Kirkilas: Grina’s words are pathetic

It is a pathetic and deplorable fact – in this way Gediminas Kirkilas, guest of the Political Salon, vice chairman of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania and the former Prime Minister, has commented on the words by Gediminas Grina on schools for national minorities.

An opening ceremony of LitPol Link and NordBalt energy interconnections between Lithuania, Poland and Sweden took place yesterday. “I am really glad that I was in the heart of this project. At present, we have many heroes. But the concept came into existence under the reign of Brazauskas. Whereas my government has formed a responsible partnership” – said Kirkilas.

The present situation on the energy market is very favorable for consumers as there are more providers, thinks the former Prime Minister.

Kirkilas emphasized that the partnership with Poland operates on many levels, from economy to security. “Primarily, we are bound by the geographical and geopolitical location” – noted the politician.

Kirkilas added that Polish and Lithuanian politicians need to model themselves on the relations which prevailed under the reign of Brazauskas, Kwasniewski, Adamkus or Lech Kaczynski.

Vice chairman of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania criticized the words by Gediminas Grina, the former head of the Security Department, who said that schools for national minorities should be abolished.

„It is a pathetic and deplorable fact. I am really surprised that an official of such a rank said that. At most, he wants to go into politics. As far as I am aware, there is a ready act in the Seimas and it is to be passed today” – commented Gediminas Kirkilas.


Tłumaczenie by Diana Dymel w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, Translated by Diana Dymel within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights,

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