News

MHRMI Condemns Bulgaria’s Racist Coverage of Macedonian Party Congress

Source: MHRMI Bulgarian politicians and media are in an uproar following the congress of Macedonian political party OMO Ilinden PIRIN. The party called for the Macedonian language to be taught in schools and news to be broadcast in Macedonian on Bulgarian state television. On its website, the Focus News Agency referred to this as the “Scandal of the Day” and…

Macedonians reload with new platoon

Source: Blackanthem Military News, CAMP TAJI, Iraq Macedonia recently renewed its support in the fight against terrorists in Iraq as the Macedonian Ranger Platoon transferred authority to the Macedonian “Wolves” Special Forces Platoon in a ceremony June 7. The Macedonian Ranger Platoon leaves Iraq after completing 270 combat patrols, conducting two medical operations, saving the lives of numerous local nationals…

UMDiaspora Insulted By Buckovski’s Irresponsible and Insensitive Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora views the recent suggestion by Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski to con-celebrate St. Elias’s Day (Ilinden) holiday with the Republic of Bulgaria with profound indignation. Ilinden is a Macedonian national holiday; and according to Macedonian President Branko Crvenkovski, “[The Ilinden uprising] is one of the pillars of our existence, national identity, and foundation of…

Spend a Day in Macedonia

A small and beautiful country nestled in the southeast of Europe, Macedonia offers its visitors a unique blend of natural wonders, traditions and cultures – as well as a long tradition of unrivaled hospitality. From their savory cuisine to their love of music, dance and general merrymaking, Macedonians know how to make their guests feel at home. Combining these qualities…

US corporation Johnson Controls to invest in Macedonia

By Marina Stojanovska for Southeast European Times in Skopje The Macedonian government and representatives of the US company, Johnson Controls, signed a memorandum for co-operation and investment earlier this month, allowing the corporation to begin building a plant at the Bunardzik free economic zone near Skopje. In the first phase, Johnson Controls plans to construct a 6,000 square meter plant…

Colorado: Steamboat Springs Rotary Collects Computers for Macedonia

Rotary Announces International Service Projects Although there are few Macedonians in the famous Colorado ski resort Steamboat Springs, locals are becoming familiar with Macedonia.  Presentations on Macedonia have been given at Yampa Valley University Women Club, Kiwanis Club, Peace and Justice Club and the Rotary Club.  Hundreds of used computers and reading materials are being assembled by the Steamboat Springs…

UMDiaspora Attends Briefing on Macedonian Name in U.S. House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United Macedonian Diaspora attended a briefing in the U.S. House of Representatives on March 9th, 2006 organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia with the help and support of the Office of Congressman Mark Souder (R-IN).  In his last Ambassadorial efforts to solidify U.S.-Macedonian relations, His Excellency, Ambassador Nikola Dimitrov briefed various Congressional staffers, members of…

Macedonian Studies at Macquarie University in Australia

Maybe you’re a second or third generation Macedonian and you’ve learnt some Macedonian at home. Wouldn’t it be great to improve your conversation, reading and comprehension skills. Study at Macquarie and you’ll be able to read a Macedonian newspaper or book, and really impress your relatives overseas when you next visit! You’ll also be more confident in passing on Macedonian…

Study Macedonian at Indiana University Fall 2006

This Fall 2006 semester Elementary Macedonian (SLAV Q-101/Q501) will be offered at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana for the first time during the academic year. In previous years Macedonian was only offered every other year during the Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European and Central Asian Languages (SWSEEL).   This is a great opportunity for Macedonian students attending IU to…

UMDiaspora Thanks Congresswoman Miller

The Honorable Candice Miller 228 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Dear Congresswoman Miller, The United Macedonian Diaspora would like to thank you for your speech (Long live freedom in Macedonia!) today on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the Republic of Macedonia and its parliamentarian delegation visiting the U.S. this week. Your work and energy…

Kosovo Prime Minister Down Plays Border Dispute

By Neil MacDonald in Prishtina Agim Ceku, prime minister of Kosovo, played down a border dispute with neighbouring Macedonia on Thursday, saying that the current border would not change after the breakaway Serbian province gains formal independence. In an interview with the Financial Times, Mr Ceku said that the line agreed by Macedonia and Serbia in 2001 would be respected…