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Monday, 13 February 2006 - Strasbourg OJ edition

One-minute speeches on matters of political importance
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  Eugenijus Gentvilas (ALDE).(LT) Mr President, I have some cheerful news. In three days the state of Lithuania will celebrate its Independence Day. This is on 16 February. However, I fear that our state's national holiday will once more remain unmentioned, as it is not traditional to do so. Therefore, I propose that at least during plenary sessions and plenary sittings the national holidays of those states, which celebrate them on those particular days, should be mentioned. It would be possible to do this with various references in the session timetable; it may even be possible to indicate on this board that one state or another is celebrating its national holiday. Of course, the chair of the sitting could also let Members know that one state or another is celebrating its national holiday. This would certainly help us get to know one another and would bring the citizens of Europe closer to Europe's institutions. Thank you.

 
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