Policy and Education

Polish Americans Call on Obama to Support Macedonia’s Full NATO Accession

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.” 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…

An Extraordinary Macedonian Woman’s Story

Mirka was the most outstanding Macedonian woman freedom fighter, organizer and leader of the Greek Civil War. She was a teacher and an outstanding fighter for national, political and cultural equality of the Macedonian people. She was the first woman to become a victim of Greek monarcho-fascism in Greece. An Extraordinary Macedonian Woman’s Story Mirka Ginova (1916-1946) By Risto Stefov…

U.S. Department of State Releases 2005 Religious Freedom Report on Macedonia

The Office of International Religious Freedom of the U.S. Department of State recently released its 2005 Religious Freedom Report on Macedonia. In this report it states that in Macedonia “There was no overall change in the status of respect for religious freedom during the period covered by this report. The continued absence of provocative actions by state and nonstate actors,…

Petition Against Any Changes to Macedonian Name and Identity

UMDiaspora has initiated a petition campaign . Signatories to said petition agree to act as human rights advocates pledging to end racial, ethnic, and religious discrimination against people of ethnic Macedonian origin.  Dr. Sam Vaknin, delivered a speech at the meeting of the Canada-Macedonia Chamber of Commerce in Toronto, Canada on December 4th, 1999, in which he stated in regards to the…

Exploring Macedonia

ExploringMacedonia.com is the official Macedonian tourism portal, a site which incorporates tourist information on Macedonia, Macedonian hotels, restaurants, travel routes and travel guides, including off- the- beaten track routes like rock art routes, various Balkan tours and cave safari.

Companies Listed on the Macedonian Stock Exchange

The Macedonian Stock Exchange was founded on September 13, 1995 and commenced trading on March 28, 1996, as a central marketplace for trading in securities and the first organized stock exchange in the history of the Republic of Macedonia. For more information on these companies, please visit the Macedonian Stock Exchange website at the following link: http://www.mse.org.mk/index-e.asp. Food and Beverages…

American Chamber of Commerce in Macedonia

AmCham Macedonia aims to support and advance the interests of U.S., international and leading local businesses in Macedonia, and to promote the competitiveness of the country. We achieve this by building and maintaining strong relationships between our members, foreign investors, local decision and policy makers, other AmChams, the international community in Macedonia, thought leaders and experts. Via our events, initiatives…

Letter to U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice

UMDiaspora provides documentation to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on the state sponsored discrimination against Macedonian minorities in Greece. In addition, UMDiaspora encourages the U.S. to continue its support to Republic of Macedonia after formally recognizing the country under its constitutional name on November 4th, 2004. July 1st 2005 Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice U.S. Department of State 2201…

Letter to Greek President

UMDiaspora sent a letter to the President of the Hellenic Republic, His Excellency, President Karolos Papoulias regarding his recent “invitation to all those disputing the Hellenic character of Macedonia to visit the findings unearthed by archaeological excavations in Vergina.” News article regarding President Papoulias’ invitation may be found at http://www.mpa.gr/article.html?doc_id=551808 His Excellency, President Karolos Papoulias c/o His Excellency, Ambassador Alexandros…

Resolution 306

Educate your Representative in Congress about Resolution 306 Macedonian-Americans, please educate your Representative in Congress regarding Concurrent Resolution 306 BACKGROUND On November 17, 2005, Congressman David E. Price of North Carolina and the U.S. Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues co-chaired by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Congressman Mike Bilirakis (R-FL) introduced a resolution urginig “The Former Yugoslav Republic of…

A Macedonian Songcatcher Saves Ancient Traditions

Balkanalysis.com conducted an interview with a leading Macedonian ethnomusicologist where she discusses her interests in the field, the challenges one faces in coaxing songs out of reluctant villagers, and the importance of ritual music in Macedonian culture. “32 year-old Velika Stojkova Serafimovska, a professional ethnomusicologist at the Macedonian Institute for Folk Dance and Culture, thoroughly loves her job: exploring remote,…