Tag: Greece

A candle vigil memorial for the victims of Greek brutality

A candle vigil memorial for the victims of Greek brutality

On August 11th, after the call of the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), a memorial and moment of silence was held for the victims of Greek state brutality since the division of historical Macedonia in 1912-1913. The vigil was held in several locations around the world, such as Melbourne, London, Houston, Washington, D.C., Toronto and Skopje. Click here for photos. Video:…

UMD’s Strong Opposition to S. Res. 602

UMD’s Strong Opposition to S. Res. 602

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is strongly opposed to S. Res. 602 introduced yesterday by Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy and Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson. S. Res. 602 is misleading, offensive to the Macedonian people, and contrary to longstanding U.S. principles and policies supporting national self-determination. The full text of the resolution can be found HERE. Macedonian-Americans and friends of Macedonia…

UMD Calls on UN Secretary General to End Injustice Macedonia Faces

UMD Calls on UN Secretary General to End Injustice Macedonia Faces

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) sent a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres calling upon him to use his authority and urge the UN to implement the right of self-determination, grant Macedonia equal membership in the UN under its rightful name, and end the injustice that it has faced for the past twenty-five years. The contents…

Greece accused of ‘genocide’ of Macedonian people

Joint Statement by Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (Toronto, Canada), United Macedonian Diaspora (Washington, DC and Melbourne, Australia), World Macedonian Congress (60 countries worldwide) and the Macedonian Coordinative Network – SUM (Skopje, Republic of Macedonia) Joint Branch Office in Geneva, Switzerland March 7, 2018 The Macedonian people can no longer bear the intolerable burden of injustice inflicted upon them by…

Macedonian American Community Calls on President Trump to Solve The Macedonian Conundrum – #WeAreMacedonia – Enough is Enough

During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” Acts 16:9. In commemoration of 74 years of Macedonia Statehood, #WeAreMacedonia – Enough is Enough global movement is holding a rally on the National Mall (12th Street, between Madison Drive and Jefferson Drive) in Washington, D.C. on…

Full Transcript of Joint Press Conference between Greek and Macedonian Prime Ministers at Davos

Full Transcript of Joint Press Conference between Greek and Macedonian Prime Ministers at Davos

Below, please find an unedited transcript of the Joint Press Conference between the Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, and the Prime Minister of Macedonia, Zoran Zaev, that occurred today on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Click HERE for the video. TSIPRAS: “I would like to thank Prime Minister Zaev on today’s talks where two…

We Have Always Been, Are, and Will Always Be Macedonia

We Have Always Been, Are, and Will Always Be Macedonia

Just hours ago, Greece’s President, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, made inflammatory and patently false remarks about Macedonia, claiming that Macedonia “was, is, and will remain Greek.” He continued his historically illiterate diatribe by claiming that Macedonians “falsify history” and “use a name that it is not entitled to.” We here at the United Macedonian Diaspora strongly condemn these statements. We find it…

UMD Urges President Trump to Push Prime Minister Tsipras to Unblock Macedonia’s NATO Membership

UMD Urges President Trump to Push Prime Minister Tsipras to Unblock Macedonia’s NATO Membership

On October 16, 2017, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump prior to his scheduled meeting with the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Alexis Tsipras at the White House today urging him to push Prime Minister Tsipras to unlock Macedonia’s well-deserved NATO membership. UMD also urged President Trump to ensure a high-level…

The Deca Begalci Live and Fight On: Greece’s Continued Refusal of Accepting its Displaced Citizens

The Deca Begalci Live and Fight On: Greece’s Continued Refusal of Accepting its Displaced Citizens

The end of the Second World War—marking a decisive conclusion to the defining conflict of the 20th century—did not bring about global peace and the end of tragedy; moreover, the Greek Civil War. The civil war spanned from 1944-1948 and carried a wave of Macedonian child refugees out of Northern Greece (Aegean Macedonia). In 1947, those who fought against the…

UMD: Macedonia’s Leaders Have an Obligatory Constitutional Duty to Preserve Our Name and Identity

UMD: Macedonia’s Leaders Have an Obligatory Constitutional Duty to Preserve Our Name and Identity

The United Macedonian Diaspora’s continued support for the inclusion of the Republic of Macedonia into both the EU and NATO does not in any way concede a name change. Greece has been a decades’ long adversary in Macedonia’s quest for greater regional stability and security. Time and time again Macedonia has been willing to address Greece’s stated concerns – most…

Madeleine Albright Agrees With Us

Madeleine Albright Agrees With Us

In a speech on May 13, 2015 at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies on “Before and After Dayton: Bosnia’s Past and Its European Future,” former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said that Greece’s dispute over Macedonia’s name is the crazies of crazies of international disputes in response to a question posed by UMD President Metodija A. Koloski.…