Tag: Macedonian

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 Outraged by Macedonia Parliament Name Change Vote

UMD Outraged by Macedonia Parliament Name Change Vote

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) has responded with disgust and outrage at the decision of Macedonia’s Parliament to back constitutional amendments formally changing the country’s name to the Republic of “N****” Macedonia. Eighty-one deputies in the 120-seat parliament voted in favor of the change. Stojan Nikolov, Chairman of the United Macedonian Diaspora, said: “Unhindered self-determination is a universal right stipulated…

84% of Macedonians Will Boycott Referendum According to UMD Poll

84% of Macedonians Will Boycott Referendum According to UMD Poll

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) conducted a public opinion poll from September 6, 2018 to September 18, 2018 consisting of five questions related to the upcoming referendum on September 30, 2018. Respondents were asked to provide information regarding their residence (Diaspora/Republic of Macedonia), gender, age, and ethnicity. Nearly sixty percent (1,025) of the respondents currently reside in the Republic of…

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…

70 Years Later, Greece Continues to Whitewash its Tragic Past

70 Years Later, Greece Continues to Whitewash its Tragic Past

“How wonderful it is that no one has to wait, but can start right now to gradually change the world! How wonderful it is that everyone, great and small, can immediately help bring about justice by giving of themselves.” — Anne Frank As we commemorate World Refugee Day, UMD is ever more committed in revealing and disseminating the truth about…

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…

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 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…