- March 22, 2013
Niewierowicz doesn’t think that the Minister’s apologies were construed as weakness
The Minister of Energy from AWPL (the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania), Jarosław Niewierowicz, said that solving all the problematic issues between Poland and Lithuania will improve relations between the two countries and nations.
‘The Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Radosław Sikorski stated that Poland will assist in the realization of energy projects important for the Baltic countries and Lithuania and projects connected with infrastructure development only when Mr Tomaszewski’s demands (even those not very wise) are executed. Please tell, since Minister Linkevičius is absent, whether you agree with the Lithuanian political scientists who claim that the Minister’s apologies and illegal privileges on the exam were construed in Poland as weakness’ – asked former Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius.
The answer given by Niewierowicz was categorical. ‘Thank you very much for the question. I think that Minister Linkevičius had already answered it. I can only add that solving all the problematic issues, that your government did not manage to solve, will render a service to the improvement of relations. Thank you very much’ – replied the Minister of Energy.
Earlier, Minister of Foreign Affairs Radosław Sikorski said during the parliamentary speech: ‘Solving the most urgent issues, including the rights of the Polish minority in Lithuania, will contribute to easier realization of bilateral undertakings including new road, railway and energy connections’.
Tłumaczenie Barbara Rożek w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Barbara Rożek within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.