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Which of the activities of L. Donskis at the European Parliament proved to be the most effective?
Activities in the field of human rights
  78.9%
Work with Eastern Partnership and post-Soviet countries
  10.5%
Support of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the EU
  7.9%
Voted: 38
What are global human rights issues you have the least information about?
Caste-based discrimination, affecting 260 million people worldwide
  37.1%
Breaches of the rights of ethnic minorities in large countries (e.g. Tibetans in China)
  4.9%
Conflicts in Africa, seriously impeding development processes
  28.7%
Breaches of the right of expression, imprisoned journalists in officially democratic countries
  26.6%
Voted: 143
What, in your opinion, should be the main objective of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the EU?
to guide the EU agenda in a professional and responsible way
  53.8%
to highlight topics of high importance for Lithuania in the EU agenda
  41.8%
to avoid scandals and large setbacks
  4.4%
Voted: 91
What EU actions could best improve the situation in Tibet?
position of an EU Special Representative in Tibet
  26.4%
stricter language in dialogues with China
  18.1%
raising Tibet as a topic during EU Summits
  26.4%
funding of Tibetan cultural identity projects
  16.7%
regular visits of high-level EU officials to Tibet
  11.1%
Voted: 72
What, in your opinion, will be of the greatest importance in the EU in 2013?
Croatian accesion to the EU
  9.5%
Lithuanian presidency to the Council of the EU
  22.9%
Agreement on the new long-term EU budget
  66.7%
Voted: 105
Where, in your opinion, should the European Parliament`s work take place?
Only in Brussels
  66.2%
Only in Strasbourg
  7.8%
Both in Brussels and in Strasbourg
  26%
Voted: 77
Who should be awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought this year?
Defender of Pakistani Christians J. Francis
  10.6%
Iranian lawyer N. Sotoudeh and film director J. Panahi
  8.5%
Imprisoned Rwandan opposition representatives
  2.1%
Belarusian human rights defender A. Bialiatski
  51.1%
Russian band “Pussy Riot”
  27.7%
Voted: 47
What future should the euro one expect in the coming months?
The EU will be able to maintain its single currency
  63%
Several EU states will leave the eurozone
  28.3%
There will be no more euro in the near future
  8.7%
Voted: 46
In what direction should EU-Ukraine relations develop?
EU should block contacts with Ukraine and demand transparency in Y. Tymoshenko case
  20.6%
EU should not hurry to get closer to Ukraine till it solves its human rights problems by its own
  32.4%
EU should seek closer relations with the strategically important Ukraine in spite of the drawbacks in its democracy
  47.1%
Voted: 34
Which EU country, in your opinion, dealt best with the global financial crisis?
Poland
  26%
Estonia
  16.9%
Lithuania
  13%
Germany
  33.8%
France
  2.6%
Other EU country
  2.6%
None of the EU countries
  3.9%
Voted: 77
What do you think of the results of the Russian presidential elections?
The Russian citizens have expressed their will, and it must be respected
  19.5%
Putin was only able to win because opposition candidates were not allowed to run the elections
  22%
The election results are false, and V. Putin`s victory is unfair
  56.1%
Voted: 41
In your opinion, what is the most important problem of ACTA?
Content of ACTA threatening internet freedom and personal privacy
  81.5%
Negotiations and enactment of ACTA lacking transparency and public debate
  17.9%
There are no problems concerning ACTA
  0.6%
Voted: 173
How would you evaluate the performance of the outgoing EP President Jerzy Buzek?
He was an exceptional leader of the European Parliament
  53.3%
J. Buzek`s leadership was not particularly extraordinary
  36.7%
J. Buzek`s performance was worse in comparison with his predecessors
  10%
Voted: 30
In your opininio, what was the most important in the EU in 2011?
The European financial crisis
  75.7%
The role of the EU in the "arab spring"
  13.5%
The Treaty of the Croatian accesion to the EU in 2013
  0%
Launch of "Nord Stream" gas pipeline
  10.8%
Voted: 37
Which breaches of human rights are most often in Lithuania?
Discrimination on grounds of age, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, etc.
  59.1%
Breaches of the right to private life and personal data protection
  30%
Restrictions of the freedom of peaceful assembly
  10.9%
Voted: 110
Do you find enough information about the work of the European Parliament and MEPs?
Yes, I am interested in the EP and find enough information
  41.4%
I am not interested in the EP so much, but I know where to find information
  27.6%
I would like to know more about the EP, but it is difficult to find information
  20.7%
I am not interested in the EP and have no idea where to find information
  10.3%
Voted: 29
Which country of South Caucasus would you prefer to visit?
Armenia
  20%
Azerbaijan
  25%
Georgia
  55%
Voted: 40
What contributes the most to Your comfort of travelling within the EU?
Euro – a single currency of most EU countries, but not yet in Lithuania
  3.9%
Possibility of the free movement – EU inner borders with no visas and controls
  90.2%
The significant reduction in cost to use a mobile phone outside my country
  5.9%
Voted: 51
Which of these should be the main purpose of the social security system in dealing with unemployment?
Fair and effective distribution of state support
  4.2%
Encouragement and assistance to the unemployed to get back into work
  54.2%
Both are equally important
  39.6%
Voted: 48
In your opinion, should we stop using the term “minorities”?
Yes, we are all citizens after all, using this term only causes tensions
  19.7%
Using this term should be minimised to some particular situations
  21.1%
No, without this term it is impossible to define diversity of social groups
  59.2%
Voted: 71
In your opinion, what did the results of municipalities elections demonstrate?
The results of the elections is the signal of voters’ appreciation to the present ruling coalition
  28.3%
Voters have demonstrated their appreciation for the opposition parties criticising the present Government
  7.5%
The results of local elections depend on personalities and situation in particular cities, but not on the evaluation of the Government
  64.2%
Voted: 53
Is voting at the elections a duty of every citizen?
Yes, if we feel responsibility for our state, we must participate in the democratic political process by voting
  69%
We must vote only if our choice is firm, based on our knowledge of the politicians’ programmes and moral attitudes
  23.9%
No, we do not have to vote at the elections, if we do not trust politicians and politics in general
  5.6%
Voted: 71
What position on Belarus should Lithuania and ES adopt?
Terminate all contact with Belarus until this country becomes truly democratic
  2.4%
Minimise contacts with official Minsk, but support the opposition and civic initiatives
  53%
Use diplomatic means to integrate Belarus into the community of democratic states
  38.6%
Voted: 83
In your opinion, how should the actions of "Wikileaks" be seen?
Positively: public has to know everything that is done by their government
  26%
Negatively: publicising secret information is damaging for the government as well as for the public
  5.7%
Difficult to say - it depends on the nature of the information published
  68.3%
Voted: 123
In Your opinion, what of these measures would be the best to fight corruption effectively?
Common EU anti-corruption policy
  15.5%
Better national law
  9.7%
Stricter penalties
  7.8%
Civil initiatives, education, corruption prevention
  67%
Voted: 103
In your opinion, who deserves to win the 2010 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought the most?
"Breaking the Silence", an NGO of former Israeli soldiers, fighting for the dissemination of information about actions of the Israeli army in the occupied Palestinian territories
  22.2%
Guillermo Fariñas, a doctor of psychology, independent journalist and political dissident from Cuba, fighting against censorship in the country and prepared to die in the struggle
  22.2%
Birtukan Mideksa, politician and former judge from Ethiopia, peacefully fighting for democracy, human rights and the rule of law, currently serving a life sentence in prison
  52.8%
Voted: 36
Nuclear power plants planned or being constructed just across outer borders of the EU (in Belarus and Kaliningrad province)...
are just an internal matter of the countries that build them
  4.2%
should only concern EU members that have borders next to the construction sites
  6.5%
should concern the whole European Union
  89.3%
Voted: 168
Which EU region is the most attractive holiday destination for You?
South Europe
  32%
Central-Eastern Europe
  17%
Northern Europe
  22%
Western Europe
  16%
Voted: 100
In Your opininio, what is the strongest basis for the European unity?
Cultural-ideological tradition
  52.6%
Political interests
  13.2%
Economic interests
  23.7%
Geographical proximity
  5.3%
Nothing unites Europe
  5.3%
Voted: 76
Should Lithuania outlaw violence against children in the family?
Yes, all displays of violence should be outlawed
  45.8%
Maybe, if the law has clearly defined criteria
  38.6%
No, the state should never interfere in family life
  15%
Voted: 153
What country, in Your opinion, has the biggest human rights` violation problems?
China
  33.1%
Russia
  18.1%
Congo
  23.6%
Lithuania
  18.1%
None of above
  6.3%
Voted: 127
Which of these states, in Your opinion, will be the first to access the EU?
Turkey
  11.6%
Iceland
  56.1%
Croatia
  30.2%
Macedonia
  1.6%
Voted: 189
Respresentative of which Baltic state is assigned the most important portfolio in Barroso II Commission?
Lithuania (Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud)
  55.2%
Latvia (Development)
  21.8%
Estonia (Transport)
  23%
Voted: 87
Will Copenhagen Climate Summit reach tangible commitments?
Yes
  18.2%
This will be a good start
  59.1%
No
  22.7%
Voted: 44
Do you like L.Donskis website?
Yes
  83.9%
No
  15.8%
Voted: 336

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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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