University of Warsaw.
University of Warsaw.
He was Mayor of Warsaw from 30 March 1999 to 14 January 2002. Since February 2009 he has been the chairman of the Democratic Party. The total cost of the purchase amounted to 1.25 million zł.
According to the journalist of this newspaper, this amount exceeded the value of assets declared by an Member of the European Parliament in a financial statement for that year.
That declaration had not been officially challenged by any public authority. Nevertheless, Piskorski"s reputation has been irrecoverably damaged.
The day after the publication of the national board of the PO decided about his exclusion from the party, which was followed on May 17 be removal of all his ten collaborators, among others, Piotr Fogler. In January 2009 Piotr Piskorski joined the Democratic Party, thus becoming the only Member of the European Parliament of the party, as well as declaring his intention to run for the position of chairman.
This position is obtained at an extraordinary congress Democratic Party, held on February 21 the same year.
However, his nomination was followed by the publication of his statements given to National Revenue Service agency to explain sources of his income. He tried to explain that he earned money by persistent winnings at the casino and by art trading. The public opinion has taken these clarifications with disbelief, which torpedoed election campaign of the Democratic Party.
In January 2010, introduced prosecutor charged him with the use of a forged document (contract with an antique dealer) in tax proceedings.
Pawel Piskorski pleaded not guilty to committing this acting Prosecution of alleged cases of corruption and forgery in Poland used to be ineffective, therefore putting the charges against any politician is damaging to political reputation.
Even if charges are eventually dropped.
In 1997 he was elected to the Sejm from the Freedom Union electoral list, and in 2001, after participating in a secession from that party, he successfully ran under the Civic Platform banner. In 2004 he was the Secretary General of Civic Platform. April 26, 2006 excluded from the Civic Platform.
The official reason stated was damages to the image of the Civic Platform.
He has been elected Member of the European Parliament in 2004.