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Quip gets Polish PM in hot water

Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk [Reuters]
Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk [Reuters]


Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has been criticized over comments he made during a press conference that alluded to the unbuttoning of a journalist's dress, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Feminists in Poland have condemned "outrageous and unacceptable" remarks made by Tusk in response to a question from a female radio reporter, about whether Polish preparations for the EU presidency, which the country assumes in July, were "buttoned up."

"I'm looking at the lady's dress and buttoning up is not what comes to mind," said the prime minister, adding that he "liked the summer."

Facing a barrage of criticism, Tusk issued an apology.

"If I offended anyone, I apologize," said Tusk. "Maybe it was not the wisest of comment to make, but it was harmless." (点击《每日电讯报》查看原文)



       电台女记者瑟尔维亚·比亚莱克问图斯克波兰是否已经为今年7月担任欧盟轮值主席国做好了妥善安排(buttoned up, 还有一个意思为“扣上扣子”)。





(China.org.cn June 7, 2011)

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