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UMD Joins MHRMI #OurNameisMacedonia Campaign

UMD Joins MHRMI #OurNameisMacedonia Campaign

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), based in Washington, D.C., is pleased to announce its unequivocal support for the #OurNameisMacedonia Campaign, spearheaded by Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI), based in Toronto, Canada. At the same time, UMD would like to thank MHRMI for supporting the #WeAreMacedonia Campaign. UMD, who recently spearheaded the #WeAreMacedonia global grassroots protest movement in front of…

Donate to help young Andrej

Four-year-old Andrej Zdravkovski, born on July 3rd, 2002, is suffering from a fast growing tumor on the brain stem glioma. Because of his prognosis, Andrej and his mother traveled urgently to the United States for consultations and intensive treatment at the Burzynski Clinic in Houston, Texas. A few days ago, Andrej was rushed back to Macedonia for a critical water-draining…

UMD Rejects Any Compromise Over Macedonia’s Name

Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) has been closely following the recent decision by the Macedonian government to rename its main airport in Skopje to ‘Alexander the Great International Airport.’ Negative remarks made by Greek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis and Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis threatening to block Macedonia’s NATO and EU memberships, are nonconstructive and do little to…

International Human Rights Day

Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) would like to draw attention to International Human Rights Day (10th December) as an important event for everyone to take note of and make a stand against the many human rights violations across the world. For Macedonians, this is especially significant. Macedonians in Southeast Europe find themselves, in a situation where they…

UMD Applauds Senate Passage of the NATO Freedom Consolidation Act of 2006

Washington, D.C. – On November 16th, 2006, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Senate Passes NATO Freedom Consolidation Act to “endorse further enlargement of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and to facilitate the timely admission of Albania, Croatia, Georgia, and Macedonia to NATO,” among other purposes. United Macedonian Diaspora applauds this, and in light of the upcoming Riga Summit,…

UMDiaspora Representatives Meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia

Washington, D.C. – United Macedonian Diaspora representatives, Metodija A. Koloski, Denis Manevski, and Marina Veljanovska, met yesterday with United States Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia, Ambassador Gillian Milovanovic to discuss U.S.-Macedonian relations. UMDiaspora expressed gratitude over the U.S. Government’s continued policy in referring to Macedonia by its constitutional name, noting its dissatisfaction over the Greek Foreign Minister’s warning yesterday…

Macedonians Take Active Role in Australian Census

Release No. 06-08/06   Washington, D.C. — The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) calls upon all Macedonians across Australia to actively participate in the Australian census on 8 August 2006 and acknowledge their Macedonian ancestry. In past censuses, Australian Macedonians have been underrepresented due to the lack of questions regarding ancestry and language barriers among first-generation Australian Macedonians. In the 2006…

UMDiaspora Urges Macedonian Citizens to Exercise Their Right to Vote

Read this Press Release in Macedonian by clicking HERE. Release No. 06-06/30 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora encourages all Macedonian citizens to vote en masse in the upcoming parliamentary elections, scheduled for July 5, 2006. As stated in our previous press release, these elections are of paramount importance to the Republic of Macedonia. We urge Macedonian citizens to…

UMD: EU Council on Macedonia Undermines EU Enlargement Credibility

On December 11, 2012, the EU Council put the nationalist agendas of Bulgaria and Greece before EU enlargement, damaged regional stability in the Western Balkans, and undermined the credibility of the EU enlargement process.  The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) believes that the EU should be the bridge that unites Europe; instead it has become the divider that deepens inter-regional differences,…