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Political Memory: Jerzy BUZEK, MEP

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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 (1997-2001)
  • Honorary doctorates of the Universities of Dortmund, Seoul and Isparta, the Silesian University of Technology and the Opole University of Technology
  • 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). 2002-2004, Vice-Chancellor of Polonia University in Częstochowa and founder of the Polonia School of Diplomacy
  • 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 1st National Congress of Delegates of 'Solidarność' in 1981
  • After 1989, chaired the 4th, 5th and 6th 'Solidarność' Congresses
  • Elected to the Sejm 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 for Solidarity Electoral Action (AWS) and Poland 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')
  • In 2007, received from the hands of the President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, a statuette of a dove - an award created to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights





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