Tusk has no problems with pro-European course - PM Silina

  • 2023-12-21
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Poland's new Prime Minister Donald Tusk has no problems with the pro-European course, Latvian Prime Minister Evika Silina (New Unity) said Thursday in an interview on Latvian Radio. 

She also noted that Tusk's political course is critical of Russia. 

Poland's previous political power politicized public institutions, and Tusk is now changing this, Silina said. 

"There is still a lot of debating ahead, and the opposition will not be silent. But on the whole, Tusk is not a political unknown. He has held a top-ranking office in Europe for a decade, we know his values. It is good that this country has got a leader who can be democratic, represent the rule of law, and I have the feeling that he has no problem with the pro-European and anti-Russian course," said Silina

Commenting on Tusk's decision to sack the leadership of Poland's public media, Silina said that the issue was sensitive, but at the same time it is necessary to keep in mind that Poland's previous government appointed people from their party and used the public media to achieve their political goals.

"To say it clearly, Tusk is removing the officials that had been installed to promote populist policies and restoring the true mission of the public service media," the prime minister said. 

Tusk and his government ministers were sworn into office by President Andrzej Duda on Wednesday.