Each month we introduce you to our surprise guest. This will be a well-known European figure who has been in the news and who will give us their take on the world: a breath of fresh air to broaden our horizons, inspire us and allow us to update our knowledge.
Our surprise guest is Professor Danuta Hübner, Member of the European Parliament. Her very rich professional career is dominated by international and European themes.
In Poland, Danuta Hübner was called Ms Europe because she was one of the most important people in Poland's accession to the European Union. In 2001-2004, she was Minister for European Affairs. In 2004, she became the first Polish member of the European Commission, responsible first for the portfolio of international trade and then for regional policy in Romano Prodi's and then José Manuel Barroso's Commission (2004-2009).
After winning a seat in the 2009 European Parliament (EP) elections, she became a member of the Group of the European People's Party, chairing the Committee on Regional Development. Re-elected to the EP in 2014-2019, she chaired the Committee on Constitutional Affairs.
Re-elected for the third time in 2019, she sits on the Committee on International Trade, the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, and the Constitutional Affairs Committee where she is the EPP's coordinator. She has been member of the EP Brexit Steering Group and is currently chairing the Monitoring Group on the implementation of Withdrawal Agreement.