Congratulating the newly elected French president, Premier A. Kubilius said that Europe’s financial policy should not change because of the elections in one or another country, delfi.lt reports.
He also claimed that Lithuanian President will consider whether to go to the meeting in Ukraine, which was boycotted by some Presidents, and stressed that Lithuania has an independent policy.
“I would not like these elections could let anyone in Europe or the world think that the general direction in Europe is changing and that fiscal stability and debt control will no longer be the priority in Europe. I think that the Fiscal Compact Treaty is very important for the whole Europe, I really do not want to believe that the election results in any country would lead to uncertainty concerning the further implementation of the agreement”, – said A. Kubilius.
He said that he believes in French electors’ wisdom and the validity of their choice.
It was announced that the new French president Francois Hollande greeted his victory on Sunday’s elections as part of “the movement rising in Europe” against strict saving measures.
Asked whether the Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaitė should go to the meeting of Central European Presidents in Yalta, Ukraine, which was boycotted by presidents of Estonia, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and Slovenia in protest of the treatment towards the political opponents, the Premier said that it is for the President to decide.
“The possibility to go to Ukraine and to tell Ukrainian leaders straight in the eye what mistakes they make, including the matters of human rights and the rule of law, I mean the same case of Yulia Tymoshenko, I think it would be a good opportunity”, – said the Prime Minister.
According to him, Lithuania has the possibility to implement an independent and efficient policy, and the President will considered these factors and will make rational decision.
Last week, the president Dalia Grybauskaitė said she has not decided yet whether to go to the meeting in Yalta, Ukraine, which some leaders of EU countries decided to boycott because of Ukrainian government’s treatment of the imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.