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Marta Mucznik
Policy Analyst
Marta Mucznik is a Policy Analyst in the European Politics and Institutions Programme.

She previously served as Advisor to the Permanent Representation of Portugal to the EU on Transatlantic Relations during the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU. In that capacity, she represented Portugal at the EU Council’s Working Party on Transatlantic Relations (COTRA) and advised Portuguese senior officials and diplomats in anticipation of EU official meetings.

Marta has extensive work experience in government relations and public diplomacy at the foreign policy and local levels. She has worked with a range of intergovernmental organizations, governments, think tanks and NGOs, including the American Jewish Committee, the EU Delegation to the United States, the UN Alliance of Civilizations, the Lisbon City Council, the Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the European Commission, DG NEAR. She also served as a lecturer on the Middle East Peace Process at the Portuguese Institute for Political and Social Sciences.

Her expertise and experience include transatlantic relations, the Middle East, EU foreign and security policy, EU enlargement, populism and the far-right. She also gained local government experience advising elected officials on social inclusion, affordable housing, minority and social rights.

Marta is a research associate at the Portuguese Institute for International affairs, of Universidade NOVA (IPRI-NOVA) and a Member of the Advisory Council of the Plataforma para o Crescimento Sustentável. She is a regular columnist for the Portuguese online newspaper Observador where she writes on populism, identity politics and the rise of the far-right.


European Politics and Institutions


Areas of expertise

EU enlargement, populism and illiberal trends, EU integration, EU foreign and security policy, transatlantic relations, geopolitics, authoritarianism

Current positions

Policy Analyst


B.A. in International Relations from Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa 
M.A. in International Politics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)


Portuguese, English, French, Italian, Spanish (basic)



European Commission / DISCUSSION PAPER
The von der Leyen European Commission at midterm: Same priorities, different reality
By Corina Stratulat , Annika Hedberg , Stefan Sipka , Janis A. Emmanouilidis , Johannes Greubel , Francesco De Angelis , Laura Rayner , Perle Petit , Silvia Carta , Andrea G. Rodríguez , Simon Dekeyrel , Melanie Fessler , Tommaso Grossi , Emily Fitzpatrick , Elizabeth Kuiper , Marta Mucznik - 13/06/2022


Ukraine's prospects for EU accession
Marta Mucznik was interviewed on the EU-Ukraine summit and Ukraine's prospects for a speedy accession to the European Union. The interview was featured in China Plus' podcast series "The Beijing Hour" and Channel News Asia's morning show "The World Report". 

Listen to the podcast here.

Ukraine's prospects for EU accession
03 February 2023 - ,
China Plus and Channel News Asia
EU enlargement / ARTICLE
Ucrânia na UE: política de alargamento não pode ignorar Balcãs
Marta Mucznik wrote an article on the impact of Russia's war in Ukraine on EU enlargement policies. In the article, published in the Expresso, the author argues that the war and the accession applications made by Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia have accelerated the EU's action on enlargement, breaking a decade of stagnation. However, Mucznik warns that EU enlargement policies should not move at different speeds and should avoid prioritising one country over others.

Read the article here. (In Portuguese)

Ucrânia na UE: política de alargamento não pode ignorar Balcãs
21 December 2022 - ,
Western Balkans / INTERVIEW
Will the war in Ukraine accelerate the enlargement of the EU?
EPC policy analyst Marta Mucznik was interviewed by YLE on Russia's war in Ukraine and its impact on the prospects of EU enlargement to the Western Balkans. The interview was featured in YLE's podcast series, Maailmanpolitiikan arkipäivää. 

Listen to the podcast here. (In Finnish)

Will the war in Ukraine accelerate the enlargement of the EU?
03 December 2022 - ,

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