Name Recognition

House Resolution 521

Educate your Representative in Congress about Resolution 521 Macedonian-Americans, please educate your Representative in Congress regarding Resolution 521 BACKGROUND On October 27, 2005, the U.S. Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues co-chaired by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Congressman Mike Bilirakis (R-FL) introduced a resolution calling upon Macedonia to “cease its distribution of negative and nationalist propaganda and…work with the United…

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 the media, and Greek and Macedonian émigré organizations, respectively on the topic of The right to an identity: Republic of Macedonia and Resolutions H. Res. 521 and H. Con. Res. 306

UMD Rejects Any Compromise Over Macedonia’s Name

Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) has been closely following the recent decision by the Macedonian government to rename its main airport in Skopje to ‘Alexander the Great International Airport.’  Negative remarks made by Greek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis and Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis threatening to block Macedonia’s NATO and EU memberships, are unconstructive and do little to further the good neighbor relations between Macedonia and Greece.

Name Macedonia not welcome in Strasbourg

Source: Macedonian Information Centre

Without any explanation, the press service of the Council of Europe removed the signs indicating the flag and name of the country from the seats of the three Macedonian journalists who are reporting from the winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly. The signs indicated the flag and name of the country – Macedonia – the name of the journalist, and the name of the media.  No one had any remarks about these signs at the previous session, “Utrinski Vesnik” writes.

UMD Salutes the Passage of S. 494 and H.R. 987; Concerned about Use of Abbreviation

BACKGROUND

United Macedonian Diaspora salutes the passage of the Senate Bill 494 and the House Resolution 987 that support the timely admission of the Republic of Macedonia to NATO. However, our organization is concerned that at the last minute amendment to the Senate bill was introduced to reference to the Republic of Macedonia as FYROM.  This type of verbiage is contradictory to the official policy of the United States when referencing the Republic of Macedonia.  It is of great importance that Albania, Croatia, and Macedonia join NATO in 2008 in order to secure and stabilize the Balkan region. 

FEATURE ARTICLE: Influencing Australian Foreign Policy on Macedonia

by Ordan Andreevski Why hasn’t the Australian Government or opposition recognised the Republic of Macedonia under its Constitutional name? Why should it and what can the Australian Macedonian community do about it? The Australian Macedonian community has many unmet social and political needs such as the name issue as a result of historical, political, management, and strategic realities and inaction. …

ABA Sends Letter to Congressman Tom Lantos

ABA Sends Letter to Congressman Tom Lantos

The United Macedonian Diaspora would like to extend its sincere thanks to the American Bosnian Association for its recent letter to Congress supporting the constitutional name of the Republic of Macedonia.

Though motivated, our organization can only succeed in its goals through solidarity with unbiased third parties, capable of distinguishing the gross injustices carried out in the name of national chauvinism.  We applaud their courage and integrity and offer our heartfelt gratitude.

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March 23, 2007

The Honorable Tom Lantos, Chairman
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
2170 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC20515