Advocacy

Agenda: 4th Macedonian-American Leadership Conference and Days on the Hill

Agenda: 4th Macedonian-American Leadership Conference and Days on the Hill

Agenda: 4th Macedonian-American Leadership Conference and Days on the Hill Thursday, June 8, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – MALC2017 Registration at UMD Office 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Meetings in Congress 6:00 p.m. – Macedonian-American Heritage Congressional Reception in honor of June Immigrant Heritage Month featuring performance by the Goce Delchev Macedonian Folk Dance Ensemble from New…

UMD: Macedonia Caucus Vital to Bolstering U.S.-Macedonia Ties

UMD: Macedonia Caucus Vital to Bolstering U.S.-Macedonia Ties

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) applauds the efforts of the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (hereinafter referred to as “Macedonia Caucus”), which is critical to the U.S.-Macedonia strategic bilateral relationship. Over 30 members of Congress, both Republicans and Democrats, are part of the Macedonia Caucus. UMD looks forward to members of the Macedonia Caucus visiting Macedonia in the near…

UMD Leaders Discuss Macedonia with Congressman Lowenthal

UMD Leaders Discuss Macedonia with Congressman Lowenthal

Yesterday, United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) leaders met with Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-CA-47th Congressional District) in his Long Beach, California office to discuss U.S.-Macedonia relations and issues concerning the Macedonian-American community in his district and throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Pictured left to right: UMD Board Member & U.S. Director Trajko Papuckoski, Congressman Lowenthal, UMD Los Angeles Regional Representative Marija…

UMD: Albanian Prime Minister Continues Stirring the Pot in the Balkans

UMD: Albanian Prime Minister Continues Stirring the Pot in the Balkans

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) strongly denounces Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama’s continued use of disinformation and falsehoods relating to the Republic of Macedonia and Albania’s increasing entanglement in the Republic’s internal affairs. In a recent interview for France 24, Rama questioned the “minority” status of ethnic Albanians in Macedonia, stating that their numbers constituted “around 35% of the Macedonian…

UMD Tackles Macedonia Political Crisis on Al-Jazeera

UMD Tackles Macedonia Political Crisis on Al-Jazeera

On March 23, 2017, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) participated in a discussion on The Stream broadcasted by Al-Jazeera. This debate centered on the mass protests taking place in Macedonia as a result of the ethnic Albanian political platform, also known as the Tirana Platform, negotiated in Tirana, Albania under the auspices of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama. Femi Oke…

UMD Open Letter to EU HRVP Federica Mogherini Prior to Macedonia Visit

UMD Open Letter to EU HRVP Federica Mogherini Prior to Macedonia Visit

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) sent the following letter to the European Union’s HRVP Federica Mogherini prior to her scheduled visit to Macedonia sometime between March 1-4, 2017.   February 26, 2017 Her Excellency Federica Mogherini High Representative of the Union for Foreign Policy and Security Policy Vice-President of the European Commission   Dear Madame Mogherini, Macedonia was the first…

UMD: Bulgaria Must Apologize for Role in Holocaust of Macedonian Jews

UMD: Bulgaria Must Apologize for Role in Holocaust of Macedonian Jews

It is with the greatest sadness that the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) commemorates the 74th anniversary of the deportation of nearly all of Macedonia’s Jewish community during World War II by Bulgaria. UMD calls on the Bulgarian government to recognise that, as a result of Bulgaria’s collaboration with Nazi Germany, 7,144 Macedonian Jews were deported to Treblinka, a Nazi extermination…