Miroslav POCHE : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Česká strana sociálně demokratická (Czechia)

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Substitute 

  • 08-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 08-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Budgetary Control
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Budgetary Control
  • 12-09-2017 / 09-07-2018 : Special Committee on Terrorism

Main parliamentary activities 

Contributions to plenary debates 
Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 204 and 171(11)

Reports - as rapporteur 
A rapporteur is appointed in the responsible parliamentary committee to draft a report on proposals of a legislative or budgetary nature, or other issues. In drafting their report, rapporteurs may consult with relevant experts and stakeholders. They are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs. Reports adopted at committee level are then examined and voted on in plenary. Rule 55

Opinions - as rapporteur 
Committees may draft an opinion to a report of the responsible committee covering the elements linked to their committee remit. Rapporteurs of such opinions are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs of the opinion. Rule 56, Rule 57, Annex VI

OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2008/98/EC on waste  
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Opinions - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for an opinion to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

OPINION on the proposal for a Council regulation amending Council Regulation (EU) No 560/2014 of 6 May 2014 establishing the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking  
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OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD) and establishing the EFSD Guarantee and the EFSD Guarantee Fund  
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OPINION on transparency, accountability and integrity in the EU institutions  
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Motions for resolutions 
Motions for resolutions are tabled on topical issues, at the request of a committee, a political group or at least 5% of the Members, and voted on in plenary. Rule 132, Rule 136, Rule 139, Rule 144.

Oral questions 
Questions for oral answer with debate, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union can be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s members. Rule 136

Other parliamentary activities 

Written explanations of vote 
Members can submit a written explanation of their vote in plenary. Rule 194

Programme implementing Horizon Europe (A8-0410/2018 - Christian Ehler)  
 

. ‒ Last year, the Commission proposed the regulation on the new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation – Horizon Europe. In less than three months, the Commission, the Council and Parliament reached an agreement. The content of the programme, as a result of the deal, perfectly reflects our priorities. Many important issues will be secured, such as the health cluster, culture, security, energy and climate, innovation and job qualifications. That is why I did not hesitate to express my support.
Horizon Europe embodies our aspirations and values in many ways. First, it will fight against climate change, one of the most discussed topics nowadays. Second, the programme focuses on the importance of citizens’ quality of life. In this respect, research broad lines will be mainly dedicated to cancer, cardiovascular diseases and precision medicine, in order to improve citizens’ well-being and medical treatments. Finally, part of the programme aims at increasing gender equality, especially in the field of research and innovation, stimulating the integration of the gender dimension. I believe that all of these issues are currently significant and we need to cope with them as soon as possible.

Space programme of the Union and the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (A8-0405/2018 - Massimiliano Salini)  
 

The European Union is undoubtedly one of the principal space world leaders. Nevertheless, if we want to further develop its capabilities, I believe that an additional effort becomes indispensable, considering that mainstream space powers (such as the United States and Russia) remain very active and that new players access to the space sector. That is why I support the proposal. The new programme will enhance EU space activities, stimulating scientific and technical progresses. In addition to that, it will encourage competitiveness and innovation capacity in the area of space industry. To achieve this, we will sustain in particular small and medium-sized enterprises, start-ups and innovative businesses. Furthermore, our target is to develop new partnerships, in order to create and purchase innovative products and services. The proposal aims also at bearing EU action in three new potential domains: high performance computing, climate change and security. Only then Europe could preserve its leadership and autonomy in this strategic area.

Digital Europe Programme for the period 2021-2027 (A8-0408/2018 - Angelika Mlinar)  
 

The rise of the internet and of social media in the 21st century creates new problematics and necessities that should be tackle. The spread of cyberbullying, a form of harassment using electronic means, has deeply affected our society in the past ten years, with regard to young people. At the same time, we see the development of brand new technologies that are bound to continue growing over the years, for example in the area of artificial intelligence and high-performance computing. Despite this, now the European Union is an importer of digital products, depending mostly on third-countries providers such as the United States and China. I support the programme because I believe that it will increase European digital capacities in different ways, financing infrastructures in the field of cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and supercomputing. In the meantime, the programme aims at stimulating the workforce to acquire digital skills in order to encourage the digital transformation of public services.

Written questions 
Members can submit a specific number of questions to the President of the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, for written answer. Rule 138, Annex III

Written declarations (up to 16 January 2017) 
**This instrument no longer exists since 16 January 2017**. A written declaration was an initiative on a matter falling within the EU’s competence. It could be co-signed by Members within a 3 month period.

Written declaration on elderly rights and ageing  
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Monica MACOVEI , Patricija ŠULIN , Elisabetta GARDINI , Ivan JAKOVČIĆ , Tomáš ZDECHOVSKÝ , Raffaele FITTO , Doru-Claudian FRUNZULICĂ , José Inácio FARIA , Marijana PETIR , Nicola CAPUTO , Deirdre CLUNE , Eleftherios SYNADINOS , Miroslav POCHE , Piernicola PEDICINI , José BLANCO LÓPEZ , Filiz HYUSMENOVA , Enrico GASBARRA  
Date opened : 24-10-2016
Lapse date : 24-01-2017
Number of signatories : 66 - 25-01-2017
Written declaration on encryption  
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Nicola CAPUTO , Doru-Claudian FRUNZULICĂ , Miroslav POCHE , Patricija ŠULIN , José BLANCO LÓPEZ , Emilian PAVEL , Takis HADJIGEORGIOU , Marlene MIZZI , Tibor SZANYI , Péter NIEDERMÜLLER , Momchil NEKOV , Eva MAYDELL , Brian HAYES , Maria GRAPINI , Tomáš ZDECHOVSKÝ , Liisa JAAKONSAARI , Lynn BOYLAN , Therese COMODINI CACHIA , Beatrix von STORCH , Claudiu Ciprian TĂNĂSESCU , Alberto CIRIO , Claudia ȚAPARDEL , Victor NEGRESCU , Barbara KAPPEL , Georgios EPITIDEIOS , Eleftherios SYNADINOS  
Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 56 - 13-12-2016
Written declaration on the adoption of technological developments for the emergency number 112 call services  
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Monica MACOVEI , Patricija ŠULIN , Miroslav POCHE , Dubravka ŠUICA , Ivan JAKOVČIĆ , Daniel BUDA , Tomáš ZDECHOVSKÝ , Nicola CAPUTO , Piernicola PEDICINI , Branislav ŠKRIPEK , Renata BRIANO , Salvatore CICU , José Inácio FARIA , Eleftherios SYNADINOS  
Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 74 - 13-12-2016

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests 

Declarations of participation by Members in events organised by third parties