A cashless society as a step towards losing freedom?
Czech Republic

Ondřej studied international trade, international politics and diplomacy at the University of Economics in Prague and later completed an international program in public administration, regional development and EU programmes at the prestigious school for civil servants, the École nationale d’administration (ENA), in Strasbourg and Paris.

His career to date has been dedicated to public service, primarily in various roles within the Czech civil service, but also in European public administration, where he worked in the European Parliament. Specifically, he has worked at the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Office of the Government, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Ottawa, the Czech Ministry of Defence and the European Parliament.

Since 2019 he was elected as a Member of the European Parliament by the people of the Czech Republic. He is a member of several parliamentary committees, where he focuses primarily on EU economic and monetary policies with a focus on SMEs, digital finance, tourism, transport as well as the use and development of new technologies such as artificial intelligence.