Ryszard Czarnecki

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Ryszard Czarnecki
Ryszard Czarnecki Sejm 2015.JPG
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
20 July 2004
Constituency 12 (Wrocław, Lower Silesian and Opole
Member of Sejm of Poland
In office
I term: 1991 – 1993
III term: 1997 – 2001
Personal details
Born (1963-01-25) 25 January 1963 (age 53)
London, United Kingdom
Political party Real Politics Movement (1987-?)
Christian-National Union (1991-?)
Self-Defense (2004-07)
Law and Justice (since 2008)
Awards Order of Merit (Ukraine)
Website www.ryszardczarnecki.pl

Richard Henry Czarnecki ([ˈrɨʂart ˈxɛnrɨ t͡ʂarˈnɛt͡ski], born 25 January 1963 in London; pol. Ryszard Henryk Czarnecki) is a British-born Polish politician who is a Member of the European Parliament for the Lower Silesian and Opole constituency from Law and Justice. Prior to 2008, he was a member of the Self-Defense party.

He is part of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs, and is a substitute for the Committee on Constitutional Affairs and a member of the Delegation for relations with the countries of south-east Europe. Member of the "Group on South Asia","South Asia Peace Forum" and "Forum for Balochistan" in the European Parliament.


  • Master of History, University of Wrocław
  • 1987: Archivist, Archiwum Akt Nowych, Warsaw (1986) 'Solidarność' Archives


  • 1988-1990: journalist with 'The Polish Daily', London
  • editorial secretary
  • 1991: Deputy editor-in-chief 'Wiadomości Dnia'
  • 1991: editor-in-chief 'Dziennik Dolnośląski' (1991), acting director 'NORPOL-PRESS'
  • 1993-1997: Chief Editor for Religious programmes, Polsat TV
  • 2001-2004: Lecturer
  • 1994-1996: Chairman of the Christian-National Union (ZCHN)
  • 2002-2004: Expert 'Self-defence of the Polish Republic'
  • Member in the I and III terms of the Parliament of the Republic of Poland
  • Vice-Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Culture and Media
  • Chairman of the Parliamentary Sub-committee on Copyright
  • Chairman of the Polish-Italian Parliamentary Group
  • 1991-1993: parliamentary representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Member of the Parliamentary Committee on European Integration
  • 1999-2001: Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Liaison with Poles Abroad
  • 2000-2001: Vice-Chairman of the Committee on European Law
  • 1991-2001: representative of the Polish Sejm (parliament) in the Parliamentary Assembly of the West European Union
  • 1993: Deputy Minister of Culture
  • 1997-1999: Minister for European Integration
  • 1997-1998: Head of the Committee on European Integration
  • 1998-1999: Minister - member of the Cabinet

See also: European Parliament election, 2004 (Poland)

In 2009 European Parliament election he is a candidate of Law and Justice from Kuyavian-Pomeranian constituency.[1]

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  1. ^ www.pe2009.pkw.gov.pl. Accessdate on 2009-05-11.

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