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New York Congressman Maffei Joins Macedonia Caucus

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to welcome the newest member of the Congressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans (Macedonia Caucus) – Congressman Daniel B. Maffei (Democrat-New York).  Congressman Maffei represents the 24th Congressional District of New York and is the first member of Congress to join the Macedonia Caucus in 2013.   Congressman Maffei was first elected to…

UMD Voice Winter 2012 Magazine is Out!

UMD Voice Winter 2012 Magazine is Out!

Dear Friends, It is my pleasure to present to you our latest issue of UMD Voice Magazine.  Click HERE to download your free copy. I wish you and your family a Happy and Healthy 2013! Sincerely, Mark Branov UMD Director of Communications and Public Relations Editor, UMD Voice Magazine editor@umdiaspora.org 

SAVE THE DATE: 4th UMD Global Conference – July 24-August 2, 2013 – Macedonia

SAVE THE DATE: 4th UMD Global Conference – July 24-August 2, 2013 – Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), the leading organization for the Macedonian Diaspora worldwide, is pleased to announce that its 4th Global Conference (UMD GC2013) will be held in our ancestral and historical homeland, Macedonia from July 24-August 2, 2013.  The theme of the conference – Macedonia 2013: 100 Years After the Treaty of Bucharest – will coincide with the 100th…

UMD Thanks Hungary for Recognizing Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Hungary is the 134th country in the world to recognize Macedonia by its constitutional name.  UMD thanks Prime Minister Viktor Orban, his government, and the Hungarian people worldwide for their continued strong support and friendship.  UMD uses this opportunity to commend Macedonian Ambassador Darko Angelov, who spoke at the 1st…

UMD: EU Council on Macedonia Undermines EU Enlargement Credibility

On December 11, 2012, the EU Council put the nationalist agendas of Bulgaria and Greece before EU enlargement, damaged regional stability in the Western Balkans, and undermined the credibility of the EU enlargement process.  The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) believes that the EU should be the bridge that unites Europe; instead it has become the divider that deepens inter-regional differences,…

Andrew D. Peykoff, Sr. Appointed Macedonian Honorary Consul General in California

Andrew D. Peykoff, Sr. Appointed Macedonian Honorary Consul General in California

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) warmly congratulates our dear friend Andrew D. Peykoff, Sr. on being appointed the first Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Macedonia to the State of California, based out of Ontario, California.  Peykoff is the Founder and Chairman of Niagara Bottling, LLC – the largest private label bottled water company in the Western Hemisphere.  “I’m…

UMD Commemorates 64th International Human Rights Day

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) joins human rights advocates worldwide in commemorating the anniversary of December 10, 1948, when Eleanor Roosevelt stood before the United Nations General Assembly and declared “this Universal Declaration of Human Rights may well become the international Magna Carta of all men everywhere.”   On this day, UMD calls upon the United Nations and the European…

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.  …