Opposition leader: Ruling coalition showed unbelievable breakthrough of common sense
Monday, July 7, 2014
According to Andrius Kubilius, former prime minister and leader of the Seimas opposition, the ruling coalition showed unbelievable breakthrough of common sense last week when it decided to dismiss and not to reinstate deputy ministers mentioned in the Special Investigation Service (STT) report.
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė said on Thursday that the country’s political leaders have a duty to act to prevent embezzlement of public funds after receiving information from law-enforcement bodies, but did not disclose how many ministers might not receive her approval after her inauguration for a second term of office.
Attempts to put a tag “criminal” on the incumbent Lithuanian government amount to politicizing and application of double standards, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius said on Thursday in response to President Dalia Grybauskaitė’s recent criticism of certain government representatives.
Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius says that making the so called blacklist of deputy ministers public has been a mistake, as it may impede further investigation. According to the head of the Cabinet, decisions on deputy minister will be made by ministers, their immediate superiors.
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