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  • 24 September 2014

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Grzegorz Schetyna handed Rafał Trzaskowski his nomination as Secretary of State at the MFA in charge of the European Union portfolio.

    Rafał Trzaskowski was appointed to the post by the Prime Minister, on the motion of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, pursuant to Article 37.3 of the Council of Ministers Act of 8 August 1996.


    Rafał Trzaskowski holds a doctorate in political science and lectures on European affairs at universities. In 2009-2013 he was a Member of the European Parliament where he dealt with the implementation of EU Treaties, the EU budget, the protection of privacy and the European Digital Agenda.


    In 2004 he received a Ph.D. from the University of Warsaw’s Institute of International Relations in the Department of Journalism and Political Sciences. In 1991-1996 he studied concurrently at the Department of Journalism and Political Sciences and at the English Department. In 2002 he received a scholarship from the European Union Institute for Security Studies in Paris and in 1996 from the Oxford University. He went to school in the United States (Cranbrook-Kingswood High School) and in Australia (Marcellin College in Sydney). He graduated from the College of Europe in Natolin.


    In 2000-2001 he was advisor to the Secretary of the Committee for European Integration, working for the head of the Office of the Committee for European Integration. In 2004-2009 he was advisor to the Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs and to the Delegation of the Civic Platform to the European Parliament.


    Rafał Trzaskowski was Minister of Administration and Digitisation in Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s Cabinet. He was appointed minister by President Bronisław Komorowski on 27 November 2013.


    University lecturer at Collegium Civitas in Warsaw and the National School of Public Administration. He also worked as a Natolin European Centre analyst for many years.

    He is fluent in English, French, Spanish, Russian and Italian.



    MFA Press Office

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