Morawiecki, Mateusz Jakub

Morawiecki, Mateusz Jakub,

1968–, Polish economist, banker, and political leader, b. Wrocław, grad. Univ. of Wroclaw, 1992, Wrocław Univ. of Science and Technology, 1993, M.B.A. Wrocław Univ. of Economics, 1995. A student activist, he followed his father into Fighting Solidarity, a radical offshoot of SolidaritySolidarity,
Polish independent trade union federation formed in Sept., 1980. Led by Lech Wałęsa, it grew rapidly in size and political power and soon posed a threat to Poland's Communist government by its sponsorship of labor strikes and other forms of public protest.
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, worked in publishing (1993–96), and taught at Goethe Univ. of Frankfurt (1996–97), Wrocław Univ. of Science and Technology (1996–98) and Wrocław Univ. of Economics (1996–2004). As deputy director of the Accession Negotiations Department in the Committee for European Integration in 1998, he helped negotiate Poland's accession to the European Union. That same year he joined Bank Zachodni WBK, a Polish bank, and ultimately served as its CEO (2007–15). He also was an economic adviser to Prime Minister Donald TuskTusk, Donald
, 1957–, Polish political leader, prime minister of Poland (2007–14), b. Gdańsk. After studying history at Gdańsk Univ., he became active in the Solidarity movement in the 1980s.
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 (2010). Having become a member of the Law and Justice party, he was appointed Polish minister of economic development (2015) and finance minister and deputy prime minister (2016). In Dec., 2017, he replaced Beata Maria SzydłoSzydło, Beata Maria,
1963–, Polish political leader, grad. Jagiellonian Univ., 1989. A member of the conservative Law and Justice party, she was first elected to the Sejm, Poland's lower house of parliament, in 1995.
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 as prime minister, but party leader Jarosław KaczyńskiKaczyński, Lech Aleksander
, 1949–2010, Polish politician, grad. Warsaw Univ. (1971), Gdańsk Univ. (Ph.D., 1979). He and his identical twin, Jarosław Aleksander Kaczyński , 1949–, Ph.D. Warsaw Univ.
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 continued to be regarded as the real leader of the government.