Tag: Gjorge Ivanov

UMD’s Detroit Macedonian Tribute Ball A Resounding Success

UMD’s Detroit Macedonian Tribute Ball A Resounding Success

Over 300 Macedonians and friends of all generations gathered at the United Macedonian Diaspora’s (UMD) Macedonian Tribute Ball at Detroit’s beautiful Westin Book Cadillac on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Guests attended from near and far, coming from places including Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles; Toronto, Canada; New York City; Chicago; Cleveland; Rochester, New York; Boston; Dallas; and even from Skopje, Macedonia…

UMD: “Republic of North Macedonia” – a fiasco for the Macedonian identity, history and future

UMD: “Republic of North Macedonia” – a fiasco for the Macedonian identity, history and future

North Macedonia in the Western Balkans in Southeast Europe, as a solution to the 27-year bilateral dispute between the Republic of Macedonia and Greece, with its ultimatum for constitutional changes, changing the constitutional preamble, changing Article 49 related to the Macedonian national minorities, and erga omnes for overall use part of the package-solution, is a triumph for Greek diplomacy and…

UMD Demands Macedonia Parliament Speaker’s Impeachment and Collective Resignation of Macedonia’s Government and Ruling Coalition

UMD Demands Macedonia Parliament Speaker’s Impeachment and Collective Resignation of Macedonia’s Government and Ruling Coalition

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) strongly condemns today’s unconstitutional and parliamentary deviation from the rules of procedure in Macedonia’s Parliament when adopting the law on languages, and calls for the immediate annulment of it. UMD calls on members of Parliament who have spoken against the law on the use of languages to submit a parliamentary initiative for the impeachment of,…

UMD: Macedonia’s Ruling Coalition and Parliament Violated the Constitution Today

UMD: Macedonia’s Ruling Coalition and Parliament Violated the Constitution Today

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) strongly condemns the sixty-nine members of Macedonia’s parliament for today’s passage of a language law, which will codify Albanian as an official language throughout the Republic of Macedonia. UMD, and the global Macedonian community outside of Macedonia, will not tolerate redefining of Macedonia’s national identity. History will judge those who voted this law into place.…

UMD Position on President Ivanov Giving Mandate to Zoran Zaev

UMD Position on President Ivanov Giving Mandate to Zoran Zaev

Yesterday, Macedonia’s President Gjorge Ivanov imparted the mandate to form a new Macedonian government to the leader of the Social Democratic Party of Macedonia, Mr. Zoran Zaev. Mr. Zaev provided assurances to the President that his Parliamentary majority will “guarantee the protection of the unitary character, sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence and multi-ethnicity of the Republic of Macedonia.” Mr. Zaev further…

UMD: Building a Stronger More Prosperous Macedonia

UMD: Building a Stronger More Prosperous Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora, one of the leading international non-governmental organizations with a goal to unite Macedonians and Macedonian communities abroad, congratulated today President Gjorge Ivanov and Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski on successfully winning this past weekend’s elections in Macedonia. UMD congratulated the three members of Parliament elected from the Diaspora, hope they will work hard to adequately represent non-partisan…

Summary of 4th United Macedonian Diaspora Global Conference in Macedonia

4th UMD Global Conference Sets the Trend for Events in Macedonia Prepared by Professor Nevena Trajkov, Eastern Michigan University 2013 marks 100 years since the division of Macedonian lands. In that century, Macedonia and Macedonians endured many changes, including the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, the partition and annexation of lands into other governments, and the realization of an independent…

UMD Completes Visit to Brussels and Macedonia/ECME Participates in 2013 NPLD Conference

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) President Metodija A. Koloski traveled to Belgium and Macedonia February 11-27, 2013.  While in Brussels, Koloski was joined by UMD Stuttgart, Germany Representative Goce Peroski, UMD Greece Representative Eugenia Natsoulidou, and UMD Netherlands Representative Filip Altiparmakovski.  UMD strongly believes that investing in engaging in high-level diplomacy yields valuable insights and productive outcomes in support of…