Experts & Staff

Piotr Buras

Head, ECFR Warsaw

Areas of expertise

Germany's EU and foreign policy; Poland in the EU; EU politics

Languages

Polish, German, English

Biography

Piotr Buras is the head of the Warsaw office of the European Council on Foreign Relations. His topics of focus include Germany’s EU and foreign policy, Poland in the EU, and EU politics.

Buras is a journalist, author and expert on German and European politics. Between 2008 and 2012 he worked as a columnist and Berlin correspondent for Gazeta Wyborcza, the biggest Polish daily newspaper. He started his professional career in the late 1990s at the Center for International Relations in Warsaw, one of the first Polish think-tanks. He continued his career at the Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham and at the University of Wroclaw (Poland). He was also a visiting fellow at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik in Berlin. His recent book Moslems and the Other Germans. The Reinvention of the Berlin Republic was published in Polish in 2011.

Reluctant leadership

The disengaged culture of military moderation promoted by Berlin restricts the EU from playing a geopolitical role and puts the future of NATO at risk

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In the media

The long-awaited recovery fund cannot be allowed to enable autocracies to consolidate their grip on power, writes Piotr Buras in his op-ed.

In an op-ed for Welt, Piotr Buras comments on the upcoming decision by Poland’s Constitutional Court, currently deciding whether the judgments of the European Court of Justice also apply to Poland’s judiciary.