Dominik Tarczyński (born March 27, 1979 in Lublin) is a Polish politician and lawyer known for his pride in his Polish heritage and Catholic faith, as well as his opposition to illegal immigration. In 2019, he was elected by Poland to serve as its new emissary to the EU Parliament. He is also Vice Chair of the European Conservatives Group.
Tarczyński is a lawyer who obtained his degree in 2006 from the Catholic University of Lublin (2006). He is currently studying for a PhD.
Between 2003 and 2008, Tarczyński worked as an animator in London; he also worked at a Christian radio program. He was a secular assistant to one of the British exorcists. From January 23, 2009 to February 1, 2010, he was the director of TVP3 Kielce, later employed as deputy director for operations at the TVP’s Information Technology and Telecommunications Center.
He also dealt with journalistic activity in the pages of Gazeta Polska and the creation of documentary films devoted to, among others activities of exorcists. He directed, among others documentary Colombia – testimony for the world , with the participation of the then president of Colombia Álvaro Uribe, awarded at the 16th International Catholic Film and Multimedia Festival in Niepokalanów He became the founder of the Association of Catholics Charismatics.
In 2010, he unsuccessfully ran for the Świętokrzyskie regional council from the Law and Justice list. Then he organized the structures of the association Poland is Most Important in Kielce, but after a few weeks he left. In 2011, he co-founded Solidarity Poland, from which he left at the beginning of April 2014. In the same year, on the recommendation of the Right of the Republic of Poland , he ran again for the PiS regional council. In the parliamentary election in 2015, he ran to the Sejm as an independent candidate from the eleventh place on the Law and Justice list in the Kielce region . He was elected deputy of the 8th term of office, receiving 7475 votes. After the election, he became a member of PiS .
In October 2018, he lost the trial in the electoral procedure with Bogdan Wenta , who was applying for the presidency of Kielce ; the court ordered him to rectify and stop disseminating false information about the plaintiff’s alleged service in ZOMO and about “training his burning on the heads of Poles”, he also ordered an apology and payment of 20,000. PLN for the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity .
In the European Parliament elections in 2019, he was elected deputy of the 9th term. He was given an additional mandate in the EP, granted to Poland as part of the allocation of some of the mandates previously filled by Great Britain. However, due to the delay in the Brexit procedure, the extension of that mandate was suspended.
In the same parliamentary election in the same year, he was again elected to the Seym, receiving 8186 votes.
MEP stands for Member of the European Parliament. The European Parliament is made up of 751 Members elected in the 28 Member States of the enlarged European Union. Since 1979 MEPs have been elected by direct universal suffrage for a five-year period.
Each country decides on the form its election will take, but must guarantee equality of the sexes and a secret ballot. EU elections are by proportional representation. Voting age is 18, aside from Austria, where it is 16. Seats are allocated on the basis of population of each Member State. Slightly more than a third of MEPs are women. MEPs are grouped by political affinity, not nationality. MEPs divide their time between their constituencies, Strasbourg – where 12 plenary sittings a year are held – and Brussels, where they attend additional plenary sittings, as well as committee and political group meetings. The terms and conditions for Members are laid out in the Statute of 2009.
Mr. Tarczynski arguably rose to international visibility when he invited U.S. freshman representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to visit an actual concentration camp.