The Club de Madrid, in a statement signed by its President, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, urgently calls on the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela once again to put an end to this dramatic situation and remove the barriers that are hindering the country's democratic progress
The Democratic challenges in the Wider Europe and Post-Soviet Eurasian region nowadays vary in a wide scope. Solutions are key for the proper implementation and stabilization of the peripheral states and should also be shaped to match both national and regional realities.
Club de Madrid Members Andrés Pastrana and Sebastián Piñera will chair the workshop “Electoral Manifestos and Political Communication" during the forecoming UE funded mission to Haiti (May 24-26). The agenda also includes meetings with key institutional, political and private sector representatives, including President Martelly and the President of the Provisional Electoral Committee
International press is closely following the initiatives taken by the Club de Madrid regarding the human rights and democracy situation in Venezuela. The organization's last statement, an open letter to the Government of Venezuela, was signed by 29 Members and made headlines in media outlets around the world such as BBC, Miami Heral, NTN24, El Universal or El País
The Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in Spain, together with the Club de Madrd and the Real Instituto Elcano organized a conference entitled "The Future of the EU's Eastern and Southern Neighbourhoods" about the Neighbourhood Policies in the European Union in the area mentioned on the title. The discussion group counted whith the participation of Club de Madrid President and the Baltic Country's former head of state, Ms. Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga as well as many other European personalities on the Union's foreign policy.
On the ocassion of the Partnership for Change Conference "Turning the Tide" in Oslo, international experts from various environmental institutions have met to discuss with Club de Madrid Member Prime Minister Bondevik how is the relation between Democratic Governance and the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and Ecosystems, within the framewrok of the Next Generation Democracy project.
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