Julia Pitera

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Julia Teresa Pitera
Konwencja wyborcza, Sopot 12.04.2014 (13798903365).jpg
Member of the European Parliament
In office
Member of the Sejm
In office
5 November 2007 – 2014
Personal details
Born (1953-05-26) 26 May 1953 (age 69)
Political party Polish:
Civic Platform
European People's Party (EPP)

Julia Teresa Pitera (Polish pronunciation: [ˈjulʲa tɛˈrɛsa pʲiˈtɛra]), née Zakrzewska ([zakˈʂɛfska]), (born 26 May 1953 in Warsaw) is a Polish politician of the Civic Platform.

Political career[edit]

Pitera was elected to the Sejm on 21 October 2007, getting 42,669 votes in 19 Płock district as a candidate from the Civic Platform list. She later served as Secretary of State at the Chancellery of Prime Minister Donald Tusk from 2007 to 2011, where she was in charge of the Central Anticorruption Bureau. Between 2012 and 2014, she chaired the Committee on Administration and Digitisation. She resigned from her parliamentary seat in 2014.

Pitera was a Member of the European Parliament from 2014 until 2019. During her time in parliament, she served on the Committee on Petitions. In addition, she was a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Integrity (Transparency, Anti-Corruption and Organized Crime);[1] the European Parliament Intergroup on Sports;[2] and of the MEP Heart Group (sponsored by the European Heart Network (EHN) and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)), a group of parliamentarians who have an interest in promoting measures that will help reduce the burden of cardiovascular diseases (CVD).[3]

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In November 2017, Pitera joined a parliamentary majority by voting in favor of a resolution invoking Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union, thereby potentially stripping Poland of voting rights in the EU for violating the common values of the bloc, including the rule of law.[4] Shortly after, her political opponents had pictures of Pitera and five other Polish politicians strung from a makeshift gallows in a public square in Katowice.[5]

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