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Permanent Representative to COREPER I

Jaroslav Zajíček

Deputy Head of the Czech Permanent Representation to the EU
Permanent Representative to COREPER I


Ambassador Jaroslav Zajíček took up the post of the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the EU on 1 August 2016. He is also the Czech Permanent Representative to COREPER I.

Jaroslav Zajíček was born in 1975 in Prague, Czech Republic. After having graduated from the University of Economics in Prague in 1999 he joined the diplomatic service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For the following four years he was part of the European Union Accession Negotiating Team as Cabinet Secretary of the Czech Chief Negotiator. In 2003 he moved to Brussels, where he spent over six years as Head of Ambassador’s Office, Member of Cabinet of the Czech Commissioner and Head of Sectorial Policies Section at the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU, respectively. Between 2009 and 2011 he held the post of Director of EU Policies Department at the MFA in Prague. From November 2011 till July 2016 he served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, D.C.

Ambassador Zajíček is married and has two children. He speaks English, French, Spanish, German and Russian.