In an article in Washington Post, Jarl Hjalmarson honorary chairman and former prime minister of Sweden Carl Bildt, describes the ongoing development and escalation of force in Eastern Ukraine. Over the last weeks, heavy Russian military buildup along the Ukrainian border has been condemned by the European Union and the United States. Bildt points out […]
During the weekend members of the youth organization of the Democratic Party of Albania participated in the conference Principles for a Free Society. They created a space to learn and discuss the importance of defending democracy, freedom, tolerance and human rights, especially now before their elections.
After almost 80 days of imprisonment at a penal colony, the health of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny is deteriorating. Navalny started a hunger strike as a protest to Russian authorities denying him his request to seek medical care after experiencing severe cough and fever. Navalny, who has stated that he won’t commit suicide in […]
The leader of UCP, the main centre-right party of Belarus and long time partner of the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation, was detained by Belarusian police on March 22nd. Nikolaj Kazlou has since been taken to the Akrestyna detention center, known for its brutality and torture of political prisoners. With the arrest of Kazlou, approximately 298 political […]
Following the arrest of the opposition leader Niki Melia in the end of February, the political crisis has emerged in Georgia with escalated tensions between the government and the opposition. The president of the European Council, Mr. Charles Michel, visited Tbilisi in the beginning of March to facilitate a dialogue between political stakeholders in Georgia. […]
Following yesterday’s forming of a new government, led by hardliner prime minister Irakli Garibashvili, the leader of the opposition Niki Melia was today brutally arrested at the headquarters of his party, UNM. Seen as a hardliner and political apprentice of former prime minister and Russian businessman Benidzi Ivanishvili, Mr. Garibashvili stated in parliament – before […]
Following the snap elections in Kosovo on February 14th – the fifth round of elections in eleven years – Kosovo will soon have a new government under the leadership of Albin Kurti. Albin Kurti, who is a former student revolutionary leader, won the elections with a landslide. The opposition, including the cooperation party of Jarl […]
From January 29-31, 2021 members of the youth organization from VMRO-DPMNE met in Skopje to attend the conference Principles for a Free Society. During the event they had the opportunity to discuss about democracy, human rights, freedom, justice and other political topics which are important for the youth.
On January 28th, the Royal Court of Sweden announced that Göran Lennmarker, former Member of Parliament and former Chairman of the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation, will receive His Majesty the King’s medal in the 12th size with blue ribbon. The royal medal is one of the highest awards in Sweden. Göran Lennmarker was elected to the […]
The political activist Aleksei Navalny was immediately arrested when returning to Russia. He returned after receiving medical care in Germany after the Kremlin ordered assassination attempt in October. He was charged with accusations of crimes connected to money laundering and was firstly sentenced to 30 days in Russian prison. The arrest of Aleksei Navalny sparked […]