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 […]
The week after midsummer 2020, Belarusian blogger and freelance journalist Ihar Losik was brutally arrested by the Belarusian secret service. Losik, 28 years old and with a newly born daughter at home, was charged with ”organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order” and brought to the Akrestsina prison. The Akrestsina prison has […]
Amnesty International calls on the international community to enhance its efforts to establish mechanisms for further investigations on the ongoing brutality shown to ordinary Belarusians claiming their freedom. A report publiced by Amnesty International on the 27th of January reveals the ongoing and emerging crackdown on peaceful protesters in Belarus. The leader of democratic Belarus, […]
JHS-Report-The-impact-of-the-Covid-19-pandemic With the Covid-19 pandemic our world has been thrown into a global mega crisis, and democracy and human rights have got new challenges. Countries with repressive governments have used the pandemic to achieve their political goals, restricting freedoms and fundamental rights. In the new report by the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation, selected authors and experts […]
From 28 February to 1 March 2020, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation and the Party of Democratic Progress (PDP) held a campaign conference in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the three-day conference, PDP candidates from across the country were trained in how to successfully conduct political campaigns. The participants discussed, among other things, the use […]