Boris ZALA : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : SMER-Sociálna demokracia (Slovakia)

Vice-Chair 

  • 13-10-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with South Africa

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 12-10-2014 : Delegation for relations with South Africa
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Foreign Affairs

Substitute 

  • 08-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Petitions
  • 08-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Subcommittee on Human Rights
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Partnership Committee, EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Petitions
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Subcommittee on Human Rights

Main parliamentary activities 

Contributions to plenary debates 
Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 204 and 171(11)

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for an opinion to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

OPINION on the EU-Africa Strategy: a boost for development  
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AFET 
OPINION on the future of ACP-EU relations beyond 2020  
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AFET 

Motions for resolutions 
Motions for resolutions are tabled on topical issues, at the request of a committee, a political group or at least 5% of the Members, and voted on in plenary. Rule 132, Rule 136, Rule 139, Rule 144.

Oral questions 
Questions for oral answer with debate, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union can be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s members. Rule 136

Major interpellations 
Major interpellations for written answer with debate, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, may be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s component Members. Rule 139, Annex III

Other parliamentary activities 

Written questions 
Members can submit a specific number of questions to the President of the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, for written answer. Rule 138, Annex III

Written declarations (up to 16 January 2017) 
**This instrument no longer exists since 16 January 2017**. A written declaration was an initiative on a matter falling within the EU’s competence. It could be co-signed by Members within a 3 month period.

Written declaration on commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust and support for the creation of the Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial Center  
- P8_DCL(2016)0136 - Lapsed  
Ioan Mircea PAŞCU , Petras AUŠTREVIČIUS , Bas BELDER , Michał BONI , Rebecca HARMS , Frédérique RIES , Charles TANNOCK , Hannu TAKKULA , Boris ZALA , Janusz ZEMKE  
Date opened : 12-12-2016
Lapse date : 12-03-2017
Number of signatories : 135 - 13-03-2017
Written declaration on the need for responsible corporate behaviour with regard to investment in developing countries  
- P8_DCL(2016)0133 - Lapsed  
Monika SMOLKOVÁ , Pavel POC , Patricija ŠULIN , Tomáš ZDECHOVSKÝ , Vladimír MAŇKA , Derek VAUGHAN , Agnes JONGERIUS , Boris ZALA , Monica MACOVEI , Kostas CHRYSOGONOS , Marc TARABELLA , Maria ARENA , Olga SEHNALOVÁ , Jude KIRTON-DARLING , Elly SCHLEIN  
Date opened : 12-12-2016
Lapse date : 12-03-2017
Number of signatories : 103 - 13-03-2017
Written declaration on combating online hate and extremism  
- P8_DCL(2016)0077 - Lapsed  
Ivan JAKOVČIĆ , Paavo VÄYRYNEN , Patricija ŠULIN , Péter NIEDERMÜLLER , Jozo RADOŠ , Heinz K. BECKER , Angel DZHAMBAZKI , Iskra MIHAYLOVA , Anna ZÁBORSKÁ , Miriam DALLI , Hannu TAKKULA , Boris ZALA , Nedzhmi ALI , Brian HAYES , Agnieszka KOZŁOWSKA-RAJEWICZ , Filiz HYUSMENOVA , Agustín DÍAZ DE MERA GARCÍA CONSUEGRA , Zigmantas BALČYTIS  
Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 143 - 13-12-2016

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests