Policy and Education

UMDiaspora Representatives Meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia

Washington, D.C. – United Macedonian Diaspora representatives, Metodija A. Koloski, Denis Manevski, and Marina Veljanovska, met yesterday with United States Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia, Ambassador Gillian Milovanovic to discuss U.S.-Macedonian relations. UMDiaspora expressed gratitude over the U.S. Government’s continued policy in referring to Macedonia by its constitutional name, noting its dissatisfaction over the Greek Foreign Minister’s warning yesterday…

FEATURE ARTICLE: Character Education as a Key to European Integration

By Carol Dimovski, M.Ed. The reform vision for the Republic of Macedonia, appropriately titled “Rebirth in 100 Steps”, released by VMRO-DPMNE and future Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, is the most impressive document that has come from any political party in the country’s young history. The ex-Finance Minister and his ruling party have set ambitious goals that are supported with detailed…

Macedonians Take Active Role in Australian Census

Release No. 06-08/06   Washington, D.C. — The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) calls upon all Macedonians across Australia to actively participate in the Australian census on 8 August 2006 and acknowledge their Macedonian ancestry. In past censuses, Australian Macedonians have been underrepresented due to the lack of questions regarding ancestry and language barriers among first-generation Australian Macedonians. In the 2006…

Macedonian Prime Minister Will Seek Justice for expelled Macedonians from Greece

Source: Macedonian daily Dnevnik Translated by UMDiaspora Staff It is about time somebody raised this issue, initiating a dialogue with Greece on the problems of the expelled Macedonians, incoming Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski said. During a pan-Macedonian gathering in the Pelister village of Trnovo yesterday, Prime Minister-designate Nikola Gruevski promised the expelled Macedonians that he would initiate a dialogue with…

U.S. Embassy Statement: Macedonia’s Parliamentary Elections 2006

Source: U.S. Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia The U.S. Embassy congratulates the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia for their positive participation in the parliamentary elections on July 5, and commends Prime Minister Buckovski for the statesmanship he demonstrated in his concession speech. The thousands of citizens who served as election board members, party observers, and election monitors on Election Day…

Anti-Macedonian Hysteria in Bulgaria

Source: Macedonian daily newspaper Dnevnik Translated by UMDiaspora Staff The European Commission ought to watch closely the situation in Bulgaria and help the Macedonian party OMO Ilinden PIRIN to be registered as a political party, the European Free Alliance (EFA) has requested. “The anti- Macedonian hysteria in Bulgaria must stop and the party of the Macedonians OMO Ilinden PIRIN should…

EFA Letter to the Commissioner of the European Commission

On July 18th, 2006, Nelly Maes, the President of the European Free Alliance sent a letter to Olli Rehn, the Commissioner of Enlargement of the European Commission in reference to Bulgaria’s denial to recognize its quite large ethnic Macedonian minority urging him to monitor the situation. Mr. Commissioner of the European Commission, As President of the European Free Alliance (EFA),…

MHRMI Calls on Bulgarian Authorities to Respect Freedom of Assembly

Source: Macedonian Human Rights Movement International Press Release – July 21, 2006 Read this page in Macedonian On July 30, 2006 in Mosomishkite Banji, Bulgaria, (near the city of Gotse Delchev) Macedonian organizations and their supporters will gather to commemorate Ilinden, the Macedonian uprising against the Ottoman Empire in 1903. Macedonians in Bulgaria continuously face discrimination and intimidation when asserting…

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…