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24.11. 2020  |  08:45  |  Online

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24.11. 2020  |  15:00  |  Online

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24.11. 2020  |  18:00  |  Online

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The EU must not let Bangladesh’s workers down

The EU must not let Bangladesh’s workers down

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the world economy hard. In many countries, the second wave has arrived causing new restrictions. While the EU has a recovery plan, other countries had to mobilize resources to the extent possible for the recovery of their much smaller economies. In particular, governments in young democracies in the developing world have only limited or no access to the capital market, which does not allow for borrowing sufficient money to set up large-scale, permanent rescue programs for their citizens. As a result, lives of millions are impacted. Bangladesh is one of these countries.

Campaigning for a European Year for Mental Health

Campaigning for a European Year for Mental Health

Brussels - In a meeting of the MEP Alliance for Mental Health, held today, representatives of mental health-related organisations and MEPs including Tomas Zdechovský underlined the need and voiced their support for a dedicated European Year for Mental Health, to be instigated in the short term.

POLITICO Brussels Playbook: Whistleblower saga

POLITICO Brussels Playbook: Whistleblower saga

MEPs on the budgetary control committee on Tuesday urged the EU’s Committee of the Regions (CoR) to finally engage at the highest level to settle the 20-year-old case of Robert McCoy, a former internal auditor who told Parliament he has been severely harassed after he blew the whistle on “fraud and embezzlement” at the EU body (backstory from 2015 here). “When I look at this case, it reminds me of the American film ‘Groundhog Day’ where the protagonist becomes trapped in a time loop,” said Czech MEP Tomáš Zdechovský from the EPP, alluding to a years-long legal and institutional battle that followed McCoy’s accusations and never led to closure on the case.

The EU’s €140M ‘zombie committee’ faces pressure to reform

The EU’s €140M ‘zombie committee’ faces pressure to reform

It costs upwards of €140 million a year to run, produces views on EU laws that few policymakers actually read, and has failed to deal with claims of “psychological harassment” by one of its senior members. “Very few lawmakers are reading the opinions of this committee. The impact is close to zero,” said Tomáš Zdechovský, a European People’s Party MEP. “It’s a zombie committee that lost its purpose but still lives on.”

Czech centre-right parties form alliance to defeat Babiš

Czech centre-right parties form alliance to defeat Babiš

Three centre-right Czech parties haven signed a memorandum on forming an alliance for the next year’s general elections. The aim of Civic Democrats (ECR), Christian Democrats (EPP) and TOP 09 (EPP) is to defeat the ruling ANO party (Renew) of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš. EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.

Call for a FoRB Special Envoy

Call for a FoRB Special Envoy

On 14 October 2020, forty-six Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) including Tomas Zdechovsky, wrote a letter to the President and Vice President of the European Commission requesting the appointment of the Special Envoy for the promotion and protection of freedom of religion or belief outside the European Union.

EU must not let Bangladesh’s workers down

EU must not let Bangladesh’s workers down

The EU has shaped the future of Bangladesh by the opening of its markets. Now it is time for the Union to make sure that companies operating on these markets play by the rules.

Poland and Commission clash over official accused of harassment at EU body

Poland and Commission clash over official accused of harassment at EU body

Controversy comes as the European Parliament is set to reject financial approval for the EESC. Zdechovský, who is leading the parliament's budget oversight for the EESC, said the EU body had done too little to help the victims of alleged misconduct and adopt measures that would allow it to sanction EESC members in the future. "Why haven't victims of the incident been offered help so that they could resume their work in their previous units or positions? Why hasn't even a scandal of such a magnitude speeded up a lengthy reform of the code of conduct for members?" he asked, adding: "Unfortunately, still too many statements of the EESC's secretariat and presidency only stay on the paper."

Political rift causes Europe’s top acoustic piano producer to lose Chinese contract

Political rift causes Europe’s top acoustic piano producer to lose Chinese contract

The traditional Czech family business that is the largest producer of acoustic grand and upright pianos in Europe, Petrof, has apparently lost a contract to supply instruments worth €200,000 to China, due to the visit of Czech senate chair Milos Vystrcil to Taiwan, the Czech News Agency reported on September 4. MEP Tomas Zdechovsky offered help.

My story

I have always been interested in politics. That is why I decided in 2006 to join KDU-ČSL, Christian and Democratic Union – Czechoslovak People\'s Party. Although I ran successful business dealing with crisis management, I realized that if I really wanted to change something, I had to be a firm part of it. Therefore, in 2014, I ran for the European Parliament as number three on the list and I succeeded. I became a Member of the European Parliament. In 2019, thanks to your support, I made it again. This is why I can still be MEP to protect your interests.

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