Policy and Education

Agenda: 4th Macedonian-American Leadership Conference and Days on the Hill

Agenda: 4th Macedonian-American Leadership Conference and Days on the Hill

Agenda: 4th Macedonian-American Leadership Conference and Days on the Hill Thursday, June 8, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – MALC2017 Registration at UMD Office 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Meetings in Congress 6:00 p.m. – Macedonian-American Heritage Congressional Reception in honor of June Immigrant Heritage Month featuring performance by the Goce Delchev Macedonian Folk Dance Ensemble from New…

UMD Position on President Ivanov Giving Mandate to Zoran Zaev

UMD Position on President Ivanov Giving Mandate to Zoran Zaev

Yesterday, Macedonia’s President Gjorge Ivanov imparted the mandate to form a new Macedonian government to the leader of the Social Democratic Party of Macedonia, Mr. Zoran Zaev. Mr. Zaev provided assurances to the President that his Parliamentary majority will “guarantee the protection of the unitary character, sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence and multi-ethnicity of the Republic of Macedonia.” Mr. Zaev further…

UMD: Macedonia’s Unitary, Sovereign Character Must Be Preserved

UMD: Macedonia’s Unitary, Sovereign Character Must Be Preserved

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) rejects the illegitimate appointment of Talat Xhaferi as speaker of the Macedonian parliament. Mr. Xhaferi – who used to go by the name Komandant Forina – is implicated as being directly responsible for the Vejce Massacre of 2001, in which eight Macedonian soldiers were ambushed, tortured and then burned alive by Albanian separatists. An alleged…

UMD Appeals to Macedonian Citizens to Refrain from Violence

UMD Appeals to Macedonian Citizens to Refrain from Violence

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) appeals to the citizens of Macedonia to refrain from violence. Violence is not the solution and leads to endangering the future, peace and stability in Macedonia. The only democratic solution for the crisis is dialogue among all political parties, instead of escalating situations like today’s in the Parliament with the illegal election of Talat Xhaferi…