Marek Siwiec

Marek Siwiec
Marek Maciej Siwiec
Marek Siwiec (2009)
Vice President of the European Parliament
13th Vice President in order of precedence
In office
1 January 2007 – 14 July 2009
President Hans-Gert Pöttering
4th Chief of the Polish National Security Bureau
In office
19 February 1997 – 17 June 2004
President Aleksander Kwaśniewski
Preceded by Jerzy Milewski
Succeeded by Tadeusz Bałachowicz
Personal details
Born 13 February 1955 (1955-02-13) (age 56)
Piekary Śląskie, Poland
Political party Democratic Left Alliance-Labor Union
Party of European Socialists (as MEP)

Marek Maciej Siwiec (born on 13 March 1955 in Piekary Slaskie) is a Polish politician and since 2004 Member of the European Parliament for the Greater Poland Voivodship with the Democratic Left Alliance-Labor Union, part of the Socialist Group and sits on the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs. In the European elections of 2004 he obtained 36 985 votes. He was reelected MEP in 2009, gaining 64 976 votes.

From January 2007 to June 2009 he served as Vice President of the European Parliament. He also chaired the Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee. On 12 January 2010, he criticized the current EU policy toward the country saying in the European Parliament "Ukraine is in political chaos, which I think suits many people in the EU"[1]. He was observer of the elections in Ukraine in 2006 and 2010.

Previously he was notable as Chief of the Polish National Security Bureau under President Aleksander Kwaśniewski.

Currently he serves as a coordinator of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats for the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly. He is member of the Board of Yalta European Strategy foundation, Vice President of European Friends of Israel, member of Global Leadership Council of Colorado State University.

He is candidate of the Democratic Left Alliance for the Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs.





  • Order of Gedymin (1997, LT), Cavaliere di Gran Croce (1997, I), Ordem do Merito (1997, P), Ordre de Leopold (1999, B)
  • National Order of Merit (2000, F)
  • Ubique Patriae Memor (2002, BR)
  • Grand Cross of the Order of Merit (2003, LT)
  • Virtutea Militară (2003, RO)
  • Royal Victorian Order (2004, GB)
  • Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, 4th and 3rd Class (1997, 2004, UA)


During presidency campaign in 2000 a film was published revealing Marek Siwiec, then the chief of National Security Bureau, allegedly parodying a gesture of then pope John Paul II (making a cross sign in the air on arrival). President Kwaśniewski allegedly encouraged Siwiec to make a parody of pope's another gesture (kissing the soil).

See also:


External links

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Marek Siwiec — Marek Siwiec, 2009 Marek Maciej Siwiec (* 13. März 1955 in Piekary Śląskie) ist ein polnischer Politiker, Sejm Abgeordneter der ersten und zweiten Kadenz, seit 2004 Abgeordneter des Europäischen Parlamentes, aus der Liste des Bundes der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Siwiec — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Marek Siwiec (* 1955), polnischer Europaparlamentarier Ryszard Siwiec (1909–1968), Angehöriger der polnischen Heimatarmee, Philosoph Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Untersch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Marek Czarnecki — Marek Aleksander Czarnecki (born on 22 March 1959 in Chorzów) is a Polish politician and Member of the European Parliament for the Masovian Voivodship with the Self Defense, and is therefore a Non Inscrit in the European Parliament. Czarnecki… …   Wikipedia

  • Marek Gróbarczyk — Marek Józef Gróbarczyk (born March 13, 1968 in Nowy Sącz) is a Polish engineer and manager, who served as a Minister of Maritime Economy in Prime Minister Jarosław Kaczyński s government. A graduate of the Maritime Academy in Gdynia and the… …   Wikipedia

  • Marek Migalski — Dr Marek Henryk Migalski MEP Member of the European Parliament Incumbent …   Wikipedia

  • Othmar Karas — (born 24 December 1957 in Ybbs an der Donau, Lower Austria) is an Austrian politician and Member of the European Parliament. He is a member of the Austrian People s Party, vice chair of the EPP ED group, and sits on the European Parliament s… …   Wikipedia

  • Hans-Gert Pöttering — 23rd President of the European Parliament In office 16 January 2007 – 14 July 2009 Vice President …   Wikipedia

  • Сивец (значения) — Сивец: Сивец (лат. Succisa)  род растений семейства Ворсянковые; Сивец луговой (лат. Succisa pratensis)  единственный вид рода Сивец; Сивец, Марек (польск. Marek Siwiec; род. 1955) польский политик. Сивец, Рышард (польск.… …   Википедия

  • Michał Kamiński — Michał Tomasz Kamiński MEP Chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists In office 14 July 2009 – 8 March 2011 …   Wikipedia

  • Member of the European Parliament — Not to be confused with Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe#Members. European Union This article is part of the series: Po …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.