Policy and Education

UMDiaspora Pleased With Conduct of Elections; Wishes New Government Success

Read this Press Release in Macedonian by clicking HERE. Release No. 06-07/12 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora is pleased with the democratic and peaceful conduct of the July 5, 2006 parliamentary elections in the Republic of Macedonia. We congratulate the citizens of Macedonia for furthering Macedonia’s goals of joining NATO and the European Union. All Macedonian citizens must…

ACTION ALERT – Times Refers to Macedonians as “Slavs”

Voice your displeasure to The Times referring to Macedonians as “Slavs” and Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski as a “Slav nationalist”. Send your letters to the following addresses. Please see MHRMI’s response below. [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Macedonian Human Rights Movement International July 7, 2006 In the July 6, 2006 article “Former boxer becomes Macedonian Prime Minister” (www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,13509-2258934,00.html), Anthony Browne…

UMDiaspora Urges Macedonian Citizens to Exercise Their Right to Vote

Read this Press Release in Macedonian by clicking HERE. Release No. 06-06/30 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora encourages all Macedonian citizens to vote en masse in the upcoming parliamentary elections, scheduled for July 5, 2006. As stated in our previous press release, these elections are of paramount importance to the Republic of Macedonia. We urge Macedonian citizens to…

MHRMI Condemns Bulgaria’s Racist Coverage of Macedonian Party Congress

Source: MHRMI Bulgarian politicians and media are in an uproar following the congress of Macedonian political party OMO Ilinden PIRIN. The party called for the Macedonian language to be taught in schools and news to be broadcast in Macedonian on Bulgarian state television. On its website, the Focus News Agency referred to this as the “Scandal of the Day” and…

Macedonians reload with new platoon

Source: Blackanthem Military News, CAMP TAJI, Iraq Macedonia recently renewed its support in the fight against terrorists in Iraq as the Macedonian Ranger Platoon transferred authority to the Macedonian “Wolves” Special Forces Platoon in a ceremony June 7. The Macedonian Ranger Platoon leaves Iraq after completing 270 combat patrols, conducting two medical operations, saving the lives of numerous local nationals…

UMDiaspora Insulted By Buckovski’s Irresponsible and Insensitive Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora views the recent suggestion by Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski to con-celebrate St. Elias’s Day (Ilinden) holiday with the Republic of Bulgaria with profound indignation. Ilinden is a Macedonian national holiday; and according to Macedonian President Branko Crvenkovski, “[The Ilinden uprising] is one of the pillars of our existence, national identity, and foundation of…

Spend a Day in Macedonia

A small and beautiful country nestled in the southeast of Europe, Macedonia offers its visitors a unique blend of natural wonders, traditions and cultures – as well as a long tradition of unrivaled hospitality. From their savory cuisine to their love of music, dance and general merrymaking, Macedonians know how to make their guests feel at home. Combining these qualities…

US corporation Johnson Controls to invest in Macedonia

By Marina Stojanovska for Southeast European Times in Skopje The Macedonian government and representatives of the US company, Johnson Controls, signed a memorandum for co-operation and investment earlier this month, allowing the corporation to begin building a plant at the Bunardzik free economic zone near Skopje. In the first phase, Johnson Controls plans to construct a 6,000 square meter plant…

Greek President Denies Existence of Macedonian Minority in Greece

Macedonian Human Rights Movement International Press Release – May 21, 2006 Macedonian Human Rights Movement International applauds Macedonian President Branko Crvenkovski’s statement in response to comments by Greek President Karolos Papulias stating that there is no Macedonian minority in Greece. On May 17, 2006, Papulias said, “There is no Slavic minority in Greece, there is only a Muslim minority which…

Macedonian Studies at Macquarie University in Australia

Maybe you’re a second or third generation Macedonian and you’ve learnt some Macedonian at home. Wouldn’t it be great to improve your conversation, reading and comprehension skills. Study at Macquarie and you’ll be able to read a Macedonian newspaper or book, and really impress your relatives overseas when you next visit! You’ll also be more confident in passing on Macedonian…