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APPLY NOW: Intern and Help Macedonia in Washington, D.C.

APPLY NOW: Intern and Help Macedonia in Washington, D.C.

Seeking an internship with real world advocacy implications? Want to make a difference with your work? Want to help Macedonia? Apply for the UMD International Policy and Diplomacy Fellow Internship in Washington, D.C.! The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is a leading international, non-governmental organization promoting the interests and needs of Macedonians and Macedonian communities worldwide. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., UMD…

Republic of Macedonia erga omnes

Republic of Macedonia erga omnes

Republic of Macedonia erga omnes By Jason Miko   The views expressed in the following paper do not necessarily reflect those of the United Macedonian Diaspora; however, we here at UMD are pleased to publish and promote this paper on our platform. We hope that in allowing this paper to reach a greater audience, it will facilitate a larger discussion on…

Czech Prime Minister: Macedonia Ready for Integration in Euro-Atlantic Structures

Czech Prime Minister: Macedonia Ready for Integration in Euro-Atlantic Structures

On November 19, 2014, the Council on Foreign Relations hosted a Washington Meetings Program titled Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Democracy in the Czech Republic featuring the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Bohuslav Sobotka. UMD Co-Founder and President Metodija A. Koloski and UMD International Policy and Diplomacy Fellow Salvatore Schiano were invited to attend. Mr. Sobotka’s presentation featured topics related to…

UMD Reiterates Support for Macedonia’s Euro-Atlantic Path

UMD Reiterates Support for Macedonia’s Euro-Atlantic Path

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) met yesterday with the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Macedonia, Nikola Poposki, in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, UMD reiterated its support for Macedonia’s Euro-Atlantic path and encouraged the Macedonian government to strengthen its efforts abroad to successfully obtain an invitation to join NATO at the Wales Summit in September. UMD commended Minister Poposki…

Polish Americans Support Macedonia’s Full NATO Accession

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to inform you that our friends, the Polish American Congress (PAC), the voice of over 12 million Americans of Polish heritage, sent a letter to President Obama calling for his “unqualified support for Macedonia’s full membership within NATO at the upcoming U.K. Summit.” In the letter to President Obama, PAC clearly expressed their…

UK Minister of Europe Responds to Macedonia/NATO Questions

Last week, in the United Kingdom House of Commons, Dr. Liam Fox, Member of Parliament for North Somerset, United Kingdom, posed three questions about Macedonia’s NATO membership and the progress on resolving the “name dispute.” On March 27th, Mr. David Lidington, Member of Parliament for Aylesbury and Minister for Europe of the United Kingdom responded. The questions and answers can…

UMD: U.S./NATO Full Support of a Stable Ukraine Equals a Secure Europe

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is deeply concerned with the current instability facing Ukraine, especially following the recent annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation. During these trying times for the Ukrainian people, UMD strongly urges U.S., NATO, and EU leaders to offer clear and full support to Ukraine, particularly the necessary aid packages to help alleviate the economic burdens,…

In Light of Ukraine Crisis, U.S. Should Prioritize NATO Enlargement at U.K. Summit

In Light of Ukraine Crisis, U.S. Should Prioritize NATO Enlargement at U.K. Summit

On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, the Southeast Europe Coalition in conjunction with the Congressional Macedonia Caucus hosted a lunch briefing on the September 2014 U.K. Summit of NATO and prospects for aspirant nations. Click HERE for pictures. Held in the elegant House Administration Committee Hearing Room, the lunch briefing was opened by House Administration Committee Chairwoman Congresswoman Candice Miller of…

MP Petrov on Macedonia’s NATO Aspirations

MP Petrov on Macedonia’s NATO Aspirations

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) hosted Macedonian Member of Parliament Andrej Petrov and member of the Macedonia-U.S. Parliamentary Friendship Group for a timely roundtable discussion on “Macedonia’s NATO Aspirations and Southeast Europe Regional Stability” today at our offices in Washington, D.C. Mr. Petrov thanked UMD for its hard work in Washington, D.C. to promote Macedonia. Mr. Petrov discussed the need for…

NATO In Crisis: Alliance Suffers From Lack Of Legitimacy, U.S. Leadership

May 22, 2012 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is deeply concerned over point 26 of NATO’s official Chicago Summit communiqué regarding Macedonia.  The hypocritical statement contradicts NATO’s own rules, and amounts to tacit approval of Athens’ illegal veto tactics against Macedonia, over the artificial “name dispute.” UMD respects Macedonia’s strategic reform policies related to Euro-Atlantic integration,…