Prime Minister: building „Europe of results“ is of vital importance now

05 July 2013, Last updated at, 14:32 EET
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Earlier today, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius took part in the plenary session of the European Commission (EC) held in Vilnius. In his address to the European Commission President and Commission Members, the Lithuanian Prime Minister made a brief overview of Presidency tasks as set by Lithuania.

“In the coming six months, we will try to show the world and ourselves that Europe is credible, growing and open. And I am sure that at the end of our presidency term, the European Union will be more vibrant and competitive, as well as a more secure place for all its members and for all European citizens,“ said the Prime Minister.

The Head of Government expressed his trust about Europe remaining responsible and responsive: “Europe is capable of solving its problems and must learn to build public trust and pride in the European Union and utilise its potential as an economic heavyweight.”

Prime Minister Butkevičius pointed out the vital importance of now having “the Europe of results”, which would be trusted by politicians, businesses and the civic society. The Prime Minister expressed his belief that Lithuania can contribute to that: “Despite the fact that Lithuania is holding the Presidency of the Council of the EU for the first time, I am confident that we will be successful in passing this examination,” said the Prime Minister.

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