US Relations

15 Members of Congress Urge Support for Macedonia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 4, 2009 – Today, 15 Members of Congress sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recognizing Macedonia as a staunch ally and trusted partner.  Led by Congressman Bill Pascrell of New Jersey and Congressman Mark Souder of Indiana, the letter urged the “new administration to review Macedonia’s contribution to stability in the southern…

UMD Commemorates 5th Anniversary of U.S. Recognition of Macedonia’s Constitutional Name

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 4, 2009 – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) commemorates today the fifth anniversary of United States recognition of Macedonia’s constitutional name.  “I will never forget November 4, 2004 – this was one of the proudest days for me as a Macedonian-American,” stated UMD President Metodija A. Koloski. “The United States has been one of, if not…

UMD Appoints Boban Jovanovski as Director of U.S. Operations

The United Macedonian Diaspora is proud to announce the appointment of Boban Jovanovski as Director of U.S. Operations.  Mr. Jovanovski is one of the original co-founders of the United Macedonian Diaspora and currently serves on the Board of Directors.  Prior to his appointment as Director of U.S. Operations, Mr. Jovanovski was responsible for helping craft UMD’s public policy statements, which…

Macedonians – Stand Up and Be Counted!

Macedonians – Stand Up and Be Counted!

GREAT NEWS!!!  The U.S. Census 2010 Form is now available on the U.S. Census Bureau website in Macedonian!  We thank Danijela Wilson (translator) and Trajko Papuckoski for all their hard work in making this happen, together with the U.S. Census Bureau team.  This is quite an accomplishment, as it is the first time any U.S. Census Form has been translated into Macedonian. …

UMD Sends Letter to Secretary Clinton Regarding Greek-American Groups

May 3, 2010 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) released a letter today that it sent to the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in response to Greek-American groups condemning the April 2010 edition of State magazine entitled “Skopje, Ancient Macedonia Builds Modern Democracy” by Ms. Stephanie Rowlands.   The State Magazine article, in reference, can…

Turkish Coalition of America Sponsors Congressional Delegation to Macedonia and Turkey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Brian WagnerPhone: 347- 419-4306Email: [email protected] August 13, 2010, Washington, DC – This week, the Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) is sponsoring a delegation of 18 senior Congressional staffers to Macedonia and the Republic of Turkey.  TCA and the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) are working together to educate the senior advisors about the primary issues of importance facing…

TCA Congressional Delegation Completes Macedonia Visit

TCA Congressional Delegation Completes Macedonia Visit

August 17, 2010, Washington, D.C. – A delegation of 18 senior Congressional staffers sponsored by the Turkish Coalition of America (TCA) has completed its visit to the Republic of Macedonia and is currently visiting Turkey. The delegation visit to Macedonia was organized with the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) with a view to educate senior advisors about the current state of…

What Do the U.S. Midterm Elections Mean for Macedonia?

What Do the U.S. Midterm Elections Mean for Macedonia?

UMD congratulates all the members of the upcoming 112th Congress on their election victories and is looking forward to continuing to work with the leadership and members of both parties, in both houses of Congress, for a strong U.S.-Macedonia relationship. The recent midterm elections brought vast changes to the composition of the United States Congress.  The Republicans established firm control…

UMD Expresses Disappointment in Senator Menendez’s Senate Leadership

December 20, 2010 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) – the voice of nearly half a million Macedonian-Americans, over 40,000 of whom live in New Jersey – has expressed its disappointment that Senator Robert Menendez (D–New Jersey) decided to block Senate Resolution 673 (S. Res. 673).  In so doing, the Senator officially declared his indifference to Macedonia’s…

ACTION ALERT: Help Macedonia and Southeast Europe

Dear Friend of Macedonia, With the first-ever Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans formed in the history of the U.S. Congress, we are counting on your support to grow the membership of the Caucus.  The formation of the Caucus is a testament of how far we have come in the last century.  We should all be mindful of former House…