Political Group: ECR
Phone in Brussels: +32 (0)2 284 57 17
- ITRE Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
- D-JP Delegation for relations with Japan
Faculty of Economics, VSB-Technical University Ostrava - systems engineering (1981).
Vítkovice, a.s. [mechanical engineering firm] - manual worker after finishing grammar school, mathematical analyst after completing university studies (1975-1991). PIKE Electronic - mathematical analyst (1991-1993). Vítkovice, a.s. - adviser to the chairman (2008-2009).
Mayor of Ostrava (1993-2000). President of the Moravian-Silesian Region (2000-2008).
President of the College of Mayors [of the largest cities in the Czech Republic] (1994-2001). President of the Union of Towns and Municipalities of the Czech Republic (1999-2000). Member of the Council of the Moravian-Silesian Region (2000-2008). President of the Association of Regions of the Czech Republic (2001-2008).
Member of the Committee of the Regions (2002-2008). Member of the Bureau of the Committee of the Regions (2003-2008).