Tag: Macedonia’s Name

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…

UMD Statement on Comments by Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos

UMD Statement on Comments by Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) condemns the recent comments by Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, who accused Macedonia of “irredentist and provocative behavior,” for merely “referencing,” the existence of a Macedonian language and identity. UMD categorically rejects these comments and the unfair treatment to which Macedonia and Macedonians have been subjected. UMD calls on the international community to support and…

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…

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 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: 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…