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New Czech Ambassador to the EU

Date: 03 September 2012, Venue: Brussels

The new Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the EU, Ambassador Martin Povejšil, replaces Ambassador Milena Vicenová.

Press Release of the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU

Brussels, 3 September 2012

The new Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the EU, Ambassador Martin Povejšil, took up his post today (3 September 2012). He replaces Ambassador Milena Vicenová, who served in this role since January 2008.

Ambassador Povejšil is a senior Czech diplomat. Born in 1961, he graduated from the Palacký University in Olomouc with a doctorate in modern philology and linguistics. He joined the then Czechoslovak foreign service shortly after political changes in his country in 1990. Throughout his career, Ambassador Povejšil has held a variety of senior posts in the Czechoslovak and Czech Ministries of Foreign Affairs as well as in diplomatic missions abroad. His professional portfolio has comprised development issues and bilateral relations as well as European and security affairs and multilateral diplomacy. Prior to taking up the post of the Czech EU Ambassador, he held a corresponding position in NATO.

Ambassador Povejšil is married and has three daughters and a son. He speaks English, Spanish, German, Russian and French.

More information:

  • CV - Ambassador Martin Povejšil

Photo: Sander De Wilde