UMD: U.S./NATO Full Support of a Stable Ukraine Equals a Secure Europe

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is deeply concerned with the current instability facing Ukraine, especially following the recent annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation. During these trying times for the Ukrainian people, UMD strongly urges U.S., NATO, and EU leaders to offer clear and full support to Ukraine, particularly the necessary aid packages to help alleviate the economic burdens,…

UMD Thanks the Czech Republic for Recognizing Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that the Czech Republic is the 135th country in the world to recognize Macedonia by its constitutional name.  Following the Hungarian recognition in December 2012, the Czech Republic becomes the 16th EU member-state to recognize Macedonia’s constitutional name.    Macedonia and the Czech Republic have enjoyed bilateral relations long before 1991.…

UMD Completes Visit to Brussels and Macedonia/ECME Participates in 2013 NPLD Conference

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) President Metodija A. Koloski traveled to Belgium and Macedonia February 11-27, 2013.  While in Brussels, Koloski was joined by UMD Stuttgart, Germany Representative Goce Peroski, UMD Greece Representative Eugenia Natsoulidou, and UMD Netherlands Representative Filip Altiparmakovski.  UMD strongly believes that investing in engaging in high-level diplomacy yields valuable insights and productive outcomes in support of…

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…

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 Congratulates President Obama

United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), the leading voice for our nation’s close to half a million Americans of Macedonian heritage, congratulates President Obama on being re-elected to a second term in office as President of the United States and looks forward to continuing working with his Administration on strengthening U.S.-Macedonia bilateral relations.  UMD also commends Governor Mitt Romney for his service…

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…

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…

Canadian National Defence Committee Vice-Chair Bryon Wilfert Urges Support of Macedonia

November 18, 2010 – Ottawa, Canada – On November 10, 2010, Canadian Member of Parliament for Richmond Hill and Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on National Defence, Mr. Bryon Wilfert (Liberal Party) sent a letter to The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada urging further Canadian support of Macedonia’s NATO membership.  “Canada should make clear that such a bilateral issue…