I am Jaromír Štětina, an MEP for the Czech Republic since 2014. Before that I was elected to the Czech Senate, where I sat from 2004 to 2014. Most people know me as a war correspondent, from when I was a journalist covering the conflict areas of the former Soviet Union. I have witnessed over 20 conflicts in different continents. In the European Parliament, I am the Vice-Chair of the Security and Defence Subcommittee, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and of the Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly, among other things. Besides my interests in politics, I have also authored 10 books, produced several documentary films as well as TV and radio shows.