Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz

Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz

Former Prime Minister of Poland

 

Cimoszewicz was born on 13th September 1950 in Warsaw. He Graduated from Warsaw University Law Faculty in 1972 and obtained the degree of doctor of legal sciences from Warsaw University in 1978. Also, he was awarded the doctorate honoris causa by University of South Carolina, Appalachian State University, and Odessa University in Ukraine.

Between 1972 and 1985 Cimoszewicz worked as research associate and then Assistant Professor at Warsaw University. From 1985 to 1989, the former Prime Minister worked as a farm owner and operator.  Cimoszewicz entered politics in 1989 and served as Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Minister/Prosecutor General in the government of Waldemar Pawlak (1993–1995), and as Foreign Affairs Minister in the government of Leszek Miller (2001– 2004). He also served as Prime Minister between 1996 and 1997. Since 2006, he has worked as an academic teacher at Białystok division of Warsaw University and at Warsaw University and Vistula University in Warsaw since 2011.

In the Tenth Term Sejm, the lower house of Polish Parliament, Cimoszewicz was deputy chairman of the Committee on National and Ethnic Minorities and member of the Constitutional Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee. In the First Term Sejm, he served as member of the Committee on National and Ethnic Minorities, Foreign Affairs Committee, Committee on the Europe Agreement, Special Committee to Consider the Proposed Act on Sejm Elections, Special Committee Examining Constitutional Provisions of the Charter of Rights and Freedom, and the Constitutional Committee of the National Assembly. In the Second Term Sejm, he worked as a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and National Assembly Constitutional Committee, among others. In the Third Term Sejm was member of the Foreign Affairs Committee as well as the European Integration Committee. In the Seventh Term Senate, Cimoszewicz was member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.