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President Bush Meets Adriatic Charter Prime Ministers

President George W. Bush stands with Prime Minister Ivo Sanader, left, of Croatia, Prime Minister Sali Berisha of Albania, and Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski of Macedonia, Sunday, June 10, 2007, following a lunch with the three leaders during a stop in Tirana, Albania. White House photo by Chris Greenberg.

EU Criticism for Macedonia Is Well-Intentional

Source: Macedonian daily Utrinski Vesnik  Translated by UMD Staff Strasbourg — In Strasbourg, Foreign Minister Antonio Milososki had a working breakfast with Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe (CoE), and a few European Parliament members, currently in session. Minister, what did your discussions with Mr. Davis include, considering that the CoE plays an important role in giving…

UMD and MHRMI Call on the European Union to Ensure that Human Rights are Respected by Bulgaria

Washington, D.C. and Toronto, Canada – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) and Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) call on the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights to intervene immediately to ensure that the human rights of the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria are respected by the Bulgarian government in accordance to the verdict by the European Court…

FEATURE ARTICLE: Character Education as a Key to European Integration

By Carol Dimovski, M.Ed. The reform vision for the Republic of Macedonia, appropriately titled “Rebirth in 100 Steps”, released by VMRO-DPMNE and future Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, is the most impressive document that has come from any political party in the country’s young history.  The ex-Finance Minister and his ruling party have set ambitious goals that are supported with detailed…

Anti-Macedonian Hysteria in Bulgaria

 Source: Macedonian daily newspaper Dnevnik Translated by UMDiaspora Staff The European Commission ought to watch closely the situation in Bulgaria and help the Macedonian party OMO Ilinden PIRIN to be registered as a political party, the European Free Alliance (EFA) has requested. “The anti- Macedonian hysteria in Bulgaria must stop and the party of the Macedonians OMO Ilinden PIRIN should…

UMDiaspora Pleased With Conduct of Elections; Wishes New Government Success

Read this Press Release in Macedonian by clicking HERE. Release No. 06-07/12 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora is pleased with the democratic and peaceful conduct of the July 5, 2006 parliamentary elections in the Republic of Macedonia.  We congratulate the citizens of Macedonia for furthering Macedonia’s goals of joining NATO and the European Union.  All Macedonian citizens must…

Macedonians reload with new platoon

Source: Blackanthem Military News, CAMP TAJI, Iraq Macedonia recently renewed its support in the fight against terrorists in Iraq as the Macedonian Ranger Platoon transferred authority to the Macedonian “Wolves” Special Forces Platoon in a ceremony June 7. The Macedonian Ranger Platoon leaves Iraq after completing 270 combat patrols, conducting two medical operations, saving the lives of numerous local nationals…

Macedonian soldiers prepare to take part in EU’s Althea mission

Macedonian soldiers prepare to take part in EU’s Althea mission

By Zoran Nikolovski for Southeast European Times in Skopje The Macedonian government has decided to dispatch a military contingent as part of the EU’s Althea mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The army unit will include 17 soldiers and the crew of two transport helicopters. The unit will leave for BiH in July, and would likely be stationed near Mostar.…

Macedonia Announces End to Military Conscription

ISN SECURITY WATCH (Tuesday, 11 April 2006: 10.45 CET) – Macedonian Defense Minister Jovan Manasievski has announced that his country will end military conscription and that the army would be fully professionalized by the beginning of next year, DTT-NET.COM reported. The Monday announcement will make Macedonia the first country in the western Balkans to end military conscription. According to the…

State Department Fact Sheet: Adriatic Charter

Fact SheetBureau of European and Eurasian AffairsWashington, DCApril 10, 2006 Adriatic Charter Secretary of State Colin Powell, together with his colleagues, Foreign Ministers Meta, Picula and Mitreva, signed the Adriatic Charter in Tirana, Albania, May 2, 2003. The Adriatic Charter, an initiative in the spirit of the 1998 U.S.-Baltic Charter, was proposed jointly by the Presidents of Albania, Croatia, and…

EU Leaders Grant Macedonia Candidate Status

Today is a great day in the history of the Macedonian nation and people!  The United Macedonian Diaspora commends the EU decision to grant Macedonia candidate status.  We encourage the Macedonian government and people to work much harder at meeting the necessary reforms to become an EU member state, which is not far from now.  Please read full article by…