Tag: Metodija A. Koloski

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…

10th Macedonian Masquerade Even More Popular Among Washingtonians

10th Macedonian Masquerade Even More Popular Among Washingtonians

This year’s United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Macedonian Old New Year’s Masquerade – Vasilica Celebration held at the Embassy of Macedonia in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, January 17, 2015 was an overwhelming success. Over 270 Macedonians and friends of Macedonia attended this 10th annual gathering, always held during Martin Luther King weekend, linking two Macedonian traditions, the Orthodox New Year’s and…

The Hill Publishes Meto Koloski’s Op-ed on #Macedonia’s Name

The Hill‘s International Relations Blog Global Affairs published UMD President Metodija A. Koloski’s op-ed “Time for US to take sides in dispute over Macedonia’s name.” Click HERE to read. The Hill has a readership of over 400,000 and their Global Affairs Blog is quite popular among Congress staff and leaders. The op-ed was the first Global Affairs Blog guest commentary…

2012 UMD Canada Gala: a Night to Remember

On October 27th, UMD Canada held its annual Gala at St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto. More than 250 guests enjoyed an evening of engaging speakers, great music by Rumba Band, and dancing, and a chance for the Canadian Macedonian community to honor those who have made a difference for the Macedonian Cause, and those who continue…

UMD Calls for Closer Ties Between Macedonia and New Zealand

UMD Calls for Closer Ties Between Macedonia and New Zealand

The United Macedonian Diaspora calls for closer ties between Macedonia and New Zealand, based on shared democratic and multicultural values, as well as cultural and economic cooperation.   According to UMD’s Director of Australia, Ordan Andreevski: “Closer ties can be achieved with a permanent Macedonian diplomat in New Zealand, such as a Consul General.  Such a diplomat can nurture ties…

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…