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Educate your Representative in Congress about Resolution 521

Macedonian-Americans, please educate your Representative in Congress regarding Resolution 521 BACKGROUND On October 27, 2005, the U.S. Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues co-chaired by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Congressman Mike Bilirakis (R-FL) introduced a resolution calling upon Macedonia to “cease its distribution of negative and nationalist propaganda and…work with the United Nations and Greece to find a mutually acceptable…

House Resolution 521

Educate your Representative in Congress about Resolution 521 Macedonian-Americans, please educate your Representative in Congress regarding Resolution 521 BACKGROUND On October 27, 2005, the U.S. Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues co-chaired by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Congressman Mike Bilirakis (R-FL) introduced a resolution calling upon Macedonia to “cease its distribution of negative and nationalist propaganda and…work with the United…

UMD Thanks Senator Toy for Proposing Resolution 59

UMD thanks Michigan Senator Toy for her support of the Republic of Macedonia’s right to self-identification through Resolution 59. The Resolution states that the people who live in the country of Macedonia have a long history and rich Macedonian ethnic heritage, and that the Macedonian people have a separate and distinct national identity who speak their own Macedonian language.  …

Forgotten Discrimination in the European Union

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United Macedonian Diaspora would like to re-iterate its strong position against any changes to Macedonia‘s constitutional name, The Republic of Macedonia.  UMDiaspora recognizes that an amicable solution between Greece and The Republic of Macedonia should be developed, however the solution must not affect the ethnic Macedonian national origin, heritage, and language.  Moreover, UMDiaspora encourages negotiations as to…

Refugee Children of the Greek Civil War

“We, the Refugee Children of the Greek Civil War, who have endured inhumane treatment from Greek Governments since 1946, who were born in Aegean Macedonia and who are scattered throughout the world, have gathered together in this Fourth World Meeting at the Macedonian Center of Eling in Melbourne, Australia, to bring you the latest resolution.”   “We demand:   Human…

BBC Should Have Mentioned the Macedonian Minority in Greece

UMDiaspora sent a letter to the British Broadcasting Company in reference to their article “Amnesty blasts Greece over abuse.” BBC Complaints,PO Box 1922,Glasgow G2 3WT Dear Sir/Madam, We are writing in regard to your article “Amnesty blasts Greece over abuse ”, dated 5 October 2005. Your article was a good summary and overview of Amnesty International’s recent report on Greece’s human rights…

European Commission Recommends Macedonia Become Candidate Country

The European Commission recommends that Macedonia become a candidate country for European Union Membership.  The United Macedonian Diaspora applauds this decision.  Macedonia must fulfill the required criteria set by Brussels in order to set the date for when negotiations will start.  Macedonia must complete necessary reforms in the fields of judiciary, privatization, electoral legislation, public administration, corruption, and organized crime.…

Role of Diaspora Communities in Economic Development

Ms. Biljana Sekulovska-Gaber made a presentation at the Australian National University’s National Europe Centre on September 1st, 2005 regarding the role of diaspora communities in economic development.  The findings of Ms. Sekulovska-Gaber are “the results from the survey entitled: Macedonian Diaspora Communities in Australia as Agents of Development…Its aim was to “investigate” factors that may contribute to the business activity by…

UMDiaspora Meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia, Ambassador Milovanovic

UMDiaspora met with the newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to Republic of Macedonia, Her Honorable Gillian Milovanovic to discuss the economic, education and health situation in the Republic.   WASHINGTON, D.C. – United Macedonian Diaspora representatives Hristina Bojadzieva, Metodija Koloski and Marina Veljanovska met with the newly appointed United States Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Macedonia, Ambassador Gillian Arlette…