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Rift Grows Between U.S. State Department and Congress over Macedonia in NATO

Rift Grows Between U.S. State Department and Congress over Macedonia in NATO

April 27, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – On April 26, the U.S. House Subcommittee on Europe exposed a growing rift on Capitol Hill.  The U.S. State Department appears to be increasingly at odds with members of Congress and NGO experts over Macedonia’s long-overdue NATO membership. “It was encouraging to see Representatives confronting the U.S. State Department’s disappointing statements head on,”…

Turkish-Americans: Inclusion of Macedonia in NATO Well Overdue

Turkish-Americans: Inclusion of Macedonia in NATO Well Overdue

April 25, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to inform that our friends, the Assembly of Turkish-American Associations (ATAA), the Federation of Turkish American Associations (FTAA), and the Turkish Coalition of America (TCA), the voice of over 500,000 Turkish-Americans and 300,000 Turkic-Americans, sent a letter to President Obama urging him “to consider the interests…

Condoleezza Rice: “Macedonia is Ready” “NATO Must Remain Open”

April 18, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – On Friday, April 13, 2012, the 66th U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice delivered remarks at the Heritage Foundation on the topic of “Leadership: America’s Critical Foreign Policy Role.  UMD President Metodija A. Koloski” and International Policy and Diplomacy Fellow Ana Donevska attended the event.  The first question during the Question-and-Answer period was asked…

Condoleezza Rice: “Macedonia is Ready” “NATO Must Remain Open”

Condoleezza Rice: “Macedonia is Ready” “NATO Must Remain Open”

April 18, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – On Friday, April 13, 2012, the 66th U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice delivered remarks at the Heritage Foundation on the topic of “Leadership: America’s Critical Foreign Policy Role.  UMD President Metodija A. Koloski” and International Policy and Diplomacy Fellow Ana Donevska attended the event.  The first question during the Question-and-Answer period was…

UMD Proudly Announces New Macedonia in NATO Website

UMD Proudly Announces New Macedonia in NATO Website

April 11, 2012 – Chicago and Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is proud to announce a new component to its ongoing campaign in the lead up to the NATO Summit in Chicago – a dedicated “Macedonia in NATO” website – www.macedoniainnato.org.  “The idea of the site is to present a complex issue in an effective way that…

54 Members of Congress Urge Obama to Invite Macedonia During Chicago Summit

54 Members of Congress Urge Obama to Invite Macedonia During Chicago Summit

April 3, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that fifty-four members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a bipartisan letter to President Barack Obama, strongly urging his Administration “to make sure that NATO finally offers the Republic of Macedonia its well-deserved formal invitation to join the Alliance during the Chicago Summit,”…

ACT NOW: Macedonian Petition to President Obama and NATO

February 22, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) announced today the release of a petition to U.S. President Barack Obama and all NATO Heads of State urging NATO leaders to grant NATO membership to Macedonia at the upcoming NATO Summit in Chicago on May 20-21, 2012.  UMD urges Macedonians and friends of Macedonia to sign the…

NEW REPORT: Unfinished Business: The Importance of NATO Membership for Macedonia

February 15, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce the publication of a new report on Macedonia’s road to NATO membership: Unfinished Business: The Importance of NATO Membership for Macedonia.  The report was written by UMD International Policy and Diplomacy Fellows Matthew Emery and Philip Reboli, and edited by UMD Director of Public…

ICJ Ruling exposes NATO duplicity, Greece unintentionally hints at real root cause of “name dispute”

ICJ Ruling exposes NATO duplicity, Greece unintentionally hints at real root cause of “name dispute”

December 14, 2011 – Washington, D.C. – On December 5, 2011, the International Court of Justice ruled that Greece had illegally blocked Macedonia from joining international institutions such as NATO, in violation of the “Interim Accord” (1995).  As a matter of law, the ICJ ruled that the U.N. Security Council brokered agreement precluded Greece from blocking Macedonia from NATO.  “Ironically,…

UMD Reaffirms Request That President Obama Champion Macedonia’s Accession to NATO; Refutes AHI

UMD Reaffirms Request That President Obama Champion Macedonia’s Accession to NATO; Refutes AHI

November 18, 2010 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) sent a letter this week to President Barack Obama reaffirming UMD’s request that the President and his administration clearly and forcefully express to our NATO allies that Macedonia should be formally invited to join NATO at the upcoming Lisbon Summit.  This most recent UMD letter follows up on…

Four U.S. Senators Urge President Obama to Support Macedonia’s NATO Membership at Lisbon Summit

Four U.S. Senators Urge President Obama to Support Macedonia’s NATO Membership at Lisbon Summit

November 16, 2010 – Washington, D.C. – On November 15, 2010, four U.S. Senators sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to engage in concerted diplomacy to encourage NATO allies to offer Macedonia a formal invitation to become a member of the Alliance at this weekend’s NATO Summit in Lisbon, Portugal.  Signed by Senators Mark Begich (D-AK), Richard…

Hungarian-Americans Support Macedonia’s NATO Membership

Hungarian-Americans Support Macedonia’s NATO Membership

On Friday, November 12, 2010, the Hungarian American Coalition (HAC), the voice of 1.5 million Hungarian-Americans, sent a letter to President Obama calling for his clear support of Macedonia’s NATO membership.  “Macedonia has by all standards been ready to join the Alliance, were it not for the unfortunate name-issue we all are too familiar with, which is an issue that…