Tag: Macedonia

UMD: Honoring the Sacrifices of Ilinden

UMD: Honoring the Sacrifices of Ilinden

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) honors the 116th Anniversary of the Ilinden Uprising when Macedonians rebelled against the Ottoman Empire on August 2, 1903 to regain their freedom, founding the first-ever democratic republic in the Balkans in Krusevo. For 10 days and nights, Macedonians experienced the freedom that they had risked their lives to achieve. The short-lived Krusevo Republic fell…

UMD Statement on NATO Protocol Signing for Macedonia

UMD Statement on NATO Protocol Signing for Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), a proponent of Macedonia’s NATO membership under its 1991 constitutional name – the Republic of Macedonia – reiterates its position that Macedonia’s accession to NATO is long overdue and should have occurred more than ten years ago when NATO was slated to invite Macedonia at the 2008 Bucharest Summit. Today’s NATO protocol signing by 29…

On The “Prespa Agreement” and Beyond by Professor Dr. Gordana Siljanovska Davkova

On The “Prespa Agreement” and Beyond by Professor Dr. Gordana Siljanovska Davkova

Author: Professor Dr. Gordana Siljanovska Davkova, Law School “ Iustinianus Primus,” University of Ss “Cyril and Methodius”- Skopje  Original paper was published in Macedonian on October 11, 2018 and can be found by clicking HERE. AESOPIAN LANGUAGE, EXPANDED REACH AND ASSYMETRY OF THE AGREEMENT The title of the “Prespa Agreement”: “Final agreement for the settlement of the differences as described…

UMD Statement on Greek Parliament Ratification of the Prespa Agreement

UMD Statement on Greek Parliament Ratification of the Prespa Agreement

The Greek parliament yesterday voted in favor, 153 to 146, of the highly flawed Prespa Agreement, which Macedonia’s misguided leadership hopes will end the 26-year-UN temporary reference, and will allegedly fast track the country’s membership into NATO and the EU. The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), a leading organization promoting the interests and needs of Macedonians, has grave concerns about this…

UMD Macedonian Masquerade Ball Kicks Off 2019

UMD Macedonian Masquerade Ball Kicks Off 2019

This year’s United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Macedonian Old New Year’s Masquerade Charity Ball – Vasilica Celebration held at The Manor House – Rock Creek in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, January 12, 2019 was a tremendous success. Over 120 Macedonians and friends of Macedonia attended this 14th annual gathering, linking two Macedonian traditions, Orthodox New Year and the Vevchani Carnival, which…

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…