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February 14, 2012
VMU to Host European Premiere of Film about Zygmunt Bauman

On February 23, Thursday, 2 p.m., Vytautas Magnus University (Small Hall, S. Daukanto Str. 28, 2nd floor) will host the European premiere of The Trouble With Being Human These Days, a documentary about the renowned sociologist, VMU Honorary Doctor Prof. Zygmunt Bauman. After the first-ever showing of the film in the Old Continent, a discussion will be held by its director Bartek Dziadosz and producer Grzegorz Lepiarz. Prof. Leonidas Donskis MEP will serve as its moderator.  (Read more...)

February 08, 2012
Leonidas Donskis` traditional February meetings

It has already become a tradition that the second half of February, when no sessions in the European Parliament take place, Leonidas Donskis designates for an intensive tour of different Lithuanian cities and meetings with the public. This year Leonidas Donskis will visit Zarasai, Visaginas, Ignalina, Švenčionys, Plungė, Plateliai, Gargždai, Klaipėda, Kaunas and Vilnius. (Read more...)

February 07, 2012
The European Parliament and ACTA

At the end of January, after Lithuania and 21 other EU Member States signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in Tokyo, MEP Leonidas Donskis as well as other MEPs started receiving a lot of complaints from citizens, who expressed their concern about the impact of this document to the freedom of internet and privacy of people. Reacting to such active Lithuanian citizens` reaction and interest to ongoing and adopted laws by the EP during the mid-term, Leonidas Donskis` office prepared a brief information sheet about the procedures that ACTA that will go through before it is adopted or ejected by the European Parliament.  (Read more...)

February 03, 2012
Short February plenary session in Brussels: EU Summit results, Iran, Russia

This Wednesday and Thursday the first out of five short plenary sessions took place in the European Parliament in Brussels. Its agenda included the conclusions of the informal European Council meeting, sanctions on Iran, assessment of the Russian Duma elections (this issue is to be voted in the next session in Strasbourg). (Read more...)

February 01, 2012
L. Donskis invited European women scientists to Brussels

On the last day of January women researchers from various fields, who are members of the European Platform of Women Scientists (EPWS), gathered to the European Parliament in Brussels. They were brought together, with the invitation from MEP Leonidas Donskis, for the debate entitled "Towards a Gender-Balanced Science Culture to Foster Innovation." (Read more...)

January 30, 2012
L. Donskis` book presented in Berlin

At the end of last week Leonidas Donskis visited Berlin where his book „Belletristik der Macht: Von Machiavelli bis Milan Kundera“, which was published in German last year, was presented under the initiative of the Lithuanian Embassy in Germany. (Read more...)

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What do you think?
Which of the activities of L. Donskis at the European Parliament proved to be the most effective?
Activities in the field of human rights
Work with Eastern Partnership and post-Soviet countries
Support of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the EU

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