Ewa Kopacz [ˈɛva ˈkɔpatʃ] (born Ewa Lis; 3 December 1956) is a Polish politician and a former Prime Minister of Poland. Previously she was the Marshal of the Sejm, the first woman to have held the post. In addition, she was Minister of Health from November 2007 until November 2011. Kopacz has been a member of the Civic Platform since 2001. Kopacz became Prime Minister on 22 September 2014, succeeding Donald Tusk; she is the second woman to hold the office after Hanna Suchocka. Prior to entering politics, she was a pediatrician and a general practitioner. Her term ended on 16 November 2015.
|A doctor does not ask about political views and opinions - that is how I understand my role.|
|I am a doctor - it's a profession that may be considered a special mission, a devotion. It calls for involvement, respect and willingness to help all other people.||Respect|
|I have never said I would adopt the euro. Not today, not tomorrow, not in five years. We will introduce the euro when it will benefit Poles and Poland.|
|Taking care of people is the duty of every politician.|
|To those who are incapable of presenting the historic truth in an honest way, I want to say that Poland was not a perpetrator but a victim of World War Two.||Truth ;War & Peace|
|To those who don't know the historical truth, I would like to say today, Poland was not an aggressor but a victim during the Second World War.||Truth ;War & Peace|