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Macedonia’s NATO Membership: No Time for Complacency

Macedonia’s NATO Membership: No Time for Complacency

Now is the most important time for NATO to grant Macedonia membership status. The Balkans region has become increasingly unstable, and it’s imperative that American and European cooperation accompanies a strong, direct push for unity. During a hearing on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, the Senate Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation addressed a number of threatening issues pertaining to…

UMD: Bulgaria Must Apologize for Role in Holocaust of Macedonian Jews

UMD: Bulgaria Must Apologize for Role in Holocaust of Macedonian Jews

It is with the greatest sadness that the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) commemorates the 74th anniversary of the deportation of nearly all of Macedonia’s Jewish community during World War II by Bulgaria. UMD calls on the Bulgarian government to recognise that, as a result of Bulgaria’s collaboration with Nazi Germany, 7,144 Macedonian Jews were deported to Treblinka, a Nazi extermination…

U.S. Congratulates Macedonia on Success in Clearing Land Mines

Source: U.S. Department of State United States helped fund six mine-removal teams, mine-clearance training for 60 By Mary Specht Washington File Staff Writer Washington — The United States congratulated Macedonia September 29 for successfully clearing land mines from its territory and thus joining “the growing number of countries that are no longer significantly affected by land mines leftover from past conflicts.”…

Five U.S. Senators Introduce NATO Enlargement Legislation

Source: Senator Bill Frist’s Website WASHINGTON, D.C – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D. (R-Tenn.) made the following statement after joining with Sens. Lugar (R-Ind.), Biden  (D-Del.), Smith (R-Ore.) and McCain (R-Ariz.) to introduce legislation supporting the admission of Albania, Croatia, Georgia and Macedonia to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): “For more than 50 years, the NATO has served…

SUCCESSFUL ACTION ALERT – Macedonia in NATO 2008

Macedonia is a candidate country for NATO membership, and hopes to receive a clear signal to join at the NATO Summit in Riga, Latvia being held on November 28-29, 2006. Let’s help Macedonia! Contact Your State Senator TODAY and Ask Them to Co-Sponsor Senate Bill 4014 Washington, DC – On September 29, 2006, Senator Richard G. Lugar, joined by Senator Joseph R.…

Young Macedonian Students Tour State Department

Source: U.S. Embassy in Macedonia Website  The United Macedonian Diaspora helped coordinate the visits to the Capitol and to the various monuments, Smithsonian museums, and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  Several UMDiaspora members assisted as tour guides throughout the week visit. Students are winners of annual Doors to Diplomacy Web site contest By Mary Specht Washington File Staff Writer 22 September 2006 Washington — Four…

CONGRATULATIONS! 15th Anniversary of Macedonian Independence!

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On September 8th, 1991, the citizens of Macedonia gathered at their nearest polling place and voted, through a referendum, for the Socialist Republic of Macedonia to secede from the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia and become an independent democratic entity, the Republic of Macedonia.  Fifteen years later, the United Macedonian Diaspora, unified in spirit and recollection marks…