Pavel Telička

Member of the European Parliament, 2nd Vice-President of ALDE

Czech Republic

Member of the European Parliament for the Czech Republic. Mr. Telička has worked for the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he held several senior posts including that of 1st Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and State Secretary for European Affairs. In this position, Mr. Telička served as chief negotiator for the Czech Republic’s accession to the European Union. In recognition of his efforts he received a memorial medal from then Czech president Václav Havel. Pavel Telička later became Czech ambassador to the EU and his country’s first European Commissioner. Between 2004 and 2013, he was a managing partner at BXL Consulting, an EU-affairs consultancy he co-founded. He serves as a 2nd Vice-President of ALDE and member of the Committee on Transport and Tourism and of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy of the European Parliament.