New JHS report on Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Road to EU-integration

June 14, Branislav Borenović, President of the Party of Democratic Progress in Bosnia-Herzegovina, presented a new JHS report on the country’s EU-integration. Read more

Continued protests in Venezuela

The economic problems are so long gone in Venezuela that debts have become a real threat to the country. The value of the currency decreases rapidly and inflation is going up. Foreign imports have ceased, resulting in empty shelves in stores around the country. Read more

JHS follows the developments in Ukraine

Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation has for many years been active in support of democracy and rule of law in Ukraine. On our site, we publish regular updates on the situation in the country.
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Thursday, October 13, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation hosted a lunch seminar on the Georgian parliamentary elections that took place on October 8th. Thornike Gordadze, Senior Advisor for Education, Research and Studies at the French Institut des Hautes Études de Défense Nationale (IHEDN) and Former State Minister for Euro-Atlantic Integration of Georgia described the elections and the results. (more…)


Christian Holm, MP and member of the board of the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation, gives his views on the developments in Belarus as Tatsiana Karatkevich (2nd from left) visits Stockholm.

The leader of the Belarusian opposition organization Tell the Truth and presidential candidate in 2015, Tatsiana Karatkevich, has today participated in a Seminar organized by the Swedish Delegation of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and the Swedish Institute for foreign affairs. (more…)

On September 11, parliamentary elections were held in Belarus. In an article for the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation Margareta Cederfelt, Member of Parliament from the Swedish Moderate party and Deputy Chair of the Swedish OSCE-delegation, describes her findings from the third election she has observed in the country. (more…)

September 18, elections were held in Russia to the State Duma, the lower house of the country’s legislature. Sotiris Delis, member of parliament from the Swedish Moderate party, describes in an article for Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation his insights from observing the elections with the Organization for Security and Stability in Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA).  (more…)

Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation has the pleasure of welcoming you to a seminar on the elections in Georgia at Stora Nygatan 30 in Stockholm, Thursday, October 13, 2016. Read more about the seminar and how to participate below.


For the first time in post-Soviet history, a majority of Russian voters decided to stay home rather than to vote in a federal election. The Central Election Commission (CEC) announced preliminary voter turnout at 48 per cent and reacted to reported irregularities, including ballot box stuffing and carousel voting. In the past six elections the average turnout was over 60 percent. (more…)

September 26, Azerbaijan faces a referendum on constitutional changes aiming to strengthen the powers of President Ilham Aliyev. The proposed changes include prolonging the term of office from five to seven years as well as abolishing the minimum age for future presidential candidates. New posts as First Vice President and Vice President will be introduced and the powers for the President to dissolve the parliament will be expanded. (more…)


Participants at the conference in Jahorina

September 9-11, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation hosted a conference in Jahorina, Bosnia & Herzegovina, for local politicians from the centre-right party PDP. Kristoffer Tamsons, Chairman of the traffic committee in Stockholm County Council, took part in the conference as a trainer and described his own experiences from Swedish local and regional politics, focusing on the importance of policy development and reforms.

The Central Election Committee announced that two opposition candidates have won seats, after the results of yesterday’ September 11 elections, in which the composition of the 110-seat lower house of parliament was to be determined. (more…)


Local leaders from UNM at one of the two conferences on door-to-door campaigning

After almost four years of populistic and oligaristic rule with Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Georgian Dream, the opinion polls now show that the upcoming parliamentary elections on October 15 is going to be a nail-biter as Georgians go to the ballots. From being in disadvantageous position, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation’s co-operation party, the United National Movement, is now less than one percent behind the ruling party. (more…)