politolog, historian and political scientist, expert on Russia
He was the Chairman of the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee in the European Parliament. He led a 2010 observatory mission on the Ukrainian presidential elections for members of the European Parliament. Prior to this, he also held posts in local politics, as Secretary of State in the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and also vice-president of the Foreign Affairs Committee, to just name a few. To get around censorship, Kowal hosted a cooking show called “A Taste of Europe” on Ukrainian television, where he hosted political conversations with Ukrainian democracy activists and journalists.