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The Mayor of the City of Warsaw

published: 18 nov 2009 - 11:49, Grzegorz Wolff
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Biography of Mayor of Warsaw, Rafał Trzaskowski.


Rafał Trzaskowski was born on 17 January 1972 in Warsaw.

Mayor of Warsaw (elected on 21 October 2018), Member of the 8th term of the Polish Parliament, Vice-Chairman of the EU Committee, Vice-Chair of the European People’s Party, analyst and academic teacher.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (EU Affairs) and Prime Minister's European Council Plenipotentiary in PM Ewa Kopacz's government. In charge of governmental European policy, involved in key EU negotiations, i.a. on sanctions against Russia and energy security.

Minister of Administration and Digitization in PM Tusk's government (2013-2014), responsible for digitization, including online data protection, cybersecurity and online access for people with disabilities. Supervisor of province governors (voivodes), coordinated disaster relief services.  

Member of the European Parliament and of the Constitution Committee between 2009 and 2013. Involved in the EU Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020 negotiations, under which the European Union has allocated EUR 82.5 billion to Poland. He also served at the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection, where he dealt with e-commerce, consumer laws, and public procurement.

Between 2004 and 2009, he was Advisor to Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs and to the European Parliament Delegation of the Civic Platform.

Academic teacher at Collegium Civitas, Warsaw (since 2000) and the National School of Public Administration (1998-2009). Long-standing analyst at the Natolin European Center.

In 2004 he was awarded a PhD degree from the Warsaw University Institute of International Relations for his thesis: “The dynamics of reforming the decision-making system of the European Union”.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Russian and Italian.