Konrad Szymański

Konrad Krzysztof Szymański (born 6 December 1969) since November 2015 has been the Polish Minister for European Affairs.

Konrad Szymański
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Konrad Szymański in 2016
Secretary of State for European Affairs
Designate
Assuming office
November 2015
Prime MinisterBeata Szydło
SucceedingRafał Trzaskowski
Personal details
Born (1969-12-06) 6 December 1969 (age 50)
Kalisz, Poland
Political partyLaw and Justice
Alma materAdam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

BiographyEdit

Szymański was growing up in Kalisz. He earned a Master of Law at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań in 1995. He was an advisor to the Deputy Marshall of the Sejm from 1999 to 2000, subsequently serving in the Political Cabinet of the Prime Minister of Poland.

From 2004 to 2014, he was a Member of the European Parliament for the Lower Silesian Voivodship & Opole Voivodship with the Law and Justice party, part of the European Conservatives and Reformists group. Szymański sat on the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs and its Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality.[1] He was a substitute on the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and a member of the delegation for relations with Belarus. In 2013 and 2014, Polityka[2] and Rzeczpospolita[3] respectively voted him one of the best Polish members of the European Parliament.

On 9 November 2015 Szymański was appointed the Polish Secretary of State for European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ European Parliament, Your MEPs, Konrad Szymański
  2. ^ "Ranking europosłów POLITYKI". www.polityka.pl (in Polish). 2013-06-19. Retrieved 2019-06-02.
  3. ^ Kolanko, Michał (2018-07-19). "Konrad Szymański. Kolejny komisarz unijny z Polski?". www.rp.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2019-06-02.
  4. ^ "Konrad Szymański". Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Poland. Retrieved 2019-06-02.

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