UMD Denounces Bulgaria’s Inflammatory Demands of Macedonia

UMD Denounces Bulgaria’s Inflammatory Demands of Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) vehemently rejects Bulgaria’s objectionable demands of Macedonia, as a precondition to EU accession. Krasimir Karakachanov, Bulgaria’s Defense Minister, has stated that Macedonia agreed to change the flag, to change the country’s name, and will also agree to change its history, in return for Bulgaria’s support for its EU accession progress. The Bulgarian state has also…

Michigan Governor Proclaims September 8th as Macedonian American Day

Michigan Governor Proclaims September 8th as Macedonian American Day

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer proclaimed today September 8th as Macedonian American Day in the State of Michigan “This recognition shows our Macedonian community is strong within Michigan. Our hard work, passion, and dedication exemplifies commitment for the betterment of the Macedonian community,” said UMD Michigan Chair Deana Janceski. Janceski and UMD member Alek Vasilevski had the opportunity to present this…

Senate Publishes UMD Submission on Issues Facing Macedonians in Australia

Senate Publishes UMD Submission on Issues Facing Macedonians in Australia

The Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade in Canberra, Australia has published the submission of 31 July 2020 of UMD Australia and its young leaders Generation M, related to issues facing Macedonians in Australia.    Click HERE to download a copy of our submission; HERE to read other submissions made to the Committee.    “Our team, including…

Vice President Biden Celebrates Success of Macedonian-Americans on Ilinden Anniversary

Vice President Biden Celebrates Success of Macedonian-Americans on Ilinden Anniversary

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) thanked former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden for issuing a statement today on the anniversary of the Ilinden Uprising and celebrating the success of the Macedonian-American community in the United States who have long strengthened and enriched American society for over a century. UMD is a non-partisan 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit…

Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Walters Proclaims August 2nd Macedonian Republic Day

Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Walters Proclaims August 2nd Macedonian Republic Day

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) thanked Mayor Don Walters for proclaiming today as Macedonian Republic Day, Ilinden, in the City of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio recognizing the value the Macedonian Businessmen’s Club and the Macedonian-American community have brought to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and the United States. Прокламација Додека, 2ри Август го одбележува македонскиот празник Ден на Републиката или Илинден (Празник на…

UMD Celebrates 4th of July, Over a Century of Macedonian Immigration to the U.S.

UMD Celebrates 4th of July, Over a Century of Macedonian Immigration to the U.S.

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) celebrates 244 years of American Independence. Beginning in the early twentieth century, many Macedonians immigrated to the United States fleeing from the violence that resulted from the Ilinden Uprising against the Ottoman Empire. Prior to World War I, a large wave of Macedonians had already migrated to the United States, and this was followed by…

UMD Australia: What are the issues facing Macedonians in Australia?

UMD Australia: What are the issues facing Macedonians in Australia?

The United Macedonian Diaspora (Australia), and its young leaders’ program Generation M, are pleased to inform the Australian Macedonian community and the media that we will be making a written submission to the Australian Senate Inquiry into Issues Facing Diaspora Communities in Australia by 31 July 2020.    UMD Australia encourages all Macedonians living in Australia, either individually or through…

UMD: Defense Minister Sekerinska Dishonors Memory of 2001 Terrorism Victims via Photo Op

UMD: Defense Minister Sekerinska Dishonors Memory of 2001 Terrorism Victims via Photo Op

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) issued the following statement today in response to Macedonian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska photographed in front of UCK* emblem in the office of the Kicevo Mayor: “Defense Minister Sekerinska’s actions are appalling and inappropriate. The 2001 conflict in Macedonia was nothing but an act of terrorism and aggression by the separatist…

UMD Hails ECHR Rulings Concerning Human Rights Violations by Bulgaria

UMD Hails ECHR Rulings Concerning Human Rights Violations by Bulgaria

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) hails today’s two decisive rulings of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg against Bulgaria in violation of Article 11 (freedom of assembly and association) of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. ECHR has been one of the rare institutions that continue to shed light on Bulgaria’s human…

Bulgarian Member of European Parliament Attacks UMD

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is saddened by the disparaging remarks of Andrey Kovatchev, a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Bulgaria concerning the existence of the Macedonian language and UMD’s efforts in the Macedonian diaspora. Mr. Kovatchev’s behavior is unbecoming of a sitting member in the European Parliament and displays overt xenophobia and racism. Mr. Kovatchev’s mindset lays…