Influence Index 2020: Most Influential Czech MEPs

Note: this country-based report is part of the broader study that measured the influence of MEPs from all 27 EU Members States. To consult the methodology and cross-country comparisons check out the full study.

The analysis uses data and insights from the one-year period up to August 2020. There have since been some changes in European parliamentary seats and leadership positions. 


1) Dita Charanzová (Ano 2011, Renew Europe) is the most influential Czech MEP in the ranking. She is Vice-President of the European Parliament, as well as Vice-President of Renew Europe. Additionally, she is Coordinator of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee, and head of the Czech party Ano 2011 in the European Parliament. Charanzová is experienced in the field of the EU’s digital transition. She has even received a prize for her contribution to the digital development of Central and Eastern Europe. Currently Charanzová is working on policy files relating to the Digital Services Act, such as the adaptation of commercial and civil law rules for commercial entities operating online.

2) Marcel Kolaja (PIRÁTI, Greens/EFA) is one of the Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament. Additionally, he is the coordinator of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee for Greens/EFA and head of the Czech pirate party, PIRÁTI, in the European Parliament. Kolaja’s main focus lies in digital rights and competitiveness, and the environment. Kolaja is currently a shadow rapporteur on a policy file on artificial intelligence in education, culture and the audiovisual sector as well as an opinion rapporteur on a file about the use of artificial intelligence by the police and judicial authorities in criminal law.

3) Martina Dlabajová (Ano 2011, Renew Europe) occupies several leadership roles in the European Parliament: Coordinator of Industry, Research, and Energy for Renew Europe, Vice-Coordinator of Budgetary Control for Renew Europe and Vice-Chair of Committee on Budgetary Control. In the past, Dlabajová has made the case for fighting youth unemployment and launched the ProcByNe traineeship programme to help young people pursue their vocations.

For more information about the methodology and the rest of the assessment, contact us at [email protected].

Read our overall assessment on the most politically influential MEPs in the European Parliament and the most politically influential MEPs on different policy areas.

Also read the other updated assessments by country:

AustriaBelgium – Bulgaria – CroatiaCyprus – Denmark – Estonia – Finland – France – Germany – Greece – Hungary – Ireland – Italy – Latvia Lithuania – Luxembourg – Malta Netherlands – Poland – Portugal – Romania – Slovakia – Slovenia Spain – Sweden