Name Recognition

Danish Foreign Minister on Greece-Macedonia Name Dispute

On May 6th, the Danish Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard delivered a speech titled “Ukraine and the New European (Clean) Energy Debate” at Washington, D.C.’s Brookings Institution. During the question and answer session, UMD President Metodija A. Koloski posed a question of Foreign Minister Lidegaard on his efforts to help resolve the Greece-Macedonia name dispute. Click here for the audio. Below…

Op-ed: Time for Australia to recognise Macedonia’s legitimate name

Op-ed: Time for Australia to recognise Macedonia’s legitimate name

Australia’s e-journal of social and political debate ON LINE Opinion published today an op-ed by UMD President Metodija A. Koloski on the topic “Time for Australia to recognise Macedonia’s legitimate name.” Click HERE to read. On Line Opinion is a not-for-profit e-journal that aims to provide a forum for public social and political debate about current Australian issues and publish…

UMD Strongly Rejects Greek PM’s Comments on Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), as one of the leading voices for Macedonians worldwide, strongly rejects Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ comments that Greece is the only constructive partner towards reaching a solution on the name issue. The Greek PM further noted that the neighboring countries, Albania and Bulgaria, could attest to Greece’s supposed constructiveness. The comments by the Greek…

Foreign Minister Bob Carr Supports Stronger Australia-Macedonia Ties

The advancement of Australia Macedonia relations received a major boost at a gala dinner in Sydney last Friday night organised by the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD). Macedonians from across Australia warmly welcomed Australia’s Foreign Minister Senator Bob Carr. Senator Bob Carr along with the Co-Chairs of the Australia Macedonia Parliamentary Friendship Group, Stephen Jones MP and Luke Simpkins MP was…

UMD Applauds Stephen Jones’ Call for Australian Recognition of Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (Australia) applauds the speech by the Co-Chair of the Australia Macedonia Parliamentary Friendship Group, Mr. Stephen Jones MP in the Australian House of Representatives in which he called for bipartisan political leadership to recognise the Republic of Macedonia under its constitutional name without delay. The speech, which was recorded in the House of Representatives official Parliamentary…

Op-ed: Australian bipartisan support needed for Macedonia and its diaspora in Australia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (Australia) is pleased to report that Australia’s e-journal of social and political debate ON LINE Opinion published yesterday an op-ed by UMD Board Member/Australia Director Ordan Andreevski on the topic “Australian bipartisan support needed for Macedonia and its diaspora in Australia.” To read the entire article click HERE. In the op-ed Andreevski states the following argument…

UMD Thanks the Czech Republic for Recognizing Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that the Czech Republic is the 135th country in the world to recognize Macedonia by its constitutional name.  Following the Hungarian recognition in December 2012, the Czech Republic becomes the 16th EU member-state to recognize Macedonia’s constitutional name.    Macedonia and the Czech Republic have enjoyed bilateral relations long before 1991.…

UMD Meets New Australian Immigration and Citizenship Minister, Hon Brendan O’Connor MP

UMD Meets New Australian Immigration and Citizenship Minister, Hon Brendan O’Connor MP

A delegation from the UMD Australia led by Ordan Andreevski and the Macedonian Community Council of Victoria represented by its Vice-president Aleksandar Mojsovski met with the new Australian Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, the Hon Brendan O’Connor MP. The meeting took place at the Minister’s electoral office in Caroline Springs in Melbourne’s western suburbs, which has a significant number of…

UMD Thanks Hungary for Recognizing Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Hungary is the 134th country in the world to recognize Macedonia by its constitutional name.  UMD thanks Prime Minister Viktor Orban, his government, and the Hungarian people worldwide for their continued strong support and friendship.  UMD uses this opportunity to commend Macedonian Ambassador Darko Angelov, who spoke at the 1st…

UMD Meets with Macedonian President Ivanov at United Nations

UMD Meets with Macedonian President Ivanov at United Nations

A delegation of United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) members led by UMD Chairman Stojan Nikolov met with His Excellency Dr. Gjorge Ivanov, the President of the Republic of Macedonia yesterday at the United Nations (UN) on the sidelines of the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).  President Ivanov personally thanked the delegation for the organization’s important role in uniting…