March 26-28, 2021. Principles for a Free Society is a successful conference that the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation holds for sister parties around the world. We were together with the members of the youth organization of PDP in Banja Luka learning, discussing and exchanging opinions on democracy, human rights, toleration, freedom and other important topics. […]
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 […]