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Pavlos "Pavle" Filipov Voskopoulos (Macedonian: Павлос „Павле“ Филипов Воскопулос, Greek: Παύλος «Παύλε» Φιλίποβ Βοσκόπουλος), (born 25 November 1964, Florina, Greece) is a member of the collective leadership (Political Secretariat) of the Rainbow, a political party that represents the ethnic Macedonian minority in Greece.
He was born in Florina, Greece in 1964. In 1988 he finished an Architect's degree in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. In 1989 he helped to found the Macedonian Movement for Balkan Prosperity (MAKIVE) which was based in Aridaia, along with four others; Dimitris Papadimitriou, Traianos Pasois, Kostas Tasopoulos and Petros Dimtsis. MAKIVE never participated in any elections. His first cousin Ioannis Voskopoulos, an elected Administrator of Florina prefecture, as well as other members of his family, self-identify as Greeks.
In 1994 he helped to found the Rainbow Party, of which he has been one of the leading figures since then. The party opened its first office in the Greek city of Florina on 6 September 1995. On 14 September he, along with three other members of the Rainbow Party were charged with "having caused and incited mutual hatred among the citizens" by the local Florina court. Soon organisations such as Amnesty International came to the support of the members of the Rainbow Party, claiming that they would become "prisoners of conscience" if they were to be jailed for the offence.
He has been a prominent figure in Greek media, with numerous appearances in talkshows, and in media of the neighbouring Republic of Macedonia. He has attracted criticism for his positions and activities, given their controversial nature (for more see Macedonia naming dispute).