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Republic of Macedonia erga omnes

Republic of Macedonia erga omnes

Republic of Macedonia erga omnes By Jason Miko   The views expressed in the following paper do not necessarily reflect those of the United Macedonian Diaspora; however, we here at UMD are pleased to publish and promote this paper on our platform. We hope that in allowing this paper to reach a greater audience, it will facilitate a larger discussion on…

UMD Rebukes Albanian Prime Minister’s Provocations

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) reproves Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama’s recent statements regarding the Republic of Macedonia, addressing a regional conference in Tirana on May 20. Mr. Rama stated that he would veto Macedonia’s NATO membership if Macedonia did not implement the Ohrid Framework Agreement fully. He also asserted that Macedonian authorities incorrectly categorized the recent violence in Kumanovo…

UMD Responds to Al Jazeera Documentary Regarding Macedonia

Please find below UMD’s response to the recent Al Jazeera Documentary: “Macedonia: Behind the Facade.” You can watch the documentary by clicking HERE. Dear Madame or Sir: I write this letter on behalf of the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), a leading international non-governmental organization promoting the interests and needs of Macedonians and Macedonian communities worldwide. I am quite troubled by…

Macedonian Army’s New Boss: “Defense Minister Forina”

Macedonian Army’s New Boss: “Defense Minister Forina”

News of Talat Xhaferi’s appointment to Minister of Defense of Macedonia is being met with dismay across the worldwide Macedonian Diaspora community.  The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) expressed its deepest concern and regret regarding the appointment of Xhaferi, known as “Commandant Forina” during the ethnic Albanian terrorist attacks on Macedonian armed forces and civilians in 2001. “The ARM (Army of…

UMD: Besimi Incident a National Disgrace

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) condemns the actions of the Macedonian Minister of Defense Fatmir Besimi in paying respect to the fallen fighters of the NLA that engaged in terrorist acts against Macedonia in 2001. Last week, in the village of Slupchane, on the day that marked the 11th anniversary of the controversial Ohrid Framework Agreement, a government delegation headed by…

UMD: Ohrid Framework Agreement Is Flawed; Rule of Law Must Prevail

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is deeply concerned over recent developments in Macedonia that have been caused by the Macedonian-Albanian political leaders and officials.  UMD calls on the Macedonian government to ensure that the rule of law prevails and not pardon these acts due to the controversial Ohrid Framework Agreement (OFA) of 2001.  UMD has long believed that the OFA…

ОМД: Охридскиот Рамковен Договор има многу недостатоци, а владеењето на правото мора да преовладува

Обединетата Македонска Дијаспора (ОМД) е крајно  загрижена за бројните немили настани во Македонија предизвикани од страна на албанските лидери и јавни службеници. ОМД ја повикува македонската влада да обезбеди целосно владеење на правото на територија на Република Македонија, и да не дозволи Охридскиот рамковен договор да биде изговор овие дела да поминат неказнети. ОМД цврсто верува дека овој договор има…

Macedonia Maintains Top Status in Global Fight to End Human Trafficking

June 21, 2012 – Washington D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) congratulates the Republic of Macedonia for once again earning Tier One status in the fight to rid the world of human trafficking, according to the U.S. State Department 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report released this week.  Historically located at the major crossroads of the Balkans, Macedonia has been…

UMD: Islamist Rally in Skopje Designed to Intimidate

UMD: Islamist Rally in Skopje Designed to Intimidate

May 7, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is deeply concerned about the latest reported incident of religious intolerance, which took place at a rally in downtown Skopje.  Alleged Islamist militants chanted “Death to Christians” on the city streets, and young men brandished what appeared to be Hezbollah and Jihadist symbols.  Around 1,500 protestors demanded the…

Kosovo prime minister plays down 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…

UMD Taken Aback by Metropolitan Anthimos’ Threatening Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 7, 2007 Contact: Dijana Despodova PajkovskiPhone: (202) 213-4441 [email protected]  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) condemns the recent statement made by Metropolitan Bishop Anthimos of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Thessaloniki, as reported by the Associated Press on November 5, 2007, calling for the “return” of portions of geographic Macedonia to Greece:   “Macedonia is Greek…