- March 21, 2013
The Prime Minister managed to work out mechanisms for taking common decisions: Experts assess the 100 days of the new Government
On one hand, the vision of energy policy, on the other, the lack of specific proposals to combat unemployment – thus political scientists assess the first 100 days of the new government.
“Firstly, it is worth recalling that this government is very difficult to create. The Government has four batches. However, after a difficult start to appreciate the work of the government rather positive. The bottom line is that the Prime Minister failed to develop mechanisms for joint decision-making “- said the UK DELFI Andrew Pukszto, head of political science and chair of political science at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas.
High unemployment, a vision of the Energy Policy
Dean of the Vilnius branch of the University of Bialystok Jaroslaw Wołkonowski recognized positive and negative moments in the work of the new government. “The first positive aspect of the 100 days of the new government is to increase the minimum wage, this step the government felt the wide range of the population. On the negative side is the increase in unemployment and the lack of concrete action by the government to combat this problem, “- said the UK DELFI Wołkonowski. “The government promises to stimulate the economy, reduce prices. There is hope that the overall situation is better, but there remain some concerns that it might end up only with words, promises “- said the dean.
According to Andrzej Pukszto government control of the situation and has concrete proposals. “He has a vision of energy policy. Are open to assess whether this vision is better or worse than the previous government’s vision. (…) I think that the first 100 days have not gone under the sign of zero “- said Pukszto.
Relations warmed Polish – Lithuanian
Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania for the first time in history, exceeded the threshold of election and has his minister and several deputy ministers. “With AWPL I have only one reservation. This statement Tomaszewski to leave the government. It is a practice that in the first 100 days of government looks at the work. Rather, it concerns the opposition, but the more committed coalition partner. This statement seemed silly, it was the children’s impatience. Especially since some deputies working less than 100 days “- said Pukszto.
Wołkonowskiego but enjoying the new government tries to repair relations with the Polish. “Secondly, the good news that the relations warmed Polish – Lithuanian. Active discussions begun regarding original spelling of names, double names of streets and education, but again notes the lack of concrete actions “- said Jaroslaw Wołkonowski.
The current ruling coalition formed four parties: the Social Democrats, the Labour Party (Darbo partija), Order and Justice (Tvarka ir teisingumas) and AWPL.
Tłumaczenie Katarzyna Dąbrowska w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Katarzyna Dąbrowska within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.