ECR – Member of the Bureau
Poland (Polska Razem Jarosława Gowina)
MEP 2004 – 2014
Adam Jerzy Bielan was born on 12 September 1974 in Gdańsk, Poland. He is a Polish politician and Member of the European Parliament for Lesser Poland and Świętokrzyskie with Poland Together. He was Vice-Chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists political grouping.
Bielan sit on the European Parliament’s Committee on Regional Development. Bielan was a substitute for the Committee on Transport and Tourism, a member of the Delegation for relations with Mercosur and a substitute for the Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.
Bielan was chairman of the Independent Students’ Union from 1996 to 1998. In September 1997, he was elected to the Sejm forSolidarity Electoral Action on the national list: 9 days after his 23rd birthday. The following year, he joined the Conservative People’s Party. In 1999, he became vice-chairman of the European Democrat Students, in which capacity he served for one year.
He joined the Right Alliance (PP) when it was formed in 2001, and ran successfully on the Law and Justice (PiS) list at that year’s election in Chrzanów. He joined Law and Justice when the PP merged into it in 2002. He was appointed to the European Parliament on Poland’s accession on 1 May 2004 and was re-elected at the election in June 2004, representing Lesser Poland and Świętokrzyskie, which includes Chrzanów.
Together with fellow MEP Michał Kamiński, Bielan was behind Lech Kaczyński’s successful campaign in the 2005 presidential election. In 2007, Bielan was elected a Vice President of the European Parliament, as the representative of Union for Europe of the Nations, to which PiS belonged.
Bielan was re-elected to the European Parliament at the 2009 election, and joined the European Conservatives and Reformists group with PiS. He was elected one of the ECR’s two Vice-Chairmen, with Michał Kamiński as chairman. Along with Kamiński and two other MEPs, Bielan became associated with the Poland Comes First party in November 2010. They continued to sit with the ECR in the Parliament and Bielan continued to be group Vice-Chairman. Bielan left Poland Comes First on 18 March 2011 to sit as an independent. He joined the newly found Poland Together party in January, 2014.
He co-founded a group of European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR), which has been Vice-President and to which currently belongs. He is the coordinator of the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO). He is also a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET). He was recognized as the most active Polish MEP in 2009-2014 term by the portal www.MEPranking.eu.
EP webpage: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/23788/Adam_BIELAN_home.html
ECR – Member of the Bureau