Karlo Ressler accomplished his master’s degree magna cum laude from the Faculty of Law at the University of Zagreb. He spent the last year of his studies in England, after which he enrolled in a PhD program at the Max Planck Institute for International Criminal Law in Freiburg. He worked as an assistant at the mentioned Faculty of Law and as an assistant in the Cabinet of the Member of the European Parliament, Andrej Plenković. In 2016, Ressler became an advisor to the Prime Minister, and in 2019 he led the HDZ candidates list, on which he was elected as member of the European Parliament.
Mr. Ressler is Vice-Chair of the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in the Digital Age (AIDA), as well as a member of the Committee on Budgets (BUDG) and Parliament’s chief negotiator for the European budget. He also participates in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE). The main focuses of his parliamentary work, among other areas, are on the successful implementation of the digital transition process in the light of new technologies, budgetary issues, migration challenges, security and others.