In autumn, when the cotton collection season starts in Uzbekistan, most of the countryside schools are closed as hundreds of thousands of children are sent to cotton fields. There they collect cotton with their hands for three months, usually with no pay. This situation is not the past, it is still a reality in Uzbekistan, the second biggest cotton exporter in the world. (Read more...)
Last week MEP Leonidas Donskis appealed to the members of his group in the EP in order to personally inform them about the conflict between Lithuania and Austria, which arose after Austria released a Russian citizen, a former KGB officer Mikhail Golovatov, a suspect in the January 13th case, and seek their support for Lithuania in this situation.
On Tuesday, during the solemn ceremony in Bradford (United Kingdom), honorary doctorate (Doctor of Letters) regalia of Bradford University was handed to European Parliament Member, academic, public figure, Professor Leonidas Donskis. Leonidas Donskis was granted the Honorary Doctor of Humanities for academic research work in Eastern Europe and in the field of education of Baltic countries, also for his publications, activity in the public sphere and work in the European Parliament. (Read more...)
During his second year in the European Parliament Leonidas Donskis gave his support to more than fifty written declarations submitted by his colleagues concerning topics of transport, human rights, environment, health care, agriculture and other issues. (Read more...)
The winners of the second competition of this year for the Leonidas Donskis and Eugenijus Gentvilas awards for best Bachelor’s and Master’s theses were students of the Vytautas Magnus and Klaipeda University. (Read more...)
During the last plenary session of the second term in Strasbourg the members of EP did not have a lot of time to share the upcoming plans of summer holidays, as there were many important questions in the agenda which were followed by interesting discussions. (Read more...)