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UMD Urges EU Leaders to Support Macedonia

UMD Urges EU Leaders to Support Macedonia

November 1, 2011 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) urged today all twenty-seven European Union (EU) members’ Heads of State to support the Republic of Macedonia’s EU aspirations.  Macedonia has been an EU candidate since 2005. In the letter to all EU leaders from UMD Board Chairman Stojan Nikolov and UMD President Metodija A. Koloski, UMD called…

National Post Op-ed: Time to let Macedonia play with the big boys

National Post Op-ed: Time to let Macedonia play with the big boys

November 28, 2011 – Toronto, Canada & Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that one of Canada’s largest newspapers, the National Post, published today in its online edition an op-ed by UMD President Metodija A. Koloski and UMD Voice Editor Mark Branov titled Time to let Macedonia play with the big boys.  The printed…

10 Reasons Why the EU Should Grant Macedonia a Start Date for EU Accession Talks

10 Reasons Why the EU Should Grant Macedonia a Start Date for EU Accession Talks

In light of the Council of Ministers meeting this week in Brussels, UMD distributed the following one-page document to EU officials. 10 reasons why the European Union should start accession negotiations with the Republic of Macedonia (hereinafter Macedonia) without delay: 1. Macedonia has a natural right to determine its own name, identity, culture and history, and nationalistic Greek objections are…

U.S. Helsinki Commission Shows Strong Support for Macedonia’s NATO Membership

U.S. Helsinki Commission Shows Strong Support for Macedonia’s NATO Membership

Contact: Mark Branov, UMD Director of Public Relations and Communications+1-647-741-1919 January 19, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) commends Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) and the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) for holding a hearing on January 18, 2012 on the topic of the Western Balkans and the 2012 NATO Summit.  “Due…

UMD Applauds Prime Minister Cameron’s Support for Macedonia

UMD Applauds Prime Minister Cameron’s Support for Macedonia

January 25, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) applauds Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom for his strong statement yesterday in support of Macedonia’s NATO and EU membership, in a speech before the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, in Strasbourg.  “I am supporting Macedonia’s accession to NATO and EU.  I have been…

Hungarian American Coalition Urges Obama on Macedonia

Hungarian American Coalition Urges Obama on Macedonia

April 19, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to inform that our friends, the Hungarian American Coalition (HAC), the voice of 1.5 million Hungarian-Americans, sent a letter to President Obama calling for his “clear support towards Macedonia by encouraging member-states of the Alliance to extend a formal invitation to the Republic of Macedonia to…

Chicago Gala in Honor of Macedonian President – May 19, 2012

Chicago Gala in Honor of Macedonian President – May 19, 2012

UMD, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia, will host a Gala (Business Attire or Black Tie) in Honor of His Excellency Dr. Gjorge Ivanov, the President of the Republic of Macedonia on May 19, 2012 at the Hilton Chicago. World Leaders attending the Chicago NATO Summit on May 20-21, 2012 have also been invited to attend…

Anti-Macedonian Hysteria in Bulgaria

 Source: Macedonian daily newspaper Dnevnik Translated by UMDiaspora Staff The European Commission ought to watch closely the situation in Bulgaria and help the Macedonian party OMO Ilinden PIRIN to be registered as a political party, the European Free Alliance (EFA) has requested. “The anti- Macedonian hysteria in Bulgaria must stop and the party of the Macedonians OMO Ilinden PIRIN should…