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Roman Giertych

Roman Giertych, (IPA: ['rɔman 'gʲɛrtɨx], born 27 February 1971 in Śrem, Poland) is a Polish politician, Deputy Prime Minister and, since May 5, 2006, Minister of Education. He is also currently a member of Sejm, lower house of the Polish parliament (elected in 2001), and chairman of League of Polish Families party. (Polish: Liga Polskich Rodzin) Roman Giertych official picture from sejm. ... Roman Giertych official picture from sejm. ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... Water tower in Åšrem Åšrem is a town on the Warta river in central Poland. ... May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (126th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Sejm building in Warsaw. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The League of Polish Families (Liga Polskich Rodzin, or LPR) is a national conservative political party in Poland. ...

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Biography

Roman Giertych comes from a prominent family of Polish politicians, being a son of Maciej Giertych and a grandson of Jędrzej Giertych. Maciej Marian Giertych (born March 24, 1936 in Warsaw) is a Polish politician with extreme conservative social views and in favor of state intervention in the economy. ... JÄ™drzej Giertych was a Polish politician, being the son of Franciszek Giertych, grandfather of Roman Giertych and father of Maciej Giertych. ...


According to his brother (holding a Ph.D. himself), he was a young bookworm who devoured dozens of books, especially on history. He excelled in history throughout his school years while his grades in other subjects remained average. His teacher of biology recalls him as militant and questioning the validity of the theory of evolution; a stance that he carried away from his family home, especially his creationist father Maciej Giertych (a Ph.D. in forest genetics). This article is about biological evolution. ... Maciej Marian Giertych (born March 24, 1936 in Warsaw) is a Polish politician with extreme conservative social views and in favor of state intervention in the economy. ...


He graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań with master's degrees in both law and history. In 1989, he reactivated the far-right "All-Polish Youth" (Młodzież Wszechpolska) organization, becoming its chairman; he remains honorary chairman to this day. For several years he was a member of the National-Democratic Party (Stronnictwo Narodowo-Demokratyczne) and the National Party (Stronnictwo Narodowe), which merged with several other organizations to form the League of Polish Families (Liga Polskich Rodzin, LPR) in 2001. The University of Poznan ( Polish Uniwersytet im. ... PoznaÅ„ ( ; full official name: The Capital City of PoznaÅ„, Polish: StoÅ‚eczne Miasto PoznaÅ„ (Latin: , German: , Yiddish: פּױזן Poyzn) is a city in west-central Poland with over 578,900 inhabitants (2002). ... Warsaw, 11 June 2005 The All-Polish Youth (Polish: MÅ‚odzież Wszechpolska) is a Polish nationalist youth group, affiliated with the League of Polish Families, with a Catholic-National philosophy. ... The National Democratic Party was a pre-WWII Polish right-wing political party co-founded by Roman Dmowski. ... Stronnictwo Narodowe (National Party, SN) was a Polish political party formed in October 1928 after the transformation of ZwiÄ…zek Ludowo-Narodowy (National Peoples Association). ... The League of Polish Families (Liga Polskich Rodzin, or LPR) is a national conservative political party in Poland. ...


Giertych and the LPR have a strong national and anti-EU profile. Prior to the 2003 Polish referendum on EU membership, the LPR campaigned vehemently against it, denouncing it as a "centralised, socialist superstate". Officially, the LPR declares that it favours a "Europe of nations". Under Giertych's leadership, the LPR was successful in the European Parliament elections in June 2004, temporarily becoming the second-strongest Polish party with 14% of the votes. His father Maciej Giertych was elected MEP. In the 2005 parliamentary elections, though, LPR gained only 8% of the votes. Euroscepticism (from European and scepticism) has become a general term for opposition to the process of European integration. ... Established 1952, as the Common Assembly President Hans-Gert Pöttering (EPP) Since 16 January 2007 Vice-Presidents 14 Political parties 8 Committees 22 Last election June 2004 (785 MEPs) Meeting place Brussels and Strasbourg Secretariat Luxembourg and Brussels Website europarl. ... A Member of the European Parliament (English abbreviation MEP)[1] is a member of the European Unions directly-elected legislative body, the European Parliament. ...


In July 2004 Roman Giertych was elected a member and vicechairman of PKN Orlen investigation commission, which is credited, among other things, with destroying presidential aspirations of Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz. PKN Orlen investigation commission established on 2nd July 2004 by Sejm the lower house of Polish Parliament to investigate the biggest curruption scandal in modern political history of Poland. ... External link Official Website Short biography See also Categories: Stub | Sejm Marshals | 1950 births | Prime Ministers of Poland | Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Poland | Polish lawyers ...


On May 5, 2006, Giertych was appointed as Minister of Education and vice-premier, while the LPR joined a governmental coalition with PiS. Due to his nationalist views, this decision was considered highly controversial by a big part of public opinion. The following day, about 100 people, mostly left-wing and anarchist activists, protested in front of the Ministry of Education against this appointment.[1] A couple of weeks later over 140 000 people signed a petition to remove him from the post. Public opposition continues as his decisions and qualifications to lead the Ministry of Education have been questioned. May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (126th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Then-Prime Minister Marcinkiewicz, Lech Kaczyński, and Maria Kaczyńska during Kaczyńskis swearing in as President of Poland, December 23, 2005. ...


Attitude towards homosexuality

At a march opposed to homosexuality on March 13, 2006 in Warsaw, Roman Giertych said, "Stop pedałowaniu!".[2] This was a pun, literally meaning "Stop pedalling [as in riding bicycles]!", since the Polish word "pedał" has a second usage, as a colloquial and offensive name for homosexuals, derived from the word pederasty.[3] In the spring of 2007 Giertych announced plans to pass a law against "homosexual propaganda", particularly in schools. The European press considers his attitude towards homosexuality as "homophobic in its final stage". Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ... March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Motto: Contemnit procellas (It defies the storms) Semper invicta (Always invincible) Coordinates: Country Poland Voivodeship Masovia Powiat city county Gmina Warszawa Districts 18 boroughs City Rights turn of the 13th century Government  - Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz (PO) Area  - City 516. ... Since its coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ... The term pederasty or paederasty embraces a wide range of erotic practices between adult and adolescents, generally between males. ...


Attitude towards the German minority

There is a German minority in present-day Poland. The Polish state guarantees them cultural autonomy and representation in Parliament. Giertych demands the abolition of the privileged German representation in the Polish Parliament, arguing that the Polish minority in Germany does not enjoy similar benefits. The latter argument seems questionable, as the Polish-German treaties do mention a German minority in Poland but nothing vice versa. Furthermore, the historical background why there exists a German minority in Poland has completely been suppressed by Giertych: contrary to the Polish minority in Germany, German minority did not come deliberately as foreign workers to Poland but belong to the rest of the native German population of what is now Western Poland. The latter argument seems to be questionable, because Poland is a member of the European Union.


BBC boycott

On September 3, 2006, Roman Giertych said in an official press conference that he would not talk to BBC reporters any more due to the reports broadcast by the BBC about pedophilia among Catholic priests. The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ...


See also

  • All-Polish Youth group initiated by Roman Giertych
  • Radio Maryja

Warsaw, 11 June 2005 The All-Polish Youth (Polish: Młodzież Wszechpolska) is a Polish nationalist youth group, affiliated with the League of Polish Families, with a Catholic-National philosophy. ... Signs such as this one in Łagów are a common sight in rural Poland, indicating the local frequency of the station. ...

References

  1. ^ IU: Nie dla Giertycha!, Inicjatywa Uczniowska, Indymedia Poland, May 6, 2006
  2. ^
  3. ^ "pedał" in English language Wiktionary

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Roman Giertych - życiorys (427 words)
Roman Giertych swą niechęć do rozmów z protestującymi tłumaczył tym, że jego zdaniem są to środowiska postulujące także legalizację narkotyków i które w związku z tym nie mogą reprezentować całej młodzieży.
Giertych twierdził również, że protesty inspirowane były przez młodzieżówki partii lewicowych oraz powiązane ze "środowiskami homoseksualnymi", których i tak nic nie przekona do jego osoby.
Uznał też, że Giertych nie prowadzi wstępnych analiz skutków podejmowanych przez siebie działań, która mają charakter czysto medialny[2].
Roman Giertych - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (333 words)
Roman Giertych (born 27 February 1971 in Śrem, Poland) is a Polish nationalist politician opposed to same-sex activism on religious, moral, or political grounds,
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Nevertheless, under Giertych's leadership, the LPR was successful in the European Parliament elections in June 2004, temporarily becoming the second-strongest Polish party with 14% of the votes.
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