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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"
European Free Alliance - Press Release
François Alfonsi elected as first Corsican EFA Party President
11 July, 2014
Following the retirement of Eric Defoort as President, the European Free Alliance has elected with unanimity former MEP François Alfonsi (Partitu di a Nazione Corsa - PNC) as the new EFA President at its meeting on July 8th. Mr Defoort will continue to represent N-VA (Flanders) in the EFA Bureau.
On its 33rd Anniversary (9/7/1981) the EFA party welcomed for the first time ever* a Corsican to lead the only European political party working for self-determination. Lorena Lopez de Lacalle (EA-Basque Country) was elected as EFA Party Treasurer.
EFA thanked Mr. Defoort, who has been chairing the party since 2010, and congratulated François Alfonsi with his nomination stating:
"As member of the EFA Bureau I will work together with François Alfonsi. I particularly valued his work in the past legislative period as the MEP who defended Corsica, the stateless nations in France, and the endangered languages in Europe."
Former colleagues in the EFA Group and EFA Group Vice-Presidents Ian Hudghton (SNP-Scotland) and Jill Evans (Plaid Cymru-Wales) described François Alfonsi as:
"A bridge builder, a politician with a strong sense of strategy, François will have an important role in leading the EFA party to new success.”
EFA group President Josep-Maria Terricabras (ERC-Catalonia) underlined that:
"The EFA Group in the European Parliament will work in a good synergy with the EFA party led by one of our most active MEP’s in the past mandate of the European Parliament."
The newly elected EFA President François Alfonsi declared:
“I see it as my task to work with a good understanding and in full co-operation with all 40 member parties of the EFA party. Also a co-operation both inside and outside the European Parliament with other political actors favouring self-determination will prove to be important in order to build a better Europe, a Europe of the peoples. Thirty three years ago my party signed a declaration founding the European Free Alliance as did the N-VA (VU), who until today chaired EFA. I will be particularly proud to continue Eric Defoort’s work and the EFA tradition to represent those who are unrepresented in Europe."
* Former EFA PARTY Presidents
2010-2014 Eric Defoort (Flanders - VU - N-VA)
2000-2010 Nelly Maes (Flanders - VU - Spirit)
1997-2000: Winnie Ewing (Scotland - SNP)
1994-1997: Jaak Vandemeulebroucke (Flanders - VU)
1991-1994: Winnie Ewing (Scotland - SNP)
1990-1991: Carlos Garaikoetxea (Basque Country - EA)
1981-1990: Jaak Vandemeulebroucke (Flanders - VU)
+ EFA Honorary President Maurits Coppieters (Flanders - VU)
François ALFONSI (born 14-05-1953)
Member of the European Parliament from 2009-2014 for Corsica within the South-East of France constituency and Mayor of Osani. He made his name with the Alfonsi Report in support of endangered languages in 2013, which won overwhelming support (92%) in the European Parliament. He was Co-Chair of the Intergroup on Traditional Minorities, National Communities and Languages, and an active member of the Basque Peace Process group.
Alfonsi has been a Corsican nationalist since the 1970s, and was elected in 1987 to the Corsican Assembly. He has been Mayor of Osani since 2002. He is currently a member of the Party of the Corsican Nation (PNC).
In the 2009 European elections, he was the second candidate on the ‘Europe Écologie’ list in the South-East region, and was elected to the European Parliament. He was the second Corsican nationalist after Max Simeoni (Green, 1989–1994) to be elected to the European Parliament.
Since 2005 he has been an active member in the EFA Party Bureau as Vice-President of the EFA Party and Treasurer.
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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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