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Political Memory: Jerzy BUZEK, MEP

{{#icon:JerzyBuzek.jpg|Jerzy BUZEK}}

General Data

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Functions in European Parliament

Curriculum Vitae

  • Professor of technical sciences, actively engaged in public work, Prime Minister of Poland from 1997 to 2001
  • Honorary doctorates of the Universities of Dortmund, Seoul and Isparta
  • University lecturer of long standing at Opole, Gliwice and Częstochowa, researcher at the Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Gliwice
  • Research stay at the University of Cambridge (1972)
  • Representative of Poland at the International Energy Agency - Programme of Greenhouse Gas Effect (1992-1997)
  • Organiser and chairman of an international network of 19 institutions working on energy and environmental protection (1996)
  • Author of some 200 research papers, over a dozen other works, three patents in the fields of environmental protection, power and process engineering
  • Starting in 1980, Member of the independent, self-governing trade union 'NSZZ Solidarność', chairman of the I National Congress of Delegates of 'Solidarność' in 1981
  • Active in the Solidarność underground structure after 1981
  • Elected as a Member of the Polish Parliament in 1997
  • As Prime Minister, in 1999, took Poland into NATO and prepared the country for integration into the European Union (including decentralisation of the State - consolidation of the role of local self-government)
  • In 1998, began accession negotiations
  • Represented the Social Movement of Solidarity Electoral Action (AWS) in the PPE-DE (1999)
  • MEP of the Year for 2006 in the scientific research and technology category (awarded by the prestigious monthly 'Parliament Magazine')





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