Linkevičius: I am sorry for my colleagues (It is shame how we dealt with Lech Kaczynski)

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Linas Linkevičius, the Lithuanian foreign minister, in an interview for “Rzeczpospolita” apologised for his colleagues who on the last day of Lech Kaczynski’s visit in Lithuania did not support a compromise bill on the spelling of names for Polish minority.

“It’s a great shame. The President Lech Kaczynski was a good friend of Lithuania. The fact that happened during his visit was very unpleasant. I wasn’t an MP at that time but I want to apologise. That voting showed that such matters are difficult to resolve. Talks and trust are required. It was a painful lesson. Now, our government wants to change the laws concerning minorities but it is not certain whether it is completed successfully. We should help each other. I believe it’s our mutual objective. I say, on behalf of our government, that we want to change it,” Linkevičius told to “Rzeczpospolita”.

Source: http://pl.delfi.lt/aktualia/polska/linkevicius-przepraszam-za-swoich-kolegow.d?id=60617269

Tłumaczenie Patrycja Olszówka w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Patrycja Olszówka the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu. 

 

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