Born in Prague in 1965. A graduate of Prague’s University of Economics, Petr Ježek joined his country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and served as a diplomat. For some ten years, he held relatively high posts related to the country’s ties with the EU, e.g. heading the Foreign Ministry’s European Integration Department and serving as Deputy State Secretary for European Affairs. He also worked as chief of staff of then Czech Prime Minister Vladimír Špidla. In 2014, Petr Ježek was elected Member of the European Parliament on the ballot of the ANO 2011 party.
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On May 30, 2017 the European Parliament PANA enquiry committee helld a public hearing with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
On May 4, 2017, the European Parliament Delegation for relations with Japan presided by Petr Ježek held a meeting jointly with the Delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula (DKOR) and with H.E. Mr. Katsunobu Kato, Japan's Minister in charge of the Abduction Issue and representatives of Japanese abductees' families.
Czech MEP Peter Ježek is actually working as rapporteur or shadow rapporteur on these files:
Money Markets: EU reforms will enhance financial stability & boost real economy, say Liberals and Democrats
MEPs have adopted today new laws aimed at making “money market funds” more robust, transparent and stable
MEPs have approved today a final deal on a new prospectus regulation, an important step towards the creation of a Capital Markets Union.
The European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Japan, chaired by Petr Jezek, welcomed three Japanese MPs to its meeting on 9th March.
Petr Ježek and Michael Theurer invite you to attend their Seminar on 2 March from 9:00-11:00.
Czech MEP Petr Ježek writes a letter to Donald Tusk. The reasons are the final steps of the US administration
The letter highlights the "Executive Order" of the US President Trump, which according to Ježek clearly violates international law
MEP Petr Jezek today sent a letter to Donald Tusk and Federica Mogherini
Agreement was reached between representatives of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on the Directive on combatting terrorism following a trilogue meeting on Thursday November 17. The Directive will harmonise and reinforce Member States’ arsenal in fighting terrorism.
We shall see how the US system can be strong in preventing him from implementing his worst ideas
EP shows strong political will to eradicate money laundering, tax evasion and tax avoidance.
The Czech MEP is co-rapporteur of PANA committee’s final report.
Petr Ježek comments on new revelations on offshore-based companies.
Investigative journalists will answer questions by members of EP’s PANA committee.
ALDE delegation meets Ukrainian president, foreign minister and other officials during Ukraine visit.
The newly formed body will look into loopholes in EU tax evasion law.
Tackling “foreign fighters” issue significant move towards safer Europe, says Petr Ježek.
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At EP plenary, Petr Ježek welcomes Commission’s efforts to address radicalisation of EU citizens.
New committee will investigate potential EU law tax evasion loopholes.
Free trade agreement, security and energy among issues to be discussed by EU and Japanese parliamentarians.
Petr Ježek asks European Commision about irregular migrants entering EU via Italy.
Committee adopts all of Petr Ježek’s amendments to virtual currencies report.
Verdict against Ukrainian pilot and deputy criticized as illegal and fabricated.
No country can make it on its own, Petr Ježek tells MEPs.
EP rapporteurs discuss draft anti-terrorism directive.
Scandal highlights need for EP’s active involvement in preventing unfair tax practices, says Petr Ježek.
We should again look at applying temporary protection for refugees, Petr Ježek argues.
EU Commissioner for Competition attends breakfast hosted by Petr Ježek in Strasbourg.
We need to focus on terrorism’s root causes and finances and guarantee EU’s internal and external security.
At EP plenary, Petr Ježek debates EU legislation adopted in the wake of the financial crisis.
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Petr Ježek’s amendments included in the final report.
EU institutions must lead by example, according to the Czech MEP.
What is your strategy for the war-torn country, Ježek asks Federica Mogherini.
MEPs call for end of harmful tax avoidance schemes.
Petr Ježek backs legislation that will abolish roaming by June 2017.
Recent cases of Fiat and Starbucks highlighted need for EU-wide action, says Petr Ježek.
A conference hosted by Petr Ježek explores different views on how to deal with the migration crisis.
A conference hosted by Petr Ježek will explore different views on how to deal with the migration crisis.
Petr Ježek’s initiative gets backing from all political groups in European Parliament.
ECON debates effects of regulation adopted since global financial crisis.
Petr Ježek presents draft report on EU’s efforts to curb fraud and corruption.
Corporations should be taxed wherever their profits are made.
Petr Ježek leads EP delegation visit to Tokyo.
Petr Ježek approaches European Council head Donald Tusk over migration.
Petr Ježek on the instrument of temporary protection and its usage when dealing with the refugee crisis.
Hosuk Lee-Makiyama tells MEPs benefits of EU-Japan deal could outweigh those of TTIP.
EC president asked about Luxleaks, lack of cooperation with MEPs.
ECON debates report on regulatory legislation adopted after financial crisis.
EC must have access to the information, says ALDE shadow rapporteur Petr Ježek.
Petr Ježek’s interview for the English service of France 24.
President of the European Council Donald Tusk replies to a letter by Petr Ježek.
The LIBE committee approves report on proposed Passenger Name Record directive.
A clause that could restrict freedom of panorama has raised concern across the EU.
Petr Ježek on China’s tumbling stock markets.
The European Commission is planning to boost cooperation with Asian countries in investment, financial services and regulation.
Petr Ježek appears in a debate on the internationalization of China’s currency.
Controversial provision to limit the freedom of taking photos in public spaces will be scrapped.
In a letter to Commissioner Hill, Petr Ježek makes a case for closer cooperation between EU and Asia in regulating financial services.
More than 40 MEPs call on EU member states to make substantial pledges at an upcoming donor conference.
FIFA has seriously damaged the integrity of global football. Blatter should stand down now and an interim leader be appointed. So long as he remains in post, meaningful reform is impossible"
Promoting Convergence and Investments in EU - Asian Financial Markets
ANO ALDE MEPs sent a Written Question to the Commission regarding the new proposed quota system and the need for an consultation.
Czech photographer Stanislav Krupař captured an attempt by Syrian refugees to cross the Mediterranean.
Today, the European Parliament voted with an overwhelming majority to approve new rules aimed at preventing money laundering and terrorist financing. The directive and regulation will strengthen EU rules against money laundering and ensure consistency with the approach followed at international level.
Petr Ježek has called attention to the plight of migrants trying to enter Europe through the Mediterranean.
The EC should facilitate exchange of information on tax rulings among member states.
EP must take a strong stance on tax fraud in developing countries, says Petr Ježek.
The two-day meeting between EU and Japanese lawmakers concluded with commitments from both sides to enhance mutual cooperation.
MEPs backed Petr Ježek’s proposal limiting the funds’ risks while preserving their role in financing the economy.
The 35th EU Japan Inter-Parliamentary Meeting is taking place on April 29 and 30.
Will Petr Ježek’s trillion-euro-compromise win support from MEPs?
The Czech MEP stresses the importance of democracies working together in the current global environment.
EP and Japan lawmakers are to meet in Strasbourg by the end of the month.
After a heated debate, the European Parliament adopts the revision of the EU's Multiannual financial framework for 2014-2020.
Balance needs to be found between countering threats and ensuring personal liberty, says Petr Ježek.
Petr Ježek’s profile in the Kreab agency’s newsletter.
In her reply to Petr Ježek and other MEPs, Federica Mogherini says the EU will keep pushing for the release of the African Union’s report on South Sudan.
Petr Ježek asks Commissioner Hill about the case of the failed Austrian Hypo Alpe Adria bank.
In an open letter to Federica Mogherini, Petr Ježek calls on the EU to actively participate in the new mediation process in South Sudan.
An EP resolution, co-authored by Petr Ježek, calls for a new international donor conference for South Sudan to be convened once conditions for peace are met.
The European Parliament has voted to cap transaction fees charged by banks to retailers to process sales by card.
The EP’s special committee on tax rulings convened for its initial session in Strasbourg.
The British government is considering tightening the rules for employing EU nationals in the UK. MEPs Petr Ježek and Pavel Telička believe this could contradict EU legislation.
MEPs have called for new anti-terrorism measures, and showed willingness to approve an EU-wide data sharing program provided that data protection safeguards are in place.
A group of MEPs led by Petr Ježek have called on EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini to demand the release of a report by the African Union on violence in South Sudan.
The Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of the European Parliament on Wednesday discussed amendments to the Money Market Funds regulation.
The latest European Parliament resolution on the situation in Ukraine emphasizes the unity and cohesion of EU member states as a prerequisite for the success of any EU strategy towards Russia.
On Thursday, two European Parliamentary committees debated files MEP Petr Jezek follows as the ALDE representative. The sessions took place simultaneously, which made for a busy morning for Mr Jezek.
In December, Petr Ježek chaired the European Parliament's Japan delegation for its third meeting of the mandate.
On Monday, 17 November, I made a keynote speech at the 17th Japan-EU conference alongside Japanese Ambassador to the EU, Keiichi Katakami. The aim of the conference was to explore ways of strengthening the Economic and Strategic Partnership between the two sides.
On Wednesday, at the European Parliament's Brussels plenary session, I pushed for a new Donor Conference to address the malnutrition crisis in South Sudan.
Today I chaired the inaugural meeting of the European Parliament's relations with Japan. We welcomed the Japanese Ambassador to the EU, His Excellency Mr Keiichi Katakami.
The European Parliament yesterday voted on its position for the 2015 Budget for the European Union. I was pleased that the Budget remained at a much lower level than 2013 ...
The European Parliament today voted to approve a project submitted by Dutch MEP Sophie In't Veld and four other Liberal MEPs, including Petr Jezek, which aims to increase the transparency of the EU.
On the 16th October Brussels teams from the MEP Mr. Pavel Telička and Mr. Petr Ježek offices travelled to Prague in the framework of a two days team-building. Our internal aim was to get to know one another, the Prague and Brussels teams had not met before.
"The past two weeks in the European Parliament have been dominated by the hearings of each of the incoming European Commissioners. It has been an interesting experience, with many behind-the-scenes discussions on the candidates and their performances during the three hour grilling each one had to undergo.
Czech Liberal Petr Jezek says he has heard Lord Hill is a keen gardener, and asks, with regard to legislation: "Which seeds would you plant first?"
My Question on Capital Markets Union to Commissioner Designate Lord Hill during his hearing. I also asked about the Commission's future direction on the Money Market Funds regulation.
My question to designate commisioner Dimitris Avramopoulos.
Appointment as shadow rapporteur on the Directive on prevention of anti-money laundering and terrorist financing
Yesterday, on the 24 of September, the LIBE committee of the European Parliament (committee on Civil Liberty Justice and Home Affair) formally endorsed the opening of the trilogue negotiations
Yesterday I sent a letter of good luck to the captain of Eurpean team in Ryder cup.
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Appointments of 4 members of the European Commission - Jyrki KATAINEN (FI), Jacek DOMINIK (PL), Ferdinando NELLI FEROCI (IT), Martine REICHERTS (LU)
Date of the vote: 16/07/2014
"I voted in favour of the appointment of the four new Commissioners for the final months of the term.