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UMD: Albanian Prime Minister Continues Stirring the Pot in the Balkans

UMD: Albanian Prime Minister Continues Stirring the Pot in the Balkans

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) strongly denounces Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama’s continued use of disinformation and falsehoods relating to the Republic of Macedonia and Albania’s increasing entanglement in the Republic’s internal affairs. In a recent interview for France 24, Rama questioned the “minority” status of ethnic Albanians in Macedonia, stating that their numbers constituted “around 35% of the Macedonian…

UMD Tackles Macedonia Political Crisis on Al-Jazeera

UMD Tackles Macedonia Political Crisis on Al-Jazeera

On March 23, 2017, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) participated in a discussion on The Stream broadcasted by Al-Jazeera. This debate centered on the mass protests taking place in Macedonia as a result of the ethnic Albanian political platform, also known as the Tirana Platform, negotiated in Tirana, Albania under the auspices of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama. Femi Oke…

What do Birthright Macedonia Participants do in Macedonia?

What do Birthright Macedonia Participants do in Macedonia?

Birthright Macedonia is an international program that gives Macedonian youth throughout our Diaspora the opportunity to assert their Macedonian heritage and to declare it to others in a meaningful and significant way. For three weeks during the summer, our youth gather in the Republic and are involved in the multi-faceted aspects of the program. The three major components of the…

What are Alumni saying about Birthright Macedonia?

What are Alumni saying about Birthright Macedonia?

Birthright Macedonia was inaugurated in 2015 with the objective of offering Macedonian youth from around the world the opportunity to connect with their Macedonian heritage. For three weeks in the summer, participants are assigned an internship work program that is consistent with their academic and career goals and general interests. They also live with a host family, which provides them…

UMD Open Letter to EU HRVP Federica Mogherini Prior to Macedonia Visit

UMD Open Letter to EU HRVP Federica Mogherini Prior to Macedonia Visit

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) sent the following letter to the European Union’s HRVP Federica Mogherini prior to her scheduled visit to Macedonia sometime between March 1-4, 2017.   February 26, 2017 Her Excellency Federica Mogherini High Representative of the Union for Foreign Policy and Security Policy Vice-President of the European Commission   Dear Madame Mogherini, Macedonia was the first…

UMD Urges Macedonia to Return to Fundamental Democratic Principles

UMD Urges Macedonia to Return to Fundamental Democratic Principles

Why does Macedonia’s political system seem rigged to fail? Why are some individuals apparently so willing to put personal gain ahead of the national interest? In short, it is because the political system is built on democratic foundations that were seriously compromised by the violence of 2001. And, because that system is rife with moral hazard that seriously challenges the…

UMD: Bulgaria Must Apologize for Role in Holocaust of Macedonian Jews

UMD: Bulgaria Must Apologize for Role in Holocaust of Macedonian Jews

It is with the greatest sadness that the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) commemorates the 74th anniversary of the deportation of nearly all of Macedonia’s Jewish community during World War II by Bulgaria. UMD calls on the Bulgarian government to recognise that, as a result of Bulgaria’s collaboration with Nazi Germany, 7,144 Macedonian Jews were deported to Treblinka, a Nazi extermination…
Announcing the 3rd 10 of UMD Macedonian Diaspora 40 Under Forty List

Announcing the 3rd 10 of UMD Macedonian Diaspora 40 Under Forty List

    The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is proud to announce the 3rd rollout of the 2016 Macedonian Diaspora’s 40 Under 40 List. UMD is recognizing forty Macedonian role models to reinforce our community’s heritage and cultural values. Built through a process of nominations, the final honorees are selected by a selection committee. The UMD Macedonian Diaspora 40 Under 40…

Announcing the 2nd 10 of UMD Macedonian Diaspora 40 under 40 List

  The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is proud to announce the 2016 Macedonian Diaspora’s 40 Under 40 List.   UMD is recognizing forty Macedonian role models to reinforce our community’s heritage and cultural values. Built through a process of nominations, the final honorees are selected by a selection committee. The UMD Macedonian Diaspora 40 Under 40 program was launched in…

Announcing the 1st 10 of UMD Macedonian Diaspora 40 under 40 List

  The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is proud to announce the 2016 Macedonian Diaspora’s 40 Under 40 List.   UMD is recognizing forty Macedonian role models to reinforce our community’s heritage and cultural values. Built through a process of nominations, the final honorees are selected by a selection committee. The UMD Macedonian Diaspora 40 Under 40 program was launched in…