The Bulgarian church and the accusation submitted to the League of Nations in 1931

Iakovos D. Michailidis

Valkanika Symmikta, 8 (1996), 191-200

In September 1931, a group of Bulgarian priests wrote to the League of Nations accusing Greece of ill-treating its "Bulgarian minority". This article examines what became of the accusation, which enabled the League of Nations to re-examine the status and situation of the Slavonic-speaking minority in Greece. After some three years of due process and debate, in May 1934 the League of Nations Minorities Department concluded that, generally speaking, there was nothing reprehensible about Greece's conduct towards the Slavonic-speakers, and thus decided to shelve the issue.

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