Pavel Svoboda

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Pavel Svoboda
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Chair of the European Parliament Legal Affairs Committee
Assumed office
7 July 2014
Preceded by Klaus-Heiner Lehne
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
June 2004
Constituency Czech Republic
Personal details
Born Pavel Svoboda
(1962-04-09) 9 April 1962 (age 55)
Prague, Czech Republic
Nationality Czech
Political party  Czech:
European People's Party (EPP)
Alma mater

Pavel Svoboda (born 9 April 1962) is a Czech politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from the Czech Republic.

Early life and education[edit]

Svoboda was born in Prague and studied Law Faculty at Charles University. He holds also a D.E.A. degree from Université Sciences Sociales in Toulouse.


From 2007 to 2009, Svoboda was an Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Council of Europe.

From 23 January 2009 to 8 May 2009, Svoboda was minister without portfolio[1] and chairman of the Government's Legislative Council. In 2009, he was on the Czech government’s shortlist for the role of European Commissioner.[2]

In May 2014 Svoboda was elected Member of the European Parliament for KDU-ČSL, part of European Peoples Party. Subsequently he was elected Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI).[3] He is also a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on Integrity (Transparency, Anti-Corruption and Organized Crime)[4]


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