- August 21, 2014
The Lithuanian ruling coalition on important issues to national minorities
As previously reported, next Monday, August 25, there will be a meeting of the Lithuanian political council of ruling coalition. Waldemar Tomaszewski, the chairman of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania, the deputy to the European Parliament, will lead the meeting. He approved today the Monday’s deliberation agenda.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius will talk about the governmental plan of actions which should protect the Lithuanian business against the effects of Russian embargo.
The chairman of the fraction of Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania (AWPL) in the Seimas Rita Tamašunienė will present the order of Monday’s meeting “On the situation in the coalition”. We remind you that the tension in the Lithuanian ruling coalition raised after signing the decree which is contrary to the coalition agreement by the President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė. The decree applies to changes in the Lithuanian Ministry of Energetics.
Leonard Talmont, the deputy to the Seimas RL on behalf of AWPL, the chairman of the parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, will cover the question about the draft of the Law on National Minorities in connection to disregard of the resolution dated June 6, 2014 in this case by the political council of Lithuanian ruling coalition.
The chairmen of the ruling coalition parties who have the right to form the agenda of the council meeting lead rotationally the council meetings. The regular participants of the council meetings of the ruling coalition on behalf of AWPL are: the chairman of the party Waldemar Tomaszewski, the chairman and vice chairman of the AWPL fraction in Seimas Rita Tamašunienė and Wanda Krawczonok.
Translated by Anna Piecha within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.