Rafał Trzaskowski

Secretary of State in the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs; former Member of the European Parliament, Group of the European People’s Party

Rafał Trzaskowski is Secretary of State in the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and former Polish Minister of Administration and Digitisation in Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s Cabinet. Between 2009 and 2013 he was a Member of the European Parliament where he worked as EPP coordinator in the Constitutional Affairs Committee and as a substitute member in the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection. He was also a member of the Delegation for relations with the United States and a substitute member of the Delegation to the EU-Moldova Parliamentary Cooperation Committee and in Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly.

Born on January 17, 1972, in Warsaw. After graduating from Collège d’Europe and receiving a PhD in Political Science from the Institute of International Relations of Warsaw University, he worked as a senior research fellow in Natolin European Centre. His additional occupations included inter alia advising to Vice-President of the European Parliament Jacek Saryusz-Wolski (subsequently appointed chairman of EU Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs). Senior lecturer at Collegium Civitas University in Warsaw. Author of numerous articles and publications on European integration, EU institutional reform and EU enlargement.