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December 01, 2011
L. Donskis urges liberals not to defend V. Uspaskich`s immunity

Today, before the European Parliament`s plenary session vote on the resolution of the Committee on Legal Affairs not to defend Victor Uspaskich`s legal immunity, MEP Leonidas Donskis called on members of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) to vote in favour of this proposal. (Read more...)

November 24, 2011
Virtual debate: "Which human rights are most often violated in Lithuania?"

This month the virtual debate is on the human rights situation in Lithuania. How do you assess it and, in your opinion, which human rights are most often violated in the country? Many public debates are centred on the view that the human right to privacy is increasingly threatened. Many think that freedom of peaceful meetings is frequently restricted in our country. Or perhaps it is discrimination on the grounds of age, gender, nationality and sexual orientation which is the biggest human rights problem in Lithuania? (Read more...)

November 18, 2011
November plenary session: economic governance, Professional Qualifications Directive, European Heritage

This week MEPs gathered to an ordinary plenary session in Strasbourg where they discussed how to establish stronger EU economic governance with the Presidents of the EU institutions, as well as many other issues, such as the European Commission`s priorities for the upcoming year and preparations for the UN climate summit in South Africa. MEPs also submitted suggestions on how to facilitate employment of qualified specialists in the EU and, among other issues, decided to establish the European Heritage Label. On Wednesday MEPs also congratulated winners of the 2011 LUX film prize, "Les neiges du Kilimandjaro," made by French film makers.   (Read more...)

November 15, 2011
European psychologists` anniversary conference in Brussels

On Wednesday, 9 November, the European Federation of Psychologists Associations (EFPA) organised a conference "Psychology - a contribution to EU policy making" at the occasion of the 30th anniversary of this organisation, which unites European national psychologists` associations. The decision to organise this event with European psychologists was made by the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) Group and three of its members: Leonidas Donskis, Nadja Hirsch (Germany) ir Vilja Savisaar Toomast (Estonia). (Read more...)

November 14, 2011
The 100th birth anniversary of Czeslaw Milosz in the European Parliament

On Wednesday, November 9, MEP Leonidas Donskis, together with the Permanent Representations of Lithuania and Poland to the EU, organised the 100th birth anniversary event of Nobel Prize winner, poet and essayist Czeslaw Milosz in the European Parliament in Brussels. 

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November 02, 2011
L. Donskis’ and E. Gentvilas’ awards competition

For the third academic year in a row VšĮ „Atvira visuomenė ir jos draugai“ is organising L. Donskis’ and E. Gentvilas’ awards competition for best students. This academic year of 2011-2012 there are, as usual, four awards for Bachelor’s and Master’s level works.  (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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