Policy and Education

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…

Study Macedonian at Indiana University Fall 2006

This Fall 2006 semester Elementary Macedonian (SLAV Q-101/Q501) will be offered at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana for the first time during the academic year. In previous years Macedonian was only offered every other year during the Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European and Central Asian Languages (SWSEEL).   This is a great opportunity for Macedonian students attending IU to…

UMDiaspora Thanks Congresswoman Miller

The Honorable Candice Miller 228 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Congresswoman Miller, The United Macedonian Diaspora would like to thank you for your speech (Long live freedom in Macedonia!) today on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the Republic of Macedonia and its parliamentarian delegation visiting the U.S. this week. Your work and energy…

Kosovo Prime Minister Down Plays Border Dispute

By Neil MacDonald in Prishtina Agim Ceku, prime minister of Kosovo, played down a border dispute with neighbouring Macedonia on Thursday, saying that the current border would not change after the breakaway Serbian province gains formal independence. In an interview with the Financial Times, Mr Ceku said that the line agreed by Macedonia and Serbia in 2001 would be respected…

UMDiaspora Calls for Peaceful and Democratic Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The last several years truly tested the maturity and efficacy of the Republic of Macedonia.  The obligations of the Ohrid Framework Agreement were implemented, foreign investment increased, and most importantly, the European Union granted candidacy status to the Republic of Macedonia.  The United Macedonian Diaspora congratulates the Macedonian government and the Macedonian citizens for these great achievements.…

Unique Opportunity to Study Macedonian in the U.S.

The Critical Languages Institute offers nine-week, eight credit intensive language courses in introductory and intermediate Macedonian. ASU tuition is waived for the eight credits-a savings of thousands of dollars per student.  The only fee for the course is a $400 non-refundable registration processing fee.  This year the course will be held May 30-July 28, 2006 on the Tempe campus of…

Macedonia Announces End to Military Conscription

ISN SECURITY WATCH (Tuesday, 11 April 2006: 10.45 CET) – Macedonian Defense Minister Jovan Manasievski has announced that his country will end military conscription and that the army would be fully professionalized by the beginning of next year, DTT-NET.COM reported. The Monday announcement will make Macedonia the first country in the western Balkans to end military conscription. According to the…