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Juraj Chmiel
Special Envoy for the External Dimension of the European Union and former Minister of European Affairs, Czech Republic

Juraj Chmiel is a Czech diplomat. He formerly served as the nation’s Minister for European Affairs. Chmiel was born in Budapest but studied in Bratislava and later graduated from the Charles’ University in Prague. He is married and speaks English, Hungarian, Russian, German, Swahili and Amharic in addition to Czech and Slovak. He entered the diplomatic corps in 1992 and held several positions within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was specialised in Africa at that time. Chmiel served as the nation’s Ambassador to Australia from 2008 to 2009. Mr Chmiel is currently Special Envoy for the External Dimension of the European Union, Czech Republic (former Minister of European Affairs).

  • Austrian Development Cooperation, Republic of Austria
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Federal Republic of Germany
  • Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities, Republic of Mauritius
  • Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia