Martyna Czarnowska was born in Poznan, Poland. She studied communication and political science at the University of Vienna and Adam Mickiewicz-University in Poznan. She gained work experience in several newspapers, and since 2000 has been Editor in “Wiener Zeitung”, Vienna. In 2008/2009 she was on a study visit in Turkey. During 2012-2017, she was Brussels correspondent for “Wiener Zeitung“.
Her journalistic focus includes EU politics, EU enlargement, migration, political and social developments in South East and Eastern Europe.
With Laura Codruța Kövesi elected as the European Chief Prosecutor in 2019, the newly established Office of the European Public Prosecutor will be operational at the end of 2020. The main aim is to go beyond the current system where even if fraud or misconduct of public money is detected, it might not trigger further impeachment. To date, 22 member states decided to join the initiative.