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Agenda: 4th Macedonian-American Leadership Conference and Days on the Hill

Agenda: 4th Macedonian-American Leadership Conference and Days on the Hill

Agenda: 4th Macedonian-American Leadership Conference and Days on the Hill Thursday, June 8, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – MALC2017 Registration at UMD Office – Please come to UMD office at 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Meetings in Congress 6:00 p.m. – Macedonian-American Heritage Congressional Reception in honor of June Immigrant Heritage Month featuring performance by…

UMD Position on President Ivanov Giving Mandate to Zoran Zaev

UMD Position on President Ivanov Giving Mandate to Zoran Zaev

Yesterday, Macedonia’s President Gjorge Ivanov imparted the mandate to form a new Macedonian government to the leader of the Social Democratic Party of Macedonia, Mr. Zoran Zaev. Mr. Zaev provided assurances to the President that his Parliamentary majority will “guarantee the protection of the unitary character, sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence and multi-ethnicity of the Republic of Macedonia.” Mr. Zaev further…

UMD: Macedonia’s Unitary, Sovereign Character Must Be Preserved

UMD: Macedonia’s Unitary, Sovereign Character Must Be Preserved

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) rejects the illegitimate appointment of Talat Xhaferi as speaker of the Macedonian parliament. Mr. Xhaferi – who used to go by the name Komandant Forina – is implicated as being directly responsible for the Vejce Massacre of 2001, in which eight Macedonian soldiers were ambushed, tortured and then burned alive by Albanian separatists. An alleged…

UMD: Macedonia Caucus Vital to Bolstering U.S.-Macedonia Ties

UMD: Macedonia Caucus Vital to Bolstering U.S.-Macedonia Ties

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) applauds the efforts of the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (hereinafter referred to as “Macedonia Caucus”), which is critical to the U.S.-Macedonia strategic bilateral relationship. Over 30 members of Congress, both Republicans and Democrats, are part of the Macedonia Caucus. UMD looks forward to members of the Macedonia Caucus visiting Macedonia in the near…

ОМД: Дејствувањето на Конгресната Група за Македонија е од витално значење за зацврстување на Американско-Македонските односи

ОМД: Дејствувањето на Конгресната Група за Македонија е од витално значење за зацврстување на Американско-Македонските односи

Обединета Македонска Дијаспора (ОМД) ги поздравува напорите на Конгресната група за Македонија и Македонските Американци (во понатамошниот текст дефинирани како “Македонската Група”), кои се од клучно значење за зацврстување на Американско-Македонските билатерални и стратешки односи. Над 30 членови на Конгресот кои вклучуваат Републиканци и Демократи, се дел од Македонската група, чија идна посета на членовите во Македонија како основа за…

UMD Appeals to Macedonian Citizens to Refrain from Violence

UMD Appeals to Macedonian Citizens to Refrain from Violence

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) appeals to the citizens of Macedonia to refrain from violence. Violence is not the solution and leads to endangering the future, peace and stability in Macedonia. The only democratic solution for the crisis is dialogue among all political parties, instead of escalating situations like today’s in the Parliament with the illegal election of Talat Xhaferi…

UMD Leaders Discuss Macedonia with Congressman Lowenthal

UMD Leaders Discuss Macedonia with Congressman Lowenthal

Yesterday, United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) leaders met with Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-CA-47th Congressional District) in his Long Beach, California office to discuss U.S.-Macedonia relations and issues concerning the Macedonian-American community in his district and throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Pictured left to right: UMD Board Member & U.S. Director Trajko Papuckoski, Congressman Lowenthal, UMD Los Angeles Regional Representative Marija…

UMD: Albanian Prime Minister Continues Stirring the Pot in the Balkans

UMD: Albanian Prime Minister Continues Stirring the Pot in the Balkans

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) strongly denounces Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama’s continued use of disinformation and falsehoods relating to the Republic of Macedonia and Albania’s increasing entanglement in the Republic’s internal affairs. In a recent interview for France 24, Rama questioned the “minority” status of ethnic Albanians in Macedonia, stating that their numbers constituted “around 35% of the Macedonian…

UMD Tackles Macedonia Political Crisis on Al-Jazeera

UMD Tackles Macedonia Political Crisis on Al-Jazeera

On March 23, 2017, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) participated in a discussion on The Stream broadcasted by Al-Jazeera. This debate centered on the mass protests taking place in Macedonia as a result of the ethnic Albanian political platform, also known as the Tirana Platform, negotiated in Tirana, Albania under the auspices of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama. Femi Oke…