Związek Banków Polskich

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Lobbying Costs

300,000€ - 399,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.75 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Związek Banków Polskich   (ZBP)

    EU Transparency Register

    01623802004-63 First registered on 15 Jul 2009

    Goals / Remit

    Self-government organization of banks, established in 1991, founded on the basis of Chambers of Commerce Act. Membership in the ZBP is voluntary and open for all banks established under the Polish law as well as for foreign credit institutions branches operating in the Republic of Poland.

    The statutory tasks of the Association include:
    - Representing and protecting common interests of member banks, inter alia with respect to legal regulations related to banking
    - Delegating representatives to participate in the work of banking operations advisory and evaluating bodies
    - Participating in legislative work of legislatory commissions of the Sejm (the Parliament lower chamber) and the Senate
    - Cooperating with the National Bank of Poland, the government and the competent ministries in the area of operation of legal regulations applicable to the Polish banking system
    - Organizing the exchange of information between banks
    - Promoting of the banking sector and financial services

    Main EU files targeted

    The Polish Bank Association is interested, among others, in several current priorities of the European Commission like the Investment Plan or Capital Market Union and in continuation of work in following projects: CRR, CRD IV, SSM, PSD2, but also in new emerging main topics like Brexit, Sustainable/Green Finance, development of digital market and cyber security. Moreover, we are interested in legislative processes related to retail financial services.


    Head Office
    Ulica Kruczkowskiego 8
    Warszawa 00-380
    EU Office
    Ulica Kruczkowskiego 8
    Warszawa 00-380


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    1 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 08 Dec 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Piotr GALAZKA 18 Jul 2023 17 Jul 2024
    Mr Piotr GALAZKA 08 Jul 2022 08 Jul 2023
    Mr Piotr GALAZKA 10 Jul 2021 08 Jul 2022
    Mr PIOTR GAŁĄZKA 12 Feb 2020 01 Mar 2021
    Mr PIOTR GAŁĄZKA 15 Feb 2019 12 Feb 2020
    Mr PIOTR GAŁĄZKA 15 Feb 2018 15 Feb 2019
    Mr PIOTR GAŁĄZKA 04 Jan 2017 31 Dec 2017
    Mr DAMIAN WYRZYKOWSKI 19 Jul 2016 14 Jul 2017
    Mr PIOTR GAŁĄZKA 13 Jan 2016 04 Jan 2017
    Mr SZYMON STELLMASZYK 13 Jan 2016 13 Jan 2017
    Mr DAMIAN WYRZYKOWSKI 07 Jul 2015 03 Jul 2016
    Mr PIOTR GAŁĄZKA 13 Jan 2015 08 Jan 2016
    Mr SZYMON STELLMASZYK 22 Aug 2014 14 Aug 2015
    Mr PIOTR GAŁĄZKA 11 Jul 2014 10 Jan 2015
    Mr PIOTR GAŁĄZKA 06 Feb 2014 11 Jul 2014

    Complementary Information

    The biggest part of activities associated with the described activities carried out at the national level in connection with consulting and implementation of EU projects.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    Member of:
    - the European Banking Federation (
    - ICC Polska (
    - International Association of Banking Security (
    - European Payments Council (

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Other financial info

    A subvention from The Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PLN 1.000.000) is dedicated to the National Contact Point for Financial Instruments of the EU Programs for the sole purpose of EU instruments promotion for entrepreneurs in financial and non-financial sectors - not for the Association's tasks.

    One fifth of the ZBP income comes from the members fees. The other part is from the economic activities related to the implementation of statutory aims.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    Consultations among Members (Banks) on the Investment Plan, CMU and well known legislative proposals like CRR, CRD IV, SSM, SRM, PSD2, MiFID II. The ZBP organises conferences and meetings devoted to these subjects.

    There is also a special and very active unit within the Association called The National Contact Point for Financial Instruments of the EU Programmes for external partners.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    5 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 12 Oct 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Meeting with with Vice-President and Technnical Director of the Association of Polish Banks
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski
      Portfolio Agriculture
      • Maciej Golubiewski (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Feb 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Mortgage loans
      • John Berrigan (Director-General)
    • Date 07 Jul 2022 Location Brussels - Virtual
      Subject Topic: Polish loans in foreign currency (CHF) and the UCTD Directive. Eu Commission made it clear that we do not interfere in cases before the ECJ and with the SJ work in this regard.
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      • Valeria Miceli (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 28 Jun 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Financial inclusion, financial literacy, macroeconomic context.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      • Nicolo Brignoli (Cabinet member)
      • Mairead McGuinness (Commissioner)
    • Date 31 Aug 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject PSD2
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      • Elina Melngaile (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
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