Marcin Święcicki

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Marcin Święcicki
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Minister for Foreign Economic Relations
In office
Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki
Personal details
Born (1947-04-17) 17 April 1947 (age 70)
Nationality Polish
Alma mater University of Warsaw
George Washington University
Website Święcicki Blog

Marcin Święcicki (born 17 April 1947) is a Polish politician and economist. He is a former deputy minister of economy, former minister for foreign economic relations as well as a former mayor of Warsaw.

Early life and education[edit]

Święcicki was born in Warsaw on 17 April 1947.[1] He graduated from the University of Warsaw.[2] He attended George Washington University and Harvard University for postgraduate studies and received a PhD from George Washington University in economics.[1]


Święcicki was the secretary general of the Consultative Economic Council from 1982 to 1989.[2] He served as deputy minister of economy and then minister for foreign economic relations from 1989 to 1991 in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki.[1][3] In 1989, he was also elected to the Parliament and served for two terms from 1989 to 1991 and from 1993 to 1996.[4] He was the mayor of Warsaw from 1994 to 1999.[5] Then he served as an advisor to the President of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus on economic reforms from 1999 to 2000.[1] From February 2002 to 2005 he was the director of economic and environmental affairs at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).[4][6] In 2011, he was again elected to the Parliament.[2]

He is also the president of the support committee for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.[7] and president of European Movement Poland [8]

Views and work[edit]

Although Święcicki was not a member of the Solidarity group, like other members of the Mazowiecki cabinet he was acceptable to the group and had Solidarity-aligned economic views.[9]

Święcicki is the author of several books which mostly focus on economics.[10]


  1. ^ a b c d "O mnie". M. Święcicki Blog (in Polish). Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Józef Retinger – the Polish Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi". Pro Europa. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ukraine at Crossroads" (PDF). Canada Ukraine Foundation. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Speakers and moderators". Open Ukraine. 2009. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  5. ^ F. Stephen Larrabee. "Ukraine and Transatlantic Integration" (Book chapter). Center for Transatlantic Relations. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Secretariat - Office of the Coordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities". OSCE. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "The director of the Museum of the-History of Polish Jews resigned". Virtual Shtetl. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Rucheuropejski Wladze". Virtual Shtetl. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  9. ^ John Feffer (1992). Shock Waves: Eastern Europe after the Revolutions. Cambridge, MA: South End Press. Retrieved 1 September 2013.   – via Questia (subscription required)
  10. ^ "Święcicki, Marcin". WorldCat Identities. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

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