Tag: Macedonia

UMD: “Fourth Ilinden” Will Be the Day Macedonia Withdraws from the So-called UN Name Negotiations

UMD: “Fourth Ilinden” Will Be the Day Macedonia Withdraws from the So-called UN Name Negotiations

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) categorically rejects Zoran Zaev’s attempts to change Macedonia’s Constitution and impose a “new name” on Macedonia and the Macedonian people. The “fourth Ilinden” will take place when a true statesman is born in Macedonia who will withdraw the country from the ridiculous United Nations-led “negotiations” over Macedonia’s name and identity. “We currently have a name…

UMD Appeal for the Upcoming EU Western Balkans Summit in Sofia

UMD Appeal for the Upcoming EU Western Balkans Summit in Sofia

On the occasion of the upcoming EU Summit of the Western Balkan countries in Sofia, Republic of Bulgaria, scheduled for May 17, 2018, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), despite the messages channeled through 40 peaceful and democratic gatherings with the turnout of over 150,000 Macedonians worldwide through the global movement We Are Macedonia, appeals to government entities to refrain from…

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,…

Greece accused of ‘genocide’ of Macedonian people

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…

U.S. Ambassador to NATO Hutchison: I Do Support Macedonia

U.S. Ambassador to NATO Hutchison: I Do Support Macedonia

On October 12, 2017, at the Washington Post, UMD President Metodija A. Koloski, via a Twitter-submitted question, asked the new U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison if she would be an advocate on Macedonia becoming NATO’s 30th member. Here was her response: Ignatius: I know there’s a mission that’s heading out to Turkey next week from the State…

Eleven Macedonian Scholars Write to President Trump

Eleven Macedonian Scholars Write to President Trump

UMD’s positions on Macedonia’s right to its name can be found by clicking HERE. Date: 11 December 2017 Attn: His Excellency Donald Trump President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Your Excellency, We call on you as Macedonians and scholars, as people who are concerned for their home country, the Republic of…

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…

UMD Message to Greek Foreign Minister: Macedonia’s Name is Non-Negotiable

UMD Message to Greek Foreign Minister: Macedonia’s Name is Non-Negotiable

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is shocked and disturbed by the suggestion of the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Kotzias, that the dispute over the use of the Republic of Macedonia’s constitutional name can be resolved through “package-negotiations.” This is yet another in a long line of instances that demonstrates the Greek government’s complete and utter disregard for the…

UMD Statement Following Meetings with Prime Minister Zaev and UN Special Envoy Nimetz

UMD Statement Following Meetings with Prime Minister Zaev and UN Special Envoy Nimetz

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), based in Washington, D.C., concluded its annual visit to New York on the sidelines of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly. The group, led by UMD President Metodija A. Koloski, was joined by Southeast Europe Coalition Co-Chair and Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina Executive Director Ajla Delkic, a long-time UMD partner organization. UMD New…

#26YearsMacedonia: Celebrating our past, looking towards the future

#26YearsMacedonia: Celebrating our past, looking towards the future

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) joins the global Macedonian community in celebrating Macedonia’s 26th year of independence. This day represents an opportunity for Macedonians around the world to come together and celebrate as our homeland moves towards socio-economic prosperity and stability. Today is a day for Macedonians worldwide to recognize the challenges Macedonia has faced and to look ahead to…