Date of birth : , Bratislava

9th parliamentary term Michal ŠIMEČKA

Political groups

  • 02-07-2019 / 11-02-2020 : Renew Europe Group - Member
  • 12-01-2020 / 18-10-2021 : Renew Europe Group - Vice-Chair
  • 19-10-2021 / 24-10-2023 : Renew Europe Group - Member

National parties

  • 02-07-2019 / 24-10-2023 : Progresívne Slovensko (Slovakia)


  • 18-01-2022 / 16-10-2023 : European Parliament


  • 02-07-2019 / 19-01-2022 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 02-07-2019 / 15-01-2023 : Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly
  • 02-07-2019 / 24-10-2023 : Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee
  • 18-01-2022 / 16-10-2023 : Parliament's Bureau
  • 20-01-2022 / 21-06-2022 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 22-06-2022 / 24-10-2023 : Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality


  • 02-07-2019 / 19-01-2022 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 02-07-2019 / 24-10-2023 : Delegation for relations with the United States
  • 20-01-2022 / 25-01-2022 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 20-01-2022 / 24-10-2023 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 26-01-2022 / 21-06-2022 : Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality

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

Reports - as shadow rapporteur

Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for each report in the responsible committee to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

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 human rights and democracy in the world and the European Union’s policy on the matter – annual report 2022

08-11-2022 FEMM_AD(2022)735679 PE735.679v03-00 FEMM

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

The Anti-racism protests following the death of George Floyd (B9-0194/2020, B9-0195/2020, B9-0196/2020, B9-0197/2020)


I strongly condemn the death of George Floyd and similar killings that happened in recent years in the United States, as well as cases of police violence accompanying the protests following Mr Floyd’s death. I regret to add, however, that structural discrimination of people of colour is not only omnipresent in the United States, but takes place equally in our region, despite anti-discrimination legislation being largely in place. Not only have recent reports of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights noted that people of colour commonly face racist harassment in their daily lives, but sometimes even Member State policies contribute to patterns of discrimination. The situation of Roma in Slovakia is a case in point. Effective inclusion of Roma children in compulsory school education and cases of police brutality demonstrate that racism is a serious issue in many parts of Europe.

Situation in the Schengen area following the Covid-19 outbreak (B9-0165/2020)


In the last few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has put our common Schengen area under the biggest test since its inception. Decades of deepening common trust between the Member States have dissipated overnight in the form of uncoordinated and unilateral closure of internal borders.
The emergency situation, of course, required emergency measures, but EU citizens rightly expected more coordinated and coherent action from the Member States. We must bear in mind that the Schengen area is a cornerstone of our freedoms and of the functioning of the single market and none of this will be sustainable if the first instinct of governments will be an immediate and unilateral closure of internal borders.
I therefore believe that we must learn from this experience and start working on changes that will increase the resilience of the Schengen system in the future. Bearing this in mind, I supported the European Parliament resolution aiming at addressing these shortcomings.

Recommendations on the negotiations for a new partnership with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (A9-0117/2020 - Kati Piri, Christophe Hansen)


I noted with great regret that the current EU-UK negotiations are in a stalemate. The risk of a highly restricted agreement or a no-deal scenario has even further exacerbated following the decision of the United Kingdom not to seek an extension to the transition period. Pressured by a tight schedule and facing several difficult areas of negotiation, I fear that a deep and comprehensive agreement encompassing both political and economic areas of cooperation has been put at risk. At the same time, the Union cannot trade away the coherence of its internal rules for a pick-and-choose agreement with the UK. A new impetus in the negotiations is therefore needed in order to conclude a reasonable agreement in a timely manner. I believe that such a signal has been sent by the most recent European Parliament recommendation to the EU-UK negotiations, which I fully support.

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

Individual motions for resolutions

In accordance with Rule 143 of Parliament's Rules of Procedure, any individual Member may table a motion for resolution on a matter falling within the spheres of activity of the EU. These motions for resolution express the position of the individual Members who tabled them. Admissible motions are referred to the committee responsible, which shall decide whether to follow up the motion for resolution and, if so, which procedure is to be followed. Where a committee has decided to follow-up a motion for resolution, more detailed information is provided on this page, below the resolution in question. Rule 143

Proposals for a Union act

Members can table a request to the European Commission to propose a Union act (a new act or an amendment to an existing act).Rule 47

PROPOSAL FOR A UNION ACT on the transparency of selection procedures for high-ranking EU officials

11-02-2021 B9-0152/2021


All declarations below have been signed by the Member, even if the signature is not visible in the online copy.


Deep geothermal as potential energy independence solution in Europe

Date, Place:
09-11-2022 Brussels
Meeting with:
GA Drilling

Resilience of critical entities

Date, Place:
06-05-2021 online
Meeting related to procedure:
Meeting with:

Physical access control in the context of the proposal on critical entities

Date, Place:
06-05-2021 online
Meeting related to procedure:
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