Biography and bibliography


Marek Kuchcinski, Zbigniew's son, president of the Society of Lovers of Lviv and South-Eastern Borderlands in Przemyśl (1990-1994), was born on 9 August 1955 in Przemyśl. In 1974-1978, he studied art history at the Catholic University of Lublin. In 1978, he graduated from the Post-Secondary Horticulture School. In the 1980s, he organized the independent culture environment in Przemyśl and published and co-edited the quarterly "Cultural Attic". He was active in the independent peasant movement - among other things, he was a member of the All-Poland Farmers' Resistance Committee and wrote articles for the underground OKOR magazine "Farmers' Solidarity". From 1982 he was an activist of the Farmers' Chaplaincy in Krasiczyn; he took part in the food aid for workers in Silesia, organized by Father Stanisław Bartmiński. In 1983-1989, he co-organized the Christian Culture Days in Przemyśl, as well as the independent international art exhibition "Man - God - World". In 1985, he was arrested for opposition activities. He was held in the detention center in Jarosław and in the Penitentiary Institution in Przemyśl. In 1989 he was a co-founder and a spokesman of the "Solidarność" Citizens' Committee in the Przemyśl region. In 1990-1992 he was a member of the National Civic Committee "Solidarity" with Lech Wałęsa. Founder and Chairman of the Centre Agreement (1990-1999) in the Przemyśl Province. In 1990-2000 President of the Przemysl Cultural Association, publisher of the quarterly 'Views of Przemysl'. He has been Vice President of the Rzeszow Branch of the Polish Journalists' Association. He chaired the programme council of the Polish Radio Rzeszów and was a correspondent of the Polish Radio Lvov. Between 1994 and 1999 he was a councillor in Przemyśl. From 1999 to 2001 Deputy Governor of the Podkarpackie Region. Since 2001, Law and Justice deputy to the Sejm of the Republic of Poland for consecutive terms of office. On 4 August 2010, he became a Deputy Speaker of the Sejm of the 6th term, and on 8 November 2011 - Elected Deputy Speaker of the Sejm of the 7th term of office. He chaired the Sejm committees: Administration and Internal Affairs and Environment Protection, Natural Resources and Forestry. He was deputy chairman of the Parliamentary Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of Poland and Ukraine and a member of the Polish-Hungarian Parliamentary Group. Since 2010 he has been the initiator of a series of meetings - conferences of the Carpathian countries under the motto "Carpathian Europe", which aim, among others, to strengthen cooperation and build an international network of parliamentarians working for sustainable development of the Carpathians. From 12 November 2015 to 09 August 2019 he held the post of Speaker of the Eighth Term Sejm. Elected as a Member of Parliament for the 9th term. As of September 15, 2020. Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, członek Komisji Łączności z Polakami za Granicą oraz Komisji Ochrony Środowiska, Przewodniczący Parlamentarnego Zespołu Karpackiego oraz Zespołu ds. Ratownictwa Górskiego. Przedstawiciel delegacji Sejmu i Senatu RP do Wymiaru Parlamentarnego Inicjatywy Środkowoeuropejskiej. Od 12 lutego 2020 r. przewodniczący  Polsko-Węgierskiej Grupy Parlamentarnej, uczestnik grup: Polsko-Słowackiej, Polsko-Rumuńskiej oraz Polsko-Czeskiej. Od 15 września 2020 r. był szefem Komisji Spraw Zagranicznych. Ze stanowiska zrezygnował powołany na szefa Kancelarii Rady Ministrów. Funkcję tę pełni od 12 października 2022 r.

He is married and has three children.

  • Cross of Freedom and Solidarity (2016) - for his involvement in opposition activities against the communist dictatorship of the People's Republic of Poland.
  • Order of Merit of Ukraine (2010) – for significant personal contribution to the development of
Polish-Ukrainian relations and strengthening of Ukraine’s authority in the world.

  • Grand Cross of the Order of Hungary (2018) - in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the building of political and social Hungarian-Polish relations.

  • Order "For Meritorious Service" to Lithuania (2019) - for his contribution to the development of relations between Lithuania and Poland, improving political, cultural, economic and social cooperation between the two countries.

In addition:

Honored/awarded, among others.

  • award of the governor of przemyskie province for achievements in culture (1991)
  • Polish Radio and Television Award in Rzeszow (1999)
  • Laurel of "Nowin" in the category Politician of the Year 2003
  • Badge of Honour for Mountain Rescue Service, 7 October 2009

  • Medal of Matica Slovenska in Martin, celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Slovak nation, Martin, May 30, 2011
  • Gold Badge No. 1/2018 of the Polish Badminton Association, December 28, 2017
  • Honorary Citizen of the City of Przemyśl, April 12, 2018
  • St. Adalbert's Commandery No. 66 Chapter of the Mazovian Confraternity of the Badge of St. Florian Mazovia, August 15, 2018
  • National Defense League Badge of Honor, December 14, 2018
  • "Golden blackthorn", the main award for activities for the development of the Bieszczady, January 26, 2019
  • Diploma of the Poland-Hungary Forum, for supporting cooperation between the two nations, Stary Sacz, May 18, 2019
  • Ambassador of Felczak Institute, Krasiczyn, August 26, 2020
  • Gold medal In Caritate Serwice for services to Caritas, Warsaw, 16 August 20201 


The socio-historical context of biography

  • David Selbourne, Solidarity on the Hustings, The Independent Magazine 03.06.1989
  • Wojciechowski Aleksander, A Time of Sadness, a Time of Hope. Independent Art of the EightiesArtistic and Film Publishers, Warsaw 1992
  • Najder Zdzislaw, What Poland. What and whom I advised, Editions Spotkania, Krakow 1992
  • Repressions against the countryside and the peasant movement (1956-1989)Vol. 2, eds: Janusz Gmitruk, Zbigniew Nawrocki, Museum of the History of the Polish People's Movement, Warsaw 2004
  • Iwaneczko Dariusz, Social resistance and the authorities in south-eastern Poland 1980-1989Institute of National Remembrance, Warsaw 2005
  • Karnowski Michał, Zaremba Piotr, About two of them. The Kaczynski brothers' alphabet, M Publishing House, Krakow 2006
  • Forum of the RegionsMuszyna 11-12 September 2008, elaborated by Bogumił Luft. Bogumił Luft, Ministry of Regional Development, Warsaw 2008
  • Rev. Stanisław Bartmiński, INTROIBO AD ALTARE DEI, the history of the ministry of altar boys at the Cathedral of Przemyśl from 1946 to 2008, Przemyśl, 2008
  • Kozlowski Piotr, 100 Years of Henryk Sienkiewicz Primary School No. 1 in Przemyśl 1908-2008, Henryk Sienkiewicz Primary School No. 1, Przemyśl 2008
  • Borowiec Janusz, Election '89 in south-eastern Poland in the documents of SBInstitute of National Remembrance, Warsaw-Rzeszów 2009
  • Sopel Tadeusz, Independent peasant movement "Solidarity" in south-eastern Poland in 1980-1989: documents, memories, reflections, South-Eastern Scientific Institute, Przemyśl 2000
  • Encyclopedia of Solidarity. Opposition in the People's Republic of Poland 1976-1989, vol. 1, ed. by Mirosława Łątkowska, Institute of National Remembrance, Warsaw 2010
  • NSZZ Solidarność 1980-1989, t. 5: Central and Eastern Poland, edited by Łukasz Kamiński, Grzegorz Waligóra, Institute of National Remembrance, Warsaw 2010
  • Solidarity of Individual Farmers 1980-1989, edited by Andrzej W. Kaczorowski, Kasa Nadziei Foundation, Warsaw 2010
  • Martial Law. A look after twenty years, Agnieszka Adamiak, Office of Public Education, Institute of National Remembrance Branch in Rzeszów, Rzeszów 2000
  • Zaremba Piotr, About One Such... Jaroslaw Kaczynski's Biography, Czerwone i Czarne Publishing House, Warsaw 2010
  • The 1989 parliamentary elections in southeastern Poland, edited by Małgorzata Gliwa Mariusz Krzysztofiński, Institute of National Remembrance, Rzeszów 2011
  • Kaczynski Jaroslaw, Poland of our dreams, Drukarnia Akapit, Lublin 2011
  • Kaczynski Lech, Remembrance and CommitmentLaw and Justice, Warsaw 2011
  • Krzymowski Michal, Dzierżanowski Marcin, Smolensk, death record, The Facto, Warsaw 2011
  • The State Higher School of Eastern Europe in Przemyśl 2001-2011, elaborated. Zdzisław Budzyński, Jan Draus, The State Higher School of Eastern Europe in Przemyśl, Przemyśl 2011
  • Generation '80: The Independent Work of Young People in 1980-89. Exhibition and Catalogue, National Museum in Kraków, ed. by Tadeusz Boruta, IPN Kraków 2010-2011
  • Generation '80: Political protest? Artistic contestation? Independent youth art of 1980-1989.Tadeusz Boruta, Institute of National Remembrance, Rzeszów 2012
  • Polish Consulate in Lviv 1987-2012, edited by Marcin Zieniewicz, General Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Lviv, Test Publishing House, "Oprawa" Printing House Ltd. in Lviv, Lviv-Łódź 2012
  • Anthony Dudek, Political history of Poland 1989-2012, Społeczny Instytut Wydawniczy Znak, Kraków 2013
  • Kaczynski Jaroslaw, Agreement against monopower. From the history of PC, Zysk & S-ka Publishers 2016
  • Non omnis moriar. Archbishop Ignacy Tokarczuk in his memoirs, edited by Mariusz Krzysztofiński, Institute of National Remembrance, Rzeszów 2016
  • Szczerski Krzysztof, European Utopia. The crisis of integration and the Polish initiative of recovery, White Raven, Krakow 2017
  • In defense of sovereignty, edited by Jan Majchrowski, Sejm Publishing House, Warsaw 2017
  • Memorial Book for the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of the late Archbishop Ignacy Tokarczuk, edited by Jerzy F. Adamski, Adriana Paszkowska, Zygmunt Śliwa, "LIBRA", Rzeszów 2018
  • Justyna Stasiek-Harabin, Portrait Gallery of the Marshals of the Sejm of the Second Republic of Poland, Artist and art, No. 29, 2019
  • Justyna Stasiek-Harabin, Gallery of sculptures of marshals of the First Republic of Poland, Artist and Art, no. 30, p. 42, 2019
  • Parliamentary Diplomacy in Central and Eastern Europe 2015-2019, edited by Beata Surmacz, Aleksandra Kuczyńska-Zonik, Institute of Central Europe, Lublin 2019
  • Concept of Carpathian Europe, Przemyśl/Krasiczyn 21-22 February 2020, National Museum of Przemysl Land, Przemysl 2020
  • For a Free Village and a Free Poland. The All-Poland Farmers' Resistance Committee and independent activity of peasant communities in 1982-1989C. Kuta, M. Wenklar, Kraków 2020
  • Waldemar Paruch, Realism and values. Law and Justice party on foreign policy, Institute of Central Europe, Lublin 2021
  • Eighth Term Sejm. Laws, reports, accounts, Sejm Publishing House, Warsaw 2021__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________



  • Kuchcinski Marek, First: win the electionElection Bulletin, "Pismo Komitetu Obywatelskich Solidarność w Przemyślu", 1989
  • Kuchcinski Marek, Civic mobilization, "Przemyśl Views", 1990
  • Kuchcinski Marek, We haven't finished the job yetPrzemyśl Views, 1991
  • Kuchcinski Marek, To rule or to serve?Przemyśl Views, 1993
  • Kuchcinski Marek, Let's not look towards MoscowCultural Attic, 1996
  • Kurylak Józef, Karasek Krzysztof, Musiał Jan, Kuchciński Marek, Zazula. Art and Politics, "Strych Kulturalny", 1996
  • Kuchcinski Marek, Nationality Policy. From the perspective of 7 years - paper presented during the Polish-German self-government conference Przemyśl-Paderborn, Przemysl 1996
  • Kuchcinski Marek, Russian provocations?, "New Journal. New York," June 7, 1997
  • Kuchcinski Marek, Report on cross-border cooperation in 1990-1998. A concept for development, Przemyśl 1997
  • Kuchcinski Marek, Local Democracy. Program on building civil society in Polish-Ukrainian cross-border cooperation, DEM LOK, Przemyśl 1997
  • Kuchcinski Marek, Cultural and Natural Heritage. Program on the protection and management of cultural assets of outstanding historic and natural values, Przemysl 1998
  • Kuchcinski Marek, Nature conservation in the Podkarpacie region, "Podkarpackie Almanac", 2000
  • Marek Kuchcinski, Regional development policy and its influence on Polish development in EU [in:] Economic Convention. Agriculture, rural areas, environmental protection, regional policy. Programme thesesPIS Warszawa, 12 December 2004
  • Kuchcinski Marek, Against the pathologies of bureaucracy, civil service and state human resources in the projects of Law and Justice, "Rzeczpospolita", 2006, No. 143
  • Kuchciński Marek, Szczerski Krzysztof, Europe of the Carpathians, "Rzeczpospolita", 2011, No. 207
  • Kuchcinski Marek, Occasional letter from the Speaker of the Polish Sejm on the occasion of the Thanksgiving celebrations in Licheń (September 10, 2016), "Ephemerides Marianorum. Historical and Theological Studies" 2017, r. 6
  • Kuchcinski Marek, Ugyanazokért az értékekért, a szabadsagért harcoltunk, [in:] A szabad Közép-Europa multja és jövoje, METEM (Magyar Egyhaztörténeti Enciklopédia Munkaközösség), Budapest 2017
  • Kuchcinski Marek, Polishness is democracy and freedom, "Networks", July 2, 2018
  • Kuchcinski Marek, 550th Anniversary of the Parliamentarism of the Republic of Poland, "Talking Centuries", 2018, no. 1
  • Kuchcinski Marek, To differ, respecting, "The Sunday Visitor", 2018
  • Kuchciński Marek, speech of February 10, 2019, "Sejm Chronicle," February 2019, no. 77
  • Kuchcinski Marek, Without the Union of Lublin there would be no European Union, The Parliamentary Chronicle, March 2019, No. 78
  • Kuchcinski Marek, They say I'm too liberal, interview in: "Networks," April 15-22, 2019, no. 15
  • Marek Kuchcinski, introduction in: The Cultural Attic - reprint, National Museum of Przemysl, Przemysl 2019

Selected publications of the Sejm Publishing House in 2016-2019, including with a foreword or articles by Speaker of the Sejm Marek Kuchcinski

  • Christianity in the History of Poland and Poles 966-2016, Warsaw 2016 (2nd ed. 2018)
  • Christianity in the History of Poland and the Poles 966-2016, Warsaw 2016 (2nd ed. 2018)
  • Waldemar Paruch, Europe of the Carpathians, Warsaw 2016
  • Kondracka Mariola, Women deputies and senators of the Second Polish Republic, Warsaw 2017
  • Luksa Catherine, Gabriela Balicka (1867-1962). Political, social, scientific, and educational activities, Warsaw 2017
  • Carpathian Europe. The subject of cooperation, Warsaw 2017
  • Europe of the Carpathians. Cooperation, Warsaw 2017
  • Polish Presidency of the Visegrad Group (1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017), Warsaw 2017
  • Polish presidency of the Visegrad Group (July 2016 - June 2017), Warsaw 2017
  • A visegrádi együttműködés lengyel elnöksége (2016 július - 2017 június), Warsaw 2017
  • Polské předsednictví visegrádské skupiny (červenec 2016 - červen 2017), Warsaw 2017
  • Poľské predsedníctvo vo vyšehradskej skupine (júl 2016 - jún 2017), Warsaw 2017
  • A visit to Lithuania by the Speaker of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland Marek Kuchcinski on the occasion of the 630th anniversary of the Baptism of Lithuania: 26 September 2017, Warsaw 2017
  • The Solidarity Constitution, Warsaw 2018
  • Sejm Chronicle, Warsaw 2015-2019
  • City of Valor. Przemysl on the 100th Anniversary of Regaining Independence, Warsaw - Przemyśl 2018
  • Carpathian Europe. Heritage and Future, Warsaw 2018
  • Europe of the Carpathians. Heritage and future, Warsaw 2018
  • Draus Jan, Szymanowski Maciej, Living torches, Warsaw 2018
  • Draus Jan, Szymanowski Maciej, Living torches, Warsaw 2018
  • Kupisz Dariusz, From Piotrków to Warsaw. 550th Anniversary of the Polish Bicameral Sejm, Warsaw 2018
  • Wierzbicka Bożena, Seym buildings and interiors in Poland, Warsaw 2018
  • Carpathian Europe: A Matter of Cooperation, edited by Waldemar Paruch, 2nd edition, Warsaw 2019
  • Godek Slawomir, On the Rebirth of the Commonwealth. The Rebirth of the Commonwealth, Warsaw 2018
  • Kornat Marek, Uruszczak W., 550 years of parliamentarism in the Republic of Poland, Warsaw 2019
  • Kornat Marek, Uruszczak W., 550 Years of Polish Parliamentarism, Warsaw 2019
  • Marshals of the Sejm of the Second Republic of Poland, Warsaw 2019
  • Tusinski Peter A., Legislative Sejm of the Republic of Poland 1919-1922, Warsaw 2019
  • Carpathian Europe Conference, Krasiczyn Castle February 16-17, 2019, Warsaw 2019
  • The 4th Summit of the Presidents of the Parliaments of Central and Eastern Europe. #EUROWAW 2019, Warsaw 2019
  • Unbroken. To the memory of Father Archbishop Ignecy Tokarczuk on the 100th anniversary of his birth, edited by Jan Musiał, Warsaw 2019
  • Before the Berlin Wall fell. Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Poland towards refugees from communist GDR in 1989., ed. by Jan Draus, Maciej Szymanowski, Warsaw 2019
  •  1468-2018 Ceremonies Commemorating the 550th Anniversary of the Parliamentarism of the Republic of Poland, album, Sejm Publishing House 2019 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

About Marek Kuchcinski's family

  • Janicki Jerzy, Veterans Society. Lvov Alphabet 2, BGW, Warsaw 1994
  • The Great Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Warsaw Uprising, vol. 4, Warsaw 1997, (entry: Milewski Marian)
  • Judycka Agata, Judycki Zbigniew, Poles in France. History and Today. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Polish Biographical Studies, Stella-Plage, Vaudricourt, CAN, Vaudricourt-Warsaw-Kielce 2004
  • Judycki Zbigniew Andrzej, Polish Clergy in the World. Biographical dictionary, T. I, Jozef Siwek Editorial Biographical Guide, Kielce 2008
  • Golden Jubilee of Priesthood of Father Mieczyslaw Kuchcinski OMI, Stella-Plage, Vaudricourt 2006
  • Judycka Agata, Judycki Zbigniew, Polish Oblates in France, Belgium and Luxembourg. 60 Years of the Polish Vice-Province of the Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in France, Belgium and LuxembourgS-CAN Publishing, Vaudricourt-Warsaw-Tarnów 2006
  • Milewski Marian Michal, Black. Memories of the Warsaw Uprising, [typescript].
  • Pielorz Józef OMI, Polish Oblates in Western Europe 1905-2010. A History of the Pastoral Work of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg and Great Britain, Adam Mickiewicz University. Faculty of Theology, Poznań 2012


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