On 14-15 September the first regular session of the EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly, which unites MEPs and members of those countries` parliaments which participate in the Eastern Partnership programme, took place in Strasbourg. The main goal of this institution is to promote multilateral dialogue and exchanges between the EU and its Eastern partners: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus. (Read more...)
This week, after the summer break, MEPs gathered to the first plenary session of their third term in Strasbourg. Although there are no plenary sessions taking place in August, the list of subjects to be considered is quite long, therefore two long plenary sessions are held in Strasbourg in September. During the third EP term there will be twelve long plenary sessions in Strasbourg and five short ones in Brussels.
MEP Leonidas Donskis works in the Delegation to the EU-Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and is constantly checking on how these countries of the South Caucasus, which had a very hard past and not a much simpler present, are doing. (Read more...)
The new political season in the European Parliament starts on the last days of August and first week of September. The 2009-2014 term MEPs have already started the third year of their work. There will be changes in the mid-term of this European Parliament - a new President will be elected, as well as some changes in the other EP structures.
The virtual seminar project e-Academy, organized by NGO “Open Society and its Friends,” is greeting the next academic year having expanded and ready to work in real academic cycles – in semesters. For the first semester – from September to the end-of-year holidays – already three different virtual seminars have been planned, for which it is already possible to register now and throughout August. (Read more...)
For a month the Facebook wall of EP member Leonidas Donskis has become the stage for a discussion regarding one of the sorest Lithuanian problems – the system of the social security. With the aid of the field professional, head of Klaipėda social support centre, Daina Stankaitienė, Leonidas Donskis invited the visitors of the page to post their opinions regarding the fundaments, tasks and functions of the social security and suggest possible directions for Lithuania to develop within this field. (Read more...)