Lithuania's outgoing Transport Minister Rokas Masiulis was replaced because of the high number of problems in the area he was in charge with, says Ramunas Karbauskis, leader of the Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union.
Ramūnas Karbauskis
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"It was a minister with the majority of problems in his area of responsibility. (…) There was no other minister we had to summon to the Seimas to provide reports and analyses on the situation so many times," Karbauskis said on Wednesday.

As an example, he pointed to the unimplemented plans to asphalt gravel roads and decisions on merging state enterprises.

"We always speak about non-transparency that everything will be more transparent, but people ride not on transparency, people ride on gravel roads and these gravel roads are sometimes inaccessible," the LFGU leader said.

Last week, Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda approved the country's new government with three ministers replaced. The new Cabinet is still due to test its confidences in the parliament.

Masiulis was replaced by MP Jaroslav Narkevic and Interior Minister Eimutis Misiunas will be replaced by Rita Tamasuniene, both representing the Electoral Action of Poles in Lithuania – Christian Families Alliance. Meanwhile, Agriculture Minister Giedrius Surplys will be replaced by MP Andrius Palionis of the Social Democratic Labor Party of Lithuania.

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