· The Lithuanian Movement of Families held an international conference in Vilnius this past weekend entitled. "Standing up for natural rights, let's save Europe together."
· The discussion at the event focused on emphasizing the value of the family and the fundamental right of parents to raise their children according to their own beliefs, as well as the dangers accompanying them due to technological advances, globalization and the promotion of gender ideology.
· Speakers included Gudrun Kugler, a member of the Austrian parliament who is involved in the protection of human rights, the director of the Leo Initiative for Social Research at the Catholic University in Washington, DC - Rev. Prof. Paul Sullins, public health specialist and member of the Scottish Family Party - Diane Horsley, the development director of the Ladislav Hanus Institute and organizer of the Conservative Summit in Slovakia - Marek Novák, and the director of the International Law Center of the Ordo Iuris Institute - Veronika Przebierała.
· The event ended with the signing of a joint declaration by the participants, in which they expressed their commitment to the institutions of marriage and family and called for action to promote them.
The conference was organized by the Lithuanian Family Movement, with which Ordo Iuris Institute has been cooperating since 2021. Guests from the US, Lithuania and Scotland, as well as the entire Visegrad group - Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic - were invited to participate in the event. Other speakers included Austrian MP - Gudrun Kugler, as well as the director of the Leo Initiative for Social Research of Catholic University in Washington - Rev. Dr. Paul Sullins. The conference was also attended by public health specialist and Scottish Family Party member Diane Horsley, Lithuanian sociologist and political scientist Dr. Andrius Švarplys, director of the Development Director of the Ladislav Hanus Institute and organizer of the Conservative Summit in Slovakia - Marek Novák, analysts of the Center for Fundamental Rights from Hungary - Anna Lakó and Dénes András Nagy and the Czech Alliance for the Family -Mikuláš Tomáš Misterka, as well as the director of the Center for International Law of the Ordo Iuris Institute - Weronika Przebierała. In her speech, the representative of the Institute drew the audience's attention to the consequences of the reinterpretation of treaty provisions, based on the assumption that laws change meaning in accordance with the evolving views of society.
The conference ended with the adoption of a joint declaration. In it, the signatories expressed their commitment to marriage as the union of a man and a woman. They stressed that "sexual orientations and gender identities, forms of social life or individual self-expression practices based on them, cannot be equated with natural constitutional human rights."
The declaration also opposed violations of parents' constitutional right to raise their children according to their own beliefs and the sexualization of children in schools. The signatories also noted that gender ideology "is false and leads societies and states down a dead end," and that "it should be opposed in all areas of the state: law, politics, the education system, public space." They also noted that in order to combat threats to families, it is necessary to "mobilize all progressive social and political forces, religious and family organizations, and civic communities in every European country and internationally to work together."
· In recent years, there has been an increasing amount of discussion about how to overcome the demographic crisis.
· Many commentators see solutions to the problem in political and social programs.
· The Ordo Iuris Institute and Collegium Intermarium are organizing an international scientific conference to present the cultural aspects of the demographic crisis and possible measures in this area to improve the situation.
· The Council of the European Union has decided on the signing and provisional application of the Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States. The EU is expected to sign the Agreement itself in the coming months.
· Two Norwegians have been detained and questioned by police in Warsaw, in connection with a European Arrest Warrant issued by Norwegian authorities.
· The reason for the Norwegian children's agency Barnevernet's interest in the family was allegations of the mother's alleged addiction, which would endanger the daughter for whom she has custody.
·The Hague Conference on Private International Law has been working for several years to legally regulate parental rights in cases of surrogacy
· In a prepared report, experts stress that in some countries, surrogacy users have difficulty obtaining the child's citizenship and parental rights
· Experts suggest developing an international instrument recognizing foreign court decisions on parentage and unifying regulations