Czech Prime Minister: Macedonia Ready for Integration in Euro-Atlantic Structures

Czech Prime Minister: Macedonia Ready for Integration in Euro-Atlantic Structures

On November 19, 2014, the Council on Foreign Relations hosted a Washington Meetings Program titled Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Democracy in the Czech Republic featuring the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Bohuslav Sobotka. UMD Co-Founder and President Metodija A. Koloski and UMD International Policy and Diplomacy Fellow Salvatore Schiano were invited to attend. Mr. Sobotka’s presentation featured topics related to…

UMD: Building a Stronger More Prosperous Macedonia

UMD: Building a Stronger More Prosperous Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora, one of the leading international non-governmental organizations with a goal to unite Macedonians and Macedonian communities abroad, congratulated today President Gjorge Ivanov and Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski on successfully winning this past weekend’s elections in Macedonia. UMD congratulated the three members of Parliament elected from the Diaspora, hope they will work hard to adequately represent non-partisan…

Summary of 4th United Macedonian Diaspora Global Conference in Macedonia

4th UMD Global Conference Sets the Trend for Events in Macedonia Prepared by Professor Nevena Trajkov, Eastern Michigan University 2013 marks 100 years since the division of Macedonian lands. In that century, Macedonia and Macedonians endured many changes, including the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, the partition and annexation of lands into other governments, and the realization of an independent…

UMD: 100 Years Since Bucharest: Never Again

August 10th marks the one hundredth anniversary of the Treaty of Bucharest, a document that ended the Balkan Wars. This event saw the removal of the Ottoman Empire from Macedonia, with remaining portions of territory being annexed by the kingdoms of Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, and later Albania, with the approval of the world powers. The treaty led to one of…

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…

2012 UMD Canada Gala: a Night to Remember

On October 27th, UMD Canada held its annual Gala at St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto. More than 250 guests enjoyed an evening of engaging speakers, great music by Rumba Band, and dancing, and a chance for the Canadian Macedonian community to honor those who have made a difference for the Macedonian Cause, and those who continue…