Kateřina Konečná, Member of the European Parliament. In the year 2009, she successfully graduated from Masaryk University and received an engineer’s degree in the Public Administration field. She also has a bachelor’s degree from Masaryk University, Faculty of Law.
Her interest in the world surrounding us brought her to politics and resulted in her candidacy to the Chamber of Deputies in 2002. As the youngest member of the Chamber of Deputies, she became a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee. A number of draft legislations and questions to the government that she submitted came from citizens’ initiatives.
Furthermore, she cooperates very closely with the Trade Union Association of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia and in 2007 she has started to work very intensively with young people. She became a member of the Environment Committee after the elections to the Chamber of Deputies in 2006. She has seen the urgent need to come up with laws that improve the environment in the Moravian-Silesian region, which has long suffered especially from poor air quality.
She became a shadow minister for the environment in the Communist Party. She led the list of Communist candidates for elections in May 2010. After her re-election, she continued the promotion of practical and effective protection of the environment that will help people and will not take their jobs. The Environmental Protection Policy brought her to solving problems with Šumava National Park and also with the Waste Act.
She also led the list of Communist candidates in the elections to the European Parliament in May 2014 and May 2019. As a member of the European Parliament, she continues to engage in the Environmental Protection Policy as a member of the ENVI Committee. She is also focused on the topic of Access to Healthcare and she is dealing with public health issues and cooperates very closely with patients and their organizations. She also supports the development of the Patients academy project in the Czech Republic. During her mandate, she worked on the HTA regulation or Medical devices and In-vitro medical devices regulations. In the term 2014-2019, she was the European Parliament’s contact person responsible for the ECDC agency and vice-chair of the PEST special committee. From September 2020 she is also a member of the BECA special committee.
Updated: October 2020