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  Marek Belka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On June 24 he finally managed to receive enough support in the Sejm — the Lower House of Polish Parliament — winning a vote of confidence by a majority of 235 votes to 215.
Belka graduated from the Socio-Economic Department of the University of Łódź in 1972 and later studied on scholarships at Columbia University, University of Chicago and London School of Economics.
Belka joined the new liberal Democratic Party in May 2005, but was not chosen as an MP.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Marek_Belka   (242 words)

 Marek Belka elected new Polish premier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
On June 29, the Polish parliament elected Marek Belka as the new head of government by a vote of 236 to 215.
Belka replaces Leszek Miller, who formally stepped down on May 2 in the face of mounting popular pressure against his destructive social polcies and poor showings in the polls for his Alliance of the Democratic Left (SLD) party.
Belka had initially put himself forward for the post of premier in a confidence vote in the Sejm (lower house of parliament) on May 14, but this was defeated by a large majority of 262 votes to 188.
www.wsws.org /articles/2004/jul2004/pola-j08.shtml   (735 words)

 The Epoch Times | Poland's PM Loses Vote of Confidence
Belka asked lawmakers to give him a "one-year contract" until new elections in 2005 to pursue economic changes and the mission in Iraq, which has received broad support in Poland.
Belka was in charge of economic policy in Iraq for the U.S.-led provisional authority.
Belka to stay on as a bipartisan prime minister because they believe the former economics professor could lead the country out of current economic crisis.
www.theepochtimes.com /news/4-5-15/21476.html   (361 words)

 Marek Borowski - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Marek Borowski is an MP from Piła, but in the September 2005 parliamentary elections he contested a seat in Warsaw.
Borowski was the Social Democratic presidential candidate in the 2005 Polish presidential elections.
Marek Borowski – Friend of Russia, and of the Russia's Opponents
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Marek_Borowski   (225 words)

 The Biography of Marek Belka
On 27 December 2005, the Secretary-General announced the appointment of Marek Belka of Poland as the new Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
Marek Belka has outstanding qualifications and numerous accomplishments in the area of economics and global economic governance.
Belka was an adviser and consultant to the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Ownership Transformations and Central Office of Planning (1990-1996).
www.un.org /news/ossg/sg/stories/belka_bio.asp   (280 words)

 Spring Cleaning For Marek Belka in Poland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Belka is expected to announce his governmental program on 14 May, with the Sejm's vote of confidence in him coming the following day.
Marek Belka has long been a public figure in Poland, although many voters see him as more of an economic expert than a politician.
Belka has stressed the professional, nonpolitical style of his new government, saying it will be "a government of hard-working people." His overriding goals, he said on 4 May, were to pull Poland out of its long political crisis and to make sure ordinary people feel the benefits of economic development.
www.masterpage.com.pl /outlook/springcleaning_tol.html   (1540 words)

 The Great Game for Poland
Belka`s program to improve the Polish economy, which he presented as Prime Minister, is seen as an embodiment of neo-liberal economic ideas, very far removed from social democratic ideas filled with a romantic spirit of social justice.
From his first days in power Marek Belka began to surround himself with liberally orientated people, who were not representative of the ruling SLD party.
Just as Belka, Gronicki is a doctor of economics, who in the beginning of the 90s received his education at the University of Pennsylvania and consequently worked as an adviser to the World Bank, several other international organizations, and also to the governments of Poland, Ukraine, Georgia and Kyrgyzia.
www.axisglobe.com /article.asp?article=90   (1044 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Profile: Marek Belka
The Polish parliament is being encouraged to rethink its rejection of Marek Belka as the country's new prime minister.
In May, Mr Belka joked that winning the backing of parliament would be a lot harder than rebuilding Iraq, where he at least knew who was "on what side of the barricade".
Mr Belka was born in the Polish town of Lodz in 1952.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/3582593.stm   (526 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Poland's president renominates economist Marek Belka as prime minister
Belka was first named prime minister May 2 after the previous government head quit, but he lost a parliamentary confidence vote 12 days later.
Belka is backed by the Democratic Left Alliance of former Prime Minister Leszek Miller, a left-leaning party whose voter support has sagged into the single digits.
Should Belka fail the next confidence vote – which must be held by June 25 – Poland's constitution would force the president to dissolve parliament and call national elections on Aug. 8, nearly a year early.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20040611-0331-poland-newleader.html   (365 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Polish premier survives confidence vote, pledges to push tough reforms
Belka was supported with a comfortable 236-vote majority in the 460-seat lower house – a result that staved off elections in August, more than a year early.
Belka also needs to overhaul the cash-strapped health sector and introduce new rules creating more transparency in the appointment of heads of state-owned companies after a string of corruption scandals.
While Belka himself is widely viewed as competent and free of scandal, he is burdened by the legacy of his party, the governing Democratic Left Alliance, whose ratings have plummeted to single digits due to numerous corruption affairs and unpopular reforms getting the country ready for EU membership.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20040624-1934-poland-newleader.html   (437 words)

 PM - Former Polish Prime Minister Marek Belka discusses post-war Iraq
MAREK BELKA: The average Iraqi family can now afford a car, or a used car, or a modern refrigerator.
MAREK BELKA: Probably both factors are important, but the first one is much, much, much, much bigger.
MAREK BELKA: Well, you can imagine a system in which the Iraqi forces take over the responsibility for daily security, which is happening in many provinces, and that the coalition or foreign forces remain in the barracks.
www.abc.net.au /pm/content/2006/s1587125.htm   (849 words)

 Marek Belka is new Polish head of government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Belka was brought into the government of the post-Stalinists for the first time in 1997 under Prime Minister Cimoszewicz.
The party’s founder, Marek Borowski, has declared that he is in favour of new elections but that the SDPL is also ready to work together with the SLD.
Belka is also looking for support in the Sejm from smaller groupings whose future would be threatened by possible new elections.
www.wsws.org /articles/2004/may2004/pola-m06.shtml   (1202 words)

 USATODAY.com - Poland's prime minister resigns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
After receiving Miller's resignation, President Aleksander Kwasniewski was to appoint former finance minister Marek Belka as new prime minister in a ceremony at the presidential palace.
Belka's appointment is not expected to affect Poland's continued leadership of a multinational force of around 9,000 troops in Iraq.
Belka is respected in the business community for his support of fiscal austerity.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-05-02-poland-pm_x.htm   (585 words)

 Poland If Parliament Rejects Belka this Time Round, it’s a General Election for Sure
Marek Belka, as expected, was once again nominated as Prime Minister by President Aleksander Kwasniewski.
Belka's new cabinet is effectively the same as his previous one that failed to win a Parliamentary vote of confidence.
Belka only appointed one new minister, Marian Czekalski, a banker and member of PKN Orlen's supervisory board as Minister of Health.
www.templetonthorp.com /fr/news664   (186 words)

Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski refused the resignation of Prime Minister Marek Belka, a decision that should keep the unpopular governing party in office until after fall elections.
Belka offered his resignation to Kwasniewski in fulfillment of a promise to head a caretaker government for only one year.
Belka, who had favored early elections, said he would hand in his resignation to fulfill a promise that he made when he succeeded Leszek Miller in May 2004 to govern for only one year.
www.webchat.org /wcnl-polishpm.html   (346 words)

 Free Polish Daily News Brief Week of 21 June, 2004. Polish News and News from Poland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Marek Belka also gave prominence to Poland's EU Constitutional Treaty negotiations, stating that this country drove a hard bargain for many of the document's provisions and proved it can win over support from other member countries.
The court's decision is the latest in the case, which began after the journalist, was convicted by a court in the north-western city of Szczecin of libelling a civil servant and accusing him of abusing his public position for private gain.
Marek Borowski, the leader of the newly emerged leftist party Socialdemocracy of Poland, announced that his party would support the government of Marek Belka.
www.masterpage.com.pl /outlook/newsarchive/june212004newsframe.html   (5078 words)

 CFLCC Media Release
Ambassador Belka was former Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance to the Finance and Economics Ministry.
Ambassador Belka was appointed to serve as the Polish Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance in 1997 and from 2001-2002.
Ambassador Belka was born in Lódz, Poland in 1952.
www.arcent.army.mil /media_releases/2003/august/aug22_01.asp   (557 words)

 USATODAY.com - PM Belka loses confidence vote in Poland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
WARSAW (AP) — Poland's new prime minister, Marek Belka, who had urged patience for free-market reforms and his country's mission in Iraq, lost a parliamentary confidence vote Friday.
Belka, who had asked lawmakers for a "one-year contract" to carry out his agenda, was expected to remain in power in a caretaker capacity.
If that fails, Kwasniewski, who appointed Belka, has a final chance to present a candidate before he is required to dissolve parliament and call early elections.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-05-14-poland_x.htm   (344 words)

 t r u t h o u t - Bush Told 'Forget about Poland'
Government officials said Belka's speech to the Sejm, the Polish lower house of Parliament, could be an acute embarrassment to President George W Bush.
Belka, a leftist economist who is not affiliated with any political party, was fighting for his political survival just five months after taking up the post.
Belka this week said fresh parliamentary elections could be held in May, several months before the presidential elections.
www.truthout.org /docs_04/101704C.shtml   (1192 words)

 US Embassy Warsaw Press Releases & Announcements
Prime Minister Marek Belka on a brief working visit to Washington met with the management of Lockheed Martin at the start of his U.S. visit on August 9.
Belka met with Lockheed Martin President Robert Stevens and Vice President Dain Hancock to discuss Lockheed's implementation of the offset accord connected with the purchase of the F-16 aircraft.
Belka told journalists after his meeting with Rumsfeld that they mainly discussed reorganizing the participation of the Polish contingent in Iraq.
www.usinfo.pl /events/docs/belka_pentagon.htm   (234 words)

 Joint article by Mr. Marek Belka, Prime Minister of Poland and Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Prime Minister od Denmark
Marek Belka, Prime Minister of Poland and Mr.
Marek Antoni Nowicki - the Polish candidate for the position of European Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe.
Marek Belka Prime - Minister of Poland Anders Fogh Rasmussen - Prime Minister of Denmark
www.mfa.gov.pl /Poland,in,the,EU,2164.html   (1197 words)

 Polish PM refuses to quit amid accusations he worked with communists - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
According to the file held on Belka by Poland's communist-era intelligence agency, which was made public today, Belka signed a document in 1984 before he left for the United States, agreeing to inform the Polish secret services if he were approached by US intelligence officers and to seek potential informers for Poland.
After the document was published Wednesday right-wing opposition parties called for Belka to resign, saying the prime minister had lied to a government committee of inquiry in March, when he said he never signed anything in which he agreed to collaborate with the communist secret services.
Belka rejected the calls for his resignation, saying the case on his past was closed, and accusing his opponents of 'making light of the law' by reviving the story of the document, dubbed 'travel instructions'.
www.forbes.com /home/feeds/afx/2005/06/22/afx2106612.html   (807 words)

 Bush, Belka discuss Iraq troops   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Belka, speaking after meeting with Bush at the White House, indicated the discussion centered on the political and security situation in Iraq, hoped-for achievements and how it they would shape the character and size of Poland's presence.
It's a sovereign country, Belka said, adding Polish forces were doing the right thing in helping keep order, rebuilding schools and institutions and developing relations with local leaders.
Bush, with Belka beside him, said action was also being taken on a sore point with Poles -- the U.S. requirement they obtain visas before visiting the United States.
www.bignewsnetwork.com /?sid=002146fd978a659e   (338 words)

 Poland Business Report Daily. | Public Administration > National Security and International Affairs from ...
The government's own party, SLD, with its minority position, gave at least a respectful tip of the hat to the presidential candidate, although elements of SLD are known to be somewhat hostile to Belka's reputation for liberal economic policies.
Janik brushed off concerns that Belka's more liberal economic principles might put off some members of SLD, as the party is fighting for the heart of the leftist electorate after a rival party split away from SLD Friday.
"Marek Belka was calling for belt tightening [during his terms as Finance Minister] and had we listened to him then, we would not have needed the Hausner plan now," Janik said, referring to the current fiscal austerity plan designed by Minister of Economy and Labor Jerzy Hausner.
www.allbusiness.com /periodicals/article/767610-1.html   (589 words)

 CEU :: Central European University
On February 17, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, and former Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Poland, Marek Belka (pictured), gave a candid and lively lecture on fiscal reform in Poland.
Belka’s major theme was that major fiscal reforms in the areas of tax, pensions, deficit and debt that were the hallmark of EU five to ten years ago, have slowed down.
The lecture was followed by a provoking question and answer period with the audience, which consisted of students, faculty, and members of the press and diplomatic corps.
www.ceu.hu /news-event.jsp?nr=1732&content_type=1   (239 words)

 Keyword   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Prime Minister Marek Belka and Defense Minister Jerzy Szmajdzinski were visiting Camp Echo in Diwaniyah, the new headquarters for the Polish-led international security force in central Iraq, Polish news agency PAP reported.
Belka said after the meeting with Rumsfeld that the Polish division in Iraq will be cooperating with Iraqi defense force in a much closer way.
Belka would also have a working breakfast with Lockheed Martin, the US aircraft maker which last year signed a 3.5 billion dollar contract to sell Poland 48 F-16 fighter jets.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/keyword?k=belka   (1828 words)

 Pravda.RU:Marek Belka: "Russia will Never Enter into the European Union"
Marek Belka introduced in the 1990's the free market drastic reforms in the former communist Poland, which drove unemployment up to 18%.
Belka also referred to globalization: "It is a very dangerous game.
Belka left Leszek Miller's center-left Government due to controversies over 2003 year's budget affecting the image of Poland's financial stability.
newsfromrussia.com /main/2003/01/10/41828_.html   (643 words)

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