Petr JEŽEK : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 04-02-2018 : ANO 2011 (Czechia)
  • 05-02-2018 / 21-02-2019 : Independent (Czechia)
  • 22-02-2019 / 01-07-2019 : Hnutí Hlas (Czechia)

Chair 

  • 13-10-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with Japan
  • 22-03-2018 / 01-07-2019 : Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 12-10-2014 : Delegation for relations with Japan
  • 13-10-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Conference of Delegation Chairs
  • 12-02-2015 / 30-11-2015 : Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect
  • 02-12-2015 / 02-08-2016 : Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2)
  • 24-06-2016 / 13-12-2017 : Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 14-03-2018 / 21-03-2018 : Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance
  • 22-03-2018 / 01-07-2019 : Conference of Committee Chairs

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 12-09-2017 / 14-11-2018 : 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 draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2018  
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LIBE 
OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of Eurojust for the financial year 2015  
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LIBE 
OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Police Office (Europol) for the financial year 2015  
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LIBE 

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 discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) for the financial year 2017  
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LIBE 
OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) for the financial year 2017  
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LIBE 
OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of Eurojust for the financial year 2017  
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LIBE 

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

Listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement, as regards the UK's withdrawal from the EU (A8-0047/2019 - Sergei Stanishev)  
 

I voted against this report, which sets out the visa exemptions rules for UK citizens travelling to the EU in the event of a disorderly departure of the UK from the European Union. The report was unanimously adopted by Parliament in the Civil Liberties Committee under its lead negotiator and rapporteur, Claude Moraes. As the ALDE shadow rapporteur on this subject, I therefore expected the interinstitutional negotiations to take place in a smooth and swift manner. Nevertheless, Parliament was regrettably faced with an obscure and inappropriate attitude from the Council, which inserted an entirely inappropriate reference to Gibraltar as a ‘colony’ in a footnote to Article 3 of the amending regulation. I was equally disappointed and baffled to see the Commission changing its position by ultimately supporting the Council’s position regarding the footnote referencing and singling out Gibraltar. Furthermore, I deeply regret the decision by some colleagues to remove the excellent rapporteur, Claude Moraes, based solely on his nationality. Therefore, despite holding a strong view that neither UK nor EU citizens should need to have visas for short-term travel to each other’s territory, I could not support the final text of the regulation, specifically the footnote regarding Gibraltar. Such language is unacceptable in EU regulation.

Strengthening the security of identity cards and of residence documents issued to Union citizens (A8-0436/2018 - Gérard Deprez)  
 

. ‒ I voted in favour of this regulation, which will help strengthen the security of identity cards and of residence documents issued to EU nationals. The regulation will establish common security standards for ID cards and residence documents, which will help tackle document fraud and identity theft, which are rampant, in part due to the multitude of formats of ID cards and residence permits currently in circulation in the EU. This regulation will overall facilitate the free movement of EU citizens, reduce administrative hassle and strengthen the internal security of the European Union, ultimately contributing to the European Union’s fight against terrorism and cross-border crime. While the new cards will have a standardised format with two biometric identifiers (the facial image and two fingerprints), I nevertheless voted against the provision to render the taking of fingerprints mandatory as I believe this should be optional and remain the Member States’ competence to decide on the latter.

Discontinuing seasonal changes of time (A8-0169/2019 - Marita Ulvskog)  
 

I voted against this report, which concerns the EU directive harmonising the dates on which Member States apply Daylight Saving Time. The proposal aims to abolish seasonal time changes across the European Union. This goes a long way from the intention of the original directive and encroaches on Member Statesʼ sovereignty. The impact of such changes has been largely under-studied. Indeed, the Commission proposal is not accompanied by a full impact assessment. The consequences of this proposal might include a situation in which, for example, Ireland and Northern Ireland would adopt different time zones if the UK were to redraft its own laws following Brexit. Furthermore, numerous studies on the subject have thus far failed to provide any conclusive findings on the positive effects that the abolition of the biannual clock change might bring. I therefore do not consider this proposal to be based on sufficient scientific evidence to support the potential economic or health benefits of abolishing Daylight Saving Time.

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

Questions to the ECB and concerning the SSM and the SRM 
Members can put questions for written reply to the ECB and questions concerning the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the Single Resolution Mechanism. Such questions are first submitted to the Chair of the responsible committee.Rule 140, Rule 141, Annex III

Answers to questions to the ECB and concerning the SSM and the SRM 
Reply to members’ questions to the ECB and questions concerning the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the Single Resolution Mechanism. Rule 140, Rule 141, 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 increasing consumer protection in relation to mismatches between advertised and actual broadband speeds  
- P8_DCL(2016)0045 - Lapsed  
Roberta METSOLA , Emma McCLARKIN , Brian HAYES , Angelika MLINAR , Petr JEŽEK , Deirdre CLUNE , Timothy KIRKHOPE , Nicola CAPUTO , Julia REDA , Dita CHARANZOVÁ  
Date opened : 27-04-2016
Lapse date : 27-07-2016
Number of signatories : 109 - 28-07-2016
Written declaration on tackling the challenges presented by the Global Hunger Index  
- P8_DCL(2016)0013 - Lapsed  
Brian HAYES , Neena GILL , Petr JEŽEK , Tom VANDENKENDELAERE , Nirj DEVA , Deirdre CLUNE , Doru-Claudian FRUNZULICĂ , Seb DANCE , Davor Ivo STIER , Beatriz BECERRA BASTERRECHEA  
Date opened : 24-02-2016
Lapse date : 24-05-2016
Number of signatories : 61 - 25-05-2016
Written declaration on the promotion of multilingualism in the European Union  
- P8_DCL(2015)0064 - Lapsed  
Ilhan KYUCHYUK , Andrejs MAMIKINS , Csaba SÓGOR , Jordi Vicent SEBASTIA TALAVERA , Josep-Maria TERRICABRAS , Ernest MARAGALL , Ivan JAKOVČIĆ , Petr JEŽEK , Ivo VAJGL , Ramon TREMOSA i BALCELLS , Jozo RADOŠ  
Date opened : 26-10-2015
Lapse date : 26-01-2016
Number of signatories : 62 - 27-01-2016

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests 

Declarations of participation by Members in events organised by third parties