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Bruton, John

Bruton, John

Prime Minister of Republic of Ireland (1994-1997)


“New Fault lines in Europe: the political consequences of Brexit”, by John Bruton

In this lecture, Mr. Bruton describes the background to Brexit, why Ireland is not following the UK example, analyzes the challenges the EU and Ireland will have to tackle, and next steps for the EU itself.  

UN Secretary General discusses global democracy challenges with Club de Madrid

A 12 Member Club de Madrid delegation led by its President, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, met with United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, founding Member of the Club de Madrid, at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

"You were ahead of time", J. Sachs at the Shared Societies Project X Anniversary

The Shared Societies Project celebrated its tenth anniversary with a commemoration dinner attended by 35 invitees. Amongst them, 10 Club de Madrid Members, all of them former Presidents and Prime Ministers from America, Europe and Oceania and the economist Jeffrey Sachs, director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

'We cannot simply wait for this to happen' ex PM of Ireland John Bruton, reflects on Brexit

Club de Madrid Member and former PM of Ireland (1994-1997), John Bruton has posted an article at his personal blog exposing his views on Brexit and advocating for action: "While seeking to mitigate the effects of Mrs May chosen hard Brexit, we must also do everything we can to ensure that there is no Brexit" says Mr Bruton in his article 'What is the alternative to a hard Brexit?

Ten Club de Madrid leaders join the Global Education & Skills Forum

The President and the Vicepresidents of the Club de Madrid, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Jennifer Mary Shipley and Jorge Quiroga respectively, will lead a ten Members delegation to Dubai to join the education-focused GESF meeting that will be held in Dubai the 15th-16th of march. 

Member John Bruton blogs about 2014 Club de Madrid/RFKC Policy Dialogue

In November 2014, two hundred international experts got engaged in a two days Policy Dialogue to find out a diagnosis about the current state of Democracy and craft transformative ideas for the Next Generation Democracy. One of the thirty Club de Madrid Members there present was John Bruton, former Prime Minister of Ireland who reflected about the gathering in his blog

New Shared Societies Publication: Shared Space Issue No. 18

In November 2013 an international seminar was held at Queen’s University, Belfast (QUB), on the theme of ‘Monitoring Change in Diverse Societies’. The event was jointly sponsored by the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council (CRC) and the Club de Madrid. The seminar was introduced by former Irish Taoiseach  (Prime Minister) John Bruton as part of Club de Madrid’s Shared Societies Project.


John Bruton: "Martens was a master of creative compromise"

John Bruton, Club de Madrid Member and former PM of Ireland, pays a tribute to Wilfried Martens, who passed away this thursday at the age of 77. He served nine times as PM of Belgium and later led the European Parliament's main centre-right group.

Club de Madrid Libya Study Tour on IHT, NYT and El País

 Club de Madrid Members Zapatero, González and Bruton shared their experience with a delegation of twelve libyan local leaders. This story raised interest from  important media outlets around the world (Photo Credit: Gorka Lejarcegi / EL PAÍS)

John Bruton: “One unwanted price of violence is to ask for unrealistic demands”

 Member of the Club de Madrid and Prime Minister of Ireland (1994-1997) John Bruton, has shared his experience in the Irish reconciliation process and how to build a state with a dozen local pro-democracy Libyan leaders.

La Defensora del Pueblo comparte su experiencia en libertades civiles con líderes libios prodemocracia

Hoy viernes, John Bruton, ex Primer Ministro de Irlanda y Miembro del Club de Madrid cerrará las sesioens en las que también han participado los Miembros Zapatero y González

Zapatero, González and  Bruton to share their experience with 12 pro democracy libyan activists

Club de Madrid, Members José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Felipe González and John Bruton, will meet from the first to the fifth of April  at the organization's officce with 12 pro democracy libyan activists from 5 cities (Darna, Benghazi, Azawia, Zelitin, y Ubary).

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