Tag: Macedonian

Washington, D.C. Panel: The Rise of Extremism in Greece and Its Impact on Minorities

Washington, D.C. Panel: The Rise of Extremism in Greece and Its Impact on Minorities

On October 23, 2012, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) hosted a panel discussion in Washington, D.C. to address the rise of extremism in Greece and what impact it has had on native, ethnic, migrant and religious minorities in Greece.  The panel featured Archimandrite Nikodim Tsarknias, the representative of Greece’s Macedonian Orthodox religious community, Sali Bollati, Secretary-General of the Albanian American…

UMD Congratulates Australia On Security Council Seat; Thanks Macedonia for Voting in Favour

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) congratulates Australia for winning a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council.  Since Australia announced its bid in March 2008, UMD has been a strong advocate and supporter, particularly through the Roadmap for Advancing Australia-Macedonia Relations.  UMD thanks Macedonia for voting in favour of Australia’s membership on the UN Security Council.  As it assumes this…

UMD: EU Continues To Send Mixed Signals On Macedonia

UMD: EU Continues To Send Mixed Signals On Macedonia

On October 10, the European Union Commission (EU Commission) released its annual Progress Report for Macedonia’s EU candidacy.  The report includes detailed recognition of Macedonia’s progress in various areas of development, and, for the fourth time in a row, reaffirms that Macedonia meets all necessary criteria for accession negotiations to begin.  However, the EU Commission does not have the power…

UMD Promotes Macedonian Language in Greece at Influential European Conference

UMD Greece Representative and Co-Founder of the Educative and Cultural Movement of Edessa (Voden) (ECME), Eugenia Natsoulidou participated at the Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity’s General Assembly (NPLD GA), in Corsica, France, on October 4, 2012 to promote the status of the Macedonian language in Greece.   ECME was elected during the General Assembly as an Associate Member, the first…

UMD Observes 100th Anniversary of First Balkan War

UMD Observes 100th Anniversary of First Balkan War

Today, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) and all Macedonians worldwide are commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the start of the First Balkan War, on October 8th, which was the start of a massive campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Macedonian people, particularly by the governments of Greece, Bulgaria and Serbia.     The Balkan Wars led to the unjust division…

An Extraordinary Macedonian Woman’s Story

Mirka was the most outstanding Macedonian woman freedom fighter, organizer and leader of the Greek Civil War. She was a teacher and an outstanding fighter for national, political and cultural equality of the Macedonian people. She was the first woman to become a victim of Greek monarcho-fascism in Greece. An Extraordinary Macedonian Woman’s Story Mirka Ginova (1916-1946) By Risto Stefov…

UMDiaspora Appalled by Humiliation of Macedonian Folklore Group by British Embassy

UMDiaspora demands an inquiry and an investigation to the recent embarrassing events outside the British Embassy in the Republic of Macedonia regarding the alleged abuse toward the members of the folklore group, “Gotse Delchev”. WASHINGTON, D.C., JULY 6th, 2005 — The United Macedonian Diaspora demands an inquiry and an investigation as to the recent embarrassing events outside the British Embassy…

U.S. Secretary of State Clinton Visits Greece

July 17, 2011 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) released a July 15, 2011 letter it sent to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a result of her current visit to Greece, concluding on July 18, 2011.  UMD urged Secretary Clinton to act upon several points of concern of the Macedonian-American community when meeting with representatives…

U.S. Secretary of State Clinton Visits Greece

July 17, 2011 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) released a July 15, 2011 letter it sent to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a result of her current visit to Greece, concluding on July 18, 2011.  UMD urged Secretary Clinton to act upon several points of concern of the Macedonian-American community when meeting with representatives…

Macedonian Studies at Macquarie University in Australia

Maybe you’re a second or third generation Macedonian and you’ve learnt some Macedonian at home. Wouldn’t it be great to improve your conversation, reading and comprehension skills. Study at Macquarie and you’ll be able to read a Macedonian newspaper or book, and really impress your relatives overseas when you next visit! You’ll also be more confident in passing on Macedonian…

Study Macedonian at Indiana University Fall 2006

This Fall 2006 semester Elementary Macedonian (SLAV Q-101/Q501) will be offered at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana for the first time during the academic year. In previous years Macedonian was only offered every other year during the Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European and Central Asian Languages (SWSEEL).   This is a great opportunity for Macedonian students attending IU to…