I am a Member of Polish Parliament, elected from the Podlaskie Voivodeship from the Civic Platform party (Platforma Obywatelska). In the Polish Parliament I am the vice chairman on the Foreign Affairs Committee, the chairman of the parliamentary group on Belarus and the member of the Culture and Media Committee.
I am mostly involved in foreign affairs particularly in Eastern Europe, my priority being Belarus. I was closely working with the Union of Poles in Belarus led by Andżelika Borys. Ever since the moment I was elected I am continuously working in the parliament to ensure our help for democratic changes in Belarus. The parliamentary group on Belarus was created on my initiative.
I live in the Podlaskie voivodeship - a region which borders Belarus and because of that I know, how important it is to us, Poles, for our neighbors to live in a normal and safe country. That is why one of the priorities of my public service is helping Belorussians build a foundation of democracy and bring their country closer to the European union. I am also taking care of Polish - Lithuanian and Polish - Russian relations and feel closely tied to Ukraine and its problems.
Aside from that I'm acting for the benefit of my region the Podlaskie Voivodeship. To bring out its potential, promote it nationwide and to help Podlasians materialize valuable projects is my most important mission. I am fulfilling it in parliament as well as outside it during everyday work in the region and in the whole country.
Those interested in more specific information about my work, parliamentary speeches, inquiries and interpellations can find it at my parliamentary page:http://www.sejm.gov.pl/Sejm7.nsf/posel.xsp?id=407&type=A
Robert Tyszkiewicz - born June 7 1963. Politician, Member of Polish Parliament since September 25 2005, social activist, businessman. Graduate of the Warsaw University subsidiary in Białystok, major in polish studies (finished course, did not write MA thesis). Married, has one child.
Started opposition activities against communism at age 17 for which he was expelled out of high school. In 1982 he started an underground organization in Białystok: Youth Civic Defense Commission. From 1982 to 1989 the founder, print organizer and publisher of the underground journal "Our Voice" (Nasz Głos) which initiated anti-communist activism in local youth. Since 1983 an associate of the Provisional Regional Commission of "Solidarity" in Białystok. Arrested for opposition activism against the communist government in 1983, freed because of amnesty. Incarcerated for 2 weeks in 1984 freed because of bad health.
In 1986 as a student of the Warsaw University subsidiary in Białystok coordinated the Youth Solidarity Movement. From 1988 a member and spokesman of the Regional Executive Commission of NSZZ „Solidarity” in Białystok, from 1989 a member of Solidarity's local authorities. From 1990 to 1992 deputy editor in chief of Solidarity's "Białystok Weekly" journal, later editor in chief of "Plus" magazine. In 1992 he founded his own publishing company and was its president until 2007.
Member of Polish Parliament since September 25 2005. In Polish Parliament from 2005 to 2007 member of the Culture and Media Committee, National and Ethnic Minorities Committee and Foreign Affairs Committee. From 2007 chairman of the Parliamentary Group on Belarus, vice chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee and member of the Committee on Liaison with Poles Abroad. From 2011 - chairman of the Parliamentary Group on Belarus, vice chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the member of the Culture and Media Committee.
Member of Civic Platform party (Platforma Obywatelska) since 2001. From 2003 to 2006 head of the Civic Platform structures in Białystok. 2006-2010 head of the Civic Platform in Podlasie region. In 2004 he was the leader of Prof. Barbara Kudrycka's successful campaign in the 2004 European Parliament election. In the 2005 Polish parliamentary election he was elected Member of Parliament from the Podlasie voivodeship. In autumn 2006 he lead prof. Tadeusz Truskolaski's campaign in his successful run for president (mayor) of Białystok. He is also noted for creating an agreement and cooperation in the city council and regional legislature between the Civic Platform party and the local Orthodox Christian community.
Robert Tyszkiewicz Parliamentary Office in Bialystok
Malmeda 10 Str.
tel, fax: +48 85 732-63-29
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