X
Dear User,
On May 25, 2018, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 27, 2016 (General Data Protection Regulation) came into force. We encourage you to familiarise yourself with information about the processing of personal data on the PolskieRadio.pl website.
1.The Data Administrator is Polish Radio S.A., based at 77/85 Niepodległości Ave., 00-977, Warsaw.
2.On issues regarding your data, please contact the Data Protection Officer, e-mail: iod@polskieradio.pl, tel. 22 645 34 03.
3.Personal data may be processed for marketing purposes based on consent.
4.Personal data may be shared solely for the purpose of proper implementation of services defined in the privacy policy.
5.Personal data will not be transferred outside the European Economic Area or to an international organisation.
6.Personal data will be stored for 5 years after an account is deactivated, in accordance with the law.
7.You have the right to access your personal data, correct it, to have it moved or deleted, or to limit its processing.
8.You have the right to object to further processing, and in the case of voicing consent to the processing of personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent. The exercise of the right to withdraw consent does not affect any processing that has already taken place.
9.You have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.
10.Polish Radio S.A. declares that no automated decisions are made when personal data is processed, and that profiling is not used.
For more information on this subject, please read our personal data and privacy policy.
I UNDERSTAND
English Section

Mark Brzezinski sworn in as new US ambassador to Poland

20.01.2022 00:05
Diplomat Mark Brzezinski has been sworn in as the new US ambassador to Poland, media outlets have reported.
Audio
US Vice President Kamala Harris (right) swears in Mark Brzezinski (left) as the countrys next ambassador to Poland, in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022.
US Vice President Kamala Harris (right) swears in Mark Brzezinski (left) as the country's next ambassador to Poland, in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022.Photo: EPA/Samuel Corum

Brzezinski, who was last month approved by the US Senate to serve as the country’s next envoy to Warsaw, took his oath of office from Vice President Kamala Harris during a ceremony at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington on Wednesday, Poland's PAP news agency reported.

He is expected to arrive in Warsaw later this week.

Appearing before the US Senate's Foreign Relations Committee in early December, Brzezinski said he would "commit to continue and strengthen" the United States' security cooperation "with our stalwart ally Poland, where the enduring rotational presence of some 4,500 US troops defends NATO’s eastern flank."

Brzezinski also pledged that he would "work with Poland to support the government and people of a peaceful and whole Ukraine, as well as the aspirations of the Belarusian people for a democratic Belarus."

He added he would in particular "continue to underscore to Polish authorities the importance of an impartial judiciary, independent media, and respect for the human rights of all, including LGBTQI+ persons and members of other minorities."

Brzezinski previously served in the administration of Barack Obama and was US ambassador to Sweden from 2011 to 2015.

From 1999 to 2001, he served on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council, first as a director for Russia and Eurasia, and then as a director for the Balkans, according to a statement issued by the White House in early August.

Brzezinski, who speaks Polish and French, was a Fulbright scholar in Poland and is the author of The Struggle for Constitutionalism in Poland, the White House said at the time.

"Brzezinski received a BA from Dartmouth College, a JD from the University of Virginia, and a PhD in Political Science from Oxford University," the White House statement added.

He was awarded the Royal Order of the Polar Star by the King of Sweden and is a recipient of the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, according to the White House.

Mark Brzezinski is the son of the late Polish-born Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as US national security adviser under President Jimmy Carter and was a holder of the Order of White Eagle, Poland’s highest state honour.

Former US national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, pictured in 2016. Former US national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, pictured in 2016. Photo: Terje Bendiksby/NTB via PAP

The previous US ambassador to Poland, Georgette Mosbacher, ended her mission after Joe Biden’s presidential election victory over Donald Trump.

(gs)

Source: IAR, PAP

Click on the audio player above for a report by Radio Poland's Michał Owczarek.