Polish PM to announce cabinet reshuffle in November
October 10, 2013
PM Donald Tusk
Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk said on Wednesday that he will announce cabinet line-up changes in November, when he will also present new, post-crisis priorities for the government, half-way through his current term.
"At mid-term, i.e. in November I will propose new solutions, including changes to the cabinet," Tusk told a news briefing.
The new "interesting" platform solutions are needed as the crisis in Europe is over, Tusk said. Presentation of the plans for the next two and seven years may take place at the ruling Civic Platform (PO) party convention on November 23, Tusk added.
At the same time, Tusk brushed off media suggestions that Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski might be dismissed, calling the reports "unprofessional."
"It's not true," PM Tusk told reporters when asked to comment about rumors on the dismissal of Rostowski.
"Give the guy a chance to do his work," Tusk said.
Comments follow Wednesday reports by the daily Rzeczpospolita, citing Reuters newswire, that Tusk intended to dismiss Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski and asked his close associates to find proper candidates for the post. According to the newswire's informers, three people have already received a proposal of taking the Finance Minister's job.
Media had previously rumored about Rostowski's likely dismissal in August.