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MP Petrov on Macedonia’s NATO Aspirations

MP Petrov on Macedonia’s NATO Aspirations

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) hosted Macedonian Member of Parliament Andrej Petrov and member of the Macedonia-U.S. Parliamentary Friendship Group for a timely roundtable discussion on “Macedonia’s NATO Aspirations and Southeast Europe Regional Stability” today at our offices in Washington, D.C. Mr. Petrov thanked UMD for its hard work in Washington, D.C. to promote Macedonia. Mr. Petrov discussed the need for…

NATO In Crisis: Alliance Suffers From Lack Of Legitimacy, U.S. Leadership

May 22, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is deeply concerned over point 26 of NATO’s official Chicago Summit communiqué regarding Macedonia.  The hypocritical statement contradicts NATO’s own rules, and amounts to tacit approval of Athens’ illegal veto tactics against Macedonia, over the artificial “name dispute.” UMD respects Macedonia’s strategic reform policies related to Euro-Atlantic integration,…

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,”…

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,”…

UMD Applauds Senate Passage of the NATO Freedom Consolidation Act of 2006

Washington, D.C. – On November 16th, 2006, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Senate Passes NATO Freedom Consolidation Act   to “endorse further enlargement of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and to facilitate the timely admission of Albania, Croatia, Georgia, and Macedonia to NATO,” among other purposes.  United Macedonian Diaspora applauds this, and in light of the upcoming Riga…

SUCCESSFUL ACTION ALERT – Macedonia in NATO 2008

Macedonia is a candidate country for NATO membership, and hopes to receive a clear signal to join at the NATO Summit in Riga, Latvia being held on November 28-29, 2006. Let’s help Macedonia!  Contact Your State Senator TODAY and Ask Them to Co-Sponsor Senate Bill 4014 Washington, DC – On September 29, 2006, Senator Richard G. Lugar, joined by Senator Joseph…

Senate Passes NATO Freedom Consolidation Act

Source: Senator Lugar’s website  U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Dick Lugar announced unanimous Senate passage last night of S. 4014, the NATO Freedom Consolidation Act of 2006. The goal of this bill is to reaffirm U.S. support for continued enlargement of NATO to democracies that are able and willing to meet the responsibilities of membership. Specifically, the legislation calls…

President Bush Signs 2007 NATO Freedom Consolidation Act

ource: White House  For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryApril 10, 2007 President Bush Signs the NATO Freedom Consolidation Act of 2007 On Monday, April 9, 2007, the President signed into law: S. 494, the “NATO Freedom Consolidation Act of 2007,” which reaffirms support for continued enlargement of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO); designates Albania, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, and…

Adriatic Charter: NATO Integration and Security Challenges

Adriatic Charter: NATO Integration and Security Challenges

Source: US Embassy – Macedonia  Welcome Remarks by Ambassador Gillian Milovanovic   Skopje, Republic of MacedoniaJune 12, 2007 Mr. Prime Minister, Mr. Speaker, Minister Milososki, Mr. Chairman, Brigadier Durance, distinguished parliamentarians, ladies and gentlemen – It is a pleasure to join you this morning for the opening of this conference on NATO integration and security challenges.  I am especially pleased…

Macedonia Hosts NATO Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council Security Forum

Macedonia Hosts NATO Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council Security Forum

Source: US Embassy in Macedonia Ministers, senior officials, parliamentarians, academics, NGO representatives, and journalists from 49 NATO and Partner countries gathered on the shores of Lake Ohrid for discussions of key security issues. The need for a comprehensive approach to Afghanistan, a framework for energy security and the importance of integrating the Balkans into Euro-Atlantic structures was the focus of…

Defense Minister reaffirms Macedonia’s readiness for NATO

Defense Minister reaffirms Macedonia’s readiness for NATO

DM Elenovski: Macedonia meets basic requirements for NATO entry (Skopje)  In an interview with the Macedonian radio, the Defense Minister of the Republic of Macedonia Lazar Elenovskistates that Macedonia meets basic requirements for NATO accession and is ready to become a part of the Euro-Atlantic orgnaization. “I believe that before this historic act every Macedonian citizen should also possess a…

Name dispute not deciding factor in Macedonia’s NATO bid

Source: SETimes  By Marina Stojanovska for Southeast European Times in Skopje – 27/11/07  Macedonia should demonstrate its ability to resolve its domestic disputes in a democratic manner, NATO Parliament Assembly President Jose Lello said on Monday (November 26th). He also refuted suggestions that the name dispute with neighbouring Greece is stalling Macedonia’s bid to join NATO. “The so-called name issue…