That same year he co-founded the magazine Dwa Dni (Two Days), later becoming editor-in-chief. [29], In March 2018 a new Polish law took effect, banning nearly all commerce on Sundays, with supermarkets and most other retailers closed Sundays for the first time since liberal shopping laws were introduced in the 1990s. [14] In March 2017, he took part in a meeting of G20 finance ministers in Baden-Baden, becoming Poland's first-ever representative at that summit. We explore Poland's handling of the coronavirus and Poland's role in the transatlantic relationship. Updates? He earned a degree in history at the University of Wrocław (1992), but this was just the first stage of what would be Morawiecki’s extensive formal academic journey. Mateusz Morawiecki Prime Minister of Poland. His first job was with Cogito Co., a Zabrze, Poland-based company that specialized in supplying spare parts for earth-moving vehicles. In 2010, however, he acted as an economic advisor to Donald Tusk of the liberal Civic Platform (PO) party when Tusk (who became president of the European Council in 2014) was prime minister of Poland. Morawiecki is married to Iwona Morawiecka, with whom he has four children: two daughters (Olga and Magdalena) and two sons (Jeremiasz and Ignacy). The interview was published on December 3, 2020. Owing at least partly to the efforts of Morawiecki, who became the finance minister and who joined the PiS in 2016, the Polish economy thrived during the two years of the government led by Szydło, growing at an annual rate of 4 percent in 2017. WARSAW: Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Saturday warned Poles … In an interview, he said he threw Molotov cocktails at police cars[4] and was on many occasions stopped and beat by Poland's secret police (Służba Bezpieczeństwa, SB). Between 1942 and 1945, members of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) killed up to 100,000 civilians in nowadays Western Ukraine. With Frank Emmert, he co-authored the first textbook on The Law of the European Union published in Poland. ", Poland appoints ex-banker with Jewish roots as prime minister, Ministers of Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Poland, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mateusz_Morawiecki&oldid=997576620, Knights of the Order of Polonia Restituta, Recipients of Cross of Freedom and Solidarity, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with PLWABN identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Economist, historian, magazine editor, politician, This page was last edited on 1 January 2021, at 05:50. Mateusz Jakub Morawiecki (English: Mohra-vetzky; Polish: [mɔraviˈɛtskʲi]; born 20 June 1968) is a Polish economist, historian, and politician who has been the Prime Minister of Poland since December 2017. In addition to leading the government, Morawiecki retained portfolios as finance minister and minister of development. Mateusz Morawiecki is the son of the recently deceased veteran anti-communist activist Kornel Morawiecki. [43] He has also received other distinctions from economic clubs, universities, publishing houses, and cultural institutions. Mateusz Morawiecki was born 20 June 1968 in Wrocław, southwest Poland, to Kornel Morawiecki, physicist and Fighting Solidarity leader, and his wife Jadwiga. Mateusz Morawiecki is a Polish politician, manager, banker, economist, lawyer, and historian. From 1998 to 2001 he sat on the supervisory boards of the Industrial Development Agency and the Electricity Board in Wrocław. He made a fleeting appearance in the world of politics between 1998 and 2002 when he was a regional councillor in Lower Silesia for the centre-right Solidarity Election Action. November 2019 unter der Leitung von Mateusz Morawiecki die Regierung der Republik Polen.. Regierungsparteien Throughout the 1990s and the first decade of the 21st century, Morawiecki remained independent politically, choosing not to join a political party. In 1990 he sought the Polish presidency but failed to obtain the 100,000 signatures necessary to get him on the ballot. Earlier this month, the Polish government joined Hungary in blocking the EU’s €1.8 trillion budget and pandemic recovery fund because it includes a mechanism linking the … Mateusz Morawiecki, (born June 20, 1968, Wrocław, Poland), Polish banker, economist, and politician who became prime minister of Poland in December 2017. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has gone into self-quarantine after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus. He obtained degrees in arts, business administration, and advanced studies. [23], At the Munich Security Conference on 17 February that year, Morawiecki said "it is not going to be seen as criminal to say that there were Polish perpetrators, as there were Jewish perpetrators, as there were Russian perpetrators, as there were Ukrainian perpetrators, not only German perpetrators. Please select which sections you would like to print: Corrections? "[19], In early 2018, both chambers of the Polish parliament (the Sejm and Senate) adopted an Amendment to the Act on the Institute of National Remembrance criminalising the ascription to Poles collectively of complicity in World War II Jewish-genocide-related or other war crimes or crimes against humanity that had been committed by the Axis powers, and condemning use of the expression, "Polish death camp". Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. [35][36], On the issue of Brexit, Morawiecki told the BBC in January 2019 that more and more Polish people are returning to Poland from the UK and he hoped the trend would continue to help boost the Polish economy. Omissions? Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki was reacting to five days of massive protests across Poland against a ruling Thursday by the country's top court that declared abortions due to … Beyond his familiarity with international finance, Morawiecki came into office committed to deregulation, private entrepreneurship, and the development of smart technologies. In 1995 he completed an internship at Deutsche Bundesbank in credit analysis, financial restructuring, banking supervision, and financial market supervision. Morawiecki, who had been serving as deputy prime minister and finance minister and minister of development in the Law and Justice (PiS) government led by Beata Szydło, replaced her as prime minister as a result of a cabinet reshuffle engineered by Jarosław Kaczyński, the man behind the throne in the PiS. 90,353 talking about this. On 28 September 2016, in addition to his other positions, Morawiecki was appointed Minister of Finance, becoming the second most powerful member of the Government, overseeing the budget, government finances, European Union funds, and overall economic policy. The law had been passed by the Law and Justice party with Morawiecki's support. Morawiecki is of distant German descent. In 2008 Morawiecki was made Honorary Consul of the Republic of Ireland in Poland. 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By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. Morawiecki, 52, likened the EU's approach to the dictatorship Poland had "known well" during its decades under the communist regime, The Times reports. [1] The Times of Israel also reported in 2017 that Morawiecki has "Jewish roots", however this claim has not been confirmed. A crisis like this can happen once every hundred years. Uchylamy rąbka tajemnicy! "[24][25] His remark roused controversy and prompted criticism by prominent Israeli politicians, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu[26][27] and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. In August 1980 he plastered the streets of Wrocław with posters calling for a general strike. Mateusz Morawiecki, der erst seit März 2016 Mitglied der PiS-Partei ist, war seit Anfang an ein Liebling von Jarosław Kaczyński. Ring in the new year with a Britannica Membership, https://www.britannica.com/biography/Mateusz-Morawiecki. Mateusz Jakub Morawiecki [maˈtɛuʃ jakub mɔraˈvjɛt͡ski] (* 20. Oktober 2019, 07.00 Uhr: Die Nationalkonservativen bleiben in Polen stärkste politische Kraft. He sat on policy committees at many institutions of higher education. Jeff Wallenfeldt, manager of Geography and History, has worked as an editor at Encyclopaedia Britannica since 1992. In 2013 he was awarded the Cross of Freedom and Solidarity. In 2010 he was on the ballot but did not garner enough support to advance to the second round of voting. The rule of law issue is sensitive for both countries. Morawiecki has appealed for talks with the protesters and opposition lawmakers to find a solution. Ungarn und Polen blockieren Beschluss für EU-Corona-Hilfen. In 2007–15 Morawiecki was chairman of Bank Zachodni WBK. With its monopoly on national power disrupted, the PiS faced the possibility of seeing its juggernaut to transform Poland further stymied were Duda to lose the 2020 presidential election. [44][45], Two of his aunts married Jewish men and converted to Judaism. In 2001 Morawiecki became a member of the management board of Bank Zachodni WBK, and in 2007 he was named the bank’s CEO. Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, a former bank chairman in the Santander Group, was tapped Thursday to take charge of the Polish government as it gears up … One aunt was saved during the Jewish Holocaust by a Righteous among the Nations. While at the Wrocław University of Technology, he studied abroad at Central Connecticut State University and completed an advanced executive program at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.[6][7]. In 1991 Morawiecki began work at Cogito Company and co-created two publishing firms, Reverentia and Enter Marketing-Publishing. The EU in particular took issue with the proposed changes, characterizing them as undemocratic and as undermining the rule of law. That month, former prime minster Kaczyński, the de facto leader of the PiS, oversaw a cabinet reshuffle in which Morawiecki, who had added deputy prime minster to his list of responsibilities in September 2016, replaced Szydło as prime minister. Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login). [8] In 1998, as deputy director of the Accession Negotiations Department in the Committee for European Integration, he oversaw and participated in numerous areas, including finance, of the negotiations for Polish accession to the European Union. He previously served in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Beata Szydło as Deputy Prime Minister from 2015 to 2017, Minister of Finance from 2016 to 2018, and Minister of Development between 2015 and 2018. Prior to his political appointment, Morawiecki had an extensive business career. Mateusz Morawiecki was born 20 June 1968 in Wrocław, southwest Poland, to Kornel Morawiecki, physicist and Fighting Solidarity leader, and his wife Jadwiga. “From today on I will be working remotely. Polens Ministerpräsident Mateusz Morawiecki (r) und sein ungarischer Amtskollege Viktor Orban … [18], In January 2018, following a highly public racist incident in Warsaw, Morawiecki declared: "There is no place in Poland for racism. Poland Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (File | AP) By AFP. In the 1980s, he edited an illegal political newspaper Lower Silesia Bulletin and was active in the Independent Students' Association.