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Bulgarian Media Sets New Low for Publicly Sanctioned Racism Against Macedonians

Macedonian Human Rights Movement International http://www.mhrmi.org/press/06/focus2.html The Bulgarian media, namely, the Focus News Agency, has set a new low in the country’s publicly sanctioned racism, xenophobia and intolerance toward its Macedonian minority.  On September 12, 2006, Focus referred to OMO Ilinden PIRIN as “separatists“, and claimed that the party paid individuals to sign up to become members.  In order for…

UMDiaspora Attends Briefing on Macedonian Name in U.S. House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United Macedonian Diaspora attended a briefing in the U.S. House of Representatives on March 9th, 2006 organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia with the help and support of the Office of Congressman Mark Souder (R-IN).  In his last Ambassadorial efforts to solidify U.S.-Macedonian relations, His Excellency, Ambassador Nikola Dimitrov briefed various Congressional staffers, members of…

Study Macedonian at Indiana University Fall 2006

This Fall 2006 semester Elementary Macedonian (SLAV Q-101/Q501) will be offered at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana for the first time during the academic year. In previous years Macedonian was only offered every other year during the Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European and Central Asian Languages (SWSEEL).   This is a great opportunity for Macedonian students attending IU to…

Kosovo Prime Minister Down Plays Border Dispute

By Neil MacDonald in Prishtina Agim Ceku, prime minister of Kosovo, played down a border dispute with neighbouring Macedonia on Thursday, saying that the current border would not change after the breakaway Serbian province gains formal independence. In an interview with the Financial Times, Mr Ceku said that the line agreed by Macedonia and Serbia in 2001 would be respected…

UMDiaspora Calls for Peaceful and Democratic Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The last several years truly tested the maturity and efficacy of the Republic of Macedonia.  The obligations of the Ohrid Framework Agreement were implemented, foreign investment increased, and most importantly, the European Union granted candidacy status to the Republic of Macedonia.  The United Macedonian Diaspora congratulates the Macedonian government and the Macedonian citizens for these great achievements.…

State Department Fact Sheet: Adriatic Charter

Fact Sheet Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Washington, DC April 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…