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…

UMD Statement on Passing of Governor Mario Cuomo

UMD Statement on Passing of Governor Mario Cuomo

The United Macedonian Diaspora expresses its deepest condolences over the passing of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo (Democrat), the father of current New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who served as New York Governor from 1983-1995. Governor Mario Cuomo was a true friend to the Macedonian-American community. In a speech to the MPO’s 67th Annual Macedonian Convention in Pittsburgh in…