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Croatian-Americans: President Obama – Macedonia Needs Your Unbridled Support

Croatian-Americans: President Obama – Macedonia Needs Your Unbridled Support

May 1, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to inform that our friends, the National Federation of Croatian Americans Cultural Foundation (NFCA CF), the voice of over half a million Croatian-Americans, sent a letter to President Obama encouraging his “unbridled support for the Republic of Macedonia’s bid for full NATO membership during the upcoming…

U.S. Official: Obama Is Working Very Hard Behind Scenes On Macedonia

U.S. Official: Obama Is Working Very Hard Behind Scenes On Macedonia

May 1, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – A Special Assistant to President Obama said yesterday that the U.S. Obama Administration is “working very hard behind the scenes” to resolve the standoff between Macedonia and Greece, including the President himself involved in “discussions with key counterparts.”  However, there was no indication of a breakthrough, and no acknowledgement of Greece’s obligations to…

UMDiaspora Expresses Gratitude to Slovenian Parliamentarian Jelko Kacin

UMDiaspora sends a letter of gratitute to Jelko Kacin for his continued support to the Republic of Macedonia’s aspirations to join the European Union.   Dear Mr. Kacin: The United Macedonian Diaspora, a Washington D.C. based organization with local offices across the world, would like to thank you on behalf of all Macedonians for your energy and activism in supporting…

European Commission Recommends Macedonia Become Candidate Country

The European Commission recommends that Macedonia become a candidate country for European Union Membership.  The United Macedonian Diaspora applauds this decision.  Macedonia must fulfill the required criteria set by Brussels in order to set the date for when negotiations will start.  Macedonia must complete necessary reforms in the fields of judiciary, privatization, electoral legislation, public administration, corruption, and organized crime.…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…