US Relations

Ohio Congressman Steve Stivers Joins the Macedonia Caucus

Thursday, 26 July 2012 July 26, 2012 – Washington, D.C. and Columbus, Ohio – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congressman Steve Stivers has joined the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus).  Congressman Stivers is the U.S. Representative for Ohio’s Fifteenth Congressional District.    “I have known Congressman Stivers for many years and he is…

UMD Opposes U.S. Foreign Aid Cuts to Macedonia

May 3, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – On April 13, 2012, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) submitted testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, in response to deep proposed cuts in U.S. foreign aid to Macedonia.  President Obama’s proposed budget allocation for Macedonia in 2013 represents a 42% reduction in funding from 2011, from $27.5m…

UMD Honors Major General Dubie With Friendship Award

UMD Honors Major General Dubie With Friendship Award

April 17, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – Last week, at a dinner hosted by the Macedonian Minister of Defense Fatmir Besimi in Washington, D.C., the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) presented the UMD Macedonia Friendship Award to Major General Michael D. Dubie, the Adjutant General of the State of Vermont, for his long-time contribution to the U.S.-Macedonia bilateral relations.  The Vermont National Guard and Macedonia are marking their 16th year relationship under the National Guard’s State Partnership Program. 

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UMD Honors Major General Dubie With Friendship Award

UMD Honors Major General Dubie With Friendship Award

April 17, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – Last week, at a dinner hosted by the Macedonian Minister of Defense Fatmir Besimi in Washington, D.C., the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) presented the UMD Macedonia Friendship Award to Major General Michael D. Dubie, the Adjutant General of the State of Vermont, for his long-time contribution to the U.S.-Macedonia bilateral relations.  The Vermont National Guard and Macedonia are marking their 16th year relationship under the National Guard’s State Partnership Program. 

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Congressman Turner Joins Macedonia Caucus

Congressman Turner Joins Macedonia Caucus

February 27, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congressman Michael Turner – the Chairman of the U.S. Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) and the Chairman of the House Armed Services’ Strategic Forces Subcommittee – has joined the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus).  Congressman Turner is the U.S. Representative for Ohio’s Third Congressional District, serving since 2003.

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Congressman Turner Joins Macedonia Caucus

Congressman Turner Joins Macedonia Caucus

February 27, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congressman Michael Turner – the Chairman of the U.S. Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) and the Chairman of the House Armed Services’ Strategic Forces Subcommittee – has joined the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus).  Congressman Turner is the U.S. Representative for Ohio’s Third Congressional District, serving since 2003.

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Exclusive Dnevnik Interview with Congresswoman Candice Miller

Exclusive Dnevnik Interview with Congresswoman Candice Miller

On October 21, 2011, the top Macedonian daily newspaper Dnevnik published an exclusive interview with Congresswoman Candice Miller (R-MI), the co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans.  In the interview conducted by journalist Zana Bozinovska, Congresswoman Miller highlights the strategic importance of U.S.-Macedonian bilateral relations, and the crucial role the large Macedonian-American community in her district, and the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) play in furthering these relations. 

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Exclusive Dnevnik Interview with Congresswoman Candice Miller

Exclusive Dnevnik Interview with Congresswoman Candice Miller

On October 21, 2011, the top Macedonian daily newspaper Dnevnik published an exclusive interview with Congresswoman Candice Miller (R-MI), the co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans.  In the interview conducted by journalist Zana Bozinovska, Congresswoman Miller highlights the strategic importance of U.S.-Macedonian bilateral relations, and the crucial role the large Macedonian-American community in her district, and the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) play in furthering these relations. 

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U.S. Secretary of State Clinton Visits Greece

July 17, 2011 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) released a July 15, 2011 letter it sent to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a result of her current visit to Greece, concluding on July 18, 2011.  UMD urged Secretary Clinton to act upon several points of concern of the Macedonian-American community when meeting with representatives…

U.S. Secretary of State Clinton Visits Greece

July 17, 2011 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) released a July 15, 2011 letter it sent to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a result of her current visit to Greece, concluding on July 18, 2011.  UMD urged Secretary Clinton to act upon several points of concern of the Macedonian-American community when meeting with representatives…

UMD Lauds U.S.-Macedonia Open-Skies Agreement

July 15, 2011 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), who has been a strong proponent of the United States and Macedonia entering into an Open-Skies aviation agreement, applauds the announcement by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood that both countries have reached an Open-Skies aviation agreement.  Macedonia became the 103rd United States Open-Skies partner.  U.S. and Macedonian officials reached…

UMD Lauds U.S.-Macedonia Open-Skies Agreement

July 15, 2011 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), who has been a strong proponent of the United States and Macedonia entering into an Open-Skies aviation agreement, applauds the announcement by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood that both countries have reached an Open-Skies aviation agreement.  Macedonia became the 103rd United States Open-Skies partner.  U.S. and Macedonian officials reached…