level in the same manner as all other EU citizens. Fundamental freedoms, human rights and equal opportunities shall be provided for all citizens of the European Union including persons belonging to minorities.

Therefore, we call for:
• A comprehensive and common European protection and monitoring system for autochthonous national and linguistic minorities.
• A European Commissioner responsible for autochthonous national and linguistic minorities.
• A consultative body of the European Parliament in matters of national and linguistic minorities.

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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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