Jerzy Buzek

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Jerzy Karol Buzek [ˈjɛʐɨ ˈbuzɛk] (Loudspeaker.svglisten) (born 3 July 1940) is a Polish politician and Member of the European Parliament from Poland. He has served as Prime Minister of Poland from 1997 to 2001, since being elected to the European Parliament in 2004, he served as President of the European Parliament between 2009 and 2012.[1] He is married to Ludgarda Buzek[2] and is the father of Polish actress Agata Buzek.

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His Excellency
Jerzy Buzek
Buzek in 2010
President of the European Parliament
In office
14 July 2009  17 January 2012
Preceded byHans-Gert Pöttering
Succeeded byMartin Schulz
Prime Minister of Poland
In office
31 October 1997  19 October 2001
PresidentAleksander Kwaśniewski
See list
Preceded byWłodzimierz Cimoszewicz
Succeeded byLeszek Miller
Parliamentary offices
Member of the European Parliament
for Poland
Assumed office
20 July 2004
Member of the Sejm
for Warsaw I
In office
21 October 1997  18 October 2001
Personal details
Jerzy Karol Buzek

(1940-07-03) 3 July 1940 (age 82)
Smilowitz, Nazi Germany (now Czech Republic)
Political partyCivic Platform
Other political
European People's Party
SpouseLudgarda Buzek
EducationSilesian University of Technology
AwardsOrder of the White Eagle (Poland) Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana Order of Isabella the Catholic