The incumbent and long-time chairman of the Czech Pirate Party, who earned his PhD in Information Studies and Librarianship. He gained international experience while studying in the USA at the Department of Computer Science, University of New Orleans, and when he took up professional jobs in several Czech and multinational companies within the IT field.
In May 2022, MEP Gualmini (S&D/Italy) issued its draft report on Platform work. HOTREC expressed major concerns with regard to the report, as it aims at automatically transforming every self-employed into an employee.
As part of the fit 55 package, the European Commission issued a proposal to revise the Directive on Emission Trading Scheme. The proposal includes a chapter dedicated to buildings and transport (both business and private) as a way to reach less than 55% of carbon emissions by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.
As part of the Fit for 55 package, the European Commission released a proposal to revise the “Energy Performance of Buildings Directive”. We welcome the revision of the Directive as an important step to help reach carbon neutrality by 2050. Nevertheless, we are concerned with new infrastructural adjustments that need to be done by companies.
The EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC) was extended until 30 June 2023. Both EU Member States in the EU Council and the European Parliament approved the move. It is good news for now until we can make travelling in the EU seamless again.