Policy and Education

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…

UMDiaspora Calls for Peaceful and Democratic Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The last several years truly tested the maturity and efficacy of the Republic of Macedonia.  The obligations of the Ohrid Framework Agreement were implemented, foreign investment increased, and most importantly, the European Union granted candidacy status to the Republic of Macedonia.  The United Macedonian Diaspora congratulates the Macedonian government and the Macedonian citizens for these great achievements.…

Unique Opportunity to Study Macedonian in the U.S.

The Critical Languages Institute offers nine-week, eight credit intensive language courses in introductory and intermediate Macedonian. ASU tuition is waived for the eight credits-a savings of thousands of dollars per student.  The only fee for the course is a $400 non-refundable registration processing fee.  This year the course will be held May 30-July 28, 2006 on the Tempe campus of…

Macedonia Announces End to Military Conscription

ISN SECURITY WATCH (Tuesday, 11 April 2006: 10.45 CET) – Macedonian Defense Minister Jovan Manasievski has announced that his country will end military conscription and that the army would be fully professionalized by the beginning of next year, DTT-NET.COM reported. The Monday announcement will make Macedonia the first country in the western Balkans to end military conscription. According to the…

State Department Fact Sheet: Adriatic Charter

Fact Sheet Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Washington, DC April 10, 2006 Adriatic Charter Secretary of State Colin Powell, together with his colleagues, Foreign Ministers Meta, Picula and Mitreva, signed the Adriatic Charter in Tirana, Albania, May 2, 2003. The Adriatic Charter, an initiative in the spirit of the 1998 U.S.-Baltic Charter, was proposed jointly by the Presidents of…

MHRMI 2006 Annual Report – The Macedonian Minority of Greece

Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) has issued its 2006 Annual Report – The Macedonian Minority in Greece, outlining Greece’s systematic policy of forced assimilation and persecution of its Macedonian minority. Greece vigorously denies the existence of any ethnic minorities on its territory and attempts to suppress any voices that advocate human rights. Simply raising the issue of the Macedonian…

Australian Parliamentarian Speaks Out on Macedonian Identification

The Honorable Peter Breen brings to the attention of the New South Wales Parliament the plight of Macedonians who have been denied the right to ethnic self-identification by the States of Greece, Bulgaria and Albania, as well as by Australian governments, under pressure from a lobby of the Greek State   Taken from NSW’S Parliament website.  MACEDONIAN IDENTIFICATION Page: 63…

ABA Sends Letter to Congressman Tom Lantos Supporting the Republic of Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora would like to extend its sincere thanks to the American Bosnian Association for its recent letter to Congress supporting the constitutional name of the Republic of Macedonia. Though motivated, our organization can only succeed in its goals through solidarity with unbiased third parties, capable of distinguishing the gross injustices carried out in the name of national chauvinism. …