On 29-30 April MEP Leonidas Donskis attended a conference dedicated to the issues of human rights in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. L. Donskis was invited to read the main opening statement at the conference held by the universities of Bologna and Sarajevo, "In recognition of diversity: human rights and reconciliation challenges." (Suite...)
Several years ago I could only dream that one day I will stand for Lithuania’s interests at the European Parliament. I raise my country`s card; the president of the General Assembly gives me the floor. I get to the stand and I give my speech against the resolution of the European Economic and Monetary Affairs committee, which did not come up with any innovations. Delegates start a racket. Voting takes place. (Suite...)
On 2-3 April, in Kaunas, Vytautas Magnus University, the fourth National Political Science Olympiad final was held, which involved 14 of the best performing high school students from the first phase of the Olympiad, from all over Lithuania.
Although the agenda of the plenary sessions is planned up to a few months or even a year in advance, the tragedy in Japan in March has significantly modified the order of the questions planned for the session in April. While the Members of European Parliament were planning to express their position regarding nuclear security in a special resolution, a unanimous solution was not reached. (Suite...)
Last week Leonidas Donskis was invited to be a speaker at the conference on the rise of extremism and populism in the European Union, which was organised by his political Group in the European Parliament - the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE). (Suite...)
In February and March the website of MEP Leonidas Donskis was dedicated to the most important event in Lithuania’s political life of the moment – the 27 February elections to Municipal Councils. Before the event, the Member of the European Parliament invited us to an open discussion on whether it is our responsibility to our motherland to cast our vote at the elections, or whether we can ignore this political right if we have lost trust in politics, and politicians in particular. With the elections over, Leonidas Donskis invited us all to discuss the final results and think about what they mean to us. (Suite...)