Tusk to Keep Five Ministers in Cabinet After Vote, Newsweek Says

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk sees “only” five ministers from the current government in the one that will be formed after the Oct. 9 parliamentary vote, according to the Polish edition of Newsweek.

“Although I have a high opinion of all my ministers, I don’t think more than five of them will be able to continue in their present posts,” Tusk said in an interview published today. “This is also partly due to the fact that the government will need to alter its priorities.”

Tusk, who didn’t specify new priorities, praised Regional Development Minister Elzbieta Bienkowska, who “turned out a very good minister” in helping the country use 20 billion euros ($26.7 billion) in European Union funds.

He also said that while “remaining outside of the euro area has its pros and cons, it is in Poland’s longer-term security interests to join the euro region.”

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To contact the editor responsible for this story: Balazs Penz at bpenz@bloomberg.net

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