Polish PM rules out gov't reshuffle
PR dla Zagranicy
Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło on Friday said no reshuffle is needed for now as she reviews the work of government ministers, just over a year after taking office.
PM Beata Szydło. Photo: PAP/Marcin Obara
In an interview with the Onet website, Szydło said the aim of the review, launched on Wednesday and due to last two weeks, was to adopt a plan of action for the next 12 months.
"2016 was a good year. We’ve done a lot done, a lot of plans from the election campaign have been completed or are in progress,” she said.
“Now there are new challenges, the situation is changing... new concepts and ideas are appearing and all that needs to be discussed and summarized."
Szydło heads a conservative government that was appointed after her Law and Justice (PiS) party swept to power in late 2015, scoring a landslide win in parliamentary elections.
In her interview with Onet, Szydło added: "We need to learn from the mistakes that were committed, to say why certain things have not been implemented, what the reasons were for this."
She pointed to a recently-introduced progressive retail tax which the EU ordered Warsaw to suspend.
Brussels started a probe after voicing concern that the tax rules, which came into force in Poland in September, could favour smaller shops, and that this could breach EU state aid rules.
Poland has appealed to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.