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-President of the European Parliament
    Responsibilities as vice-president:
    • Member of the Working Group on ICT Innovation Strategy
    • Member of the Ad-hoc Working Group on the implementation of security-related measures and policies
    • Vice-Chair of the Working Group on Brexit
    • Responsible for Academy of European Law
    • Responsible for Conciliations (with Vice-President McGuinness and Vice-President Gebhardt)
    • Replacing the President for multilateral bodies (security) including NATO and OSCE (secondary responsibility)
    • Responsible for the European Citizens’ Prize
    • Responsible for Human Rights and Democracy, except Sakharov network (with Vice-President Castaldo)
    Member

    BURO Parliament's Bureau

    TRAN Committee on Transport and Tourism, Coordinator for the ALDE Group

    D-IL Delegation for relations with Israel

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

    Substitue

    ITRE Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

    D-BY Delegation for relations with Belarus

    D-US Delegation for relations with the United States

    DACP Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

    DEPA Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly

    Reports - as rapporteur
    Air connectivity with regard to Brexit

    Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules ensuring basic air connectivity with regard to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the Union
    TRAN

    Connecting Europe Facility

    Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Connecting Europe Facility and repealing Regulations (EU) No 1316/2013 and (EU) No 283/2014
    ITRE, TRAN

    Aviation Strategy for Europe

    Report on an Aviation Strategy for Europe
    TRAN

    Opinions - as rapporteur
    Military Mobility

    Opinion on military mobility
    TRAN

    EU Budget 2019

    Opinion on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2019
    TRAN

    Digitising European Industry

    Opinion on digitising European industry
    TRAN

    European Standards

    Opinion on European standards – implementation of Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012
    TRAN

    Landfill of waste

    Opinion on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste
    ITRE

    WEEE

    Opinion on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles, 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators, and 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment
    ITRE

    Reports as shadow rapporteur
    European Instrument for Nuclear Safety

    Report on the proposal for a Council regulation establishing a European Instrument for Nuclear Safety complementing the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument on the basis of the Euratom Treaty.
    ITRE

    Aviation security screening equipment

    Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on establishing a Union certification system for aviation security screening equipment
    TRAN

    Air agreement with Jordan

    Recommendation on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the Union and its Member States, of a Protocol amending the Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part, to take account of the accession to the European Union of the Republic of Croatia
    TRAN

    Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation with Morocco

    Recommendation on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the Union, of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco setting out the terms and conditions for the participation of the Kingdom of Morocco in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA)
    ITRE

    Cyber security regulation

    Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on ENISA, the "EU Cybersecurity Agency", and repealing Regulation (EU) 526/2013, and on Information and Communication Technology cybersecurity certification (''Cybersecurity Act'')
    ITRE

    Investment projects in energy infrastructure notification

    Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council repealing Regulation (EU) No 256/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the notification to the Commission of investment projects in energy infrastructure within the European Union
    ITRE

    Cabotage

    Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) 1071/2009 and Regulation (EC) 1072/2009 with a view to adapting them to developments in the sector
    TRAN

    Safeguarding competition in air transport

    RReport on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on safeguarding competition in air transport, repealing Regulation (EC) No 868/2004
    TRAN

    Business statistics

    Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on European business statistics, amending Regulation (EC) No 184/2005 and repealing 10 legal acts in the field of business statistics
    ITRE

    Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation with Brazil

    Recommendation on the draft Council decision concerning the renewal of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the Federative Republic of Brazil
    ITRE

    Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation with Jordan

    Recommendation on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Union and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan setting out the terms and conditions for the participation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA)
    ITRE

    Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation with Algeria

    Recommendation on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Union and the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria setting out the terms and conditions for the participation of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA)
    ITRE

    Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation with Egypt

    Recommendation on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Union and the Arab Republic of Egypt setting out the terms and conditions for the participation of the Arab Republic of Egypt in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA)
    ITRE

    Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation with Lebanon

    Recommendation on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Union and the Republic of Lebanon setting out the terms and conditions for the participation of the Republic of Lebanon in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA)
    ITRE

    Parcel delivery services

    Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on cross-border parcel delivery services
    TRAN

    WiFi4EU

    Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulations (EU) No 1316/2013 and (EU) No 283/2014 as regards the promotion of Internet connectivity in local communities
    ITRE

    PRIMA

    Report on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the participation of the Union in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) jointly undertaken by several Member States
    ITRE

    Fourth railway Package - Public Service Obligation

    Recommendation FOR SECOND READING on the Council position at first reading with a view to the adoption of a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1370/2007 concerning the opening of the market for domestic passenger transport services by rail
    TRAN

    Research Fund for Coal and Steel

    Report on the proposal for a Council decision amending Decision 2008/376/EC on the adoption of the Research Programme of the Research Fund for Coal and Steel and on the multiannual technical guidelines for this programme
    ITRE

    Security of gas supply

    Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning measures to safeguard the security of gas supply and repealing Regulation (EU) No 994/2010
    ITRE

    Transport infrastructure in Central and Eastern Europe

    Report on improving the connection and accessibility of the transport infrastructure in Central and Eastern Europe.
    TRAN

    Postal Services

    Report on the application of the Postal Services Directive
    TRAN

    Internal energy market

    Report on Towards a New Energy Market Design
    ITRE

    Statistics on natural gas and electricity prices

    Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on European statistics on natural gas and electricity prices and repealing Directive 2008/92/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning a Community procedure to improve the transparency of gas and electricity prices charged to industrial end-users
    ITRE

    Electricity grid interconnection

    Report on achieving the 10 % electricity interconnection target – Making Europe’s electricity grid fit for 2020
    ITRE

    Integrated ticketing

    Report on delivering multimodal integrated ticketing in Europe
    TRAN

    Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation in the ITRE activities

    Recommendation on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Union and European Atomic Energy Community and the Swiss Confederation associating the Swiss Confederation to Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation and the Research and Training Programme of the European Atomic Energy Community complementing Horizon 2020, and regulating the Swiss Confederation's participation in the ITER activities carried out by Fusion for Energy
    ITRE

    Opinions - as shadow rapporteur
    Discharge - SHIFT2RAIL

    Opinion on Discharge 2017: Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (SHIFT2RAIL)
    TRAN

    Discharge - SESAR

    Opinion on Discharge 2017: Joint undertaking - Safety of air navigation (SESAR)
    TRAN

    Discharge - ERA

    Opinion on Discharge 2017: European Union Agency for Railways (ERA)
    TRAN

    Discharge - EASA

    OOpinion on Discharge 2017: European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
    TRAN

    Discharge - EMSA

    Opinion on Discharge 2017: European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)
    TRAN

    Discharge - European Commission

    Opinion on Discharge 2017: General budget of the EU - European Commission
    TRAN

    Single market programme

    Opinion on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Programme for single market, competitiveness of enterprises, including small and medium-sized enterprises, and European statistics and repealing Regulations (EU) No 99/2013, (EU) No 1287/2013, (EU) No 254/2014, (EU) No 258/2014, (EU) No 652/2014 and (EU) 2017/826
    ITRE

    European Regional Development Fund and Cohesion Fund

    Opinion on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Regional Development Fund and on the Cohesion Fund
    TRAN

    Space Programme

    Opinion on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the space programme of the Union and the European Union Agency for the Space Programme and repealing Regulations (EU) No 912/2010, (EU) No 1285/2013, (EU) No 377/2014 and Decision 541/2014/EU
    TRAN

    Single-use plastics ban

    Opinion on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment
    ITRE

    Ecodesign

    Opinion on the implementation of the Ecodesign Directive (2009/125/EC)
    ITRE

    Discharge - Commission and executive agencies

    Opinion on discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2016, Section III – Commission and executive agencies
    ITRE

    MFF post-2020

    Opinion on the next MFF: Preparing the Parliament’s position on the MFF post-2020
    TRAN

    EU Budget 2018

    Opinion on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2018
    ITRE

    EU Budget 2018

    Opinion on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2018
    TRAN

    Internet connectivity

    Opinion on internet connectivity for growth, competitiveness and cohesion: European gigabit society and 5G
    TRAN

    Effort sharing Regulation

    Opinion on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on binding annual greenhouse gas emission reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030 for a resilient Energy Union and to meet commitments under the Paris Agreement and amending Regulation No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council on a mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and other information relevant to climate change
    TRAN

    Discharge - Commission and executive agencies

    Opinion on discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2015, Section III – Commission and executive agencies
    TRAN

    Discharge - European Maritime Safety Agency

    Opinion on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Maritime Safety Agency for the financial year 2015
    TRAN

    Discharge - SESAR Joint Undertaking

    Opinion on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the SESAR Joint Undertaking for the financial year 2015
    TRAN

    Discharge - European Aviation Safety Agency

    Opinion on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Aviation Safety Agency for the financial year 2015
    TRAN

    Discharge - European Aviation Safety Agency

    Opinion on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Aviation Safety Agency for the financial year 2015
    TRAN

    Discharge - European Railway Agency

    Opinion on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Railway Agency for the financial year 2015
    TRAN

    EU Competition Policy

    Opinion on the Annual Report on EU Competition Policy
    TRAN

    Discharge - European Commission

    Opinion on 2014 discharge: EU general budget, European Commission
    TRAN

    Digital Single Market Act

    Opinion on Towards a Digital Single Market Act
    TRAN

    Commissioner hearings

    Opinion on procedures and practices regarding Commissioner hearings, lessons to be taken from the 2014 process
    TRAN

    Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

    Opinion on recommendations to the European Commission on the negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
    ITRE