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Jadwiga Emilewicz

On 15 May 2023, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki appointed Jadwiga Emilewicz as Government Plenipotentiary for Polish-Ukrainian Development Cooperation and, on the proposal of the Minister of Funds and Regional Policy, as Secretary of State.

From 2019 to 2020, she was a minister in Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki’s second cabinet; from 15 November 2019, as Minister of Development, and from 9 April 2020, she additionally assumed the office of Deputy Prime Minister. She co-authored the Financial and Anti-Crisis Shield for companies facing an unprecedented crisis during the Covid-19 pandemic. These solutions helped many Polish entrepreneurs to survive and saved jobs. She served in the government until 6 October 2020. Since 2019, she has been a member of the Sejm, a member of the Law and Justice parliamentary club.

Previously, she served as Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology from 2018 to 2019, and was Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Development from 2015 to 2018.

From 1999 to 2002, she worked in the Foreign Affairs Department of the Prime Minister’s Office.

She graduated from the Institute of Political Science at the Jagiellonian University. At the Faculty of International and Political Studies of the Jagiellonian University she opened her doctoral thesis. She is a scholarship holder of Oxford University and the programme of the American Council on Germany, Dräger Foundation, ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius. Since 2003, she has been affiliated with the Rev. J. Tischner European School in Krakow.

Social activist, cultural manager and author of numerous scientific publications.

She speaks English, German and French.

Has three sons.