Andrzej Halicki
Andrzej Halicki Sejm 2016.JPG
Minister of Administration and Digitization
In office
22 September 2014 – 16 November 2015
PresidentBronisław Komorowski
Andrzej Duda
Prime MinisterEwa Kopacz
Preceded byRafał Trzaskowski
Succeeded byMariusz Błaszczak (Administration)
Anna Streżyńska (Digitization)
Personal details
Born (1961-11-26) 26 November 1961 (age 60)
Political partyCivic Platform
Alma materSGH Warsaw School of Economics

Andrzej Halicki (born 26 November 1961) is a Polish politician of the Civic Platform (PO)[1] who has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament since the 2019 elections.[2]

Political career

Career in national politics

Halicki joined the PO in 2001.

On 10 January 2007, Halicki replaced Jacek Wojciechowicz as member of the Sejm. In the 2007 parliamentary elections, he was elected to parliament for the second time, receiving 3,369 votes in the Warsaw constituency. On June 24, 2009, he became chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, replacing Krzysztof Lisek. In October 2009, he became the spokesman of the PO parliamentary group, a position he held for a year. In May 2010, he was elected chairman of the PO in the Mazovia region. In the 2011 elections he successfully ran for re-election in the Warsaw constituency, receiving 40,002 votes.

From September 2014 until November 2015, Halicki briefly served as Minister of Administration and Digitization in the government of Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz. During his time in office, he oversaw efforts ley by the country’s telecoms regulator UKE on an auction for mobile broadband frequencies.[3]

In addition to his role in parliament, Halicki was as a member of the Polish delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe from 2012 until 2019. During that time, he served as Vice-President of the Assembly from 2012 to 2014, under the leadership of President Jean-Claude Mignon.[4]

Member of the European Parliament, 2019–present

In parliament, Halicki has been serving on the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (since 2019) and the Committee on Foreign Affairs (since 2021).[5] In addition to his committee assignments, he is part of the parliament's delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly.[6]

Political positions

In 2021, Halicki called on the European Union to follow Britain's example and impose new anti-corruption sanctions on Russians suspected of fraud and graft.[7]

References

  1. ^ Harry Cooper (November 18, 2016), Polish minister faces call to quit over party funding Politico Europe.
  2. ^ "Home | Andrzej HALICKI | MEPs | European Parliament". europarl.europa.eu. Retrieved 24 December 2019.
  3. ^ Marcin Goclowski and Adrian Krajewski (September 24, 2015), Poland allows telecoms regulator to speed up broadband auction Reuters.
  4. ^ Andrzej Halicki Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
  5. ^ Nisa Khan (October 29, 2021), Movers and Shakers The Parliament Magazine.
  6. ^ Andrzej Halicki European Parliament.
  7. ^ Robin Emmott (April 29, 2021), EU should impose anti-corruption sanctions on Russians, lawmakers say Reuters.