Polish PM hints at gov't reshuffle
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Prime Minister Beata Szydło has said that changes needed to be made in government ministries which could result in personnel changes.
Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło. Photo: premier.gov.pl
Giving the digitalization ministry as an example, Szydło said that the ministry dealt with tasks that other ministries had as well, “so we must decide what to do with this so that there is full coordination and no discrepancies between ministries”.
Szydło said she wanted at least two ministries merged together and tasks moved from one ministry to two others, “so then it is natural that personnel changes will have to follow”.
Before elections nearly two years ago, the now-ruling Law and Justice party said it wanted to do away with a “ministerial” Poland. It has already shut down the State Treasury, giving its competences primarily to the finance minister, who also oversees the development ministry.
Polish media in recent weeks predicted a new cabinet would be announced as the government reached its mid-way point. The second year of its four year term is on 16 November. (vb/di)