MAREK KUCHCIŃSKI

MEMBER OF THE PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF RP - DISTRICT 22

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Biography

Marek Kuchciński was born on the 9th of August in Przemyśl. In 1974-1978 he studied art history at the Catholic University of Lublin. In 1978 he graduated from the Postgraduate College of Horticulture. In the 1980s, he organized an independent culture community in Przemyśl, published and co-edited the quarterly "Strych Kulturalny" outside of the censorship. He was a member of the independent peasant movement and, among others, a member of the National Committee of Farmers' Resistance, an author of articles for the OKOR underground magazine Solidarność Rolników (Farmers' Solidarity). Since 1982 an activist of the Farmers Ministry in Krasiczyn (the first in Poland), organizer (with Stanisław Bartmiński) of food-aid for workers in Silesia. During the 1983-1989, also outside of censorship, he co-organized the Days of Christian Culture in Przemyśl and international art exhibitions "Man - God - World". (Man - God - World). In 1985, he was arrested for opposition's activity. Held prisoner in Jarosław and Przemyśl. In 1989, he was a co-founder and spokesperson of the Solidarity Citizens' Committee in the Przemyśl voivodeship. In the 1990-1992 he was a member of the Solidarity National Citizens' Committee with Lech Wałęsa. He was the founder and president of the Center Agreement (1990-1999) in the Przemyśl voivodeship. In the 1990-2000 he was the President of the Przemyśl Cultural Society, publisher of, among others, the quarterly "Spojrzenia Przemyskie" (Przemyśl Views). Vice President of the Association of Polish Journalists in Rzeszów. He chaired the programme council of the Polish Radio Rzeszów and was a correspondent of the Polish Radio Lviv. In the years 1994-1999 he was a town councillor in Przemyśl. From 1999 to 2001 he was the deputy voivode of Podkarpackie voivodeship. Since 2001, he has continuously held the mandate of the Sejm deputy for the next term of office from the party Law and Justice. On 4th of August 2010, he became the deputy speaker of the Sejm of the 6th term, and on 8th of November 2011 - elected deputy speaker of the Sejm of the 7th term. He chaired the parliamentary committees of Administration and Internal Affairs and the Committee on the Environmental Protection, Natural Resources and Forestry. He was the vice-chairman of the Parliamentary Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Republic 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 of the Carpathian countries under the slogan "Europe of the Carpathians", whose goal is, among others strengthening cooperation in all areas of public activity and building an international network of deputies working for the sustainable development of the Carpathian region. From the 12th of November 2015 to 9th of August, 2019, he was the Speaker of the Sejm of the 8th term. Deputy to the Sejm of the 9th term. Currently, the Vice-Chairman of the Communications Committee with Poles Abroad and a member of the Environmental Protection Committee, Chairman of the Carpathian Parliamentary Team and Mountain Rescue Team. A representative of the Sejm and Senate delegation to the Parliamentary Dimension of the Central European Initiative. From the 12th of February 2020, chairman of the Polish-Hungarian Parliamentary Group, an active participant in the Polish-Slovak, Polish-Romanian and Polish-Czech groups. He was awarded, among others the Polish Radio and Television award in Rzeszów and the Przemyśl voivode award for achievements in the field of culture. He received the "Nowiny" Laurel in the Politician of the Year 2003 category. He is married and has three children.

Most important decorations
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.
Cross of Freedom and Solidarity (2016) - for his involvement in opposition's activity against
the communist dictatorship of the PRL (Polish People's Republic).
Grand Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit (2018) - in recognition of outstanding merits in
building Hungarian-Polish political and social relations.
Order for Merits to Lithuania (2019) - for contribution to the development of relations
between Lithuania and Poland, improvement of political, cultural, economic and social
cooperation between both countries.

Bibliography

Socio-historical context of the biography

  • David Selbourne, Solidarity on the Hustings, The Independent Magazine 03.06.1989
  • Wojciechowski Aleksander, Times of sadness, times of hope. Times of sadness, times of hope. Independent art in the 80s.Wydawnictwa Artystyczne i Filmowe, Warsaw 1992
  • Najder Zdzislaw, What Poland. What Poland. Who I was advising and what, Editions Spotkania, Cracow 1992
  • Repression of villages and peasant movement (1956-1989), v. 2, editor: Janusz Gmitruk, Zbigniew Nawrocki, Museum of the History of the Polish People's Movement, Warsaw 2004
  • Iwaneczko Dariusz, Social resistance and power in South-Eastern Poland 1980-1989Institute of National Remembrance, Warsaw 2005
  • Karnowski Michał, Zaremba Piotr, About two of them. The Kaczynski brothers' alphabet (The Two Who. Alphabet of the Kaczynski brothers), M Publishing House, Cracow 2006
  • Regions ForumMuszyna 11-12 September 2008, edit. Bogumił Luft, Ministry of Regional Development, Warsaw 2008
  • pr. Stanisław Bartmiński, INTROIBO AD ALTARE DEI, the history of the ministerial service at the Przemyśl cathedral in 1946-2008, Przemysl, 2008
  • Kozlowski Piotr, 100 Years of Henryk Sienkiewicz Primary School No. 1 in Przemyśl 1908-2008, Henryk Sienkiewicz Primary School No. 1, Przemysl 2008
  • Borowiec Janusz, Election '89 in South-Eastern Poland in SB documentsInstitute of National Remembrance, Warsaw-Rzeszow 2009
  • Sopel Tadeusz, Independent peasant movement "Solidarity" in South-Eastern Poland in 1980-1989: documents, memories, reflections, Southeastern Scientific Institute, Przemysl 2000
  • Encyclopedia of Solidarity. Opozycja w PRL 1976-1989 (Encyclopedia of Solidarity. Opposition in the PRL 1976-1989), v. 1, ed. Mirosława Łątkowska, Institute of National Remembrance, Warsaw 2010
  • NSZZ Solidarność 1980-1989, v. 5: Central-Eastern Poland, ed.: Łukasz Kamiński, Grzegorz Waligóra, Institute of National Remembrance, Warsaw 2010
  • Solidarity of Individual Farmers 1980-1989, ed. Andrzej W. Kaczorowski, Kasa Nadziei Foundation, Warsaw 2010
  • Martial law. A look after twenty years (Martial law. Twenty years later), ed. Agnieszka Adamiak, Office of Public Education, Institute of National Remembrance Branch in Rzeszow, Rzeszow 2000
  • Zaremba Piotr, About one such... Biography of Jarosław Kaczyński (The one who... Biography of Jarosław Kaczyński), Czerwone i Czarne Publishing House, Warsaw 2010
  • Parliamentary elections in 1989 in South-Eastern Poland, ed. Małgorzata Gliwa Mariusz Krzysztofiński, Institute of National Remembrance, Rzeszów 2011
  • Kaczynski Jaroslaw, Poland of our dreams, Drukarnia Akapit, Lublin 2011
  • Kaczynski Lech, Memory and commitmentLaw and Justice, Warsaw 2011
  • Krzymowski Michal, Dzierżanowski Marcin, Smolensk, death record, The Facto, Warsaw 2011
  • The East European State University in Przemyśl 2001-2011, eds. Zdzisław Budzyński, Jan Draus, The East European State University in Przemysl, Przemysl 2011
  • Generation '80: The Independent Work of Young People in 1980-89. (Generation '80. Independent work of young people in 1980-89) Exhibition and Catalog, National Museum in Cracow, ed. Tadeusz Boruta, Institute of National Remembrance Cracow 2010-2011
  • Encyclopedia of Solidarity. Opozycja w PRL 1976-1989 (Encyclopedia of Solidarity. Opposition in the PRL 1976-1989), v. 2, ed. Grzegorz Waligóra, Institute of National Remembrance, Warsaw 2012
  • Generation '80: Political protest? Artistic contestation? Independent youth art in 1980-1989 (Generation '80. Political protest? Artistic contestation? Independent work of young people in 1980-1989)ed. Tadeusz Boruta, Institute of National Remembrance, Rzeszow 2012
  • Polish Consulate in Lviv 1987-2012, ed. Marcin Zieniewicz, Polish Consulate General in Lviv, Test Publishing House, Drukarnia "Oprawa" Sp. z o.o. in Lodz, Lviv-Lodz 2012
  • Anthony Dudek, Political history of Poland 1989-2012, Społeczny Instytut Wydawniczy Znak, Cracow 2013
  • Kaczynski Jaroslaw, Agreement against monopoly on authority. From the history of PC (Agreement against monopoly on authority.), Zysk & S-ka Publishers 2016
  • Non omnis moriar. Abp Ignacy Tokarczuk in Memories (Non omnis moriar. Memories of Archbishop Ignacy Tokarczuk), ed. Mariusz Krzysztofiński, Institute of National Remembrance, Rzeszow 2016
  • Szczerski Krzysztof, European Utopia. The integration crisis and the Polish repair initiative, White Raven, Cracow 2017
  • Commemorative Book on the 100th anniversary of the birth of the late Archbishop Ignacy Tokarczuk, ed. Jerzy F. Adamski, Adriana Paszkowska, Zygmunt Śliwa, "LIBRA", Rzeszow 2018
  • Justyna Stasiek-Harabin, Portraits of Marshals of the Sejm of the Second Polish Republic, Artist and art, no. 29, 2019
  • Justyna Stasiek-Harabin, Gallery of Sculptures of Marshals of the First Republic of Poland, Artist and art (Artist and art), no. 30, p. 42, 2019
  • Parliamentary diplomacy in Central and Eastern Europe in 2015-2019, ed. Beata Surmacz, Aleksandra Kuczyńska-Zonik, Institute of Central Europe, Lublin 2019
  • Conference Europe of the Carpathians, Przemysl/Krasiczyn 21-23 February 2020, National Museum of Przemysl Land, Przemysl 2020

Periodicals

  • "Bulletin Wyborczy. Pismo Komitetu Obywatelskiego Solidarność w Przemyśl" (Election Bulletin. (Election Bulletin. Letter from the Solidarity Citizens' Committee in Przemyśl", 1989
  • "Busola - an independent social magazine". (Busola - an independent social magazine), 1985-1989
  • "Role Catholic Role" (Catholic Role), 1987-1989
  • "Self-governing Przemyśl. Biuletyn Przemyskiego Komitetu Obywatelskiego" (Self-governed Przemysl. Przemyśl. Bulletin of the Przemyśl Citizens' Committee, 1989-1990
  • "San" (San river), 1990-1991
  • "Views Przemysl Views". (Przemyśl Views), 1989-1993
  • "Attic Cultural Attic". (Cultural Attic), 1988-1996
  • "Political Notebooks Political Notebooks of Law and Justice". (Political Notebooks of Law and Justice), 2012-2014

Publications

  • Kuchcinski Marek, First: win the election, "Election Bulletin, Letter from the Solidarity Citizens' Committee in Przemyśl". (First: to win the elections, Election Bulletin, Letter from the Solidarity Citizens' Committee in Przemyśl), 1989
  • Kuchcinski Marek, Civic mobilization, "Przemyśl Views" (Mass Civil Mobilization, Przemyśl Views), 1990
  • Kuchcinski Marek, We haven't finished the job yetSpojrzenia Przemyskie" ("Przemyśl Views"). (We haven't finished the work yet, Przemyśl Views), 1991
  • Kuchcinski Marek, To rule or to serve?, "Przemyśl Views". (Rule or serve?, Przemyśl Views), 1993
  • Kuchcinski Marek, Let's not look towards Moscow, "Cultural Attic" (Let's not squint towards Moscow, Cultural Attic), 1996
  • Kurylak Józef, Karasek Krzysztof, Musiał Jan, Kuchciński Marek, Zazula. Art and Politics, "Cultural Attic". (Art and politics, Cultural Attic), 1996
  • Kuchcinski Marek, Nationality policy. From the perspective of 7 years - a report delivered during the Polish-German Przemyśl-Paderborn local government conference (Nationality policy. From the perspective of 7 years - a report delivered during the Polish-German Przemyśl-Paderborn local government conference), Przemysl 1996
  • Kuchcinski Marek, Russian provocations?, "New Journal. New York" (Russian provocations?, New Journal. New York), 7 June 1997
  • Kuchcinski Marek, Report on cross-border cooperation in 1990-1998. Development concept, Przemysl 1997
  • Kuchcinski Marek, Local democracy. Program on building civil society under Polish-Ukrainian cross-border cooperation. Program on building civil society under Polish-Ukrainian cross-border cooperation), DEM LOK, Przemysl 1997
  • Kuchcinski Marek, Cultural and natural heritage. Program on the protection and management of cultural assets of exceptional historical and natural value. Program on the protection and management of cultural assets of exceptional historical and natural value), Przemysl 1998
  • Kuchcinski Marek, Nature conservation in the Podkarpacie region, "Almanach Podkarpackie" (Nature protection in Podkarpacie, Podkarpacki 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. Regional development policy and its impact on Poland's development in the EU Economic Convention. Agriculture, rural areas, environmental protection, regional policy. Program theses), Law and Justice Warsaw, 12 December 2004
  • Kuchcinski Mark, Against pathologies of bureaucracy, Against pathologies of bureaucracy, civil service and state human resources in Law and Justice projects of bureaucracy, civil service and state human resources in Law and Justice projects), "Rzeczpospolita", 2006, no. 143
  • Kuchciński Marek, Szczerski Krzysztof, Europe of the Carpathians (Europe of the Carpathians), "Rzeczpospolita", 2011, no. 207
  • Kuchcinski Mark, Occasional letter from the Speaker of the Sejm on the occasion of thanksgiving ceremonies in Licheń) the Speaker of the Sejm on the occasion of thanksgiving ceremonies in Licheń) 10 September 2016, "Ephemerides Marianorum. Historical and Theological Studies" (Ephemerides Marianorum. Historical and theological studies) 2017, v. 6
  • Kuchcinski Mark, Ugyanazokért az értékekért, a szabadsagért harcoltunkA szabad Közép-Europa multja és jövoje (We fought for the same values, freedom, [in:] The past and future of free Central Europe), METEM (Magyar Egyhaztörténeti Enciklopédia Munkaközösség), Budapest 2017
  • Kuchcinski Mark, Polishness is democracy and freedom (Polishness is democracy and freedom), "Networks", 2 July 2018
  • Kuchcinski Mark, 550th Anniversary of the Parliamentary (550th anniversary of the Parliamentary Republic of Poland), "They Speak of the Ages", 2018, no. 1
  • Kuchcinski Mark, To differ, respecting, "Gość Sunday" (To be different and respect each other, Sunday Guest), 2018
  • Kuchciński Marek, speech from the 10th of February 2019, "Kronika Sejmowa" (the Sejm Chronicle), February 2019, no. 77
  • Kuchcinski Mark, Without the Union of Lublin there would be no European Union, Sejm Chronicle (Without the Union of Lublin, there would be no European Union, the Sejm Chronicle), March 2019, no. 78
  • Kuchcinski Mark, They say I'm too liberal (They say I'm too liberal), interview in: "Networks", 15-22 April 2019, no. 15
  • Kuchcinski Mark, introduction in: Cultural Attic reprint - reprint), National Museum of Przemysl Land, Przemysl 2019

Selected publications of the Sejm Publishing House in 2016-2019, including the introductions or articles of Speaker of the Sejm Marek Kuchciński

  • Christianity in the history of Poland and Poles 966-2016, Warsaw 2016 (2nd edition 2018)
  • Christianity in the History of Poland and the Poles 966-2016, Warsaw 2016 (2nd edition 2018)
  • Waldemar Paruch, Europe of the Carpathians), Warsaw 2016
  • Kondracka Mariola, Women deputies and senators of the Second MPs and senators of the Second Polish Republic, Warsaw 2017
  • Luksa Catherine, Gabriela Balicka (1867-1962). Political, social, scientific, educational activity (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
  • Visit to Lithuania of the Speaker of the Seimas Marek Kuchciński of the Republic of Poland on the occasion of the 630th anniversary of the Baptism of Lithuania: 26 September 2017 (Visit to Lithuania of the Speaker of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland Marek Kuchciński on the occasion of the 630th anniversary of the Christianization of Lithuania: 26 September 2017), Warsaw 2017
  • Solidarity Constitution Constitution), Warsaw 2018
  • The Sejm Chronicle, Warsaw 2015-2019
  • City of Valor. Przemysl in the 100th Anniversary Regaining Independence (Brave City. Przemyśl on the 100th anniversary of regaining independence), Warsaw - Przemysl 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 of the Polish bicameral parliament (From Piotrków to Warsaw. 550 years of the Polish two-chamber parliament), Warsaw 2018
  • Wierzbicka Bozena, Sejm buildings and interiors in Poland (Sejm buildings and interiors in Poland), Warsaw 2018
  • Europe of the Carpathians. the Carpathians. Cooperation), 2nd edition, Warsaw 2019
  • Godek Slawomir, On the rebirth of the Republic. The Rebirth of the Commonwealth, Warsaw 2018
  • Kornat Marek, Uruszczak W., 550 years of parliamentarianism Republic of Poland, Warsaw 2019
  • Kornat Marek, Uruszczak W., 550 Years of Polish Parliamentarism, Warsaw 2019
  • Marshals of the Sejm of the Second Polish Republic (Marshals of the Sejm of the Second Polish Republic), Warsaw 2019
  • Tusinski Piotr A., Legislative Sejm of the Republic of Legislative Sejm of the Republic of Poland 1919-1922, Warsaw 2019
  • Conference Europe of the Carpathians, Krasiczyn Castle 16-17 February 2019, Warsaw 2019
  • IV Summit of Presidents of Parliaments of Central and Eastern European States. #EUROWAW 2019, Warsaw 2019
  • Unbroken. To the memory of Archbishop Ignacy Tokarczuk in the hundredth anniversary of his birth (Indomitable. In memory of Archbishop Ignacy Tokarczuk on the 100th anniversary of his birth), ed. by Jan Musiał, Warsaw 2019
  • Before the Berlin Wall Fell. Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Poland towards the Refugees from the East Germany in 1989, ed. by Jan Draus, Maciej Szymanowski, Warsaw 2019

About Marek Kuchcinski's family

  • Janicki Jerzy, Society of Veterans. Lviv alphabet 2 (Society of Veterans. Lviv alphabet 2), BGW, Warsaw 1994
  • Judycka Agata, Judycki Zbigniew, Poles in France. History and the present day. Materials from the 8th International Symposium on Polish Biography (Poles in France. History and the present. Materials from the VIII International Symposium on Polish Diaspora Biography)Stella-Plage, Vaudricourt, CAN, Vaudricourt-Warsaw-Kielce 2004
  • Judycki Zbigniew Andrzej, Polscy duchowni w świecie. Słownik biograficzny (Polish clergy in the world. Biographical Dictionary), v. I, Jozef Siwek Editors of Biographical Guidebooks, Kielce 2008
  • Golden Jubilee of Priesthood of Fr. Mieczysław Kuchciński 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 Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in France, Belgium and Luxembourg. 60 years of the Vice Province of the Polish Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in France, Belgium and Luxembourg), "S-CAN" Publishing, Vaudricourt-Warsaw-Tarnow 2006
  • Milewski Marian Michal, Black. Memories from the Warsaw Uprising, [typescript].
  • Pielorz Józef OMI, Polish Oblates in Western Europe 1905-2010. History of pastoral work of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom, Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Theology, Poznan 2012

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