Anna Fotyga

Anna Elzbieta Fotyga ( born January 12, 1957 in Lębork ) is a Polish politician. It is part of the national conservative Law and Justice party (PiS ) and was from May 2006 to November 2007, Foreign Minister of their country.

Fotyga studied International Trade at the University of Gdansk in 1981 and put her exams from. 1980/1981 she worked for the Solidarity trade union, whose foreign office, she led. By activity in the economy during the period of martial law in 1989, she returned to again in the Policy, including 1997-2001 as Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek. From 2002 to 2004 she served as Vice President City of Danzig.

2004 Fotyga was elected to the European Parliament and was there along with the other PiS deputies of the UEN Group, to. On 22 November 2005 she resigned her mandate. From 31 October 2005 to 9 May 2006, she was attached to the Secretary of State as a non-party Foreign Minister Stefan Meller. Under Prime Minister Jarosław Kaczyński they eventually became self Foreign Minister. After the electoral defeat of 2007, the long-time confidant of President Lech Kaczynski moved to the presidential office. On 20 August 2008, she entered a surprisingly by the Office of the Head of the Presidential Chancellery.

In February 2007 Fotyga demanded by Federal Foreign Minister Frank -Walter Steinmeier, Germany had the Polish population in the land grant minority rights. In an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung said afterwards, Poland had an " assimilation " exposed in Germany, which was much harder than in other countries of the European Union.

In an International Herald Tribune given on 14 August 2007 Interview Fotyga has close ties to the Berlin and Moscow (the " historical [n ] enemies" ) pointed and said that Warsaw has to defend its interests within the EU and NATO:

" With growing concern over Russia 's use of its energy wealth as a political weapon, German restitution claims for property ceded to Poland after 1945 and close ties in between its historic enemies, Moscow and Berlin, Fotyga says, Warsaw Has To fight to defend its interests inside the EU and the Western military alliance. With growing concern about the use of Russian energy resources as a political weapon and the German restitution claims because after 1945 ceded to Poland property as well as the close ties between its historical enemies Moscow and Berlin, Warsaw has to defend its interests within the EU and the Western Alliance combative, says Fotyga. "

Similarly, it has to German -Russian relations concerning Poland, particularly in the energy sector, the then defense minister and current Foreign Minister of Poland Radosław Sikorski, expressed when he compared it with the Hitler -Stalin pact.

Anna Fotyga is married and has two adult children.