Experts & Staff

Piotr Buras

Head, ECFR Warsaw

Languages: Polish, German, English
Areas of Expertise: Germany's EU and foreign policy; Poland in the EU; EU politics

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.   

Latest from Piotr Buras

  • Politico

    22nd August, 2019

    Piotr Buras, Head of ECFR Warsaw Office, publishes in Politico an analysis of Polands change of tune for European topics ahead of the parliamentary elections.

    TOK FM

    04th July, 2019

    Piotr Buras' comment on Poland's blocking of Timmermans' candidacy for the position of the head of the European Commission.

    TOK FM

    28th June, 2019

    Podcast with Piotr Buras on G20 Summit and accompanying activities of American president.


    05th June, 2019

    Head of ECFR Warsaw office - Piotr Buras - comment on EP election 2019 results

    Gazeta Wyborcza

    27th May, 2019

    Piotr Buras is interviewed by Gazeta Wyborcza regarding 2019 European Parliament election.

    Balkan Insight

    27th May, 2019

    Piotr Buras spoke to Balkan Insight about the success of PiS at the European Elections in Poland.

    Die Welt

    24th April, 2019

    Piotr Buras is quoted by Die Welt regarding the election campaign strategy of the Polish PiS party. 

    Gazeta Wyborcza

    01st April, 2019

    Piotr Buras analyzes the mood in Europe before the elections to the European Parliament.

    Gazeta Wyborcza

    20th March, 2019

    Piotr Buras and Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz argue how the European Commission should respond to the undermining independence of Polish Constitutional Supreme Court Indepencence

    Gazeta Wyborcza

    22nd February, 2019

    Piotr Buras and Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz are calling on the European institutions to bolder actions in defense of the rule of law in Poland.


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