Pavel Telicka
Curriculum Vitae

Pavel Telička was born in 1965 in Washington, D.C. and he graduated from the Law Faculty at the Charles University in Prague in 1986.

His professional activities started in September 1986 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He became legal adviser within the Czechoslovak delegation for the negotiations on the Europe Association Agreement. From 1991-1995, he held different positions at the Czechoslovak/Czech Mission to the European Communities in Brussels, including Deputy Head and Head of Mission.

In 1995 he became Director of the European Communities Department and the following year Director General of the Integration Section (EC, NATO, UN) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In January 1998, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and shortly after Chief Negotiator for the accession of the Czech Republic to the European Union and the following year he was made appointed State Secretary for European Affairs.

Following the conclusion of the accession negotiations in December 2002, he moved to Brussels again to take up the post of Ambassador and Head of the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the European Union. He has devoted almost his entire career to European integration and in 2003 was awarded by President Vaclav Havel a Medal for his contribution to the integration of the Czech Republic to the European Union.

In February 2004, he was nominated by the Czech Government for the post of Commissioner (for the portfolio of Health and consumer protection) but following a government crisis he did not continue in the subsequent Barroso Commission.

Pavel then set up BXL Consutling Ltd, an EU Affairs consultancy, which has recently been closed down due to his candidacy to the European Parliament. From May 2005 he served as a Member of the Board of Directors of Notre Europe foundation, founded by Jacques Delors. Since July 2005 until June 2014 he also served as European Coordinator for one of the priority projects within the TEN-T:- ‘Rail Baltica’ and North Sea Baltic Corridor. Since November 2007, he has also been a member of the High Level Group on Administrative Burdens (advisory body to the European Commission) chaired by Mr Stoiber.

During the years 1997-2001 he was very active in the non-profit sector as a board member of several NGOs (including: Tomas Bata Foundation, National Training Fund, Centre of Good Will, where he has been personally involved in a charity project called “Signed by heart” supporting disabled children and later also people with Alzheimer disease.)

In July 2014 after the winning the European elections in the Czech Republic as leader of ANO 2011, Pavel Telicka along with his colleagues joined the ALDE Group, and was elected as its 2nd Vice-Chair up until January 2017 when he was elected Vice-President of the European Parliament.  He is a member of the Parliament´s Bureau, the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) and substitute of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE).

Pavel Telicka is married with two children. He is keen on sports; rugby, fitness, cross-country skiing and biking. Furthermore, he is fond of literature, travelling and driving and is an avid dog lover. He follows the principles of healthy lifestyle and was Chairman of Healthy Choices International Foundation.

  • Participation in EP bodies
    Vice-Chair of Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE)
    Member

    Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) – to monitor the activity of the Committee follow this link

    Delegation for relations with Israel  (D-IL)

    Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (DMED)

    Substitute

    Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) – to monitor the activity of the Committee follow this link

    Delegation for relations with Belarus (D-BY)

    Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly  (DACP)

    Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly (DEPA)

    Rapporteur
    TRAN (Committee on Transport and Tourism)
    • Report on Aviation strategy for Europe
    • Opinion on Digitising European Industry - Reaping the full benefits of a Digital Single Market
    • Opinion on ICT Standardisation Priorities for the Digital Single Market
    ITRE (Committee on Industry, Research and Energy)
    • Opinion on End-of-life vehicles, batteries, accumulators, electrical waste - circular economy
    • Opinion on Digitising European Industry - Reaping the full benefits of a Digital Single Market
    • Opinion on Landfill of waste - circular economy
    Shadow Rapporteur
    TRAN (Committee on Transport and Tourism)
    • Report on the application of the Postal Services Directive
    • Report on Improving the connection and accessibility of the transport infrastructure in Central and Eastern Europe
    • Report on EU/Jordan Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement: accession of Croatia to the EU
    • Report on EU/Moldova Common Aviation Area Agreement: accession of Croatia to the EU
    • Report on EU/Israel Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement
    • Report on EU/Ukraine Common Aviation Area Agreement
    • Report on Comprehensive Aviation transport agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Armenia
    • Report on Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on cross-border parcel delivery services
    • 4th Railway Package - Opening of the market for domestic passenger transport services by rail: award of public service contracts.
    • Opinion on 2017 budget: mandate for trilogue
    • Opinion on Social Dumping in Europe
    ITRE (Committee on Industry, Research and Energy)
    • Report on Research Programme of the Research Fund for Coal and Steel
    • Report on Measure to safeguard the security of gas supply
    • Report on European statistics on natural gas and electricity prices - improve the transparency of gas and electricity prices charged to industrial end-users
    • Report on Towards a new energy market design
    • Opinion on 2017 Draft Budget - Mandate
    • Opinion on 2017 Draft Budget - all sections
    • Opinion on Waste Directive - circular economy
    Shadow Rapporteur
    TRAN (Committee on Transport and Tourism)
    • Report on delivering multimodal integrated ticketing in Europe
    • Digitising European Industry - Reaping the full benefits of a Digital Single Market
    • Opinion - Towards a Digital Single Market Act
    • Opinion on procedures and practices regarding Commissioner hearings, lessons to be taken from the 2014 process
    • Opinion on 2014 discharge: EU general budget, European Commission
    • EC/Russia Agreement -  agreed principles of the modernisation of the existing system of utilisation of the Transsiberian routes
    • EU/Israel Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement
    TRAN (Committee on Transport and Tourism)
    • ITRE (Committee on Industry, Research and Energy)
    • *Report on achieving the 10 % electricity interconnection target – Making Europe’s electricity grid fit for 2020
    • *Recommendation on draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the EU and European Atomic Energy Community and the Swiss Confederation
    • *Opinion on recommendations to the European Commission on the negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
    Supported the creation of the following Intergroups
    • Sport
    • Tourism
    • Sky and Space
    • Against anti-Semitismrocess
    • Digital agenda
    • Longterm investments

    Also initiated the creation of the Intergroup for Better regulation and reduction of administrative burdens in the new legislative period 2014-2019.