Czech Elections 2017: MEPs Predict the Future Stance of Prague in International Relations

Confidence in the future of the EU is fragile. While there is renewed optimism due to the defeat of Eurosceptic parties in the Netherlands, France, Germany and Austria, the ongoing Brexit negotiations fuel the anti-establishment voices, including that of the frontrunner to become the next Czech prime minister, Andrej Babiš.

 “Europe is a great project. But European politicians should seriously ask why the UK is leaving. Continue Reading

Czech Elections 2017: Exclusive Interview with Dita Charanzová (ANO 2011-ALDE)

Dita Charanzová, member of ANO 2011 (ALDE/ADLE), is the third most influential Czech MEP in the VoteWatch influence assessment. She is one of the Vice-Chairs of Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection and the political coordinator of her political group in the same committee. She drafted reports on important pieces of legislation, such as the report on accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies, as well as the report on simplification of the transfer of motor vehicles registered in other Member States. Continue Reading

Update: Top 5 Most Influential Czech MEPs (September 2017)

Note: this country-based report is part of the broader study that measured the influence of MEPs from all 28 EU Members States. To consult the methodology and cross-country comparisons read the full “Who holds the power in the European Parliament?” study.

Pavel Telička, member of ANO 2011 (ALDE/ADLE), is the most influential Czech MEP in our list. Pavel is one of the Vice-Presidents of European Parliament and his responsibilities include chairing the Working Group on ICT Innovation Strategy. Continue Reading