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

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

February 10, 2015

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

The Policy Dialogue was held in Florence, November 23-25. It was hosted by the European University Institute and covered analysis and prognosis for every region of the world. Former Primer Minister of Ireland and Club de Madrid Member, John Bruton, has summarized in a recent post some of his experiences he had during the debates and reflects on some ideas about the current trends of democracy, specially in Europe. In his own owrds: 

"I am attending a meeting of the Club de Madrid, an organisation of former heads of government working to promote democracy, in Florence this week. The question being addresses is whether, after the 1990’s when democracy was spreading widely in the wake of the fall of Communism, democracy and human rights are now in a phase of relative decline again".

Follow reading here to find out what John Bruton wrote in his blog


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  • John BrutonPrime Minister of Republic of Ireland (1994-1997)

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