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September 13, 2013
September plenary: response to the pressure from Russia and the beginning of the election campaign

Yesterday, the first plenary session of the last 2009-2014 term year finished in Strasbourg. After the August break, the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) gathered in the capital of Alsace to discuss a range of important questions. They include the situation in Syria and Egypt, growing pressure from Russia on the Eastern Partnership countries, the regulation on biofuels which should further limit production of traditional fuels and accelerate the new methods of producing biofuel, the bank supervisory mechanism and digital security. (Read more...)

September 06, 2013
Leonidas Donskis proposes to award the Sakharov prize to the Tibetan human rights defender

On Wednesday, the members of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) have presented their candidates for the 2013 Sakharov prize in the group meeting in the European Parliament. Leonidas Donskis proposed to award this prize which is intended to honour exceptional individuals who combat intolerance, fanaticism and oppression to the Tibetan human rights defender, writer and blogger Tsering Woeser. (Read more...)

September 04, 2013
Leonidas Donskis presented Lithuanian presidency to the Norwegian diplomats

After the summer break, the Member of the European Parliament Leonidas Donskis started his fifth year in the European Parliament in Brussels. The highlight of this last year in the EP is definitely the Lithuanian presidency of the EU Council and presentation of Lithuania to the European community. Yesterday, Donskis continued this mission meeting the Norwegian diplomats in Brussels. (Read more...)

July 24, 2013
New rules make it easier to sign written declarations

During the first half of the year, the member of the European Parliament Leonidas Donskis signed a number of written declarations initiated by his colleagues in the areas of children rights and the rights of persons with disabilities, health care and development cooperation. However, a total number of written declarations signed by more than a half of the MEPs and become an official EU position becomes smaller and smaller. Hopefully, the situation will ameliorate with new rules enabling to sign written declarations online. (Read more...)

July 16, 2013
Leonidas Donskis receives Mikhail Khodorkovsky`s letter of thanks

Yesterday, a letter from the penal colony nr. 7 located in the north-western Russian Republic of Karelia reached Leonidas Donskis. The author of the letter is Mikhail Khodorkovsky who recently celebrated his 50th anniversary and who will mark his 10th year in prison this autumn. In his personal letter to Donskis, Khodorkovsky thanks Leonidas Donskis for the moral support, friendship and concern. (Read more...)

July 11, 2013
L. Donskis presented Lithuanian EU presidency to the European liberals

Yesterday, the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) party uniting European liberal parties and the Friedrich Neumann foundation promoting liberal ideas in Europe gathered European liberals, various NGO and private sector representatives to the Lithuanian EU representation in Brussels in order to present the Lithuanian EU Council presidency. The Member of the European Parliament Leonidas Donskis was invited to be the main speaker in this event. (Read more...)

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