Tag: Macedonia

The Law on Languages: When Our Attempts at Europeanness Go Too Far

The Law on Languages: When Our Attempts at Europeanness Go Too Far

A potentially damaging blow to the law on languages came from an unlikely source. In a recent leak, the Venice Commission, the constitutional law advisory body of the Council of Europe, outlined major issues with the law on languages.  According to the Venice Commission, the law goes too far in “promoting multiethnic and multilingual interconnectedness of the judicial system.” The…

As EU Decision on Macedonian Accession Looms Nearer, Bulgaria Shows Increased Symptoms of Their Macedonian Syndrome

As EU Decision on Macedonian Accession Looms Nearer, Bulgaria Shows Increased Symptoms of Their Macedonian Syndrome

By Metodija A. Koloski, UMD President In an impressive display of their Europeanness, Bulgarian officials are borrowing straight from the Greek playbook for extracting concessions from Macedonia. As we near the decision by the European Union regarding Macedonian accession, Bulgaria is aggressively stepping up its demands for changing history. By threatening to veto, Bulgaria hopes to force Macedonian politicians into…

Со доближувањето на датумот за преговори со ЕУ, бугарската преокупација со Македонија се засилува

Со доближувањето на датумот за преговори со ЕУ, бугарската преокупација со Македонија се засилува

Автор: Методија А. Колоски, претседател на Обединетата Македонска Дијаспора (ОМД) Како тестамент на своите длабоко врежани европски вредности, Бугарските власти почнаа да позајмуваат Грчки тактики за изнудување отспапки од Македонија. Бидејќи одлуката за приспатување на Македонија кон Еворпската Унија (ЕУ) е се поблиску, Бугарија, потпирајќи се врз своите вето привилегии, агресивно ги засилува своите барања за промена на историјата. Колку…

Да ни е вечен 8 Септември денот на Република Македонија Македонци каде и да сте!

Да ни е вечен 8 Септември денот на Република Македонија Македонци каде и да сте!

Со длабоко измешани чувства на радост и болка, убавина и чемер, сонце и темнина, го одбележуваме овој ден, кој е длабоко врежан во нас кои искрено и патриотски си ја сакаме и почитуваме државата, матичната татковина Република Македонија, татковина и држава на сите Македонци и останати сограѓани кои искрено си ја сакаат како сопствена и своја, каде и да се…

UMD Gives $13,000 Ajvar 5K Grant to VERA – Children with Down Syndrome and Autism

UMD Gives $13,000 Ajvar 5K Grant to VERA – Children with Down Syndrome and Autism

UMD looks back with pride and gratitude on the successes of 2017’s Ajvar 5K, and the meaningful difference the diaspora community has made together. Over 600 participants took part in UMD’s flagship charitable event, Ajvar 5K with races held in Crown Point, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Columbus, Ohio; Garfield, New Jersey; Los Angeles, and San Francisco, California; and Washington,…

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…