Talk for Europe: Moderator
Czech Republic

Pavel Telička is a member of the European Parliament with the ALDE Group and Vice-President of the European Parliament. Pavel Telička was elected in the Czech Republic after having significantly contributed to the country’s integration into the EU throughout his career.

 After having obtained a law degree from the Charles University in Prague, he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, where he also held various senior positions. As such, Mr. Telička was the Chief Negotiator of the Accession of the Czech Republic to the European Union. His successful efforts were recognised by former President Vaclav Havel, who awarded him a Memorial Medal. Subsequently, Pavel Telička served as Czech Ambassador to the EU and as the first Czech European Commissioner.

 In May 2014, he was elected to the European Parliament, running for the Czech liberal movement ‘ANO 2011’. Mr. Telička is Vice-President of the European Parliament and coordinator of ALDE MEPs in the Committee on Transport and Tourism.