Ondřej is Member of the European Parliament representing Renew Europe. He is a member of the ECON Committee, the Chairman of the Working Group for Access to Finance for SMEs. His work therefore encompasses a wide variety of topics and focuses not only within Europe, but also beyond our borders to build relations with some of our closest allies. From transport and tourism, to border management, research and the practical use of new technologies, for example those based on Artificial intelligence and broader access to digital finance
Ondřej is currently working across his three committees on amending the Commission’s proposal for a Digital Markets Act, and is the Renew Europe spokesperson and lead negotiator on the Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation.
In terms of legislation, His current principal area of focus is in Digital Finance, and the increasing digitalisation of the economy, particularly in the wake of the Covid pandemic. Last year he was Rapporteur on the Parliament’s legislative initiative report giving Recommendations to the Commission on Digital Finance: emerging risks in crypto-assets - regulatory and supervisory challenges in the area of financial services, institutions and markets. He has also been involved in a number of pieces of legislation as part of building up Europe’s Capital Markets. He led the Parliament's work on a number of tax-related files, including elements, such as e-Commerce, of the new EU VAT regime that has just come into force.