Tag: Macedonia

Congressman Robert B. Aderholt Becomes 19th Member of Macedonia Caucus

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congressman Robert B. Aderholt (Republican-Alabama) became today the 19th member of Congress to join the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus).  Aderholt is serving his eighth term representing Alabama’s 4th Congressional District.  Congressman Robert B. Aderholt has served as U.S. Representative since 1997.  He is a member of…

UMD: Congresswoman Johnson (Texas) Joins the Macedonia Caucus

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (Democrat-Texas) has joined the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus) bringing the membership up to 18.  Congresswoman Johnson serves the Thirtieth Congressional District of Texas.  Congresswoman Johnson has been a U.S. House Representative since 1992.  In December 2010, Congresswoman Johnson was elected as the…

Greek Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Threatens Macedonia in Greek Parliament

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) calls on the member states of the European Union (EU) and NATO to publically condemn neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Member of Greece’s Parliament Ilias Panagiotaros, who stated the following yesterday during a parliamentary debate: “…This falsified country of Skopian Gypsies will very quickly become a thing of the past, if not from internal conflicts, it will…

UMD: EU Ambassador’s “Slav Macedonian” Comments Hinder Accession Dialogue

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) sent a letter today to The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Catherine Ashton expressing concerns over the “Slav Macedonian” comments made by the Head of the EU Delegation to Macedonia, Ambassador Aivo Orav during a European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs meeting on November 15, 2012.  …

UMD Calls for Closer Ties Between Macedonia and New Zealand

UMD Calls for Closer Ties Between Macedonia and New Zealand

The United Macedonian Diaspora calls for closer ties between Macedonia and New Zealand, based on shared democratic and multicultural values, as well as cultural and economic cooperation.   According to UMD’s Director of Australia, Ordan Andreevski: “Closer ties can be achieved with a permanent Macedonian diplomat in New Zealand, such as a Consul General.  Such a diplomat can nurture ties…

Clinton’s Balkans Visit Sends Wrong Message to Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), as the voice of close to half a million Macedonian-Americans, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday expressing concern over her bypassing Macedonia for the fourth time when she visits the Balkans next week.  UMD believes that this is sending the wrong message to Macedonia and Macedonian citizens and urges…

UMD Congratulates Australia On Security Council Seat; Thanks Macedonia for Voting in Favour

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) congratulates Australia for winning a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council.  Since Australia announced its bid in March 2008, UMD has been a strong advocate and supporter, particularly through the Roadmap for Advancing Australia-Macedonia Relations.  UMD thanks Macedonia for voting in favour of Australia’s membership on the UN Security Council.  As it assumes this…

UMD: EU Continues To Send Mixed Signals On Macedonia

UMD: EU Continues To Send Mixed Signals On Macedonia

On October 10, the European Union Commission (EU Commission) released its annual Progress Report for Macedonia’s EU candidacy.  The report includes detailed recognition of Macedonia’s progress in various areas of development, and, for the fourth time in a row, reaffirms that Macedonia meets all necessary criteria for accession negotiations to begin.  However, the EU Commission does not have the power…

UMD Observes 100th Anniversary of First Balkan War

UMD Observes 100th Anniversary of First Balkan War

Today, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) and all Macedonians worldwide are commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the start of the First Balkan War, on October 8th, which was the start of a massive campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Macedonian people, particularly by the governments of Greece, Bulgaria and Serbia.     The Balkan Wars led to the unjust division…

U.S. Secretary of State Clinton Visits Greece

July 17, 2011 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) released a July 15, 2011 letter it sent to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a result of her current visit to Greece, concluding on July 18, 2011.  UMD urged Secretary Clinton to act upon several points of concern of the Macedonian-American community when meeting with representatives…

U.S. Secretary of State Clinton Visits Greece

July 17, 2011 – Washington, D.C. – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) released a July 15, 2011 letter it sent to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a result of her current visit to Greece, concluding on July 18, 2011.  UMD urged Secretary Clinton to act upon several points of concern of the Macedonian-American community when meeting with representatives…