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2015-……..CEO, International Director Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Centre ,Kiev 2009-2014: Member of the European Parliament

2009-2014 Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (rapporteur on the European Neighbourhood Policy – Eastern Dimension; shadow rapporteur on Digital Freedom Strategy in the EU Foreign Policy, trans-European telecommunications networks, trans-European energy infrastructure, security of gas supply, facilitation of the issuance of visas for Ukraine; co-author of numerous resolutions on the situation in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and Kazakhstan).

Member of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee Coordinator of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats for the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly

2001-2014  President of European Friends of Israel (European Parliament )

2012 EP observer of the parliamentary elections in Ukraine

2010 EP observer of the presidential election in Ukraine

2007-2009 Vice-President of the European Parliament

Responsible fortheEPrelations withEasternPartners Responsible forEPrelations withPABSEC
President : Hans-Gert Pöttering

2004-2009 Member of the European Parliament

Chair of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs
Member oftheDelegation forrelations withIsrael HeadofthePolish PESdelegation

2006: Chair of the EP delegation to observe the parliamentary elections in Ukraine

1997-2004: Chief of the Polish National Security Bureau (National Security Adviser) Co-Chair of the Consultative Committee of the Presidents of Poland and Ukraine. President: Aleksander Kwasniewski. Ukrainian partners: Volodymyr Horbulin, Viktor Medvedchuk, Yevhen Marchuk and others

1996-2004: Secretary of State at the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland.  Responsible i.a. for Polish-Jewish relations

2000-2004: Head of the Polish Association of Friends of the Peres Centre for Peace

1993-1996: Member of the National Broadcasting Council

1993-1996: Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

1991-1997: Member of the Polish parliament

1985-1991: Editor in chief of several magazines: biweekly “Student”, weekly “ITD”, daily “Trybuna”


Member of Board of Amicus Europea Foundation (A Kwasniewski Foundation) Member oftheBoardofYalta EuropeanStrategy

Numerous blog entries devoted to EU Foreign Affairs on
www.mareksiwiec.blo gact iv .eu
Writing for DEN(Kiev), free lancer :BBC Moscow, Polish TV, Ukrainian radio ERA,


1989: Post-graduate study in journalism

Academy of Social Sciences – Centre for Education of the Foreign Service

1980:Master of Physics

University of Mining and Metallurgy in Kraków (AGH)


Polish: mother tongue English: very good Russian: fair German: basic