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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



The policy of discrimination is also implemented against Macedonian political refugees. These individuals are not permitted to return to Greece to visit their places of birth. Many such people currently reside in Eastern European countries as well as in the United States, Australia and Canada.

During the Greek Civil War (1946-1949) thousands of Greeks and about 60,000 ethnic Macedonians (of which 30,000 were children) were forced to leave Greece. The Greek State stripped all of them of their Greek citizenship. Until 1981 Greek policy prohibited political refugees from returning or even visiting Greece.

In 1981, according to the so-called policy of National Reconciliation, the Greek government permitted refugees who left Greece during the Greek Civil War to return Greece. The joint decision (106841 / 29.12.1982 - L. 1266/1982) of the Ministries of Internal Affairs and Public Order states:

"...all Greeks by genus* who left Greece as a result of the Civil War 1946-1949 and went abroad as political refugees may return to Greece even if they have lost their Greek citizenship..."

* The meaning of the word "genus" (genos) is synonymous with race or ethnicity.

The [Karadza] document [English translation] shows how Greece uses a list of "undesirables" to target members of the Macedonian national minority who left Greece as political refugees.

Mr. Karadza left Greece in 1949, during the Greek Civil War. Macedonians who left Greece at that time were stripped of their citizenship. Many have subsequently been placed on a list of undesirables as persona non grata and cannot even visit their relatives and birthplaces in Greece.

Compare this treatment with that afforded those political refugees who declare themselves as ethnically Greek (in conjunction with decision of 1981). The ethnically Greek group of political refugees is allowed to return to Greece, is repatriated and has their Greek citizenship reinstated. Furthermore, political refugees who declare as ethnically Greek receive special employment benefits for themselves and their families. In practice, the Greek government decision of 1981 is used to discriminate against those political refugees who are not (or will not falsely declare themselves as) ethnically Greek.

Why does Greece exclude ethnic Macedonians from the right to repatriation?

Why does Greece prohibit its former citizens from visiting their family homes and places of birth merely because their ethnic identity is politically undesirable to the Greek government?

Why is such a policy of Apartheid still in practice to this day in a European country and member of the European Union?


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to read the Abecedar!

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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