Marcel KOLAJA
Marcel KOLAJA
Czechia

Date of birth : , Moravská Třebová

9th parliamentary term Marcel KOLAJA

Political groups

  • 02-07-2019 / 15-07-2024 : Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance - Member

National parties

  • 02-07-2019 / 15-07-2024 : PIRÁTI (Czechia)

Vice-President

  • 02-07-2019 / 17-01-2022 : European Parliament

Quaestor

  • 19-01-2022 / 15-07-2024 : European Parliament

Member

  • 02-07-2019 / 11-02-2020 : Delegation for relations with India
  • 02-07-2019 / 17-01-2022 : Parliament's Bureau
  • 02-07-2019 / 19-01-2022 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • 12-02-2020 / 15-07-2024 : Delegation for relations with the United States
  • 19-01-2022 / 15-07-2024 : Parliament's Bureau
  • 19-01-2022 / 15-07-2024 : Quaestors
  • 20-01-2022 / 15-07-2024 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

Substitute

  • 02-07-2019 / 11-02-2020 : Delegation for relations with the United States
  • 02-07-2019 / 19-01-2022 : Committee on Culture and Education
  • 12-02-2020 / 15-07-2024 : Delegation for relations with India
  • 14-09-2020 / 23-03-2022 : Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age
  • 20-01-2022 / 15-07-2024 : Committee on Culture and Education
  • 24-03-2022 / 18-07-2023 : Committee of Inquiry to investigate the use of Pegasus and equivalent surveillance spyware

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 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 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 regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down harmonised rules on artificial intelligence (Artificial Intelligence Act) and amending certain Union Legislative Acts

16-06-2022 CULT_AD(2022)719637 PE719.637v02-00 CULT
Marcel KOLAJA

OPINION on artificial intelligence in criminal law and its use by the police and judicial authorities in criminal matters

09-09-2020 IMCO_AD(2020)648565 PE648.565v02-00 IMCO
Marcel KOLAJA

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 implementation of the 2018 Geo-blocking Regulation in the digital single market

18-07-2023 CULT_AD(2023)746896 PE746.896v02-00 CULT
Sabine VERHEYEN

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down rules to prevent and combat child sexual abuse

03-07-2023 IMCO_AD(2023)740727 PE740.727v02-00 IMCO
Alex AGIUS SALIBA

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Horizontal cybersecurity requirements for products with digital elements and amending Regulation (EU) 2019/1020

30-06-2023 IMCO_AD(2023)742490 PE742.490v02-00 IMCO
Morten LØKKEGAARD

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

Mental health (A9-0367/2023 - Sara Cerdas)

12-12-2023

The Pirate delegation in the European Parliament decided to abstain on the Report on Mental Health on the grounds that paragraph 54 calls on the Member States to detect and prevent the use of addictive licit and illicit substances. This wording is calling for stricter prohibition in place of sound harm reduction policies, which present the preferred solution.
Additionally, the report fails to consider the latest science on certain psychoactive substances which can be addictive (ketamine, MDMA, psilocybin), but in therapeutical settings they are shown to help treat patients with depression, PTSD and addiction. The Pirates would like to see a reclassification of these substances to allow for their medical use, instead of reinforcing outdated prohibition principles.

Need for an urgent EU action plan to ensure food security inside and outside the EU in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine (RC-B9-0160/2022, B9-0160/2022, B9-0162/2022, B9-0163/2022, B9-0164/2022, B9-0165/2022, B9-0166/2022, B9-0167/2022)

24-03-2022

The European Pirates support the need for urgent action to secure food supply both within the Union and outside, and the Union should do all it can. However, one thing it should not do is use the war and looming food insecurity as an excuse to dismantle its earlier commitments towards sustainable, healthy, and environmentally friendly food production. Unfortunately, this could be the unwanted outcome of the resolution, when it proposes measures that would undermine the Green Deal, the ‘farm to fork’ strategy, weaken the common agricultural policy’s strategic plans, raise the limit of the Nitrates Directive, and allow pesticide use on ecological focus areas, etc.
Among other points, we disagree with the idea that a solution to ensure food security in the short and medium term should be the diversification of supply from third countries. This might be an option when it comes to energy, where there are fewer immediate possibilities for the Union to replace sources from Russia with its own. However, in terms of food, we have tools at our disposal in the Union that we should exploit before creating new types of dependencies. Therefore, we voted against the resolution.

Joint Undertakings under Horizon Europe (A9-0246/2021 - Maria da Graça Carvalho)

21-10-2021

The European Pirates voted in favour of the report on the Joint Undertakings (JUs) under Horizon Europe in the consultation procedure. Taking into account the opinion of the European Parliament, the establishment of the nine Joint Undertakings will be able to go forward, in order to facilitate the delivery of the objectives of the research program. In its position, the European Parliament insisted on some positive elements such as more transparency and accountability of the JUs, which we support.
On the contrary, we strongly oppose to gender quotas. Parliament agreed that the Independent Scientific Advisory Board shall consist of eight representatives, and that its membership shall be geographically and gender-balanced. We believe that the members should be selected based on their qualification for the job and not because of their gender. We need to do our utmost to support women to be able to apply for these positions and to obtain the necessary qualifications. Gender quotas is an ineffective shortcut in trying to solve the problem of women under-representation.

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 Bureau, the Conference of Presidents and the Quaestors

Members can submit questions to the President concerning the Bureau, the Conference of Presidents and the Quaestors as regards their respective duties. Rule 32(2)

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

Declarations

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

Meetings

discussion about the DMA compliance

Member
KOLAJA Marcel
Date, Place:
World Wide Web
Capacity:
Shadow rapporteur Staff meeting
Meeting related to procedure:
2020/0374(COD)
Code of associated committee or delegation
IMCO
Meeting with:
Zoom Video Communications, Inc.

discussion about the DMA compliance

Member
KOLAJA Marcel
Date, Place:
Karsmakers coffee house
Capacity:
Shadow rapporteur Staff meeting
Meeting related to procedure:
2020/0374(COD)
Code of associated committee or delegation
IMCO
Meeting with:
Google

discussion about the DMA complience

Member
KOLAJA Marcel
Date, Place:
World Wide Web
Capacity:
Shadow rapporteur Staff meeting
Meeting related to procedure:
2020/0374(COD)
Code of associated committee or delegation
IMCO
Meeting with:
Allegro sp. z o.o.