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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



You can read a copy of the letter in [Greek] or [Macedonian]

Florina - Lerin 28-08-1999

The Honourable Mr. Simitis:

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the restoration of democracy in Greece, we would like to express our views on the question of the unequal treatment of citizens in our country, based on their linguistic, cultural and ethnic heritage.

If it is difficult to refer to questions that are "taboo," such as the issue of differences in the ethnic identity of the citizens of our country, how, then, can one even mention the national mythology, which imposes ethnic homogeneity and is the core element of our national unity? Mr. Simitis, we are sure you would agree that the modernization of Greek society would bring different views and perceptions on many issues as well as respect for the human rights of our citizens. This is proscribed as part of our integration in a united Europe as well as by the "post national" model of social organisation, which we believe will prevail.

We already speak of a Europe of citizens and we must believe that Balkan societies that strive toward a European perspective should overcome, as much as possible and as painlessly, the "childhood diseases" of national emancipation, and follow the example of Western societies. We, the ethnic Macedonians, citizens of Greece, given that a sovereign Macedonian state is a reality, understand that we must make the first historic step and move more quickly than the other Balkan peoples away from the syndrome of "nationalism" and help, as active citizens, the societies to which we belong. But, all this is predicated on the recognition and respect, by the Greek state, of our distinct Macedonian ethnic identity.

We verge on the dawn of the 21st century, and the state needs to recognize the existence of the Macedonian and Turkish minorities because they are a reality.

Furthermore, it is time to allow, at long last, and without any conditions, the repatriation of the ethnic Macedonian political refugees who were compelled to leave Greece during the Greek Civil War and to grant them the same rights and conditions of restoration as are in force for the ethnic Greek political refugees. As a start, the first step should be the restoration of their citizenship.

To ratify the Framework Convention on the Rights of National Minorities without any restrictions or exceptions.

To recognize the Macedonian language as a minority language in Greece and to include it in the elementary and secondary education system in those regions where it is in use. At the same time to create a department for the Macedonian language at the university level.

We think it is time to get rid of the prejudices and "phobias" of the past. The conditions are ripe to start a productive dialogue on these questions, which affect ethnic Macedonians and all the other people with ethnic, linguistic and cultural differences who live in this country.


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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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