Jacek Saryusz-Wolski

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Jacek Saryusz-Wolski
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Member of the European Parliament
for Łódź
Assumed office
20 July 2004
Personal details
Born (1948-09-19) September 19, 1948 (age 67)
Łódź, Poland
Political party Civic Platform

Jacek Emil Saryusz-Wolski (born September 19, 1948 in Łódź) is a Polish diplomat, politician and a MEP: member of the European Parliament (elected on 13 June 2004).[1] He served as Vice President of the European Parliament (2004–2007).

Scientific career[edit]

Jacek Saryusz-Wolski was a professor at the University of Łódź[1] and an expert on European Communities since the 1970s.

Political career[edit]

Jacek Saryusz-Wolski was nominated the first Polish plenipotentiary for European integration and foreign aids (pełnomocnik ds. integracji europejskiej i pomocy zagranicznej) when this office was created in 1991 by the prime minister Jan Krzysztof Bielecki.[1] Jacek Saryusz-Wolski held this position till 1996, despite the frequent government changes. He returned to the government in 2000, when the prime minister Jerzy Buzek has nominated him a secretary in the European Integration Committee (Komitet Integracji Europejskiej). Jacek Saryusz-Wolski played an extremely important role in the negotiations in Nice in 2000.

He was elected an MEP, on 13 June 2004, as a candidate of Civic Platform, in the constituency #6 (Łódź Voivodship) receiving 66,589 votes (that is 16,92%, the best result in the region). On 20 July 2004 he was elected a Vice President of the European Parliament, and was at the position till 16 January 2007.[2]

In March 2006, Saryusz-Wolski was elected Vice President of the European People's Party (EPP)[3] for a three-year term.

See also[edit]


  • Nauka Polska [1]
  • College of Europe [2]