After having obtained a law degree from the Charles University in Prague, he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, where he held various senior positions. As such, Mr. Telička was the Chief Negotiator of the Accession of the Czech Republic to the European Union. His successful efforts were recognised by former President Vaclav Havel, who awarded him a Memorial Medal. Subsequently, Pavel Telička served as Czech Ambassador to the EU and as the first Czech European Commissioner.
In May 2014, he was elected to the European Parliament, running for the Czech liberal movement ‘ANO 2011’. Mr. Telička is Vice-President of the European Parliament and coordinator of ALDE MEPs in the Committee on Transport and Tourism.