|Members of the European Parliament|
25 September 2005 – ?
26 April 1973 |
|Political party||Civic Platform (Platforma Obywatelska) European People's Party|
Sławomir Witold Nitras [swaˈvɔmir ˈvitɔlt ˈɲitras] (born 26 April 1973 in Połczyn-Zdrój) is a Polish politician, political scientist, member of Civic Platform (PO), an MP in the lower house of Parliament from 2005–2009 and currently a Member of the European Parliament.
He was educated at the University of Szczecin, graduating in 1998 in Political Science from the Faculty of Humanities. From 1997 to 1998 he was employed as a lecturer at the Institute of Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Szczecin.
From 1998 to 1999 he was manager of the Koszalin voivodeship Governor’s office, and in 1999 - 2002 sat on the Board of the Kruszywa Koszalin PLC mines. He spent the following three years running his own business.
From 1998 to 2002 he was a Solidarity Election Action (AWS) councillor in the Western Pomeranian voivodeship sejmik. He was elected a Civic Platform (PO) MP for Szczecin in the 2005 getting 14238 votes in 41 Szczecin district and 2007 parliamentary elections, gaining 65,993 votes in 2007 (the highest individual number of votes in the constituency since 1989). During both terms in office he was a member of the Treasury Committee and in his second term he was also a member of the Economy Committee and the Accessible Government Extraordinary Committee.
He was elected to the European Parliament in 2009 for the Gorzów constituency, with 107,413 votes. He sits with the Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) and is also a member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and of the delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee.
From 1991 to 1993 he was a member of the Real Politics Union, and from 1996 to 2001 belonged to the Conservative People’s Party. Since 2001 he has been a member of Civic Platform (PO) and is a member of the National Executive. Since 2003 he has been the leader of PO in Szczecin, and since 2006 Vice-Chairman of the PO Regional Executive in Western Pomerania.
He is married to Irmina and has two daughters, Natalia and Kornelia.
- Official website of Sławomir Nitras (Polish)