On January 21-22 and 23-24, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation hosted two conferences in Georgia for political active youth from the Foundation’s partner United National Movement (UNM). The conferences revolved round party ideology and the road towards NATO and EU membership. The conferences were co-hosted by the International Republican Institute (IRI). (more…)
November 11-18, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation organised two conferences on ideology for political active youth from the Eastern Neighbourhood. The conferences were held in Nynäshamn, south of Stockholm. Topics at the conference treated the principles from our book Principles for a Free Society by Dr Nigel Ashford. (more…)
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April 29, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation hosted a luncheon in Stockholm on the political developments in Georgia and the future for European integration.
David Bakradze, leader of United National Movement in the Georgian Parliament gave his views on the situation, together with his fellow MPs Tinatin Bokuchava and Giorgi Kandelaki, as well as Irakli Kavtaradze, deputy international secretary of the party. (more…)
In 2012, United National Movement (UNM), the party that Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation works with in Georgia lost the parliamentary elections. At the moment, UNM is in the middle of a transformation process, often followed by a loss of election. However, UNM has both lost and gained new members. Meanwhile, polls show that the support for the current Georgian Dream coalition government is decreasing with disappointed people still waiting for its promises to be realized. (more…)
March 11-18, Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation hosted two conferences for youth politicians from Eastern Europe and Sweden, on the principles for a free society together with Nigel Ashford from Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. Basic concepts for a liberal democracy, as private property, free enterprise and toleration where among the issues discussed.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) criticizes the presidential elections in Azerbaijan held on October 9, which was heavily undermined by restrictions on freedom of expression, assembly and association. (more…)
International Republican Institute’s latest poll of Georgian public opinion shows that over 60 percent of respondents fully support Georgia joining NATO. The survey further shows attitudes regarding the country’s economic, social and political landscape.
August 20-27, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation organised two conferences on ideology for youth politicians from Eastern Europe and Sweden in the small town of Nynäshamn south of Stockholm. The conference was based upon the book Principles for a Free Society, exclusively written for the Foundation by Professor Nigel Ashford. Chairman of the conference was Nigel Ashford, who usually works at the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University in Washington D.C. (more…)
June 18, the American think-tank Freedom House released this year’s edition of the annual report Nations in Transit.
The desire for democratic change in Eurasia was met with increased repression in most authoritarian regimes during the last year. Increased corruption and censorship of critical media outlets as well as an increased pressure on civil society organisations characterize the developments in a majority of Eurasian countries, according to the report.
June 10-11, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation hosted a round-table conference in Stockholm together with the think-tank European Stability Initiative (ESI) on political prisoners in Europe, focusing on the situation in the Council of Europe and its member states. (more…)