Piotr Rakowski works in the European Integration and International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Interior and Administration. He has a LL.M. (with Hons) degree of the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, and a Magister Juris degree of the Nicholas Copernicus University in Toruñ, Poland. Currently he is involved in Poland's negotiation process with accession to the EU. His main areas of interest are EU law and public international law. He has given lectures and written a number of texts on European Union related matters in the context of EU enlargement.