This week, during the first out of two plenary session in June, MEPs gathered to remember one of the worst moments in the history of Europe and Lithuania – the Baltic nations’ deportations, which were initiated by the Soviets seventy years ago in order to destroy the occupied countries’ public and political elites. (Read more...)
Last Friday, June 3rd, MEP Leonidas Donskis was visiting his birth town – Klaipėda. During the visit a discussion ‘Human Rights without Banalities’ was organized in the I. Simonaitytė Library. (Read more...)
All five currently operating zoos in Lithuania do not meet even the minimum requirements of the EU or national wildlife protection laws. Such a conclusion was made on Wednesday in the European Parliament (EP) during the seminar on the EU Zoo Inquiry 2001 report, which also looked into Lithuanian zoos. (Read more...)
This was the theme of the talks with students from the Vilnius “Minties” gymnasium and other schools which MEP Leonidas Donksis visited on May 19th during his short stay in Lithuania. The gathering was a continuation of the meeting cycle “About tolerance with a cup of tea” organised by the Human Rights and Civil Society Committee of the Liberal Movement. (Read more...)
Nearly everybody knows that a heart symbolizes love and a dove means peace. But how can we depict human rights? The anwer is simply NO. (Read more...)
During the last week, which in the European Parliament was dedicated to MEP visits of their home countries, Leonidas Donskis spent his time in meetings with students, speaking in conferences, responding to voters` questions, and interacting with the media.