One of the world`s greatest social theorists and the most important twentieth century representative of postmodernism Professor Zygmunt Bauman is going to visit Lithuania. It is going to be professor`s first visit in the country. Professor will give two public lectures in Vilnius and Kaunas on 30th of September and 1st of October. (Suite...)
This week the political groups in the European Parliament each saw a presentation of candidates for the 2010 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Though. Leonidas Donskis, Member of the European Parliament`s Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, has suggested that this year`s Prize be awarded to human rights defenders working in North Korea. Nominees from this country have never so far received the Prize. (Suite...)
The winners of the two "Delfi" news portal "MyEP.lt" competitions, which were initiated by Member of the European Parliament Leonidas Donskis, will depart already on Saturday for a trip around Europe, during which they will also visit the European Parliament in Strasbourg. (Suite...)
Member of the European Parliament and member of the Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly Leonidas Donskis is visiting Ukraine this week. L. Donskis will travel to the capital Kiev, as well to the International Publishers` Forum in Lvov. During his visit, L. Donskis will not only participate in cultural and political discussions, but will also present his first book published in Ukrainian. (Suite...)
September in the European Parliament is significant not only because it marks the beginning of a new working year, but also because it is a particularly intensive month. September includes two plenary sessions, which means that Members of the European Parliament spent two working weeks in Strasbourg. In this week`s plenary, MEPs not only voted on items planned and placed on the agenda in advance, but also voiced their opinion regarding EU and international developments which required an urgent reaction.
Instant reaction to human rights abuses (Suite...)
On Wednesday Member of the European Parliament Leonidas Donskis, by special invitation, participated in a meeting of the EP Delegation to Belarus. The meeting, held in camera, was dedicated to an exchange of views with European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Programme Štefan Füle, who visited Belarus for the first time in July. (Suite...)