Report: Kremlin and the war in Ukraine

February 27, the Russian politician Boris Nemtsov was murdered outside Kremlin, Moscow. After the murder, colleagues and friends have completed the report Nemtsov was working on about Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine. 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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UNM Activists Sentenced to Pre-trial Detention as PACE Slams Georgia for Abusing the Practice


Three UNM activists were sentenced to two-months of pre-trial detention in the western Georgian city of Kutaisi today for “hooliganism” allegedly committed while taking part in a rally in support of Rustavi2, Georgia’s most popular TV channel currently facing an aggressive government-backed takeover.


Besa Shahini gives her opinion on the recent political developments in the country

Besa Shahini gives her opinion on the recent political developments in the country

Kosovo has faced many challenges after its declaration of independence from Serbia in 2008, and corruption and youth unemployment were and still are crucial elements to establish a strong democracy. Strong democracies are built by democrats and the co-operation between the Democratic League of Kosovo and the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation aims to foster the future politicians of Kosovo in democratic values. (more…)

The former mayor of Tbilisi Gigi Ugulava was released following Georgian Constitutional Court declaring his prolonged pre-trial detention as anti-constitutional and illegal. Less than 24 hours later he was jailed again.

Read more below.


United National Movement, Georgia’s main opposition party, has published a statement on the Government’s refusal to comply with the ruling of the Constitutional Court to release the former Mayor of Tbilisi Gigi Ugulava.

Read the statement below.


Lukashenka’s refusal to building a contentious air base on Belarusian territory may have an impact on the upcoming Belarusian election and future.

Read the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty article here

Anders Åslund, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and author of the book “Ukraine: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It.” writes about Ukraines need to privatize failing state-owned enterprises and how it will reduce corruption and save money.

Read the article here.


An in-depth article on the Ukrainian gas market, its corruption and the need for de-monopolisation has been published by The Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW).

Read the article here.

The Russian politician Leonid Gozman describes the developments in Russia and what life might be like after Putin, in an article published by Atlantic Council.

Read “To Prevent Global Catastrophe, Putin Must Go”

I en artikel i Vedomosti skriver Leonid Gozman om Putins roll i Ryssland.

Läs en engelsk översättning av artikeln här

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Khatuna Gogorishvili chaired the conferences.

Khatuna Gogorishvili chaired the conferences.

On 14-17 July, 2015, Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation, in co-operation with International Republican Institute (IRI), organized two conferences with local female politicians from Georgia. The participants who came from different regions of the country, and represented the opposition party, United National Movement (UNM), gathered in the Georgian village, Chakvi to discuss strategies for the future.