US Relations

UMD Met Congressman Bentivolio of Michigan to Discuss U.S.-Macedonia Relations

UMD Met Congressman Bentivolio of Michigan to Discuss U.S.-Macedonia Relations

On Monday, April 28, 2014, UMD President Metodija A. Koloski and International Policy and Diplomacy Fellow Lidija Velichkovska met with Congressional Caucus of Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans member Congressman Kerry Bentivolio of the 11th District of Michigan. UMD thanked Congressman Bentivolio for his strong friendship of Macedonia, advancing the U.S.-Macedonia relationship, and for being one of the original co-sponsors of H.…

UMD Board Member Joins Illinois Business Immigration Coalition Steering Committee

Given its work on immigration reform in the U.S., and ensuring the Macedonian-American community’s views are equally represented, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to inform that its Board Member and Director of Charitable Efforts Natalia Buling-Betinski has joined the Steering Committee of the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC). “Being born to immigrant parents from Macedonia, I have witnessed…

Rep. Miller Introduced Resolution Expressing U.S. Support of Macedonia’s Accession to NATO

Source: Website of Congresswoman Candice S. Miller of Michigan U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) issued the following statement after introducing a House Resolution (H.Res. 543) affirming the support of the United States for Macedonia’s accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO): “One of the first countries to offer the U.S. support after the terrorist attacks on 9/11, Macedonia has…

Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona Joins Macedonia Caucus

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congressman Trent Franks (Republican-8th Congressional District of Arizona) became the newest member of the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus). “Congressman Franks, a champion of global human rights and religious freedom issues, is a great friend of Macedonia and a huge supporter of its accession into NATO,” said…

Congresswoman Miller: Honoring Boris Trajkovski

Taken from thomas.loc.gov Statement by Rep. Candice S. Miller of Michigan February 25, 2014 Mr. Speaker – I rise today to honor Boris Trajkovski. As the founder and chair of the Congressional Caucus of Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans, and having one of the largest Macedonian communities in my district, I would like to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the tragic and…

Macedonian-Americans Take Part in White House Ethnic Day

Macedonian-Americans Take Part in White House Ethnic Day

A delegation of Macedonian-Americans took part in a February 7th White House Forum with Ethnic American Leaders. UMD Chairman Stojan Nikolov and UMD member Marija Nikolov traveled from Massachusetts, UMD Advisory Council Member Mark Mitskovski traveled from Buffalo, New York, and UMD Los Angeles Representative Dimitar Nasev traveled from Los Angeles, California to join UMD Board Member and Treasurer Lidija…

UMD Appoints New Jersey Representative

UMD Appoints New Jersey Representative

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ana Dukoska as the first UMD New Jersey Regional Representative. “New Jersey is a home to over 40,000 Americans of Macedonian heritage, and we are excited to have Ana on board to energize and invigorate the Macedonian community in NJ,” said UMD Board Member and Director of U.S.…

Foreign Affairs Committee Member Congressman Radel Joins Macedonia Caucus

Foreign Affairs Committee Member Congressman Radel Joins Macedonia Caucus

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce the 21st member of the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus) – Congressman Trey Radel (Republican-Florida). Congressman Radel represents the 19th Congressional District of Florida. Congressman Radel assumed office on January 3, 2013. Prior to running for Congress, he worked as a TV reporter, anchor, conservative radio host, and…

Washington State Congressman Becomes 20th Member of Macedonia Caucus

Washington State Congressman Becomes 20th Member of Macedonia Caucus

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce the newest member to the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus) – Congressman Adam Smith (Democrat-Washington). Congressman Smith represents the 9th Congressional District of the State of Washington and becomes the 20th member of Congress to join the Macedonia Caucus. Congressman Smith was elected to Congress in 1996 and…

Indiana Congressman Marlin Stutzman Joins Macedonia Caucus

Indiana Congressman Marlin Stutzman Joins Macedonia Caucus

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce the newest member to the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus) – Congressman Marlin Stutzman (Republican-Indiana). Congressman Stutzman represents the 3rd Congressional District of Indiana and is the second Member of Congress from Indiana to join the Macedonia Caucus. Congressman Stutzman was elected to Congress in 2010 and is…

U.S. Flag Flown Above Congress Honoring Macedonian Metropolitan Kiril

U.S. Flag Flown Above Congress Honoring Macedonian Metropolitan Kiril

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to inform the public of a very historic occasion for the Macedonian-American community and the Macedonian Orthodox Church. Today, Congresswoman Candice Miller (Republican-Michigan), Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans, arranged for the American flag to be flown above the U.S. Capitol Building in honor of Polosko-Kumanovski Metropolitan Kiril. UMD notes…