US Relations

UMD Praises VP Pence, Urges Him to Underscore U.S. Support for Macedonia’s NATO Membership

UMD Praises VP Pence, Urges Him to Underscore U.S. Support for Macedonia’s NATO Membership

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) praises U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on his first visit to the Balkans to underscore America’s commitment to NATO enlargement for the region at the U.S.-Adriatic Charter Summit in Montenegro. UMD urges Vice President Pence and the Trump Administration to dedicate all diplomatic resources to ensure Macedonia becomes NATO’s 30th member as soon as possible.…

Congressional Macedonia Caucus Gains Four New Members

Congressman Paul Cook (R-CA), Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Congressman Curt Clawson (R-FL), and Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-PA) joined the Congressional Macedonia Caucus. The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congressman Paul Cook (R-CA), Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Congressman Curt Clawson (R-FL), and Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-PA) have joined the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans, increasing the number from 20 to 24…

Congressman John Conyers of Michigan Joins Macedonia Caucus

Congressman John Conyers of Michigan has joined the Macedonia Caucus. The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congressman John Conyers (Democrat-13th Congressional District of Michigan) has joined the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus). Currently, the Caucus numbers twenty members of Congress. Click here to send a letter to your member of Congress to join the Macedonia…

Congressman Dave Trott of Michigan Joins Macedonia Caucus

Congressman Trott (R-11th Congressional District of Michigan) has joined the Macedonia Caucus. The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congressman Dave Trott (Republican-11th Congressional District of Michigan) has joined the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus). Congressman Trott took office this past January, and serves on the House Committee on the Judiciary and the House…

Congressman Kerry Bentivolio of Michigan Joins the Macedonia Caucus

UMD is pleased to welcome Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (Republican-Michigan) as the 18th member of the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus). The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to welcome Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (Republican-Michigan) as the 18th member of the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus). Congressman Bentivolio represents the 11th Congressional District of Michigan, including…

Congressman Robert B. Aderholt Becomes 19th Member of Macedonia Caucus

UMD is pleased to announce that Congressman Robert B. Aderholt (Republican-Alabama) became today the 19th member of Congress to join the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus).  Aderholt is serving his eighth term representing Alabama’s 4th Congressional District. The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congressman Robert B. Aderholt (Republican-Alabama) became today the 19th member…

U.S. Strategic Interests in the Balkans: Importance of Engagement and Leadership

U.S. Strategic Interests in the Balkans: Importance of Engagement and Leadership

On May 19, 2015, the Southeast Europe Coalition (SEEC), the Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina (ACBiH), and the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) held a roundtable discussion on U.S. Strategic Interests in the Balkans: Importance of Engagement and Leadership. The roundtable featured Sammie Smith (White House National Security Council Director for Balkans, Black Sea, and Caucasus), Robert Benjamin (National Democratic…

Congressman John Conyers of Michigan Joins Macedonia Caucus

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congressman John Conyers (Democrat-13th Congressional District of Michigan) has joined the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus). Currently, the Caucus numbers twenty members of Congress. Click here to send a letter to your member of Congress to join the Macedonia Caucus. Congressman Conyers took office in 1965, and…

Congressman Dave Trott of Michigan Joins Macedonia Caucus

Congressman Dave Trott of Michigan Joins Macedonia Caucus

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congressman Dave Trott (Republican-11th Congressional District of Michigan) has joined the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus). Congressman Trott took office this past January, and serves on the House Committee on the Judiciary and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and as a member of the Subcommittee on…

SAVE THE DATE: 2nd Macedonian-American Leadership Conference

SAVE THE DATE: 2nd Macedonian-American Leadership Conference

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), and its next generation of leaders program – Generation M – are pleased to announce that the 2nd Macedonian-American Leadership Conference #MALC2015 will be held on May 8-10, 2015 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State University’s Macedonian-American Student Organization (MASO) has taken a leading role in hosting the conference this year. UMD,…

UMD President to Testify Before U.S. Congress on Macedonia

UMD President to Testify Before U.S. Congress on Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), the leading voice of close to half a million Americans of Macedonian heritage, has been given the unprecedented opportunity to testify before the U.S. Congress. On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, UMD President Metodija A. Koloski will testify on U.S.-Macedonia relations and U.S. aid programs to Macedonia at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. before…

UMD to Honor Dana Klein and Nicholas Thaw with Macedonia Friendship Awards

UMD to Honor Dana Klein and Nicholas Thaw with Macedonia Friendship Awards

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) will honor two distinguished individuals – Macedonian Honorary Consul General Dana Klein and International Music and Art Foundation’s Nicholas Thaw – with UMD’s Macedonia Friendship Awards at Miami’s renowned Bakehouse Art Complex tonight. Since 2009, both Klein and Thaw have been members of UMD’s Advisory Council. Macedonia’s new Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Vasko…