Leonidas Donskis visited Azerbaijan on 23-25 September where he participated in the 20th Azerbaijan Independence Anniversary events together with other MEPs, members of other countries` national parliaments and politicians. (Read more...)
For the fifth year in a row the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania is inviting the public to participate in a citizenship campaign - a Constitutional exam online. Those who will take the Constitutional examination online will have the possibility to win an invitation from MEP Leonidas Donskis to visit the European Parliament in Brussels. (Read more...)
MEPs usually gather to two rather than one September plenary sessions in Strasbourg in order to compensate for the time spent on summer vacations in August. This second session was dedicated for consideration of the debts of the EU member states and the EU itself. On Wednesday MEPs listened to a speech by President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso on the situation in the EU and adopted important decisions concerning EU member states` economic control.
On Friday 7 October, international conference Human Rights and Civil Liberties: Uses and Abuses will be held at the President Valdas Adamkus` library-museum (S. Daukanto g. 25). The seminar is organized by the VMU Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy together with Valdas Adamkus` presidential library. (Read more...)
The international conference „Liberal response to the challenges of the twenty-first century in a European Lithuania“ together with the 6th Lithuania Republic Liberal Movement congress will take place on 15-16 October in Vilnius. It will be a new and unprecedented event in Lithuanian political life, for liberal ideas` formation and propagation. With this event the Liberals are aiming not only for openness of their event but are also looking for new ideas for the program of the upcoming parliamentary elections. (Read more...)
The list of nominated candidates for the Sakharov Prize this year includes five "Arab Spring" activists, Palestinian doctor Izzeldin Abuelaish, Belarusian journalist Dzmitry Bandarenka, Slovenian writer Borisas Pahoras and San José de Apartadó Peace community operating in Colombia. (Read more...)