Tag: Macedonia

UMD Hosts Macedonia Economic Climate and Outlook Roundtable Discussion

UMD Hosts Macedonia Economic Climate and Outlook Roundtable Discussion

On Friday, October 11, 2019, UMD hosted a roundtable discussion with Dijana Despodov, Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Macedonia (AmCham Macedonia). Despodov worked as an external relations professional for over 15 years, working in a variety of different areas like advocacy, public relations, research and analysis, and international development. Despodov moved back to Macedonia after 12…

UMD Announces First Director of National Advocacy Marija Georgievski

UMD Announces First Director of National Advocacy Marija Georgievski

Ohioan Marija Georgievski has been appointed by the UMD Board of Directors as UMD’s first volunteer Director of National Advocacy. Georgievski, a proud Macedonian with roots from the Resensko region of Prespa, for the past year has spent building up the base for greater engagement by the Macedonian-American community and working on developing a 50-state strategy to expand efforts.  Georgievski…
UMD Presents Macedonia at Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo 

UMD Presents Macedonia at Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo 

On October 9 & 10, 2019, Mishko Josifov, UMD Miami/Florida Chair, and Dana Klein, the Honorary Consul General of Macedonia to South Florida, took part in the Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo (FITCE), the largest government hosted international trade and cultural conference in the state of Florida. This year, FITCE 2019 welcomed local and international companies to the Greater…
The Law on Languages: When Our Attempts at Europeanness Go Too Far

The Law on Languages: When Our Attempts at Europeanness Go Too Far

A potentially damaging blow to the law on languages came from an unlikely source. In a recent leak, the Venice Commission, the constitutional law advisory body of the Council of Europe, outlined major issues with the law on languages.  According to the Venice Commission, the law goes too far in “promoting multiethnic and multilingual interconnectedness of the judicial system.” The…

As EU Decision on Macedonian Accession Looms Nearer, Bulgaria Shows Increased Symptoms of Their Macedonian Syndrome

As EU Decision on Macedonian Accession Looms Nearer, Bulgaria Shows Increased Symptoms of Their Macedonian Syndrome

By Metodija A. Koloski, UMD President In an impressive display of their Europeanness, Bulgarian officials are borrowing straight from the Greek playbook for extracting concessions from Macedonia. As we near the decision by the European Union regarding Macedonian accession, Bulgaria is aggressively stepping up its demands for changing history. By threatening to veto, Bulgaria hopes to force Macedonian politicians into…

Со доближувањето на датумот за преговори со ЕУ, бугарската преокупација со Македонија се засилува

Со доближувањето на датумот за преговори со ЕУ, бугарската преокупација со Македонија се засилува

Автор: Методија А. Колоски, претседател на Обединетата Македонска Дијаспора (ОМД) Како тестамент на своите длабоко врежани европски вредности, Бугарските власти почнаа да позајмуваат Грчки тактики за изнудување отспапки од Македонија. Бидејќи одлуката за приспатување на Македонија кон Еворпската Унија (ЕУ) е се поблиску, Бугарија, потпирајќи се врз своите вето привилегии, агресивно ги засилува своите барања за промена на историјата. Колку…

Да ни е вечен 8 Септември денот на Република Македонија Македонци каде и да сте!

Да ни е вечен 8 Септември денот на Република Македонија Македонци каде и да сте!

Со длабоко измешани чувства на радост и болка, убавина и чемер, сонце и темнина, го одбележуваме овој ден, кој е длабоко врежан во нас кои искрено и патриотски си ја сакаме и почитуваме државата, матичната татковина Република Македонија, татковина и држава на сите Македонци и останати сограѓани кои искрено си ја сакаат како сопствена и своја, каде и да се…

UMD Gives $13,000 Ajvar 5K Grant to VERA – Children with Down Syndrome and Autism

UMD Gives $13,000 Ajvar 5K Grant to VERA – Children with Down Syndrome and Autism

UMD looks back with pride and gratitude on the successes of 2017’s Ajvar 5K, and the meaningful difference the diaspora community has made together. Over 600 participants took part in UMD’s flagship charitable event, Ajvar 5K with races held in Crown Point, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Columbus, Ohio; Garfield, New Jersey; Los Angeles, and San Francisco, California; and Washington,…

UMD: Honoring the Sacrifices of Ilinden

UMD: Honoring the Sacrifices of Ilinden

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) honors the 116th Anniversary of the Ilinden Uprising when Macedonians rebelled against the Ottoman Empire on August 2, 1903 to regain their freedom, founding the first-ever democratic republic in the Balkans in Krusevo. For 10 days and nights, Macedonians experienced the freedom that they had risked their lives to achieve. The short-lived Krusevo Republic fell…

UMD Statement on NATO Protocol Signing for Macedonia

UMD Statement on NATO Protocol Signing for Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), a proponent of Macedonia’s NATO membership under its 1991 constitutional name – the Republic of Macedonia – reiterates its position that Macedonia’s accession to NATO is long overdue and should have occurred more than ten years ago when NATO was slated to invite Macedonia at the 2008 Bucharest Summit. Today’s NATO protocol signing by 29…