Tag: freedom

The Ilinden Testament to Freedom and Diversity

Release No. 06-08/02 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Ilinden Uprising on the Day of the Prophet St. Elijah (August 2nd) signifies the start of the modern Macedonian Republic as a stronghold of the first multi-ethnic, Balkan state. Just like modern Macedonia, the first Macedonian Republic bespoke the freedom cry into one that encompassed all ethnicities as one cohesive voice under the…

Long live freedom in Macedonia!

Mr. Speaker, as a member of the House Democracy Assistance Commission I was honored this past week to host a delegation of Parliamentarians from the Republic of Macedonia in my home state of Michigan. The Macedonian delegation was immersed in many factors important to the development of a democratic society. They visited our state capitol and one of our major…