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Order of the White Eagle for the President of the National Bank of Poland
Leszek Balcerowicz - Cavalier of the Order of the White Eagle

On the Independence Day, President of the Republic of Poland, Aleksander Kwaśniewski, awarded Professor Leszek Balcerowicz with the Order of the White Eagle, Poland's highest decoration. Mr. Leszek Balcerowicz received the order for his contribution to the system transformation.

The Order of the White Eagle is the highest decoration of the Republic of Poland. It was instituted in 1705, re-activated in 1921, and restored in 1992. It is awarded for the outstanding merits for the Republic of Poland.

The Order's honour is protected by the Chapter of the Order of the White Eagle, its members are appointed by President of the Republic of Poland for five years from the Order recipients. The Chapter is composed of the Grand Master of the Order of the White Eagle and its five members.

In line with the act on orders and decorations, President of the Republic of Poland, due to his nomination to this office becomes Cavalier of the Order of the White Eagle, Grand Master of the Order and chairs the Chapter. At present, the Charter is composed of professors: Barbara Skarga, Władysław Bartoszewski, Bronisław Geremek, Krzysztof Skubiszewski, and Tadeusz Mazowiecki.



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