Country: Poland
  • BRU:
    ASP 12E140 (Altiero Spinelli)
    Parlement européen
    60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
    B-1047 Bruxelles / Brussel
    Phone: +32 (0)2 2845511
    Fax:+32 (0)2 2849511
  • STR:
    LOW T11009 (Louise Weiss)
    Parlement européen
    Allée du Printemps
    BP 1024/F
    F-67070 Strasbourg cedex
    Phone: +33 (0)3 88 175511
    Fax:+33 (0)3 88 179511
My Positions in Parliament:
  • Vice-Chair - WG Budget and Structural Policies
  • Vice-Coordinator - Budgets
  • Member - Platforma Obywatelska
  • Member - EPP Group Bureau
  • Member - Budgets
  • Member - Southeast Asia, ASEAN
  • Substitute - EU-Montenegro
  • Substitute - Regional Development

Curriculum vitae

Born in 1952. Silesian Region. Doctor of Sociology. Lecturer, expert, politician, social activist.1990-1998 Mayor of Cieszyn. Deputy Chairman of the Association of Polish Cities responsible for international relations. Vice-Chairman of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions. Head of the Polish delegation to the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe. 1998-2002 Marshal of Silesian Voivodship. Member of the Management Board of the Assembly of European Regions. 2002-2004 lecturer at the University of Bielsko-Biala and University of Economics in Katowice. Since 2004 Member of the EP on behalf of the Civic Platform. Vice-Chairman of the EPP group. Member of the EPP Political Bureau. EPP Group Vice-coordinator. Deputy-Head of the EPP Polish delegation.Vice-Chairman of the Regional Development Committee 2004-2009.Founder and President of the URBAN Intergroup. Winner of the 2007 The Parliament Magazine’s MEP Award - regional policy. MEP since 2004.



European Flag
02.05.2017 - 09:45

Dialogue combats hatred, incitement and extremism

Open, constructive and respectful interreligious dialogue can play a positive role in combating negative religious stereotyping, hatred, incitement, violence and extremism, attendees heard at the annual meeting between the EPP Group and the...
György Hölvényi MEP, Jan Olbrycht MEP
02.05.2017 - 09:45

Strengthen EU Guidelines on Freedom of Religion or Belief

The EU is a leading defender of religious freedom but must increase its efforts to prevent intolerance. A robust review of the EU’s Guidelines on the Freedom of Religion or Belief is one concrete way to do that, according to Co-Chairs of the...
Persecuted Christians in the Middle East (2011)
04.04.2017 - 15:48

Christians continue to be persecuted even in the European refugee camps

The Group of European People's Party interreligious working group listened at its Strasbourg meeting information presented by the reverend Gottfried Martens, who has been actively engaged for several years in Berlin with the accommodation of...


Press releases

10.10.2017 - 12:37

Next MFF must match EU ambitions

Today, the European Parliament’s Budgets Committee adopted its position on Commissioner Oettinger's reflection paper on the future of EU finances. "The EPP Group is committed to...
28.06.2017 - 17:37

Future of EU money: quick decision is needed

Today, the European Commission presented the last of the 5 reflection papers following the White Paper on the Future of Europe. It provides five basic options for the future of the EU finances, which...
Euro Currency: Stacked 2 and 1 euro coins, close-up
28.06.2017 - 15:58

Polska musi wziąć czynny udział w kształtowaniu budżetu UE

Komisja Europejska otworzyła dziś dyskusję na temat przyszłości finansów Unii Europejskiej i przedstawiła możliwe warianty dla przyszłego budżetu UE.  „Dzisiejsza publikacja...



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