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January 30, 2014
Resettlement and relocation of Tibetan nomads and risks to their cultural heritage (Question to the Commission (Vice-President/High Representative))

A new building project initiated by the Chinese Government is aimed at relocating 2.3 million Tibetans from their homes to new residential areas. According to a China‐appointed government official, ‘the living conditions of farmers and herdsmen have improved over time. Their lifestyles have experienced dramatic change, and the area has taken on a brand-new look’. (Read more...)

December 04, 2013
EU citizenship for sale (Question to the Commission and to the Council)

On 12 November 2013 Malta’s Parliament approved a bill allowing third country nationals to buy Maltese citizenship, and therefore to enjoy freedom of movement in the EU and access to the Schengen area, for EUR 650 000.

While decisions on issues of nationality and citizenship are exclusively a matter for the Member States, the Maltese decision is problematic as it entitles new citizens to travel around the EU and the rest of the Schengen area without other Member States and Schengen countries being consulted. (Read more...)

November 29, 2013
Review of rules regarding the location of calls to the European emergency number 112

Referring to Article 26(5) of the Universal Service Directive (Directive 2009/136/EC) concerning the location of calls to the European emergency number 112, I would like to draw the Commission’s attention to a recent, tragic case in Lithuania in which a young lady, who was unable to be located after calling 112, was later found murdered. In response to this case, the Commission has stated that there are plans to review the rules and introduce stricter requirements next year. (Read more...)

September 27, 2013
Discriminatory customs procedures against Lithuanian trucks at the Russian border (Question to the Commission)

Russian customs authorities are constantly singling out Lithuanian trucks (that have been loaded or reloaded in Lithuania) entering Russian territory and subjecting them to in-depth and time-consuming checks of the goods that they are carrying, including forcing truck drivers to completely unload their cargo without reasonable justification. Furthermore, new customs measures have been implemented, such as the compulsory convoy/escort requirement for Lithuanian road carriers. Losses to Lithuanian road carriers in the past days have already been estimated at more than EUR 2 million per day. (Read more...)

July 10, 2013
Convention on preventing and combating violence against women (Istanbul Convention): state of play and actions to be taken (Question to the Commission and to the Council)

The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) was opened for signature in Istanbul on 11 May 2011. It is the first European legal instrument to create a comprehensive legislative framework to protect women against all forms of violence. It is important to note that the Convention does not only apply to women. Parties to the Convention are also encouraged to apply its protective framework to children, men and elderly people who are exposed to domestic violence. (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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