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U.S. Department of State Press Briefing on Macedonia 02/01/2007

Source: U.S. Department of State MR. MCCORMACK: Yeah. Lambros. QUESTION: On FYROM. They are laughing of course. It’s a matter of laughing– yes. Anyway, FYROM. MR. MCCORMACK: FYROM. Oh, yes. FYROM, yes. QUESTION: We will listen carefully what you’re going to say. The Defense Minister of FYROM Lazar Elenovski after his meeting yesterday with the DOD, DOS, and White House…

Donate to help young Andrej

Four-year-old Andrej Zdravkovski, born on July 3rd, 2002, is suffering from a fast growing tumor on the brain stem glioma. Because of his prognosis, Andrej and his mother traveled urgently to the United States for consultations and intensive treatment at the Burzynski Clinic in Houston, Texas. A few days ago, Andrej was rushed back to Macedonia for a critical water-draining…

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 nonconstructive and do little to…

OMO Ilinden PIRIN calls for end to discrimination of Macedonians in Bulgaria

Source: OMO Ilinden PIRIN OPEN LETTER To: The President of the Republic of Bulgaria The Ombudsman of the Republic of Bulgaria The Leader of the Parliamentary Commission for fighting discrimination The Chief Prosecutor of the Republic of Bulgaria Dear Sirs, In the last couple of weeks on the territory of Republic of Bulgaria we witnessed unprecedented questioning and harassing of…

International Human Rights Day

Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) would like to draw attention to International Human Rights Day (10th December) as an important event for everyone to take note of and make a stand against the many human rights violations across the world. For Macedonians, this is especially significant. Macedonians in Southeast Europe find themselves, in a situation where they…

Macedonian Parliament Preparing Declaration for Support of Macedonians in Bulgaria

Source: MIC The Macedonian Parliament is preparing to adopt a declaration on the rights of the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria, at the initiative of DOM parliamentarian Liljana Popovska. Even though the opposition criticized the Government for not reacting to this problem on time, this document will most probably receive broad political support in the Assembly, Utrinski Vesnik reports. A few…

Dnevnik Interview with Nortel CEO, Mike Zafirovski

Source: Macedonian daily Dnevnik Translated by UMD Staff Zero Tolerance for Corruption We want people to believe that we have undertaken this venture with serious dedication and that we will take concrete steps that will make life better, says the head of Canadian Nortel. Mike Zafirovski, a Macedonian and world-renowned manager, was appointed last year as the Chief Executive Officer…

Winter events have long, festive pasts

By Christopher Deliso, Lonely Planet Despite its partially Mediterranean climate, Macedonia in winter can be snowy and cold. No surprise then that the country’s hospitable inhabitants keep warm with copious amounts of food and grog, along with carnivals marked by costumed tomfoolery. Luckily, those traveling through southeastern Europe this winter can enjoy two of the best Macedonian carnivals within weeks…