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Refugee Children of the Greek Civil War

“We, the Refugee Children of the Greek Civil War, who have endured inhumane treatment from Greek Governments since 1946, who were born in Aegean Macedonia and who are scattered throughout the world, have gathered together in this Fourth World Meeting at the Macedonian Center of Eling in Melbourne, Australia, to bring you the latest resolution.”   “We demand:   Human…

BBC Should Have Mentioned the Macedonian Minority in Greece

UMDiaspora sent a letter to the British Broadcasting Company in reference to their article “Amnesty blasts Greece over abuse.” BBC Complaints,PO Box 1922,Glasgow G2 3WT Dear Sir/Madam, We are writing in regard to your article “Amnesty blasts Greece over abuse ”, dated 5 October 2005. Your article was a good summary and overview of Amnesty International’s recent report on Greece’s human rights…

European Commission Recommends Macedonia Become Candidate Country

The European Commission recommends that Macedonia become a candidate country for European Union Membership.  The United Macedonian Diaspora applauds this decision.  Macedonia must fulfill the required criteria set by Brussels in order to set the date for when negotiations will start.  Macedonia must complete necessary reforms in the fields of judiciary, privatization, electoral legislation, public administration, corruption, and organized crime.…

Role of Diaspora Communities in Economic Development

Ms. Biljana Sekulovska-Gaber made a presentation at the Australian National University’s National Europe Centre on September 1st, 2005 regarding the role of diaspora communities in economic development.  The findings of Ms. Sekulovska-Gaber are “the results from the survey entitled: Macedonian Diaspora Communities in Australia as Agents of Development…Its aim was to “investigate” factors that may contribute to the business activity by…

UMDiaspora Meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia, Ambassador Milovanovic

UMDiaspora met with the newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to Republic of Macedonia, Her Honorable Gillian Milovanovic to discuss the economic, education and health situation in the Republic.   WASHINGTON, D.C. – United Macedonian Diaspora representatives Hristina Bojadzieva, Metodija Koloski and Marina Veljanovska met with the newly appointed United States Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Macedonia, Ambassador Gillian Arlette…

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 2005Secretary of State Condoleezza RiceU.S. Department of State 2201 C Street…

UMDiaspora Meeting with Macedonian Foreign Minister

UMDiaspora met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia, Dr. Ilinka Mitreva to discuss issues regarding the name, voting rights of the diaspora, foreign relations, etc. WASHINGTON, D.C. – United Macedonian Diaspora representatives Ms. Hristina Bojadzieva, Mr. Steve Gligorov, Esq., Mr. Metodija A. Koloski, and Ms. Marina Veljanovska met on June 17th, 2005 with the Minister of…

UMDiaspora Expresses Gratitude to Slovenian Parliamentarian Jelko Kacin

UMDiaspora sends a letter of gratitute to Jelko Kacin for his continued support to the Republic of Macedonia’s aspirations to join the European Union.   Dear Mr. Kacin: The United Macedonian Diaspora, a Washington D.C. based organization with local offices across the world, would like to thank you on behalf of all Macedonians for your energy and activism in supporting…