Prime minister resists pressure to reappoint controversial deputy minister
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Lithuania's Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius says he will not give in to the pressure of MEP Valdemar Tomaševski, the leader of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania (LLRA), over the reappointment of the former Deputy Minister of Energy Renata Cytacka.
Renata Cytacka, delegated by the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania, who resigned as deputy energy minister under pressure from government leaders, will not be returning to the position, according to Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius.
Rita Tamašunienė, leader of the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania (LLRA) parliamentary group, says the party supports Deputy Minister of Energy Renata Cytacka who has no intention to resign, even though all the other vice ministers have.