- August 21, 2014
Butkevičius: the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania wants to spread chaos
The Prime Minister of Lithuania Algirdas Butkevičius does not understand what is the purpose of some action of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania
“We have the information from some state services that the purpose is spreading chaos in the country,” said Prime Minister for the LRT television.
Butkevičius added that in the past the behaviour of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania was treated as a part of the election campaign. “The behaviour of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania during the European Parliament and President elections has been forgiven several times. We treated their behaviour as a part of their election campaign to attracts the voices of protest. I cannot understand what happens after elections,” said Prime Minister.
The conflict in the coalition appeared after the Minister of Energy Jarosław Niewierowicz appointed R. Cytacka for the deputy minister although Prime Minister was against it. On Tuesday, President signed the decree that J. Niewierowicz was dismissed from the position of the Minister of Energy.
Butkevičius have accused Cytacka of the lack of competence many times. “Her competence is at a low level. She turned out to be not good,” said Prime Minister in Parliament in the middle of July.
Delegated by the Electoral Action of Poles, as the only deputy head of a resort she did not hand in her resignation of her own accord up to the 11th of July.
Media has speculated about the dismissal of Cytacka for a few months, since in an open letter to press, she accused the President Dalia Grybauskaitė of lies about the situation of national minorities in Lithuania. The Deputy Minister explained many times that she presented her opinion as a private person, not as an state official. Media got interested in R. Cytacka later when she did not hung Lithuanian flag on her house during Lithuanian national holidays, whereas she hang the Polish flag on the day of Polish national holiday.
Translated by Marta Wojtowicz within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.