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January 22, 2014
Six years imprisonment for speaking the truth on Tibet

Yesterday, the film by Dhondup Wangchen "Leaving Fear Behind" was screened in an event organised by Leonidas Donskis and the NGO International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) in the European Parliament in Brussels. This 25 minutes documentary by the self-taught Tibetan filmmaker reveals the personal tragedy of Dhondup Wangchen and the overall situation of human rights in Tibet. (Read more...)

September 26, 2013
Books of Kristina Sabaliauskaite presented in the European Parliament

This week one more event initiated by Leonidas Donskis took place in the European Parliament in Brussels. On the occasion of the Lithuanian Presidency of the EU Council, a meeting with a famous Lithuanian writer and art historian Kristina Sabaliauskaite living in London was organised. On Tuesday, the event held in the European Parliament’s library attracted more than one hundred participants including both the Lithuanian community in Belgium who admire Sabaliauskaite’s talent and other EU citizens wishing to know more about the Lithuanian literature. (Read more...)

May 16, 2013
Future of Ukraine discussed in the European Parliament

The 15th of May can be called the Ukraine day. On this day Leonidas Donskis together with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) held a conference in which a number of Ukrainian intellectuals, human rights activists, and members from the Ukrainian opposition parties discussed the prospects of European integration for Ukraine. (Read more...)

April 12, 2013
Can we dry Tibetan tears?

On Wednesday, the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) held the annual conference on Tibet in the European Parliament in Brussels. These conferences have already become a tradition of the current EP term. The main topics of this year`s event "Tears of Tibet", organised by the Estonian ALDE member Kristiina Ojuland and Lithuanian MEP Leonidas Donskis, included the growing number of self-immolations, the consequences of the Chinese policies on human rights and environment in Tibet, and EU and EP role in addressing these problems more effectively. (Read more...)

January 31, 2013
Anne Applebaum`s book: an intellectual challenge for the Eastern European academics

Yesterday, invited by the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) political group, a Pulitzer Prize winner, American journalist Anne Applebaum has visited the European Parliament in Brussels and presented her new book "Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944 - 56". (Read more...)

January 30, 2013
China: "modern" capitalism and horror stories

Yesterday, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) together with the EP vice-president for human rights and democracy and the colleague of Leonidas Donskis from the ALDE Group, Edward McMillan-Scott organised a conference "Religious persecution by China: a horror story". The conference aimed to make known internationally the great scale of religious prosecutions and horrible "re-education" methods used by the Chinese communist party. (Read more...)

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