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Macedonian-Americans Succeed in Defeating Resolutions Praising Prespa Agreement

Macedonian-Americans Succeed in Defeating Resolutions Praising Prespa Agreement

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) has welcomed the defeat of Senate Resolution 602, which praised the 2018 Prespa Agreement and the changing of Macedonia’s name. UMD has also expressed delight at the defeat of House Resolution 804 calling on Macedonia to agree to a new name that respects Greece’s demands. Trajko Papuckoski, the UMD’s U.S. Director welcomed the rejection: “Scores…

Reasoning Behind Opposition to S. Res. 602

Reasoning Behind Opposition to S. Res. 602

On June 12thof this year, Prime Ministers Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev, of Greece and Macedonia respectively, signed the Prespa Accord[1] to bring a resolution to the 27-year name dispute between the two countries. The proposed agreement would rename the country “Republic of North Macedonia,” thereby mandating attendant constitutional changes in the country. In order for the agreement to be…

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…