Macedonian Human Rights Movement International
President of EFA Asks the Greek Prime Minister to Ensure the Safety of Macedonian Minority Congress

To the Prime Minister of Greece
Mr. Konstandinos Karamanlis
Megaro Maximou

Dear Mr. Karamanlis,

In the name of the European Free Alliance in the European Parliament we would like to voice our concerns regarding the security measures to be taken in the context of the first Congress of the Rainbow-Vinozhito party to be held in Thessaloniki (Solun) on May 30.

Rainbow-Vinozhito is a full member of our European political party and our representative, Mr. Miquel Mayol I Raynal, member of the European Parliament, will be attending the congress on our behalf in Thessaloniki (Solun).

Last November the Rainbow-Vinozhito congress, which was to be held in Edessa (Voden), had to be cancelled twice due to intimidation from Greek Neo-Nazi and ultra right extremist groups such as Golden Dawn and Greek Patriotic Front - Elliniko Patriotioko Metopo.

Given your long and distinguished democratic background, we would like to urge you to take all necessary security measures for the congress and ensure the security of all the participants and international guests.

We look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Yours sincerely,

Nelly Maes

Member of the European Parliament
President, European Free Alliance
Vice-president Greens/European Free Alliance group in the EP