Former VP of EP
A seasoned Polish politician, Marek Siwiec served as Vice President of the European Parliament in the years 2007-2009, where he was responsible for the EP’s relations with the countries of the former Soviet Union and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation.
Between the years 2009-2014, he served as a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the European Parliament – rapporteur on the European Neighbourhood Policy – Eastern Dimension, and as shadow rapporteur on Digital Freedom Strategy in the EU Foreign Policy.
He covered trans-European telecommunications networks, trans-European energy infrastructure, the security of gas supply, and facilitation of Ukraine’s issuance of visas. He dealt extensively with Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, and Kazakhstan, and as 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.
Twice observer to the Ukrainian Parliamentary elections (2006, 2010) and the Ukrainian Presidential elections (2012), He also chaired the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee.
Between the years 1997-2004, he was Chief of the Polish National Security Bureau and Co-Chair of the Consultative Committee of the Presidents of Poland and Ukraine, as well as National Security Adviser to the President of Poland.
Additional previous positions include Member of the National Broadcasting Council, Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Member of the Polish parliament, Editor in chief of several magazines (Student, ITD, Trybuna).
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a Master’s degree in physics.