Country: Czech Republic
  • BRU:
    ASP 06F265 (Altiero Spinelli)
    Parlement européen
    60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
    B-1047 Bruxelles / Brussel
    Phone: +32 (0)2 2845492
    Fax:+32 (0)2 2849492
  • STR:
    LOW T09056 (Louise Weiss)
    Parlement européen
    Allée du Printemps
    BP 1024/F
    F-67070 Strasbourg cedex
    Phone: +33 (0)3 88 175492
    Fax:+33 (0)3 88 179492
My Positions in Parliament:
  • Vice-Chair - Security and Defence
  • Member - TOP 09 a Starostové
  • Member - Foreign Affairs
  • Member - Euronest
  • Member - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
  • Substitute - Belarus
  • Substitute - Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Curriculum vitae

Born on 6 April 1943 in Prague, between 1961 and 1967, Jaromír Štětina studied at the Prague School of Economics. In the autumn of 1968, he began an apprenticeship at the Mladá Fronta newspaper, but after the invasion of the Warsaw Pact armies in 1968, he was forced to move to the National Geological Survey in Prague, which he joined as an auxiliary labourer. He then worked as a miner for eight years.

Between 1970 and 1978, he studied Geology at the Charles’ University’s Faculty of Natural Sciences.  Between 1970 and 1999, he organised around twenty scientific and recreational expeditions to Siberia and many Asian countries. He founded the sport of rafting in the Czech Republic and authored numerous successful travelogues.

From 1987 to 1989, he organised a series of political lectures, which led to several arrests by the Czechoslovak secret police. After the Velvet Revolution in 1989, he joined the revived Lidove Noviny newspaper. From 1990, he worked for three years as Lidové Noviny’s foreign correspondent in Moscow.

In 1992, he founded the Lidové Noviny Foundation and served as its first director. From 1993 to 1994, he was Lidové Noviny’s Editor in Chief.  Then, in 1994, he founded the private journalist agency Epicentrum. He is also co-founder of humanitarian organisation People in Need, the biggest Czech NGO and one of the leading NGOs in Central Europe.

Because of his many years of work as a journalist in Russia, he has been officially declared persona non grata by the Russian government. For 14 years, Mr Štětina worked as a war correspondent and witnessed more than 20 conflicts in Europe, Asia and Africa. In 2004, he was elected to the Czech Senate, where he served until his election to the European Parliament in 2014. Jaromír Štětina is the author of several hundred articles, ten books, a number of documentary films and a large number of radio and TV shows.



Serguei Magnitski
03.05.2016 - 15:45

MEPs protest against Kremlin propaganda

We, members of the European Parliament, strongly protest against the fact that two individuals named on a European Parliament's sanctions list received access to and participated in an event in the EP held on 27 April this year. Pavel Karpov...
"Armenia" by Jaromír Štětina MEP
26.04.2016 - 10:15

Jaromír Štětina navštívil Náhorní Karabach

Autorem fotografie je Jaromír Štětina V době velmi vážných obav o to, zda mezi Arménií a Ázerbájdžánem nevypukne další ozbrojený konflikt o Náhorn...
Jaromír Štětina as a first MEP visiting Kobani, Syria.
30.10.2015 - 11:15

Syrian Kurds standing up to ISIS: a personal account of a trip to Kobani

From 16 to 21 October, Czech Member of the EPP Group Jaromír Štětina was the first Member of the European Parliament to enter the recently under-siege and badly-damaged Syrian border town of Kobani. Štětina, Vice-Chairman of...


Press releases

17.01.2018 - 14:36

EU se musí jasně postavit ruské propagandě

Evropský parlament dnes bude diskutovat o rostoucím vlivu ruské dezinformační kampaně v členských státech. EU eviduje za poslední dva roky 3 300...
Jaromír Štětina MEP and Lilian Tintori
13.12.2017 - 12:29

Sacharovova cena je naší podporou svobodné Venezuele

Dnes v poledne byla slavnostně udělena Sacharovova cena za svobodu myšlení. Laureátem letos není jednotlivec, ale všichni ti, kdo tvoří demokratickou...
Jaromír Štětina MEP
05.12.2017 - 14:56

Případnou vinu Sakašviliho musí řešit nezávislé soudy

„Každé trestní stíhání, každé obvinění musí být podloženo a musí být ctěno právo každého obviněn...



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