Tag: Macedonia

UMD Outraged by Macedonia Parliament Name Change Vote

UMD Outraged by Macedonia Parliament Name Change Vote

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) has responded with disgust and outrage at the decision of Macedonia’s Parliament to back constitutional amendments formally changing the country’s name to the Republic of “N****” Macedonia. Eighty-one deputies in the 120-seat parliament voted in favor of the change. Stojan Nikolov, Chairman of the United Macedonian Diaspora, said: “Unhindered self-determination is a universal right stipulated…

UMD Rebukes CEPA Claims About Prespa Agreement

UMD Rebukes CEPA Claims About Prespa Agreement

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) has issued a stern rebuke to The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) for scaremongering tactics over the name-change debate in Macedonia. In an opinion piece written by Janusz Bugajski, a bleak picture is outlined for Macedonia: “In the worst-case scenario, Macedonia rejects the name change and returns to a frozen status with the door…

UMD Responds to Morgan Freeman Documentary on Macedonia

UMD Responds to Morgan Freeman Documentary on Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) has responded to the first trailer for an upcoming film alleging Macedonia is the hub for fake news generation. ‘Selling Lies’ is a documentary short about the network of teenagers in Macedonia whose fake political news stories allegedly made a direct impact on the 2016 U.S presidential election. The film is produced by actor Morgan…

Washington, D.C. Premiere of Secret Ingredient

Washington, D.C. Premiere of Secret Ingredient

Join Us: Washington, D.C. Premiere of Secret Ingredient Official Macedonian Submission for OSCARS Foreign Language Film An underpaid train mechanic gives his father a cake made from stolen marijuana to relieve his cancer pain, but finds himself cornered by the criminals who are searching for their drugs and the nosy neighbors who want a recipe for the “healing” cake. Secret…

UMD Statement on Comments by Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos

UMD Statement on Comments by Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) condemns the recent comments by Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos, who accused Macedonia of “irredentist and provocative behavior,” for merely “referencing,” the existence of a Macedonian language and identity. UMD categorically rejects these comments and the unfair treatment to which Macedonia and Macedonians have been subjected. UMD calls on the international community to support and…

UMD Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day

UMD Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day

The United Macedonian Diaspora, (UMD), a leading organization promoting the interests and needs of Macedonians globally, calls for pause and reflection on the centenary of Armistice Day. In commemorating the conclusion of one of the worst wars in modern European history, leaders from the UMD have called on a reflection of Macedonia’s experience in war, and in peace, over the…

Announcing the Formation of The Ilinden Games

Announcing the Formation of The Ilinden Games

Birthright Macedonia, in cooperation with Boots for Balkans, proudly announces the formation of the ILINDEN GAMES. The ILINDEN GAMES will offer, for the first time ever, amateur athletic events to all-Macedonian players and teams from around the world to come to the Republic to compete and play against one another. Plans are underway to offer athletic, competitive events in a variety…

Reasoning Behind Opposition to S. Res. 602

Reasoning Behind Opposition to S. Res. 602

On June 12thof this year, Prime Ministers Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev, of Greece and Macedonia respectively, signed the Prespa Accord[1] to bring a resolution to the 27-year name dispute between the two countries. The proposed agreement would rename the country “Republic of North Macedonia,” thereby mandating attendant constitutional changes in the country. In order for the agreement to be…

BIRTHRIGHT MACEDONIA NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2019

BIRTHRIGHT MACEDONIA NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2019

Enrollment for the 2019 Birthright Macedonia Summer Session is now open. Apply to this international program that brings Macedonian youth from around the world to the Republic. Declare your Macedonian Heritage and assert your cultural identity. Come to Macedonia – the land of your forefathers and experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to rediscover your roots – or discover…

CMLC2018 Puts Disability Rights, Women’s Rights, and Macedonia at Forefront

CMLC2018 Puts Disability Rights, Women’s Rights, and Macedonia at Forefront

The 4th Canadian-Macedonian Leadership Conference (CMLC2018) was held in Ottawa, Ontario on September 27-29, 2018. Organized by Canada’s faction of the United Macedonian Diaspora, and its next generation program for young leaders, Generation M, it successfully gathered a group of Macedonians from various disciplines and locations globally. UMD (Canada) and Generation M would like to cordially thank Canadiana Flowers and…