Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk has fired his Treasury Minister after being kept out of the loop on a pipeline contract struck between state company PGNiG and Russia’s Gazprom.
Mikolaj Budzanowski was given the sack after both himself
and Tusk reportedly learned of the deal penned in early April concerning the
proposed construction of the Yamal-Europe 2 pipeline linking Russia with
Slovakia via Poland.
“Despite my respect for Budzanowski’s qualifications, he
failed to adequately supervise strategic companies in charge of energy
security,” Bloomberg quoted Tusk as saying.
"In my view, the oversight function was not
fully implemented," Reuters also quoted Tusk as saying at a press
conference announcing the sacking.
"I will await fast actions from the new treasury
minister with regards to PGNiG,
including personal consequences that should come first."