Pavel Svoboda

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Pavel Svoboda
Chair of the European Parliament Legal Affairs Committee
In office
7 July 2014 – 1 July 2019
Preceded byKlaus-Heiner Lehne
Minister without Portfolio
Chairman of the Legislative Council
In office
23 January 2009 – 8 May 2009
Prime MinisterMirek Topolánek
Preceded byCyril Svoboda
Succeeded byDaniela Kovářová
Member of the European Parliament
In office
1 July 2014 – 1 July 2019
ConstituencyCzech Republic
Personal details
Pavel Svoboda

(1962-04-09) 9 April 1962 (age 62)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Political party Czech:
European People's Party (EPP)
Alma mater

Pavel Svoboda (born 9 April 1962) is a Czech politician and lawyer and from 2014 to 2019 a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from the Czech Republic for European People's Party representing KDU-ČSL.

Early life and education[edit]

Svoboda was born in Prague and studied Law Faculty at Charles University. He also holds 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]


  1. ^ Simon Taylor (July 7, 2014), Reding to miss out on chair of legal affairs committee European Voice.
  2. ^ Curious Commission choices European Voice, November 11, 2009.
  3. ^ "Members elect chairs and vice-chairs of parliamentary committees". EP. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  4. ^ Members of the European Parliament on Integrity (Transparency, Anti-Corruption and Organized Crime) European Parliament.

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